Several months ago, I was involved in a road accident that left my knee dislocated after the operation. At home after I was discharged, I used to stay in bed with my leg tied up on a brace to support it. It was so hard for me to even visit the rest room. My family’s life changed drastically as I could not offer any support to them, physically or financially.
My walking style changed and so did my posture because I as so careful not to re-injure my my knee. It was not easy for my wife to see the man she loved degenerating. My kids, not understanding that their dad was in agony, would imitate my walk. This was absolutely crushing.
It reached a point in my life when I felt completely useless. I even felt like a burden to my friends. They didn’t know how to react to my disability and began to avoid me. At this point in my life I felt so frustrated, and I thought of committing suicide. I know that I was not considering the needs of my friends and family, but I was just tired of the pain.
One day, I spent the whole day in bed. My kids came running in after school. It was parents’ day and all the kids in their class had been accompanied by their dads. This brought tears to my eyes. It was a true low point for me. I felt so useless and helpless. I couldn’t even accompany my kids to their school.
I was no longer able to provide for my family. I had been out of work for more than four months, and my children began to suffer. Then I made a decision that would change my life. I finally decided that it’s high time I stood up and provided for my family. I was determined to deal with this.
I decided to call up a friend who once had acupuncture done. He said that alternative medicine had changed his life. He was thrilled to hear from me.
The morning that we were to leave the house was hectic. I had such trouble moving, my wife held my hand as I slowly made baby steps towards the car. She was so relieved to see me get out of bed. We drove to an acupuncture clinic and found people packed in the lobby waiting for their turn. The owner of the clinic came to my rescue as he saw me struggling offered me a seat. When my turn came, he offered me a solution to my pain. After assessing the root causes of my pain, he prescribed exercises that I need to do while at home. I followed his regimen, little by little, by degrees, my life turned around. The pain faded, and I am back to the active man my family needed.
Alternative medicine changed my life and that of my family and friends. It gave me a new hope and a reason to live once again.
Given the chance, I would refer thousands of patients with all kinds of illnesses to alternative medical practitioners instead of lying down in pain and taking painkillers that ravage your system. The holistic approach you receive at an alternative medical clinic is so warm and welcoming, and more importantly, the promise of relief is so alluring. It gave me my life back.