Two years ago, my son
Nathan, then seven years old, was hospitalized with symptoms that looked very
much like a brain tumor, after much testing we were grateful to find out that
he did not have a brain tumor, but rather a condition that was caused by an
excess of spinal fluid in the brain. The condition is very rare in
seven-year-old boys, so while the fluid was taken care of with a medical
procedure and medication, the long term effects were not really known.
This past summer, just before
school started, Nathan began to be bothered by different nervous tics. These
ranged from head jerks to mouth grimaces and excessive eye blinking, eyebrow
raising and consistently biting his upper lip. We discussed the
problem with his neurologist who said our best option would be to use an
anti-depressant to control his stress level and a low dose of magnesium to try
to help with the tics. My husband and I discussed our options and both felt
strongly that an anti-depressant was something neither of us was comfortable
with. After some online searching we found that some children were helped
with natural medicine, but we really had no idea where to start with a
One Sunday at church I was
feeling especially distressed by Nathan’s tics. He was to be baptized in front
of the church that morning and he could not control his head movement.
After confiding my concerns to a friend, she asked me, “Have you ever
considered trying natural medicine?” It felt as though the Lord himself
spoke through her as she told me about Dr. Nelson and how she had been
helped by her. I made an appointment as soon as possible, beginning a journey
of healing for Nathan.
Through the past nine months we
have seen Dr. Nelson consistently. We found through the muscle testing
that the low dose of magnesium was not nearly enough for him. She has helped us
adjust supplements and footbaths until we have reached a point that Nathan is
currently tic free. I am a firm believer that the supplements and herbal
formulas Nathan takes have made all the difference in the world. Anytime we
become inconsistent with his program due to illness or forgetfulness, the tics
begin to reappear.
Nathan loves Dr.
Nelson and enjoys going to her office. Our entire family is grateful to
her for her kind and gentle spirit and for her knowledge. She is a godsend and I
recommend her highly to anyone suffering with anything. God has used her to
change our son’s life for the better and we are extremely grateful. *
Bethel Park, PA