I have been under treatment since May 2006 to counter the affects of MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). The treatment is NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Treatment) . It is working.
I no longer get violently sick when exposed to most fragrances and cleaning chemicals. Emphasis on MOST. Since at any time I can run into a new variety of chemical formulation: either new on the market or ‘new’ to my NAET treatment: and it will toss me back into a very painful period – from 3 days to a couple of weeks – before my system regains control.
Today, I can actually tolerate being in close proximity with a whole array of chemicals without getting violently sick. Exposure to most chemicals is now more a matter of being uncomfortable. Because I have become hyper sensitive to the fragrances, what most people consider a wonderfully fragrant perfume, cologne or other personal care product, for me is a gag-reflex, congestive, air-way clogging experience. Not something one would choose to be exposed to. BUT, quite unlike just 6 months ago, since the last four NAET treatments, I have NOT gotten sick due to exposure. This is NEW.
I have had a number of people ask, “Well if it doesn’t make you sick anymore, then why don’t you resume social contact activities?” My reply is simply this. For me, reverting back into the constant exposure to the chemical swill, is no different from the person with an addiction who avoids – for the rest of their life – whatever they are have as an addiction. Just as a person is never cured of an addiction, for the MCS person – whose protective barrier; the bodies immune system; that buffers such toxins, is broken and there is no cure that would allow re-exposure without very costly results.
Just because I don’t currently get sick from exposure to the chemicals does not preclude it won’t happen again. The NAET treatment eliminates an allergy reaction to whatever the treatment is for. NAET removes the negative-state reactions the body and immune system fall into, thus allowing for a more natural process of healing.
NAET is NOT a cure! It IS a restorative process; a re-alignment with a state of BALANCE (more on this later); NAET offers the body’s immune system a path BACK to health. Change paths; veer off the path toward health and immune system restoration; and you’re right back on the path to illness.
Here’s the real kicker.
Incursions are accumulative. Each chemical-FRAGG-incursion builds upon the previous: steadily destroying the immune system’s ability to buffer chemical exposures. Insidious and slow – until, one day, the entire system crashes and the person is no longer capable of tolerating the chemical assault.
Coming back is a long process. It requires avoidance of all the foreign elements that caused the problem in the first place. In today’s society this becomes more difficult with each new fragrance product, cleaning chemical and now – genetically modified products – that come to market. Avoiding the chemical onslaught becomes more difficult with each passing year. The number of places, on planet earth, where a person can go for relief, shrinks with each passing year.
So, for now I will continue to be a FRAGG AVOIDER. Being isolated from the majority of society is NOT my desired path, but it’s the path I am on now. I can either walk the path or set beside the path. I can choose to drown in self-pitty and disintegrate into a drain on society. That’s not my style. Or, I can take-back control and develop a path that works best for me and my health.
Truly, so much in life should (read: MUST) be lived in the mode: It’s NOT about me, to fully realize the benefits of others and the fullness life can offer. But in this case – as is the case with a number of personal illnesses – one MUST adopt the MCS 1st Amendment, to this 0therwise priceless wisdom.
The MCS 1st Amendment is this: “When you are broken, your first priority is repair and to do so, life becomes all about assessing and providing your needs first.”
This in no way means to imply, suggest, promote – or in any way shirk – the responsibility of every MCS person to be a caring, thoughtful, servant to others. In NO WAY! One of the best ways to counter the loneliness of isolation is found by ‘reaching out’ to others. It is a powerful tool in our mental healing. And that has vast influence on our physical condition as well. In our efforts in reaching out, don’t overlook (consciously or not!) the benefits in continually forgiving others, who knowingly or not, trespass and do us harm. Avoid the increased stress brought on by ill-feelings toward others, when their ignorance or callousness causes pain. One source of pain is enough. Don’t feed another more damaging source. LET IT GO.
This is my style. Writing about the problem and the changes needed. My style is kicking up the dirt until someone is willing to filter the air.
My access to an enjoyable time with other people and with the outdoors is now a compromised condition at best. In most cases such access is gone. and a thing-of-the-past So. there’s no chance in HELLO that I’m going to keep quiet about it.
I’ll take my medicine. I share in the blame for my lack of good health principles. But, everyone who is responsible for the chemical swill we are forced to live in, will hear about it. WHAT they are doing. WHY they do it. HOW it affects and hurts many for the benefits of an economically increased minority. WHEN they do it. WHO(M) they are hurting.
I forgive each offense and the offender. But will not forget the greed fed callousness that rains hurt and destruction upon the rest of society: the canaries first, the rest in due time.
So, to those who dare to offend – be forewarned.