Gregory, aged 42, Company Director
Knee and back pain, chest pains, shortness of breath, sometimes struggled
for breath in the night, overweight.
Depression, exhaustion, severe heart pounding after a little exercise, swollen
knees, frequent bloatedness, itching in the anal area, rheumatic pains, increasing
clumsiness, burning pain in top of chest. Cardiologist had said that his heart
was 25-30% less efficient than it should have been.
Quite a good diet, but too much salt. However he consumed 8-12 units of alcohol
a day on average (at least two glasses of sherry or vodka and at least a bottle of wine)
Conclusions following first consultation
There were several extra things to bear in mind with this patient: one that
his father had died of a heart attack at age 53. Secondly, he told me he used
cocaine occasionally. Thirdly, after the second month he admitted to feeling very
anxious that his wife would leave him, although he said he had no reason to expect this
from her behaviour. This led to feelings of panic in social situations particularly
if other men approached his wife. He had been on antidepressants prescribed by his doctor.
Note: Use of cocaine can cause paranoia.
Progress after six weeks
I hardly recognised this man! He had lost 1½ stone in weight, and was positively
sparkling. The chest pains and breathlessness had disappeared within a couple of
weeks. Energy was much better, knees no longer swollen. Lower back was no longer
painful and he was sleeping much better. He was much less anxious.
Unfortunately Gregory did not continue with the treatment having reached this
stage so quickly. He returned six months later having regained some weight and
feeling anxious again. He did not wish to return to the diet very strictly. I suggested
returning to supplements similar to before, and made up a flower remedy for his
anxiety symptoms. He re-ordered the remedy several weeks later, saying "What WAS
in that bottle?" Flower remedies can be very helpful for emotional problems. I
have not heard from him since.