Another Success Story

Another great testimonial from a client of mine.  Beth had multiple symptoms that included physical pain but also non-pain issues–severe allergies, digestive problems, and bladder issues just to name a few.  Now, Beth is WELL on her way to recovery!  Great job Beth, and thanks for writing your testimony.


Since I was a teenager I have had misalignment problems. Even then I had back pain and leg pain but doctors couldn’t find anything wrong.  Since then I’ve been diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, allergies, chemical sensitivities, irritable bowel, and sinusitis.  More recently I was diagnosed with osteopenia and prolapsed bladder.  I also “catch” a lot of viruses.  I’ve tried traditional medicine, alternative medicine, chiropractors, osteopaths, massage therapy, physical therapy, detox therapies, yoga, and tai chi.  Some therapies made me worse.  Most medications made me worse.  Allergy shots, mercury detox, yoga, and Healing Touch treatments have helped.

One of my doctors, an alternative doctor who diagnosed chemical sensitivities, said, “What are we missing with Beth?  What is the missing link?”  I was seeing other patients at the alternative clinic get well while I made minimal progress.

I believe now that the missing link is body alignment through the Egoscue Method.

I first came to the Nashville clinic with pain in my foot and leg, every step I took was painful.  I noticed after my first visit at the Nashville clinic that my sinuses and digestive tract  were better.  A few days later, I could tell that I was stronger, had better balance, and could walk up steps without holding on to a banister.

Since I’m 62 years old, I was thinking I might never get any better.  But after doing Egoscue for 4 months, I know I am getting a lot better.  There are good days and bad days.   On the good days, I feel vibrant, have more energy, and less pain.  Gradually I am having more and more good days.

Even though we’ve spent a fortune on treatments that didn’t help, Egoscue was something I had to try.  Since starting Egoscue, I’ve had 3 colds/sinus infections, but they were mild compared to what I usually have.  My bladder problems are better, and my bone density has improved.  My gynecologist said to keep doing whatever it is that I’m doing.

One of the things I struggle with is obsession with my symptoms.  In The Egoscue Method of Health through Motion, p. 142, Pete says “obsession with symptoms gets in the way of recovery.  Think of them as dysfunctions, not as[sinusitis, or chronic fatigue, or allergies].  We are dealing with problems that can be solved, not a condition with a scary name.”

To anyone out there with pain or any health problem, I would encourage you to call John and try Egoscue.  The body is a unit.  These exercises not only work to eliminate muscle and joint pain, they help every organ and system in the body, including the immune system.  I would like to again quote Pete from The Egoscue Method of Health through Motion, p. 176, “Reintroducing the elderly to motion is the quickest and cheapest way to fight cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.”  Based on my experience so far, I believe that.

Thanks so much!

Beth Eiler
Imperial, MO