I contacted Alan in desperation in October 2011.
In September 2010 my 17 year old daughter had an operation to remove her appendix after a spell of bad abdominal pain. The appendix was found to be healthy but was removed anyway. However, during that operation she contracted a superbug and was rushed back to theatre the following day. It took 3 weeks to find the right antibiotic through a process of trial and error during which time she was very ill.
To cut a long story short, my daughter was left with what the medical profession could only diagnose as chronic irritable bowel syndrome for which there is no medical treatment. We tried the obvious dietary changes but with no success and my daughter was off school for the whole academic year. She went back in September 2011 but struggled – missing on average 2 days per week. At this point I heard about Alan and thank goodness I did!
Firstly and most importantly my daughter felt totally at ease with Alan straight away, able to discuss her problems without any embarrassment. Alan was sympathetic, understanding and very knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the bowel!
He put her on a very strict 3 week protocol of potions and powders plus fairly restricted diet. The first week was very tough for her – she felt terrible but Alan encouraged us through it and by the middle of the second week she was feeling a little better. By the third week she was feeling like a different person and for 3 months she didn’t have a single bout of D & V. Since then she has had the occasional bout – but nothing she can’t cope with. Alan has recommended low doses of various supplements which she raises if she has had an “episode”.
Alongside this, Alan has been helping her to cope with stress which is definitely the main trigger for her IBS now. She loves the relaxation exercises he has taught her along with the Qi Gong exercises.
All in all, Alan has given my daughter her normal life back for which I will always be extremely grateful.