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The Complex Patient

A 35-year-old woman presented with tics, constant vomiting, neck and shoulder pain, and left groin pain. In 2016, for five years, she was bedridden 95–99% of the time with fatigue. She did a lot of healing on her own, and the Gillespie Approach was her next step on her journey.

She recently had a zero-second brain cycle and fascial strain everywhere in her body. As soon as I held her therapeutically, her tics started in full force. She did some fierce arching and finished the visit at an unremarkable 20-second brain cycle—a strong indication of a tight web.

I assessed an extreme instability in the craniosacral fascial system, causing her issues. I held her body as the facilitator over the next five visits, listened to its story, and allowed it to do whatever it needed to do to heal.

The beauty of the work is that I did not have to mastermind a treatment plan for her. I trusted that she knew what she needed to do to heal herself. It was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride over the next five visits, with her brain cycle finishing at an acceptable 180 seconds.

Her vomiting, tics, and neck and shoulder pain significantly improved. The left groin pain was the only area not responding to therapy.

She had a history of tearing at her child’s birth. When she held that area and the groin, the tics, dry heaving, and upper-body strain mildly commenced.

She also had two severe left ankle injuries playing basketball at school. When she connected these dots, her body reacted more vigorously.

Her sports traumas appeared to be at the core of her health issues. Who knew? Healthcare providers need to change their thinking about the root cause of disease.

She was excited because she can now work out daily for ten minutes without tremors and crashing for days. Gillespie Approach Training can open the healing door for patients.

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