Sleeping Difficulty Resolved After e-Therapy

Abstract: Ron came to CA Care on 31 March 2011. He presented with inability to have good sleep at night. He wakes up two to three times each night for no apparent reason. For the night he sleeps for a total about five hours. After a session with the e-Therapy Ron was able to have eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. He woke up the next morning feeling fresh.

Chris K. H. Teo & Ch’ng Beng Im-Teo

CA Care, 5 Lebuhraya Gelugor, 11600 Penang, Malaysia.

http://www.cacare.com or http://www.CancerCareMalaysia.com

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Introduction

To have a good, restful sleep is as essential to us as having healthy food, clean air and water. We need to sleep restfully to be able to function well the next day. But not all people can have a good, restful sleep.  About 25% of Americans are reported to have sleeping problems while 10% of people have chronic sleeping problem. Almost one half of people over sixty years old experience some degree of sleeping difficulty or insomnia (1, 2).

It is said that a person under the age of sixty needs about eight hours of good sleep. Older person may require about six hours. Lack of good sleep can result in feeling of lethargy even after waking up, drowsiness, disorientation, reduced energy level, irritability, and poor concentration during the day. The tell tale signs of sleeping problems are dark circles under the eyes.

While insomnia is not an illness it can be very distressing, frustrating, exhausting, depressing and at worst makes a person go crazy (3).

There are three insomnia patterns.

  • Difficulty falling asleep – more common among young people.
  • Sleeping lightly and restlessly, waking often, lying awake in the middle of the night – more common in people over forty. In younger people it may be associated with depression.
  • Waking early and being unable to get back to sleep – this is more common in older people and anyone worrying about something in particular.

There are many causes of sleeplessness in adults. Among them are: aging, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, worry, overactive thyroid, diseases like cancer, enlarged prostate, heart or lung problems leading to frequent urination at night.

Drugs

Many people who suffer from insomnia take medications. Although drugs may help in the short term, this practice can give rise to problems in the long term.  For example the use of long-acting or high-dose sedatives can make the problem worse, not better, over time. Antihistamines (over-the-counter sleeping pills) can lead to similar difficulties and may also affect memory.  The reality is sedatives do not produce a natural, restful sleep. In addition, patients can become dependent on or tolerant to such drugs. With time patients may need more and more of the same drug to be able to go to sleep. Taking more drugs increases the chance of dependence, tolerance, and side effects. Stopping these medications can cause a rebound and patients may suffer withdrawal symptoms (3, 4).

CASE PRESENTATION

Ron is a 21-year-old male from Medan, Indonesia. A year ago he met with a motor car accident. While driving one night, he and his four friends drove off the road and fell into a 20-metre-deep ravine. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.

Ron came to CA Care on 31 March 2011. He presented with two problems:

  • Inability to have a good sleep at night. He wakes up two to three times each night for no apparent reason. For the night he sleeps a total of only about five hours.
  • He suffers from pains in the lumbar region and both sides of his shoulder blades.

We suggested that Ron try our e-Therapy. He received a total of three treatments:

Treatment / Duration Response
Day 1: Detox # 2 – for 34 minutes After receiving this therapy, he was able to sleep for eight hours without having to wake up. He felt fresh the next morning.
Day 2: Detox #3 – for 51 minutes Same as the first day. Uninterrupted sleep for eight hours. Felt fresh the next morning.
Day 3: Lumbago # 98 – for 30 minutes No more pain in the lumbar region.

Below is our video conversation recorded over the three-day period.


Discussion

Ron is not the only person who slept well after the e-Therapy. There are many others before him who reported similar results. We, the authors, have been using the therapy for more than a year now. After the 51-minute Detox program we experienced deep, good sleep. The benefit of e-Therapy in promoting good sleep is without doubt.

The most important question to ask is: Does e-Therapy produce any adverse side effects? This is the first question we always ask of every person who undergoes the e-Therapy at our centre –  Do you encounter any problem after receiving the therapy? No one has so far encountered any adverse reaction, provided of course they follow our instruction to drink plenty of water after the treatment.

As said earlier, we ourselves have been using the Detox program for more than a year and we too did not suffer any adverse side effects. In fact one of the positive side effects is that CT’s hairs have turned darker from his silvery gray!

Using the e-Therapy is cheap and does not come with adverse side effects like the medical drugs. Will this not be a threat to the profit of the drug companies? Is there any wonder that such a therapy is not promoted? Or to take it to the extreme, it is considered an unapproved modality lumped into the same class as snake oil and is discredited?

References

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003210.htm
  2. http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/003210trt.htm
  3. http://www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/selfhelp/leaflets/insomnia
  4. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ag/sec06/ch081/ch081b.html
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2 Responses to “Sleeping Difficulty Resolved After e-Therapy”

  1. Dear Dr Chris Teo,

    Can you tell me more about e-Therapy?
    Thank you.

  2. Where are you from? No way to give anyone a lecture over the net! Try and read this…
    http://cacare.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=230&Itemid=99

    The best is to come and see me if you have any problem.