Dr. Chathanatt, J. Varghese, M.D., Hom.
CASE STUDY # 2 : PARKINSON’S DISEASE
PATIENT: 60-year old right-handed male. Starting at the age of 25, the patient worked for ten years in the Gulf (Dubai). He got married at the age of 27. After working in his home town for 3 years he went again to the Gulf and returned at the age of 56. He has two sons with his wife. Currently, the older son is 29, the younger one is 26. The older son also went to the Gulf but had to return jobless after 5 years of working there. He is married with one child but without a job, he is sitting idle at home.
Subjective Complaint: The patient came to see me with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The tremors are in his left arm and left hand. His condition started with a headache and weakness of the whole left side of his body. He has occasional cramps of his left toes. All investigations including CT scan, MRI etc. confirmed the diagnosis. He took allopathic drugs for Parkinson’s disease for 2 years but stopped taking them because it gave him no relief.
Observation: When I saw the patient, he was talking in a weak voice as if he had no energy to talk. He has great financial worries because he cannot do any job due to his tremors. His tremors are more visible in the in presence of others and in public places. He therefore moves his arm in a rhythm so that nobody might notice his tremor. He is living in a rented house since he could not construct a house of his own. He is very worried about his sons’ condition, particularly about his older son. The patient cannot remember the exact date when his tremor started. But he remembers that it was after his elder son in whom he placed a lot of hope for his family returned jobless from the Gulf.
Organ Affected: The muscles of the left arm and the left hand
Embryonic Germ Layer: New mesoderm
Brain Control Centre: Cerebral medulla and motor cortex
Biological conflict: motor conflict and self-devaluation conflict
Biological Special Program: Conflict-active phase: muscle weakness and partial paralysis
Healing phase: tissue restoration with spasms/tremors during the Epi-Crisis
The patient’s conflict situation: The patient felt that he his older son, being jobless and sitting idle at home, was “slipping away from him”, i.e., from his grasp (his DHS).
GNM Understanding: The tremors of the left arm and left hand were caused by a motor conflict affecting those particular parts of his body. It is the LEFT side of the body because the conflict relates to his son (for a right-hander, mother/child-related conflicts are associated with the left body side). The fact that the motor conflict affects his left arm and hand reveals that he experienced the conflict as “not being able to hold his son”. The muscle weakness of the whole left side of the body is caused by a self-devaluation conflict, also in relation to his son. The occasional cramps in his left toe relate to a motor conflict of “wanting to kick his son away”. The tremors prevent him from using his arm and hand properly, which causes additional motor conflicts, leading to a chronic condition. The negative prognosis of having an “incurable disease” causes further motor conflicts and, consequently, a worsening of the symptoms.
GNM Approach: I explained to the patient the reasons for his tremors based on GNM. I told him that he could come out of his condition if he is able to understand the cause for his tremor and, most of all, to “let go” and accept that his son is responsible for his life.
Results: When he returned to my clinic after one week, I noticed a considerable change in him but he was still not ready to believe that Parkinson’s disease can be cured. He agreed that there is small change but only about 5 percent. I took another long session of explaining his condition and the importance of changing the attitude towards his older son. He left more convinced and hopeful.
On January 12, 2019, one months after he has consulted me the first time, he came back to see me. His tremors were completely gone. Three month later he informed me that he is still free from any tremors.