Our first day at the Hansa Center is done! Mom and I rolled out of bed at 7:30AM for our CRT scans. CRT (Computerized Regulation Thermography) is an amazing diagnostic tool that uses body temperature readings to ascertain the condition of different organs and body systems. The technician uses a device that takes temperature readings by gently touching the skin. Readings are taken at points all over the face and torso. Then the patient has to strip down to their underwear and stand in a cool room for ten minutes before a second set of readings is taken. The body’s internal response to outer temperature changes indicates the health of the tissue beneath each point. I thought the CRT test would be easy, but I blacked out and came very close to losing consciousness during the second portion of the test. I had to sit down for the rest of it, but I made it through and recovered relatively quickly.
After breakfast and a shower back at the hotel, Mom and I raced over for our back-to-back appointments with Dr. Jernigan. He spent about three hours going over our symptoms, histories, and CRT results. I was impressed with the accuracy of the CRT scan. A lot of it was information I already know—my CNS is hyperactive, my adrenals are shot, and not enough blood and oxygen are getting to my brain. There was also some new, interesting information, such as the fact that my kidneys are in distress and I probably have a fibroid cyst in my left breast.
After the doctor’s appointment, we did ST-8 Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. The ST-8 aids the body’s natural detoxification process by dissolving blockages in the lymphatic system and restoring healthy flow of the lymphatic fluid. It took me all of five seconds to fall asleep in the super-comfy zero gravity chair and I woke up a half-hour later feeling groggy.
Next up was the LUX Gemstone Treatment. I don’t really understand the details of this therapy; all I know is that is uses gemstones, light, and color therapy to reduce inflammation and restore the tissues. I also listened to some kind of brain-balancing CD and lay on a bio-mat, which emits negative ions. It was supposed to be a twenty-minute treatment, but Diane (the treatment facilitator) left me on the table for an hour, which was a-okay with me. I thought I would fall asleep again, but I entered a sort of half-asleep meditative state instead and ended up feeling more refreshed afterwards than I did after my ST-8 therapy power nap.
The last treatment of the day was a mustard detox footbath and IonCleanse hand bath to detoxify some more. The mustard bath was spicy! My feet were burning up for a while after I dried off and put my socks on. What I love about the IonCleanse is that you can tell which part of your body is detoxing by the color of the gunk in the water. I had some joint detox today, but most of the toxins were from my liver and gallbladder.
Usually I have to take a 2-4 hour nap to get through the day, but I’ve been functioning very well this evening considering that I woke up early and only slept for a half hour. I’m tired, but with a decent night’s sleep I think I’ll be ready for my appointment tomorrow morning, which is when the real meat of the healing process will begin.