Better Than Medicine

What’s your most effective healing or coping strategy?

For those suffering with rare and chronic illnesses with seemingly no cure, it is easy to feel brushed aside and forgotten about by the medical community, science, and research. We are left by the wayside to fend for ourselves all too often, and suffer the consequences of living a very painful and poor quality of life. If I ever win the lottery, I will put a huge chunk of it into funding research and effective treatments for EDS and POTS. No one should have to live in such inhumane pain resulting from lack of understanding of our conditions as I and my fellow warriors have to.

In the meantime, how do I cope? Well, after trying so many different things, both alternative and more traditional, I have found that the best thing so far for myself has been an energy healing technique I learned many years ago called Quantum-Touch, but only after doing it naturally on myself without any knowledge of what it was I was doing. I discovered something huge one night when I was having a lot of pain in my back. As I laid in bed I decided I was going to start to breathe into the tight spots along my back while imagining my spine stretching and adjusting as needed. I would just start at the base of my spine and work my way up in my mind, breathing with intention and attention to each location, sometimes placing my hands where I could reach comfortably enough. I was shocked and overjoyed at the same time as I found that the places where I put my attention while breathing this way would pop into a better feeling position and the muscles around them would relax more. After about 20 minutes of doing this my pain level was down at least a couple of notches (from about a 7-8 to more like a 4-5), making it more bearable. Left with many questions as to what had just happened, I went online to do some researching. That’s when I found Quantum-Touch. This was about 15 years ago at the time of writing this. Unfortunately in my case, this still wasn’t a complete cure by any means, but nothing had helped before and nothing has helped since then nearly as much as this subtle energy healing method. I use it every day on myself, realigning my constant spinal subluxations and working on the many bumps and bruises that come with being clumsy, thanks to EDS.

I have cured my own severe knee arthritis pain, numerous sore throats, colds, cleared my sinuses, fixed spinal subluxations and other back pains such as those from degenerative discs, spondylolisthesis, and arthritis. I’ve achieved muscle relaxation, cleared severe eczema on my hands, helped bruising and pulled tendons heal quicker, and much more just on myself. I truly don’t think I would have kept myself working for so long had it not been for this discovery.

I don’t take any pain meds thanks to the opioid abusers out there leaving doctors too scared these days to prescribe them, even to the most needing and deserving patients such as I see myself. Truth be told, I’d rather not be on pain meds though anyways, if I can help it. No, I don’t think it’s good to just have to live in pain as that has it’s own side-effects, but I cannot function enough to keep working if I’m even more drowsy, dizzy, and nauseous as a side-effect from pain meds. I find that Quantum-Touch helps to bring down the pain level for me enough to not want to jump off a rooftop, and I would encourage everyone to either learn how to do this for themselves as well, or let me try to help you personally! I am so grateful to have found this method that I became a Certified Quantum-Touch Practitioner a few years ago. I would be happy to do a one-on-one personal session for you, or you can join my weekly group sessions for a more general but very impactful session. One of the most wonderful things about this technique is that it can be done from any distance! I have worked on so many different conditions over the years, many times helping the person cure themselves completely of their ailment or pain. Yes, it can be frustrating for me when I’m able to help others more than I can help myself sometimes, but yet it’s very rewarding to get those results regardless, and worth sharing when I can. Knowing how awful it is to live in pain, I am delighted when I can help someone else become free of theirs and live a better life!

Just for reading my blog and being a fellow zebra, I will give you $30 off a one-on-one distant healing session with me! Just use code: ZebraWarrior when you checkout on my other website, You can find more information on QT there, as well as my other blog , where you can read about some of the very cool healing sessions I’ve done!

Every digestive issue sufferer needs this!

Like many other EDS, POTS, and MCAD victims, I’d had years of digestive turmoil with IBS-D. It was typical for me to have to make a run for the bathroom mid-meal or immediately after. My tummy would rumble with embarrassing and unpredictable sounds while my insides were churning and burning in agony. There was no rhyme or reason to what I ate that was causing this. It was literally anything and everything! Restaurant food was the worst, so I couldn’t eat out. My gastroenterologist didn’t have a solution that actually worked for me, and I had tried everything out there to no avail. That is, until I found this all natural product called DigestaCure AutoImmune-X. I was desperate to try just about anything to make this stop happening! I really didn’t have much faith going into trying yet another product, but I am so glad I gave this a try! Nothing has worked like this gem. If I hadn’t seen the results on myself, I wouldn’t be telling you about this product right now as I don’t promote anything unless I truly believe in it. If you have uncontrolled digestive issues of any type, you must try this product!

Can’t sleep in a car or on a plane?

I’ve found the solution! Leave behind those bulky and useless neck pillows you see in the airports. This simple, comfortable, and compact support attaches to your car or plane seat in order to hold your head upright comfortably. As a person with hypermobile EDS and severe neck pain, it is nearly impossible for me to sleep while traveling in an upright position due to my too-heavy feeling head bobbing and being strained and kinked even more. This strap can be worn in several different ways: over you eyes, on your forehead, or across your chin. It is super soft on both sides, and doesn’t leave marks on your face. Now, we too can get the shut-eye we deserve when traveling!

Energy Vampires

How do you avoid energy vampires?

“Be strong,” I kept telling myself. “Don’t cry. You did nothing wrong, and you don’t deserve this disrespect. You apologized for that which you could not have any control over, and there is nothing that can be done. You have the power to not let this affect you. Just take a deep breath and let it go.”

This is how I dealt with my last patient of the day one day last week. I was on the verge of crying because of how this a-hole was treating me for running 15 minutes behind schedule, and did I mention it was at the end of the day? He’s lucky it wasn’t longer! The patient that was before him is quickly declining with dementia and needed extra TLC, just like I’ve given him for his extreme dental anxiety for the last some-teen years. He insisted I still see him when I offered to reschedule him if he’d prefer, but then he blindsided me with uncalled for fury and offensively harsh words. I barely held back the emotional rollercoaster that was racing its way to my tear ducts after such a verbal attack, and after an internal battle to decide whether or not to bite my tongue or say what came to my mind, I decided to confidently blurt out that my doctors have made me wait 1 1/2 hours before, and although it may not be convenient, I could respect that because I know they spend the necessary time listening to and addressing their patients’ needs and concerns, including my own. Then I politely explained to him that as hard as I try to stay on schedule, I cannot control what happens in the hour(s) before his appointment that may slow me down, and proceeded to tell him that I would not be offended if he wanted to go somewhere else, or he could schedule at a time he would be guaranteed not to have to wait in the future. Life is challenging enough without having to deal with energy vampires like this!

Like most others, he has no idea of the internal hell I’m going through myself, and the stress I’m under, trying to keep myself working in spite of the inhumane pain, fatigue, and myriad of other things I deal with on a daily basis in order to pay the bills, keep a roof over my head, and have food in my belly. He had the audacity to whine about how he loses money to come get his teeth cleaned, while being ignorant to the fact that he had cost me lost wages several times over the years when he missed his appointments, and caused other patients lost opportunities to have those appointments in my tight schedule simply because he was not courteous enough to call to reschedule ahead of time. I wanted so badly but withheld giving him a piece of my mind and explaining what it’s like for me, having to provide everything for myself, having a mountain of medical debt, no spouse to help like he has, and pushing through with pain levels that would have had many others seeking disability long ago. Every day I feel like I’ve been beaten, bound, and then tossed down a long steep hill and left to fend for myself. But no matter how much it hurts, I get up again.

I guess my point here is that there will always be negative, ignorant, and energy draining people or situations we have to deal with. As “Spoonies”, our energy is too precious to be wasted on things that are not in the best interest of our health and well-being. We must make every effort to avoid those draining people and situations, but when we can’t, we have to learn to take them with a grain of salt, or in the case of POTS sufferers such as myself, more like a bucket of salt, LOL!

Let Me Introduce Myself…

Who am I, and why would you want to read my blog?

That is a great question! The last thing I want to do is waste anyone’s time. Chances are, if you’ve found your way here, there is a reason. You or your loved ones are likely familiar with the terms “spoonie” and “zebra” when talking about those afflicted with certain medical conditions, and you know that all energy is precious and not to be wasted.

My name is Heidi Hash, 42 at the time of writing this, and I am living with a rare, genetic connective tissue disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobile type) (EDS), and its many comorbid conditions such as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Fibromyalgia, Migraines, IBS, Insomnia, and the list goes on. I have had a very long and difficult ongoing journey, as many of us have, in figuring out what is going on with me, all while working as a dental hygienist (probably the worst thing I could have chosen to do with these conditions!) in order to keep a roof over my head at the same time. I am now 6 years and probably at least 18-24 doctors and therapists deep into trying to diagnose, treat, and understand all of my conditions. I have been living in terrible pain for over 17 years at the time of this writing, with worsening and new symptoms showing up every year. Pain meds don’t touch my pain and leave me with other unwanted and equally debilitating effects, not to mention the doctors are all too scared to prescribe anything these days even to those who need it the most, and so I don’t use them. Numerous other symptoms I’ve dealt with my whole life. Unfortunately, the doctors I was seeing at first had no idea what they were looking at with me, and ultimately I had to figure out my own conditions by doing much research, and then found my way to the right doctors to confirm my suspicions. I’ve learned that we have to be our own advocates.

As much as I am involved in my own battle, I am here to offer help when I can, or at least let you know you’re not alone, by telling stories of lessons learned from my life experiences, expressing my own opinion on subjects, products, and therapies, and recommending products or services you may be interested in as a fellow warrior. I have an open mind to Alternative medicine, and in fact have had some of my best success with energy healing that I do on myself. I will share more information on that in future posts. Although it is useful at times, Western medicine has mostly failed me so far, and I am learning to take my health into my own hands.

Join me on this journey, and please share your own experiences in the comments sections of the posts they relate to. Thank you!

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

-Jimmy Dean