Pain syndromes create some problems for the average patient; sometimes the pain becomes intolerable. One such patient went through all the traditional methods to relieve a pain that had settled in her neck and shoulder. Manipulations did no good, so she went to a neurologist but found no real relief. After a number of unsuccessful attempts at diagnosis and therapy, she was referred to us for acupuncture. Little relief was obtained even after a number of treatments. The patient later developed a severe pneumonia. Being treated at home, she recounted that she was coughing a great deal, which apparently accentuated the pain in her neck. She lay there, massaging her neck on the right side where most of her pain was concentrated. Suddenly, while massaging the area, she heard a loud crack. Since that time, she has experienced no more pain in her neck or shoulder. She was able to go back to work typing and has remained pain-free since then.
When one reflects on how often manipulative procedures were suggested in the Cayce readings, it does not seem strange that a “lesion” might be corrected by the patient herself during a time when the body muscles would be relaxed, allowing for correction of the subluxation – if that is what it really is. Another patient of ours had been afflicted with a seizure problem. She was caring for her six-week-old baby one day, bending over the crib and lifting him out, when she suddenly felt a “crack” in her spine. It wasn’t painful, and she felt somewhat better when she straightened up. After that occurrence, there were no more seizures. This fits in, of course, with the epilepsy causation theory found in the Cayce readings. He attributed many cases to an osteopathic type of lesion.[† March, 1976, Volume 11, No. 2, page 94, Copyright © 1976 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]