Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Lightning Process cures PILES


Twelve months ago, Leonie Gough was so ill she spent most of her time in her bed. The 17-year-old had ME, a condition which left her barely able to eat, let alone walk. She hadn't been able to go to school for three years and had to rely on a wheelchair.

A year later, Leonie now drives herself to college where she is taking her AS-levels - a two-hour round trip. She also works in a local dog kennels every weekend and enjoys a normal social life with her friends.

According to Leonie, this extraordinary transformation is down to a simple mind programme called the Lightning Process.


The Lightning Process was devised by Phil Parker, principal of the European College of Holistic Medicine in London. It is practiced by Amir Norris, a therapist and counsellor.

The principles are similar to those in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) - a technique used to help change negative thoughts and behaviour patterns. It incorporates the ideas of NLP, but uses them to treat ME as a physical illness, relying on the power of the mind to affect the body.

Central to all this is the idea that adrenaline plays a key role in ME. Adrenaline is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is released in response to anxiety, exercise or fear, producing what is commonly known as the 'fight or flight' response - increasing the body's blood sugar levels in preparation for doing one or the other.

Amir talks about ME sufferers being caught in an 'adrenaline loop' and sees breaking that loop as an important part of the training. Read more blah blah>>

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