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Post-Polio Syndrome

How Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can help people with Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome

Polio has almost been wiped out throughout the world.  Unfortunately, post-polio syndrome (PPS), a condition affecting polio survivors, is on the rise.

If you have found this webpage, you are interested in an alternative approach to treating PPS for yourself or a loved one.  Perhaps your doctor recently diagnosed you or your loved one with PPS.  Or maybe you were the victim of a polio attack many years ago and are now experiencing the tell-tale symptoms of PPS: muscle weakness in your arms and legs, joint pain, tiredness and exhaustion after what should be normal activity, muscle and mental fatigue, breathing difficulties, swallowing problems, sleep apnea, sensitivity to cold, etc. Either way, the thought of losing your independent lifestyle and possibly needing a wheelchair can be terrifying.  It is important to educate yourself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt. One of the celebrities with polio.

Post-polio syndrome is a medical mystery: its cause is unknown, it is difficult to diagnose, and there is currently no cure.  There is no single treatment for PPS because every patient has different symptoms.  The goal of treating PPS through the Biotherapy Clinic is to prevent falls, preserve nerve cells (neurons), and help manage the symptoms of PPS.  Through ongoing disease management and self-care it is possible for you to keep your active lifestyle and to live as comfortably as possible.

The Biotherapy Clinic has 30 years of experience working with alternative non-drug strategies that are safe and can improve the overall health of polio survivors with PPS.

Example: The following true story illustrates how therapies at the Biotherapy Clinic can be helpful for polio survivors with PPS.  One patient, a polio survivor over 60 years old, came to the Biotherapy Clinic two years ago. The symptoms of PPS had begun to negatively impact his work, family life, and daily routine.  His particular symptoms included: muscles in his extremities were getting noticeably weaker, experiencing pain in his lower back and limbs; rectum was slipping, and severe bleeding hemorrhoids.  He was also complaining of gastrointestinal issues, immune system problems, and depression.  His number one fear was that he was about to become wheelchair-bound.

The Biotherapy Clinic worked with this man for 2 years, during which time he was treated using several different non-drug methods. These methods included whole body cleansing with colon hydrotherapy, restoration of friendly intestinal flora, healthy diet, regular manual therapy, electro-acupuncture with electro-muscle stimulation, magnets, relaxation, herbs and nutrition supplementation.

After 2 years of this alternative, non-drug therapy he said, “I’ve been born again.  I can work and live a productive life without pain, fatigue, and fear of disability”.

The practitioners at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic can also help you or your loved one by creating a unique program to combat the specific symptoms of your PPS. At the Biotherapy Clinic, all of the therapies are conveniently administered under one roof so you don’t have to drive all over town to meet with different specialists.

The comprehensive holistic program at the Biotherapy Clinic is different from other programs in several different ways. Different aspects of the program will be discussed below.

PPS develops slowly after the body has spent decades recovering from the original acute polio infection.  PPS usually strikes people who are in their 50s and older. There is no question that this illness is age-related.  However, it is natural for most people in their 50s to begin to experience muscle weakness, general fatigue, and joint and muscle pain – even people who did not contract polio.  But there is no firm time-frame for when the PPS symptoms may begin – some polio survivors start to suffer PPS symptoms before their 50s.  Some of the reasons that may happen are:

  • Poliovirus generally weakened the overall immune system when the body was fighting to overcome the virus.

  • Poliovirus can affect the nerves and lead to paralysis. These effects of the polio can later lead to scoliosis, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, cartilage damage, etc.

  • Compensatory muscle overuse and fatigue is another common cause of pain in PPS patients.

  • Even healthy people begin to lose 1.5-2 percent of their muscle mass every year.  This process can be accelerated for polio survivors.

  • PPS can be made worse by weight gain, and age-related diseases such as diabetes, gout, osteoporosis, and poor lower body microcirculation.

  • Many people have Candida-yeast overgrowth in their intestines caused by years of antibiotic use. This creates severe body toxicity, low immunity, body acidity, and a decrease in the repair of exhausted overused nerves and muscles thus fatigue and pain.

  • The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in animal fats, unhealthy fats, sugar, and processed foods. This, in and of itself, can lead to many chronic degenerative conditions including fatigue and pain. The SAD is known to cause inner toxicity, body acidity, Candida-yeast overgrowth, and the deficiency of many essential nutrients.  A poor diet contributes to general fatigue, muscle weakness, pain, and an inability for the body to repair itself.

Polio survivors with PPS may be trapped in a “vicious cycle”, which affects the health of the whole body:

The staff at the Biotherapy Clinic will help you to break out of this vicious cycle – and bring you back to your productive and independent life.

At the Biotherapy Clinic we have a potent, lab-tested, well-researched nutritional supplementation program that includes: antioxidants, minerals and microelements, herbal medicine, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, probiotics (friendly intestinal flora), adaptogens, and more.  The bodies of polio survivors need a unique combination of these products, and our practitioners can customize a supplement program for each patient’s needs.

Some of our best, time-proven, evidence-based and scientifically-researched supplements are used to stop fatigue, muscle weakness, arthritis, pain, depression, and insomnia in polio survivors with PPS.  These supplements are included in our Post-Polio Syndrome Kit. You will also get a customized diet for Post-Polio Syndrome absolutely free.

These supplements help to naturally improve metabolism, increase muscle energy and strength, build up nervous system function, boost immunity, and decrease pain and inflammation. We’ve assembled this supplement combination based upon our 30 years of working with polio survivors, people with paralysis, and patients suffering from trauma, chronic fatigue, pain, low immunity, and many other chronic degenerative diseases. The Post-Polio Syndrome Kit also contains additional supplements that can help with depression, pain, chronic fatigue, and the normalization of the body’s acid-alkaline balance.*

Recent scientific findings show that how we think and move is related to what foods we eat (or didn’t eat).  The idea that diet plays a major role in health has moved from the fringe into the mainstream.

At the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic we believe that, “you are what you eat, digest, assimilate, and eliminate.”  A person can eat the healthiest natural food in the world, but without consistent eating habits, correct food combining, and a properly functioning gastro-intestinal tract the “best” diet will not work.  The Biotherapy Clinic uses the “healing power of food”.  Each patient will receive a Healing Food Consultation customized diet plan that was developed in European naturopathic clinics.  There is no effective healing process, especially for polio survivors, without a special diet and proper food combining.  You need to give your brain, nerves, and muscles the correct fuel for work.

Are you overweight or underweight?  Do you experience low energy, fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, constipation or diarrhea, headaches, backaches, joint or muscle aches, irritability, confusion, sinus problems, skin blemishes, gas and bloating, allergies, low libido, low self-esteem, or low resistance to colds and infections?  These are gentle nudges … little wake-up calls to make you aware of the fact that toxic waste is building up in your body. European Whole Body Cleansing, anti-Candida and anti-parasite programs, heavy metal detoxification, and normalizing the body’s acid – alkaline balance will help to make the polio survivor’s body strong, healthy and younger.

At the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic we use a time-proven, safe and effective, non-drug approach for people with Post-Polio Syndrome such as acupuncture and electro acupuncture, electro muscle stimulation.  Our practitioners use Russian, Japanese, and Korean style micro-acupuncture.  Scientific research has found that acupuncture, electro muscle stimulation, and electro acupuncture can:

  • Improve microcirculation. This means that the brain, nerves and muscles will all get more nutrients and oxygen for proper function.

  • Promote the manufacture of brain neurotransmitters, the special chemicals that take part in nervous conductivity, muscle contraction, and muscle tone.

  • Reduce stress, decrease depression, and control pain.

  • Promote alertness during the day, allowing for a sound night’s sleep.

  • Stimulate nerve and muscle regeneration.

  • Improve memory and concentration.

  • Increase muscle mass, improve stamina and endurance, and increase energy.

Should patients with PPS exercise or not?  Some patients stay in bed to conserve energy and their muscles become weaker. But overusing the weak muscles is also a bad idea.  Each patient’s situation will be different.  Our experts will help you learn to exercise without exhaustion, frequently and persistently, without using heavy equipment or sophisticated machines.

In our experience, medical hypnosis is also helpful for PPS sufferers.  Self-hypnosis using our custom CD can generate positive improvement in a patient’s pain level, mood, insomnia, anxiety and self-esteem.

The Biotherapy Clinic staff will also help you to avoid unhealthy habits, such as smoking and overeating, and encourage the use of exercise as was discussed earlier here.

Natural medicine offers a wealth of safe and easy methods to help people with post-polio syndrome.

Our comprehensive and customized healing program will help to stop the immediate progression of post-polio symptoms as it improves the strength, range of motion, endurance, and well-being of post-polio patients.

To begin undergoing services at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic please select one of the following options:

  • Telephone consultation (415) 409-3939 or (650) 365-3640

  • Office consultation

  • Telephone or e-mail order nutritional supplementation program

* The statements made in this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and procedures presented at this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness, to prescribe any medication or to be a substitute for medical treatment.