Kate Milliken is a video producer in NYC who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in December 2006, at 34. Although there can be ups and downs as this disease progresses, conventional medicine sees MS as incurable.
So it was a bit surprising when a year after her diagnosis, Milliken’s next MRI came back clean.
Not only were there no new lesions, meaning the disease had not progressed, but also, the lesion seen on her first MRI had faded significantly. Her March 2009 MRI was the same.
Healing beyond the limits of conventional treatment
Like most people facing a devastating diagnosis, Milliken’s first response was to receive conventional medical treatment. Several months later that she reached for yoga to help her cope, inadvertently embarking on a healing journey that took her far beyond coping.
Milliken started looking at her life, and herself, differently. She slowed down, exercised less, went to sleep earlier, became more present. She continued yoga, followed a complicated regime under the guidance of an osteopath, and received Reiki.
This is not a case of Reiki curing anything. Reiki is one of many healing practices and treatments in this story.
This is an encouraging picture of how one woman took an integrative approach to a debilitating illness with stunningly positive results. Milliken’s story is an example that can inspire people addressing MS, or any serious disease, to courageously engage in maintaining their wellness and their well-being in ways that are meaningful to them and that don’t stop at what conventional medicine has to offer.
Milliken details her treatment choices in an article published in Marie-Claire magazine.
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