I am 28 years old, active, and generally healthy. I went to the gym 3-4 times a week and a really happy person. However I found myself in an enormous amount of pain and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was prescribed really strong drugs, but I am planning to have children and these drugs would have made me infertile. However, I was in such pain I was willing to try anything. I decided to try Dr Liu after he was recommended to me. I really just wanted to be pain free day-to-day or even just be in less pain than I was. Dr Liu’s 101 programme is a mental challenge not a physical one. I needed to clear my social calendar so there were no temptations and I could avoid explaining to people what I was doing. People just see the physical change and really don’t understand the deeper concept. The great thing was that my pain lessened very early on in the treatment. And not only was I in less pain, I lost weight which was a bonus. I have been pretty stable weight wise since going back to ‘normal life’. I learnt so much about my body. Even though I thought I was eating quite healthily, I was definitely eating portions way too large for myself. I was physically too heavy on the lower part of my body and so reducing portions and with the massage and acupuncture treatment, I took control of this. My physical and mental state post the treatment is amazing. I understand my body a lot more. And with the support of Dr Liu and his team, I feel that I could not only go through the course but could continue afterwards too. It was such a positive experience. I am conscious of my body and what I put in to it. And best of all, today I am absolutely pain free.
Britt Kaplan, 28