Testimonials

Here are testimonials from clients practicing Personal Tuning for Fibromyalgia and Migraines (and other chronic pain)

Psoriatic Arthritis

Michelle had been doing Personal Tuning for only 4 months at the time of writing the testimonial below. 

Suzanne keeps me walking -

I've had (PSA) Psoratic Arthritis since I was a teenager, with pain predominately in my lower back and later in my knees.  I saw specialists, tried all sorts of things, but nothing helped and the drugs often made me feel a lot worse. 

I pushed through and stayed active with sports but about 9 years ago my right knee got so bad I could hardly walk on it and the pain at night was dreadful. The Orthopedic Specialist recommend a knee replacement but I felt I was too young (46).

I had Pain Neutralization treatment with Suzanne at Aches Away in Whangarei which helped keep the pain at bay for a week or two at a time.  Then Suzanne discovered a self help breathing technique that helps chronic pain.  She taught me how to do this so I could do it at home.  If I do this twice a day it keeps the inflammation of the arthritis down, no more aching at night and my knees feel so much better.  I was at a point where when I stood up from sitting it took my knees ages to get going so I could walk.  Now this is not a problem.  I recommend anyone with (PSA) Psoratic Arthritis to give this a go, it's worked wonders for me.

Michelle, Whangarei


Fibromyalgia

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I have had fibromyalgia for approximately 14 years now. I am on medication, which includes pain
relief and some days, stronger pain killers. Since learning the personal tuning exercises and
practicing them twice a day I feel I have the pain under control. I rarely need to take stronger pain
killers.
For me, this condition has meant some days of debilitating full body pain, which is exhausting, also
permanent pain in the soles of my feet. I have tried various exercises, treatments, diets and natural
medicines over the years with no results.
I no longer suffer pain in my feet, I have fewer headaches, no heavy pressure on the top of my head
and days of excessive pain are minimal. I also no longer experience dry eyes and mouth. I am able
to live normal daily life more comfortably. I feel that practicing these exercises has been very
beneficial to myself.
Glenys, Whangarei

Migraines

One year ago I had open heart surgery, following which I was plagued with migraines once, often twice a day.  I was usually able to head off the full attack if I could take two Panadol immediately the visual impairment began, and lie down with my eyes closed for whatever period of time it took.  Needless to say, this was often inconvenient as I live on a rural property in Australia, & sometimes they would strike when I was driving the 1.5 hours to town, or in a social situation etc.
I had rarely had migraines;  perhaps once every few years following extreme stress (which I suppose would describe the valve replacement fairly!) & it was definitely related to the surgery.  I also experienced violent cramps in my back ribs, which would completely take my breath away with their severity. None of the doctors or nurses during my numerous hospital re-admissions had any idea what this was, though a cardiac nurse practitioner later told me it was severed nerves looking to rejoin and would eventually disappear,
In early December, when both Suzanne and I were attending a seminar in Bathurst, she became aware of the migraine problem and told me about Personal Tuning, which I started soon after.  The effects have been astonishing;  I have had only one migraine since then, and it did not develop past the visual disturbance,even though I did not take Panadol and was able to rest only briefly.  
I must confess that the recurrence happened when I thought I was in total control of the problem and had reduced my Personal Tuning exercises to first thing in the mornings, instead of also at night before bed.
Although I didn't associate the connection at the time, I realise as I write this, that the cessation of the cramps that struck different parts of my back, coincided with doing these exercises also!
As I have completed this short protocol every day for four months, migraine and cramp free, and was sleeping so much better than I had been for a year, a few weeks ago, I allowed myself to drop the evening ones again.  However, gradually other pains that I had completely forgotten, and which had caused serious sleep deprivation for so long, began to return. I simply hadn't realised that the protocols had impacted those pains as well.
So of course, I tailored my evening activities to allow me to resume the evening exercises as well, et voila!  I'm now back to sleeping well, and feeling so very much better - more energetic and with negligible pain.
I would unreservedly recommend that anyone suffering these debilitating conditions contact Suzanne to start Personal Tuning as soon as possible.  I am truly astonished and so grateful for the difference it has made to me.
Jo Macdonald, Australia

Abdominal pain,back pain and anxiety

I have a teenage client that was presenting with these symptoms and after doing Personal Tuning twice a day, she had no abdominal pain, back pain or anxiety.  She was a different person.  When she missed her breathing practice a few days in a row some of the pain came back in her back.  Going back to twice a day she was much better again. 

This testimonial is from a Fibromyalgia client of Hans' in Holland.

(Google translated it from dutch for us)
Participant of the trajectory in the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center Leeuwarden:

' This therapy is highly recommended, I came in with a lot of pain, tired, insomnia, forgetful, don't feel like doing things. Completely exhausted by stress and events of recent years. By osteopathy of Philip Schippers plus PersonalTuning-Epiphora taught the necessary handles and techniques, making everything improved with ups and downs. The pain is almost gone, I'm sleeping well again and feel like doing things again. There's more than just work and tired, a world opens for you! Followed the sessions with a smile and a tear, thank you very much! ' s

Fibromyalgia client of Hans' from Holland. 

a gripping story of a 31-Year-old woman who was already in the fuik early in the youth and finally got the diagnosis fibromyalgia.. I'm 31 years old now. My whole life I have health issues for which I visited all kinds of doctors and specialists. Most doctors didn't really take my complaints seriously. It was said that I was looking for attention or that it was between my ears. My complaints have only increased over the years and therefore I could do less and less and my world became smaller. I had to give up my job because it didn't go anymore. I really wanted to work and also knew it had to, but I just couldn't and almost literally went under the pain. I had no idea what to do with my life because I only got more and worse complaints. The only thing that kept me up was going to the masseur every week. Not because the complaints then left, but because they didn't get any worse. Without all those massages I couldn't have been able to do anything anymore and I am grateful for being able to do that every week. At the beginning of 2019 I ended up with the psychologist because I just didn't know what to do anymore. That's what we talk about my fibromyalgia diagnosis (which I've been since 2013). I also indicated that I don't have so much with this diagnosis, but that it was especially good towards the outside world because I could now say in one word what I had. The biggest problem for me was the eternal headache that was actually never taken seriously by a doctor and which they thought was up to my muscles. I never believed that myself and always thought the problem was at my head. The psychologist came through my story with the advice to do Personaltuning because she heard good things about that. My first reaction to that was that I didn't feel like trying anything else at all that would eventually turn on nothing again. She gave the advice to look at it at home and think about it and luckily I did. After watching Hans Timmerman's video about Personaltuning I was convinced I had to try. In this video, the complaints were exactly the place on the head that I've been suffering from for 20 years and what has never been mentioned by anyone: feeling of pressure on the head, painful hair roots / scalp, blurry. The headache that has been my biggest problem for years, because it also creates problems on my eyes and concentration, the biggest reason for quitting working and hard to achieve my diploma. Because specifically that place was mentioned on the head in the video I was convinced to try Personaltuning and I immediately made an appointment. I could come by a few days later and that has made major changes for now. At the first treatment I got an explanation about personaltuning and almost everything that was said was recognizable and matched my complaints. This gave me hope something could be done about my complaints anyway. I didn't dare to get too excited, because I heard so many times that I would get better from something and then the disappointment was only bigger if it just caused more complaints. After doing all the exercises the first time, I immediately felt different and much better. My head immediately felt much better and I also had more power in my arms. This gave me a lot of hope to continue with this. The first few weeks I had extra suffering from my neck and back, but that was mostly because of the other attitude I have now. Despite those extra complaints, I felt better than I felt in years and especially because the pressure on my head was as good as gone. Now I've been busy for almost 2 months and doing my exercises every morning and evening. It has changed a lot for me already. I'm much less depressed because I'm less pain and because I now have good hope that I will be able to work normally. Also in terms of moving, it's going very fast. That's getting used to, because I could always do less. Now I can start building up for the first time in my life. Walking especially goes a lot better. I run about a kilometer an hour faster than a few months ago and with almost no pain. I still have some fear of doing more and other things because I never could. I'm going to build it quietly and see it hopeful. If it continues like this I see positive for the rest of my life. I would like to recommend Personaltuning to everyone with fibromyalgia, because it's a good and simple treatment that can really help you. A.N.

Dizziness and Meniere's Disease

Suzanne here, I am the teacher for Personal Tuning.  I learnt Personal Tuning for the clients I had in my clinic with Fibromyalgia and Migraines that needed more than a couple of physical treatments and to find a cause and prevention for them.  I went on holiday to the hot pools in Matamata and met a lady from Holland who told me about this technique that has helped thousands of people over there.  To learn to be a Personal Tuning Trainer I had to do the technique myself and I learnt that one of the symptoms it can help people with is vertigo and dizziness.  Little did I know I was going to help myself.  I had been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease which is an imbalance in the inner ear where you can get vertigo.   When this happened to me I would vomit, could not stay on my feet, the room would spin and I had to lie down and sleep.  There is a type of Migraine that gives these kind of symptoms without a headache too which could have been another diagnosis for my vertigo.  It started when I was stressed, recovering from an inner ear infection straight after having a strong cup of coffee.  I had, for years had other symptoms like sensitivity to light and sound, headaches, foggy thinking.

If I do Personal Tuning daily and get enough sleep, don't drink caffeine (I just have decaf coffee) I do not get this problem any more.  I am grateful to have learnt this as it means that the reason I was getting it was because there was not enough oxygenated blood going up to the back and center of my brain (which can lead to more problems later on) and the lymph and old blood was pooling and this technique drains the old blood and lymph and pumps up oxygenated blood into the brain.  I also feel my sinus draining and pressure around my ears disappear when I do Personal Tuning.  I am grateful to have learnt it and am pleased I can help others with these kind of symptoms.  Suzanne