Its Relationship to the Brain…The Key to Recovery
Electrical Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) is a condition that affects an estimated 5% of the worldwide population. A person with this condition has painful body symptoms related to electromagnetic frequency exposure. Some people are sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies in the wavelength of electricity while others are sensitive to WiFi or cellphone radiation frequencies and some have a combination of both.
The symptoms of Electrical Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) range from skin rashes, facial flushing, burning sensations in the body, headaches, tachycardia, body tingling, body tremors, brain fog, cognitive impairment, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, digestive issues, and fatigue just to mention a few. Frequently, symptoms may be resolved when the person is removed from the radiation source. People suffering from EHS will often begin to avoid radiation due to the pain it creates in the body. It is not uncommon to see people with this condition turning off circuit breakers, disengaging WiFi, and limiting their use of cell phones and computers. Also, household appliances such as electric stoves, blow dryers, irons and vacuum cleaners are not used or used on a limited basis.
A cell phone tower disguised as a pine tree on a trip to California.
In time, one becomes more and more sensitive to a greater number of frequencies, which is a phenomenon known as kindling. Often less and less radiation exposure creates a greater pain reaction in the body, known as priming. As EHS symptoms progress, it becomes more and more difficult to avoid exposures, thus creating a great deal of anxiety and hopelessness. A person with this condition may constantly scan the environment being on “high alert” looking for radiation sources like cell phones or cell towers or electrical power lines as the source of their extreme pain. Sometimes the equipment used to avoid exposures is a radiofrequency meter designed to detect frequencies in the WiFi and cell phone radiation spectrum and an EMF meter which detects lower frequencies related to electrical power and appliances. Avoidance is how one tries to survive and minimize body pain.
At times, people with EHS will turn off circuit breakers in the home to relieve symptomology. Organic foods are often recommended as part of treatment.
Often, medical practitioners are unfamiliar with electrical hypersensitivity syndrome and will suggest to their patients that it is psychological and advise medication. Other times EHS is attributed to an accumulation of toxins in the body or created by the bodies inability to detoxify in a satisfactory manner. A person can spend years detoxifying, removing metal amalgams, undergo chelation therapy, create an ultra clean non-toxic living environment, and begin eating organic foods. The symptoms may improve, or they may get progressively worse.*
In my case, the symptoms became worse even though I was implementing multiple detoxification methodologies prescribed by well–intentioned medical practitioners. However, the root cause of the sensitivity was not being addressed. Electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) is a form of brain injury to the limbic portion of the brain. I began a brain rehabilitation program, The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) DVD Series, also available online, that is specifically designed to address the limbic portion of the brain using the principles of neuroplasticity.
We know that the brain is changeable and with focus and repetition we can influence and direct these changes. It was once thought that at toddler age our brains were hardwired. In the last 20 years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is indeed open to rewiring. It was upon this premise that I began to work with my brain and the results were nothing short of miraculous. The daily exercises of one hour were extremely effective in correcting the malfunctioning of my brain which had led to heightened sensitivities to electromagnetic frequencies. The chemical and food sensitivities and the Lyme symptoms also diminished.
This intervention can be compared to a person suffering from a stroke impacting the motor cortex area of the brain, responsible for execution of voluntary movement, who does physical therapy to regain brain function and ultimately regain mobility. Through focus and dedicated practice, recovery becomes possible. Likewise, utilizing specific exercises daily, designed to impact the limbic portion of the brain, I regained the ability to be around electromagnetic fields of varying frequencies without pain.
The limbic portion of the brain encodes information as either “safe” or “unsafe” and impacts all systems in the body. My brain began over firing and began to encode various types of sensory input as “unsafe” and therefore “the stimulus” needed to be avoided. My brain, limbic system, was trying to “protect” me from what it perceived as life–threatening. The symptomology in the body is real. It would be as if someone who suffered a stroke resulting in immobility was told that this is “all in the head”. In a sense it is, as it is a brain injury, but is this condition psychological? No. A limbic system brain injury results in physical symptoms created by a real brain injury.
I practiced faithfully every day, one hour, for a year with repetitive exercises and regained my health. It took dedication and discipline, however, I held onto the belief that the outcome would prove to be worth the effort. It has! For those of you suffering from EHS, hopefully you will be inspired to focus on this condition as a brain injury, thus providing the key toward recovery. I hope each of you rejoins life as a full participant. You can reclaim your life and regain your health!
*List of Interventions I tried during my recovery journey:
Rotation diet, antibiotics, low dose antigen shots, glutathione by nebulizer, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, heavy metal chelation therapy, herbal treatments, amalgam removal, EFT, rife machine, UV light exposure therapy, ozone therapy, IR sauna for detox, neurofeedback, vitamin C IV’s and B-12 shots and I built a house in the country. I went to over 32 medical practitioners and specialists.