Case Study Pt. 2

Summary

  • AmpCoil Usage: 6 months
  • Cadence: ~Every two days
  • Sensitivity Setting: Low

Note: I can’t testify to the AmpCoil’s efficacy as a stand alone treatment, as I am integrating it into my existing protocol of supplements, diet, and acupuncture at the direction of my medical team.

  • My Medical Diagnosis

    • Polymyositis
      Lyme disease

  • Quantitative Data

  • CK after four months of coiling: 118
    • The only data point with a direct correlation to polymyositis is the Creatine Kinase (CK) enzyme. Anything below 173 is considered normal
      CK immediately prior to receiving the coil: 230

  • Blood pressure has not decreased bellow 88/60 since Pt. 1

  • Weight bearing endurance has returned and slightly surpassed personal bests pre coil
    • I could not stand on my legs without collapsing for the first three months of coiling. I believe this is due to the combination of Rxs and coiling
      At the 6 month mark I can bear all of my weight for 29 minutes straight

  • Qualitative Observations

  • Hive outbreaks occur for the first time in my life
    1. First few incidents were small, red, itchy, mosquito bite sized bumps from head to toe. They appeared the morning immediately following a coil session
      The next few times only one side of my body would break out- either left or right. Again, usually appeared the morning after coiling
      For the first time I had an outbreak without coiling, immediately following a rigorous hydrotherapy session. This is the first indicator of a frequency therapy triggered “shift”, as my own body movement pushed the allergen to my skin’s surface
      A few weeks later the hives became welts. There were fewer, larger, sores (not itchy) on both sides of my body
      I began drinking food grade Montmorillonite clay once per day and haven’t had an outbreak since
  • Note: hives are a natural “allergic” reaction to something. These allergens have been deeply embedded internally and my body expelling them to its outermost organ (skin) is a very good sign
  • Sleeping deeper on non-coil nights
    • The “Immune Boost” and “Organ Tune-Up” tracks prompted my deepest sleeps before bed but on recent occasions I’ve experienced the same depth on nights when I don’t coil

  • User Experience

  • The General Detox series is the best place to start cleansing and I believe is what provoked my “shift”
  • Case Study Pt. 1

    Being this sick drains bank accounts every day. So when I came across this $8,000 frequency machine you bet I dove head first into any information I could get my hands on to validate its efficacy. I scoured the AmpCoil website, user testimonials, interviews with the founders, and I joined a closed informational Facebook group.

    A lot of what’s accessible is anecdotal or qualitative- which is super valuable. The Wellness for Humanity Foundation has some data from grant recipients, AmpCoil is in the initial stages of facilitating third party research, and I could find bits and pieces of people’s journeys but I still found myself wanting a more comprehensive, individual account with specifics. So my biggest goal in taking my PEMF experience public was to provide an additional resource for people debating an investment in their own machine. In the four months that I have an AmpCoil unit on loan I’m aiming to publish a three part self analysis of my progress. I truly hope it helps in your decision making process!

    ***All data and opinions expressed below are independent and not influenced in any way by outside entities. I am not a physician or health care professional.

    Summary

    The AmpCoil works. If the human body is a piano with keys out of tune, you can think of the AC as the tuner that will tweak the vibrations until the intended melody is restored. The diagnostic app is as incredible as you think it is and while it was designed to help those with Lyme disease it is equally equipped to address the complexities of other immune diseases and more common ailments like head aches and food poisoning. Note: I can’t testify to it’s efficacy as a stand alone treatment, as I am integrating it into my existing protocol of prescriptions, supplements, diet, and acupuncture at the direction of my medical team.

    My Medical Diagnosis

    • Polymyositis
    • Lyme disease
  • Quantitative Data

    • The only data point with a direct correlation to polymyositis is the Creatine Kinase (CK) enzyme. Anything below 173 is considered normal.
      CK immediately prior to coiling: 230
      CK after three weeks of coiling: 162
      CK after eight weeks of coiling: 140
    • Considerations: I had plateaued around 400 for two years but my CK had begun declining again prior to coiling. That said, a 68 point drop over three weeks is quick based on my history.

    • My body temperature has increased. Pre coiling I became uncomfortably cold in environments below 78 degrees.
      76 degrees has become my new baseline since coiling began.
      I’ve run two fevers of 100.8 and 101.0 for the first time since becoming chronically ill, six years ago.

    • Migraine recovery time decreased by 50% in my only episode post coil. On 1/29/19 I had one of the worst migraines I’ve ever had– pain level 7.
      Pre coiling it took ~15 hours for one of these to dissipate completely.
      The “Headache Help” and “Herx Help” journeys provided relief after 7 hours.

  • Qualitative Observations

    • Sleep improves in depth and duration immediately following the “Immune Booster” journey.
      Blood pressure ran low (~87/52) during 10 day cleanse but returned to normal following supportive journeys.
      Major Herx was triggered during detox cleanse but is slowly fading after completion of 10 journey protocol.
      Paralysis has worsened by 2530% since beginning to coil. My Monocytes are up 30% from their average of 8 indicating an influx of white blood cells to fight infection. Given that all other panels are normal or improving my team believes this decline in movement to be temporary.
  • User Experience

    • Ramping up is tricky. There are a lot of journeys intended for numerous purposes and it can be overwhelming if you don’t have a game plan in place. I’d highly recommend reading through the user guide and discussing the options with an alternative medicine professional you trust.
      If I could give AmpCoil any constructive criticism it would be that their Quick Start Guide needs a makeover. The current format is primitive; you’re literally looking at an endless Google Doc in small, single spaced font. In a perfect world I envision a physical booklet, with easily digestible instructions organized in sections, with headers, by priority. In it’s current state it’s easy to miss vital details like, “you should only coil every other day for no more than 90 minutes a day.” That should be upfront, in bold, and on its own page. Each journey grouping should have its own section with detailed descriptions and instructions. These exist as is but are difficult to keep straight without clear distinctions.
      Once you have your footing it’s is a pretty smooth process. If you’re severely chronically ill I highly recommend enlisting a friend or family member to help you track symptoms and set up the hardware for each session as it’s very heavy. (You rock, Ash!!)

    GIRL

    Do you remember when Lucy and Ethel got jobs at the candy factory? It was smooth sailing at first: pieces of candy came down the conveyor belt for them to grab, wrap, and return them with time to spare. Then their supervisor cranks up the speed and chaos ensues. Bon bons are piling up, wrappers are flying, and despite their hilarious efforts, the girls are not invited back for a second shift.

    Sometimes it feels like I’m standing in front of a conveyor belt at a lemonade factory. One by one I grab a lemon, cut, and squeeze the juice into a bottle. Since becoming ill the belt speed has consistently fluctuated from manageable to frantic and everything in between; as it turns out, I’m pretty damn good at turning lemons into lemonade. It’s a daily decision to proceed with realistic optimism and ground my emotions with science. It’s rare that I slide into a funk. That said, I recently found myself up to my eyeballs in citrus fruit, armed with only a dull knife.

    What you feel is natural

    But I don’t wanna feel this anymore

    Pick yourself up off the kitchen floor

    What you waitin’ for?

    The last two weeks have been the worst two weeks of my autoimmune ordeal. I’m talking worse than Election Day 2016, meningitis, and The Ranch… combined. I woke up on February 12th and couldn’t stand — I couldn’t bear weight on my legs, I couldn’t raise a cup of water to my mouth, I couldn’t move.

    Now, “prepared,” is my middle name. Whether I was facing final exams, a client meeting, or a first date, I went in ready to crush it while remaining astutely aware of the worst case scenario. When you have a plan B, C, D, and E, shit’s not as scary as it’s splashing you from the fan. But I wasn’t prepared for this drastic regression. I have already been there, done that, lost my old life, and will do everything in my power to never let it happen again.

    Girl, won’t you stop your cryin’?

    I know that you’re tryin’

    Everything’s gonna be okay

    In addition to the extreme paralysis a few new symptoms popped up. I ran fevers after not having had one in half a dozen years. Severe body aches (like, tear-inducing aches) and night sweats came on strong. If these sound familiar, it’s because they are indicators of a functioning immune system. On Valentine’s Day I got quantitative confirmation of this via blood test results. For the first time in six sick years my Creatine Kinase level is in the normal range.

    This is big. And it strongly supports my team’s theory that in retraining my immune system to stop attacking me, it’s now free to tackle what made me sick in the first place. I worked my ass off to get my CK below 173 from 6,000 and it’s bittersweet that my anticipated celebration was derailed by a sudden slump. But as of two days ago I can stand again!

    The reality is that my current trifecta, PEMF therapy, acupuncture, and an intense Rx, packs a punch by design. I have no doubt that the AmpCoil has accelerated my arrival into the normal muscle enzyme realm; I just finished a 10-day detox frequency cleanse and am switching to supportive tracks for a week or two to stabilize. Cheers to moving onward and upward🍹.

    Baby, girl don’t you hang your head low

    Don’t you lose your halo

    Everyone’s gonna be okay

    Baby, girl

    Anthem lyrics are from “GIRL” by Maren Morris