I recently observed the use of NeuroElectric Therapy in the treatment of acute opiate withdrawal syndrome (AOWS).
MF, a 35 yrs old, single, employed male using Heroin US $200/daily/I/V. He had used Heroin recreationally from the age of 19 yrs., developing dependency at 24 yrs. His last dose was taken 15 hrs. prior to the commencement of NET. The patient presented in acute withdrawal.
Only NET was used in
In an (uncontrolled) open pilot trial of NET treatment in 40 heroin out-patients, I observed mean reductions in abstinence symptom severity of 10-15% per hour. After 2 hours, subjects showed 20-30% improvement, and those who received treatment for a longer time showed corresponding reductions in symptom severity.
(Signed) R Resnick
From the beginning of February 1992 to the end of May 1992, nine out-patients were detoxified from drug addiction in the offices of Detlef Schafer and Dr Bublitz/Dr Rausch. The NET proved to be a well-functioning method and a good alternative to in-patient treatment. The observed withdrawal symptoms were minimal and caused no problems to any of the patients.
We hope that NET
will find a place as a good alternative in the out-patient and in-patient treatment
of drug addicts.
As part of two controlled trails of NeuroElectric Therapy (NET) versus placebo and in the course of completing at least two more pilot studies of NET in which we varied several parameters of the current and the duration of the exposure of the patient to the instrument we observed no side effects whatsoever nor did we receive any complaints of symptoms or signs associated with the electrical device. These studies involved at least 75 patients who were dependent either upon opiates (heroin or methadone) or cocaine (crack or cocaine hydrochloride) or both.'
(Signed) A. Thomas McLellan
The first time I used Dr Patterson's NET therapy was in 1992, for a client who was addicted to opium. At that time, the only key available for opiate use was the 'heroin' key, which I used. The patient successfully completed his programme using this key, although he reported some discomfort in his legs due to cramps as well as trouble sleeping at night. Upon consulting with Dr Patterson, we concluded that these problems were due to the presence of other addictive alkaloids in opium (codeine and thebaine), not only morphine from which heroin is derived. Subsequently, Dr Patterson programmed a new key for me, specifically for opium withdrawal, in which pulse frequencies for the full spectrum of opium alkaloids were included.
I have since used this new key on two additional clients addicted to opium, and it worked very well indeed. Both clients completed the 7-day programme successfully, and both reported only negligible discomfort in the legs (leg cramps are common symptoms of opium withdrawal) and both were able to sleep well at night throughout the programme. Both of these individuals remain free from addictive drugs to this day.
In my personal practice as a health consultant, I have frequently encountered clients with addictive drug problems, and I have tried many different methods for withdrawal and cure of such habits. Dr Patterson's NET device is the first technique which has proven itself absolutely reliable and effective in every case. I believe that the primary advantage of NET therapy is that it allows the addicted patient to complete a full withdrawal programme without resorting to substitute drugs, such as methadone or tranquillisers.
(Signed) Dan Reid
Clinical Report from Elizabeth Stephens RN, Australia, July 2004.
My experience over eight years of using NET to treat more than 90 people seriously affected by, or addicted to, centrally acting drugs of all kinds has been very positive. WITHOUT EXCEPTION, those who completed the prescribed programs of stimulation using the MegaNET were relieved of most, if not all, worrying or withdrawal symptoms. Many capitalised on this relief and reclaimed their lives.
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In retrospect, I realise that the treatment is an education in itself. NET re-educates the brain to produce its own drugs, and in the process you learn something about your human potential. You come to realise that somewhere within you is the power to deal with crises, tensions, and frustrations. So the treatment reaffirms one's faith in the self-healing process.
Townshend of The Who.
It's so simple . . . It's a little metal box with leads that clip on to your ears and in two or three days—which is the worst period for kicking junk—in these 72 hours it leaves your system.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.
37 year old female, 10 years on prescribed Ativan.
'I will never forget that first prescription. After a fairly lengthy discussion, the doctor (General Practitioner) decided to give me Ativan (lorazepam) which he insisted was 'harmless and non-addictive'. Knowing nothing of these matters, I trusted in his professional wisdom. Why not? He knew best.
Thalidomide created physical cripples: tranquillisers have been responsible for emotional cripples. I had been on Ativan two years when I began to attend psychotherapy, hoping that this would help me to come off my pills. In fact, not only did my psychiatrist continue to prescribe Ativan, but he added Tranxene (clorazepate) to my diet and gave me weekly shots of Ritalin (methylphenidate) for therapeutic purposes . . . The attitude of the medical profession was that I was a weak-willed hysterical woman who leaned on tranquillisers. I became drug-riddled and I had totally lost my confidence.
I could never have undergone withdrawal without NET because of the short span of time that it has taken. The actual experience of withdrawal is one of self-discovery and rebirth. Rebirth is an excruciatingly painful business. One's sense of awareness is increased to what initially seems an unbearable degree. I needed constant companionship during the month following the treatment. The psychological experience is that of an extended acid trip which is pretty frightening if one feels stuck in it for a few weeks . . . Without NET I would have never been able to make it through the physical withdrawal and feel that the weeks of delirium that was to follow was worth it—I earned my life back.
It's truly amazing after 10 years of 'blur' to have my memory back and all of my five senses in tip-top working order. People are constantly struck by my sense of optimism these days and my sense of purpose—not much seems to shake me.'
41 year old male, 8 years on prescribed Valium
'I had been addicted to large daily doses of Valium for eight years. Prior to NET I had tried on many occasions to get off the drug. Many of the attempts were done on my own—either by weaning the dosage or simply stopping the drug altogether. I also tried twice under medical supervision . . . My longest time off drugs in eight years was eleven days. Each attempt I made, either by myself or under supervision, seemed to promise a full blown psychosis. I did not know my name. I could not remember where I lived. I could not eat or sleep.
The simple fact about NET for me was that throughout my nine days of treatment I never lost a sense of what was happening. I remained aware. I went to movies, to cathedrals, art galleries and so on. I ate my meals. My libido returned. I could function. I was not holed up in a house or detox ward . . .
After nine days in the clinic I stayed at a farm in Dorset (England). It was not easy but it was not hard. I am amazed at how my senses returned—at colour and sound. Even watching television or reading the newspapers was a new, invigorating experience. I was coming back to life. I returned to Australia three weeks later. My cognitive functions returned as did the full array of sensory and physical functions. People were interesting, life was full again. And, above all, my inner spiritual life recommenced in ways I could never have conceived. I had a lot of emotional damage to repair and I have learned to accept that.'
57 year old female, 34 years on prescribed benzodiazepines and antidepressants (her doctor's ' prognosis—'her quality of life would continue to deteriorate to an early death.')
'You've got to be willing to use it (NET) even if you don't believe in it. I didn't believe it would work but I had no option, this was my very last resort. This machine does work; without it I wouldn't be here today.
From the time I used the machine it was a battle. It took me nearly 12 months to get on track with thinking and memory. I applied to do a nursing course in November 1995, which I began in February 1996 and completed in December that same year. The reason I did the course, apart from a life long desire to be a nurse, was to teach my brain to work again. I needed loads of support while doing it and after finishing it when I commenced employment. You must be honest about past problems so that the girls working with you understand.
It's up to you whether you make it after using the machine. If you've been on stuff for 30 years you can't expect recovery to be immediate. Your whole life must change because, if you've been on medication for some good reason, when you come off you have to do things differently. You've got to keep yourself healthy. The machine gets you off the stuff, after that it's up to you. It gives you the kick-start to begin again.
Gardening, furniture restoring,
walking and swimming are some of the things I do to exercise both my body and
mind. Plenty of fresh air, fruit juice and water, and unadulterated food is necessary
to keep fighting the toxins that are still being released from tissue in the body.
I have days where my vision is blurred—it may last an hour or all day. I
have times that I am unable to remember words or anything said to me seconds earlier.
My muscles become very tight and have to be massaged or soaked in a hot bath to
relax them. Just being alive and part of the family, going places with the family
and having my grandchildren run up and put their arms around me instead of hiding
from me, to have people not turn away or pretend I am not there is something I
'Dr Margaret Patterson has developed an extraordinarily successful clinical treatment for the addictive disorders. At this time, I know of no other treatment procedure with as low a rate of recidivism.
A few years ago I visited England and examined a number of Dr Patterson's patients. What I found was amazing. Even severely addicted patients could completely stop all drugs as soon as the electrodes were applied, and they showed no sign of withdrawal symptoms.'
Robert O. Becker, M.D., Consultant in biomedical sciences, former Director of Research in bioelectricity, Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse, NY, USA.
Meg Patterson has now devoted many years to refining her NeuroElectric method of treatment. I have seen it work, and I believe it should play an important role in the strategy of all governments, who are wrestling with the drug problem.'
Rt. Hon. Lord Harlech, late former British Ambassador to the United States.
Only public and governmental lethargy and blind exploitation of pain and misery stand in the way of Dr Patterson's approach - as spiritual as it is compassionate. As with the greatest advances in knowledge, this overwhelming advance can reverse the lamentable trend of our civilisation, by a process of healing, of health, and of hope.'
Lord Yehudi Menuhin, international
And finally . . .
Received during the treatment of Boy George, 1986.
Dr Margaret Patterson
Dear Dr Patterson,
We understand from expert witnesses and reliable testimony (a.k.a. 'The Sun' newspaper), that you have been engaging in your controversial electro-shock therapy once again. We, the governors of the board of electrical utilities, feel that you are using more than your fair share of Kilowatt hours. This may come as something of a jolt, but we must inform you that some of the rate payers are beginning to complain of television interference in the Home Counties. As recently as last night, viewers reported that the Wogan show was interrupted with scenes of pop starts 'getting the juice'.
It is all well and good for you top help these miserable fiends, but an air of respectability must be maintained. We were not amused to see you appearing on TV-AM with lightning bolt hair grips. Honestly, there was no need to raise the pirate flag, though this is a Branson pickle of an issue. Dr Patterson, we have attempted to contact you at home, but were turned away by your husband who was in the middle of some arcane ritual involving a Dictaphone, a steam cooker, and a Tibetan prayer wheel. He did confirm however, that that you were planing a holiday in America where you would be 'plugging in' at Three Mile Island.
We must ask that you drain this battery of ventures. Furthermore, we would like to obtain a statement from your son Lorne 'Kid Volts' Patterson. Livewire rumours inform us that he has subjected patients to sustained blasts of Dixie Hoodoo Man music, virtually frying their temporal lobes. Apparently, he calls this a neon job, which he admits 'herz' quite a bit. In short-circuit Dr Frankenstein-Patterson, your son is not quite our image of current nursing.
We hope this is not putting too fine a power point on the subject, and that you will return to these fair shores fully charged and converted. Until that time, we remain, ad nauseum, ad infinitum, amen.
Your Good and Faithful Servant
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