Just one month into journalism school at Rutgers University, I was diagnosed with Postular Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), an autonomic nervous system disorder that turned my life upside down with debilitating symptoms ranging from near-fainting spells to extreme fatigue, dizziness, gastrointestinal pain, brain fog…and the list goes on. I bounced from doctor to doctor desperately trying to get my symptoms under control—yet nothing worked. After hitting rock bottom, I found myself in the world of holistic medicine and finally reclaimed my health through a combination of nutrition, acupuncture and neurorehabilitation.
I urge everyone battling a chronic illness to stay strong and keep fighting until you find what treatments work for you. Your answer might lie in conventional medicine, holistic medicine or perhaps a combination of the two. What matters is that you believe YOU CAN HEAL. Just because the doctors say your condition is chronic doesn’t necessarily mean it’s chronic. And if it is chronic in the end, that’s okay too. The most important healing does not occur on the physical level—but in the mind and spirit.
This treatment guide is a compilation of everything I have learned over the past five years. I wish I had this resource when I was a scared 18-year-old newly diagnosed with POTS. I pray that it will help others find treatments that work for them and, most importantly, inspire hope that healing is possible.
To download a PDF copy of the POTS Treatment Fact Sheet, click here: