Anissa’s Story – Post #30 – Considering It All Joy…Even In Tribulation.


On Anissa’s 29th birthday (1996), there was still no reprieve of seizures – frail in appearance, yet a strength that would always confound our human reasoning.  Our desperate prayers for relief of the severe hyperventilation and hyperactivity that Anissa was experiencing day in and day out, caused us to search for a solution.

 Research led us to a medical specialist in Miami who had considerable success in his practice using auriculotherapy, an electrical stimulation of the ear.  An appointment was scheduled for Anissa. When the doctor performed this therapy on her, the hyper afflictions came to an immediate halt. Because the calming effect was so noticeable, the doctor recommended that we continue the therapy at home with a compact, state-of-the-art version of the machine.  This unique instrument has a special probe to effectively detect and stimulate important nerve junctions in the body. Clinical studies reveal that it is capable of improving blood flow, thereby improving vitality, reducing pain and accelerating tissue healing.

In order to purchase the Stimplus instrument, I first had to learn the technique.  That required my attending a two-day seminar near the Miami airport, where Anissa and her dad could enjoy a perfect view of air flight activity from our hotel room.  After the hotel security guard was notified of loud voices coming from our room, he showed up at our door that night to check on things. Once he understood our predicament, we were told to try and keep the volume low.   Oh, how many times we prayed for that very thing! Not wanting to disturb others, we knew that in the future there would have to either be a change with Anissa, stay at home or have a sound proof room.

The stimulator proved valuable to the wellness of our family – except for Anissa.  The high-pitch beeping, (generated “automatically” by the portable version of the device), on the edge of her ear, created in her a sensitivity to the noise which she violently resisted.  The large machine used by the physician in his office did not generate a noticeable noise, as it had a connecting line from the point of contact to the actual equipment located across the room.  We were grateful of being able to experience first-hand the validity of auriculotherapy therapy. With Anissa, it is not mind over matter – it either does or does not work! Scientific research has proven that cranial electrical stimulation can be a safe, alternative method of healing.  Since seizure activity is a type of electrical discharge in the brain, such stimulation must be regulated to avert negative results. At this present time, much research is being done with Deep Brain Stimulation which delivers controlled electrical pulses to a specific target in the brain.  

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

 Romans 5:1-5 NKJV

With so many disappointments throughout the years, the main thing that keeps my hope alive is the Word of God and memories of His Excellent Grace!


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