Great Smokies Medical Center of Asheville

In Their Own Words: Healing Stories

When a reader recently suggested sharing GSMC patients’ stories of health recovery in a future issue of Health Matters, we thought it was a great idea. We hope you find something helpful in the following stories written in our patients’ own words:

My son is a child with vaccine-induced mercury toxicity. Upon learning of his diagnosis we tried every treatment possible with no results. Dr. Wilson suggested chelation therapy. The results we have seen in the last six months have been incredible. My son is now able to feel the cold with his hands. At almost eight years old he is now potty trained. You can have a conversation with him and even ask questions and get appropriate responses. For the first time in his life, he did not scream, cry, or get “unreachable,” to have his hair cut. He actually behaved in Dr. Wilson’s office and allowed us to have a conversation without slapping me, crawling on the floor, etc. The child he was meant to be is slowly starting to emerge.
A. C., Asheville, NC

I was referred to GSMC in May 2000 by my dentist after extensive dental revision (amalgam removal, root canal extractions and cavitation surgery). I was near death physically and emotionally. Depression/anxiety/fear, cognitive deficits, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, menopause, candida, and food sensitivities were among my diagnoses. I’ve taken multiple supplements and am now off all prescription meds except thyroid through Dr. Wright’s diligent handling of my healing journey. After only one day on neurotransmitter supplements, I wanted to get out of bed and do something. That has progressed to increased energy and the motivation to take control of my life again. I thank the Lord for my healing and the wisdom and knowledge he’s given this compassionate staff. My friends have commented that my whole personality has changed. It’s so wonderful to have my life back.
M. G., Wilkesboro, NC

I am one of those people who became very deficient in stomach acid, didn’t realize it, went through a horrible fatigue, and then magically got better once I started taking hydrochloric acid supplementation. How it started is the weird part, because it was so gradual that I really didn’t notice it. I blamed it on aging, being busy, diet, stress, etc. Once it got severe, I wondered if I was losing my mind; all I wanted to do was go to sleep. When I started taking HCl, it was like spring creeping into my body and mind after a very long winter. HCl revived, strengthened, and stabilized me. B12 shots also helped in the first few months of recovery. Each month that I took HCl, I felt better. Now I can look back, and see how powerfully this deficiency can undermine one physically and emotionally. Not on my life would I leave home now without it!
M.A., Asheville, NC

Fibromyalgia, whiplash trauma and unrelenting spinal pains left me unable to be up and about with the family for ten years. Finding the underlying causes of my condition was left to Dr. Wright, an “enlightened detective.” She found lead toxicity and “got the lead out” with chelation. My fibromyalgia and spinal pains were improved with injection therapy, craniosacral therapy, energy work and massage. Meridian Stress Assessment testing further revealed problems with root canals, diet and digestion inadequacies. Every aspect of my life was connected to the whole. It was like peeling an onion, layer by layer and finally the core me could be seen more clearly and heal. I have gone on to study and now practice some of the modalities that helped me heal.
J. K., Valdese, NC

I had become a patient at GSMC for unrelated problems and just in passing asked Dr. Wilson if he had any experience with atrial fibrillation of the heart. It turns out he had. He found the cause of it was a long-standing cavitational infection where a lower left wisdom tooth had been removed over 50 years ago. Cynthia confirmed it by MSA. The cavitational necrosis was surgically removed and cleaned. I had been experiencing an episode of atrial fibrillation that lasted several hours every day for the 9 months prior to surgery. Since surgery 2 1/2 months ago I’m steadily improving and have only had two very short episodes in the last month.
H. C., Weaverville, NC

When I first saw Dr. Wright in February of 2001, I had been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 12 years and had seen several well-known CFS researchers/clinicians, but had steadily gone downhill. I spent many days bedridden. I weighed 95 pounds due to serious maldigestion and malabsorption. Liver tests were bad, thyroid and adrenal glands were failing, hormones were drastically out of balance, cognitive ability was almost nonexistent, etc. Six months later, I had gained 30 pounds, liver tests normalized and I was steadily gaining energy. For the last two years, I have been helping with secretarial work at my husband’s business and am able to travel to visit family and go out with friends. I can never adequately thank Dr. Wright for her compassion and intelligence. I have an enjoyable life again!
J. W., Greensboro, NC

As the mother of a child with autism, it is very frustrating and depressing to work with him for two years and see very little progress in his development. I prayed and asked the Lord to lead me to any treatments my son needed to reach his full potential. We were led to GSMC and Dr. Wilson who recommended testing and treatments including vitamins, minerals, chelation, and neurotransmitter support. It has been five months now and my child’s teachers and therapists are giving us glowing reports, especially in the area of speech and language development, which is so hard for autistic children to grasp. Even his bus driver has commented on how much more he is talking. I finally feel the knot in my stomach loosening when I think about my son’s future. I believe he will be able to fulfill his destiny and do whatever he chooses to do in life.
L. H., Knoxville, TN

A resolution to many years of severe pelvic pain was the first and immediate result for me after receiving natural hormone replacement therapy as a patient at GSMC. To have received preventative healthcare and be pain free over the last 3 1/2 years has been exceptional and life-changing. Issues that had overwhelmed me with fear throughout my life caused me to hold life at bay, until I began the Family Constellation work with Sheila Saunders that was recommended to me by Dr. Wright. This has been and continues to be the most transforming and life-affirming help I’ve ever received.
K. R., Black Mountain, NC

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