Side Effects Overview

A great article discussing the side effects of Anesthesia.

How to Help Yourself

Explanations and self-treatment.

Finding Local Practitioners

This is a complex process, please watch the video.


While this cognitive decline has been clearly linked to surgery, there is no medical consensus as to the underlying cause.  A small group of alternative practitioners have come to believe that these symptoms are the result of the anesthesia and not the surgery itself.  More precisely, a wide set of violent side effects seem to stem from the body’s response to the anesthesia.

How to help yourself

This video presents specific techniques which you can do to reduce your symptoms and learn to self-regulate your condition. Also covered is information on how to avoid certain things which can exacerbate your symptoms. Five distinct techniques are presented; these helpful practices are designed to help you re-gain some measure of control and to teach you how to gently change your state for the better.

Finding Local Practitioners

This video articulates the challenges you may face in trying to find a local practitioner to help you with the Side Effects of Anesthesia. It offers recommendations in terms of what modalities might be helpful, how to search for practitioners, and what questions you can ask in order to find the right person for your needs. Also covered are strategies for using a team of practitioners if no single practitioner with the requisite training and experience is available.

Here are the links to 2 practitioner databases.  SOME of these practitioners have been trained to treat the side effects of anesthesia.  If there is one in your area, I recommend that you call and ask about their training and experience with anesthesia.

The Side Effects of Anesthesia


It has been my experience that, for the most advanced practitioners, treatment regimens emerge from their life experiences and personalities as well as from their training and clinical expertise.  The history that follows is relevant because it reveals who I am and how I got here.  My story is interspersed with details regarding my credentials and training, because both are essential aspects of clinical treatment and the therapeutic relationship.

Medical Research

It’s very difficult to find information on the Side Effects of Anesthesia.  In this section I’ve included most of the major studies and their published articles.  Each journal article is available in its entirety in PDF form and includes the authors and the publishing journal.  For each study I’ve written a brief summary of what I considered to be the most salient points.  I also highlighted relevant portions of the PDF in yellow.  The summaries and highlighting are mine and are not from the authors of each study.

Medical Research Articles

Case Studies

Short written case study: Tom

I’ve selected this case study because Tom’s two sessions highlight the subtlety of the work as well as the challenge of connecting the outcome with the energetic treatment.

Long written case study: Liz

As a general rule, I try to limit each case study to a few pages that highlight the key points.  However, this case study is presented in its entirety because Liz had the misfortune of exhibiting virtually every possible negative side effect from general anesthesia.  Her story includes two trips to the ER, visits with numerous doctors, multiple attempts at medication, and a profoundly negative impact physically, emotionally, and energetically.  Six months after her surgery, Liz has shown dramatic improvement and has been able to resume normal activity.  However, several mild side effects are still expressing in her system.   She recently resumed treatment with the goal of healing completely out of her traumatic experiences with anesthesia.