My tinnitus symptoms started eight weeks after I had suffered a head-on collision with the broad side of a 20-ton truck. I was diagnosed with tinnitus and upon asking the doctor what the prognosis was, I was informed that it was a life-long condition and that I would have to learn to live with it. For the first six weeks the tinnitus symptoms were manageable enough that I was able to continue with my research at the University of Oregon. Although the tinnitus symptoms would generally increase as the evening wore on, with an accompanying increase in anxiety. My chiropractor continued to believe that the structural cause of my tinnitus symptoms were spinally-based, so that when I failed to respond to his treatment, he attributed my failure to heal to unresolved psychological conflicts. My tinnitus symptoms grew more severe. I found myself calling my homeopath two, three, sometimes four times per night, terrified for my life.
I then met Dr. Philippe Souvestre who demonstrated his competence in treating brain disorders at our first meeting. At the conclusion of the tests, Dr. Souvestre told me that my case was not a difficult one for him. He recommended that I should embark on a four-to-five month program. He went on to predict that if I followed his protocol, I would be relieved of all my tinnitus symptoms. Initially, I had my doubts as to whether Dr. Souvestre could deliver on his expectations, but he turned out to be right. Since completing the program, I have resumed my studies as a graduate student at the University of Oregon, have begun listening to music again, and am presently in the process of writing a book. In many respects I am healthier now than I was when I began the program a little less than a year ago.
It may seem like an overstatement when I proclaim that Dr. Souvestre saved my life, but I would be dishonest if I did not give credit where credit is due. Besides being a highly competent and experienced physician, Dr. Souvestre is a compassionate and deeply caring human being, who helped me overcome a seemingly endless array of obstacles in my efforts to step back from the edge of the abyss and reclaim my health.