I came across Ashok Gupta and watched a number of his pieces on YouTube last fall. I found his confidence that healing could happen to be very reassuring and ... calming. The fact that he had been sick and had recovered carried alot of weight with me. Last fall I was not confident that I would ever get any better.
His approach was new in some ways, which was good, but also fell in line with some of the conclusions I'd been coming to myself, which also reassured me that here might be a doctor who had the right idea.
I liked the fact that much of what he was presenting was stuff I could do on my own. Didn't need a doctor who believed I was sick, didn't need to be able to go anywhere (that was hard for me at that time), didn't cost money I didn't have.
Just me and my own head.
I had been familiar with psychoneuroimmunology (our brain and gut communicate with each other all day long and we can influence to some extent the messages our mind sends to our body and thus some of the chemicals that run through us).
I knew a bit about the theory re: the hypothalamic / pituitary / adrenal axis (HPA axis) being out of whack. Dr. Gupta seemed to me to be maybe taking what I'd read about the hypothalamus and saying, he thought it was the amygdala that was the source of much of the problem.
I had read about adrenal fatigue and our whole sympathetic / parasympathetic mess. Somehow, what he said confirmed some of my conclusions about being able to un-learn and re-train myself in dealing with stress.
Hope all that made sense. I am NOT a science person by nature and don't always get things right.
Suffice to say, he seemed to take things further in a direction I was already exploring, and had given me a little more to work with in that direction.
Then my computer died and I was without till April. But I am starting to look into things again.