Working as both a hospital doctor and as a GP over many years I have at times felt very frustrated and disappointed to have been unable to help every one of my patients with the conventional medical approaches available even today.
Many of those 'untreatable' patients, however, were extremely grateful when I found complementary approaches that may not at first have been easy to understand – but that gave them relief and results that transformed not only their health but the quality of their lives – very gently and often very rapidly.
One such approach is that being used so successfully by Chris Duquemin – and now being offered free – to children in need – through the New Vision Children's Charity.
The New Vision Children's Charity is now making available to so many more children – and to their doctors – a simple yet effective way to transform symptoms and conditions that previously were so difficult to live with and yet – so frustratingly – seemed to defy all medical explanation and treatment.
I am certain many more children and their families are now going to be very grateful to their doctors – who through the New Visions Children's Charity – can provide them with not just some hope – but an effective approach to treatment of what – till now – might have seemed inexplicable or untreatable symptoms that made life so difficult to live with.
Dr Anne Curtis
I have been lucky enough to have Chris Duquemin Help me with many of my more complex patients For the past few years. I have also been lucky enough To get Chris to treat my son, myself and my husband with great benefit to my families health and well being.
Chris seems to have discovered a treatment modality That seems to be able to help some of those Patients that conventional medical techniques Do not seem to be able to help.
Patients of mine that I have sent for help from Chris have Included patients with fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, Severe whiplash, migraines, birth trauma, childhood Behavioural issues and complex chronic pain syndromes.
I have not had any patients or parents of patients Say that they have regretted coming to see Chris For treatment, virtually all of them have reported Significant improvements in their health problems And a significant number have had dramatic improvements Or even complete cures.
Some have avoided drastic treatments such as Spinal injections as their improvement meant That such drastic measures could be cancelled.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Chris Duquemin as a unique practitioner Who appears to be able to help patients in a way that I as a conventionally trained doctor struggle to Even understand.
I feel that his extremely well intentioned charitable Endeavours deserve the full support of everyone in Jersey.
Two of my patients who have been helped by Chris have volunteered to fund raise for his charity Such has been the impact of their treatment and the belief In how Chris can help adult and children alike.
I am very happy to speak to anyone regarding Chris Duquemin's Charitable application if you would like to discuss His work in any more detail with an independent Medical practitioner.
Dr Sarah Wilson
I have been delighted since starting work on Jersey as a GP to have a resource such as New Vision Therapy available to me and my patients. As a GP and a mum I know how difficult it can be to assess the right help for your child through conventional channels. It is wonderful to be able to offer parents and children extra help and relief from a wide range of conditions by referring them onwards to Chris. Everyone who has been treated by him and who has come to see me afterwards have receieved great benefit from it.
For my adult patients, his work provides an excellent partner to more conventional therapies and medications, Chris's work stands hand in hand with more traditional medical therapies and he is excellent at working with his fellow healthcare professionals to achieve the best outcome for his patients. The level of suport and intervention he can offer is difficult to find in any other service. My patients have found great relief in his therapy whether it be for psychological distress, palliative needs, chronic pain or high achieving athletes with musculo-skeletal issues. It is a pleassure to work with him and receive feedback that helps me to help my patients further.
Dr Rosie Wolstenholme
Our twins A & S were 8 weeks premature and had some health problems consequently.
They are now 2 1/2 and A has suffered with constipation and irritable bowel on a regular basis. She also has a slight squint.
She sees the paediatrician on a regular basis and has had numerous trips to the GP and was in a lot of discomfort related to her bowel issues. She is currently on medication daily for her bowel problems.
My partner Jis a regular patient of back to balance due to back problems and was keen for Marie-Christine to see my daughter and assess and treat her. I had no idea that a Chiropractor could help with A's problems.
Her first session went really well and Marie-Christine was very calming with A and explained the treatment to us and did a thorough patient history for A. Consequential treatments were just as good and our final treatment involved Chris Duquemin with some more CranioSacral work.
His expertise definitely rounded off the course of treatments positively and he was great with her.
Currently A's irritable bowel/constipation has almost resolved and she is much happier. Her squint has also improved.
We would definitely recommend back to balance to others and are grateful for the excellent treatment we received.
B F & J S
After multiple orthopaedic procedures, back problems and sciatica, doctors basically told me that apart from continuing with pain relief there was nothing more they could do for me. New Vision was recommended to me by a work colleague. I was prepared to try anything as all previous therapies had proved fruitless. After 3 sessions I am now 80% better. I have less pain and more energy that I have had for years. I can't recommend this enough. If like me you have given up, give New Vision a go, you have nothing to lose as it is 100% natural and non invasive.
Keep up the good work Chris!
My 7 year year old son J had been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia when we went to see Chris. A friend suggested that i went to see Chris with J and i thank her with all my heart. when we arrived for our first session, i thought that J would not comply, but Chris discussed what he was going to do with myself and J making us both very much at ease.
After the first session, we saw a difference with J, and after four treatments the difference has been remarkable, with Js reading having gone up 15 levels from a 10 to 25 - as Js mother, i never thought this would be possible. His concentration is much better, along with his behaviour and we have far fewer tantrums and meltdowns now. His writing is now legible, and he can control the size of his letters, making it easier for him. J is happy when he hears we are going to see Chris, as he says "he makes me feel better" - think that statement says it all. Chris spoke about children not being naughty, but they are sometimes stuck and behave like that for a reason with mechanical blockages in their body's. I cannot thank Chris enough for what he has done for J
I first met Chris when I attended a seminar that he was involved with regarding alternative therapies for children with special needs. At this time my daughter was 6, she was very introverted and had difficulty speaking to adults and other children at school however she was fine at home. She also complained, on a daily basis, from the time she started nursery of stomach ache and feeling sick. She began to miss school regularly and be sent home at lunch time due to her stomach problems. We had been referred to the pediatric department at the hospital. They were unsuccessful in finding a cause. Around this time she was also diagnosed with Selective Mutism through the Speech and Language Therapy department.
Chris emailed me after the seminar and I gave him a precis of what was going on with my daughter, he offered us a complimentary session in December 2010 and we have not looked back since. Her stomach aches disappeared from the time of treatment although we had a follow up appointment a couple of weeks later. Chris worked on her again in April 2012 as she was experiencing some recurrence of stomach pain, once again it went immediately.
She is now a very happy confident 9 year old who is blossoming and very rarely has a day off school. A happy child makes a happy Mum. I have no doubt in my mind that this is due to Chris and his therapeutic techniques for which we are truly grateful.
I was told about Chris by a friend. She knew I had been diagnosed with polymyalgia and was having to take presnisalone,a steroid. I went to see Emilia, as Chris was so booked up and i really wanted an appointment. She is a lovely lady, trained, I believe by Chris. She told me, before starting my treatment, that I could feel a bit off for 2-3 days.
So relaxed, fully clothed, the treatment started. Next day I felt great,after that I felt awful, for nearly a month, but knew it was my body working with the treatment. Foolishly I cancelled the next app as i was going away and didn't want to feel unwell whilst away. I left a message for Chris, he replied a couple of hours later,explaining why I had been unwell. So I booked another app. Meanwhile I had forgotten to take my steroids, first one day, then 2 days, on the third day I realized, not only had I forgotten my tablets, BUT I had no pain. I decided to stay off the tablets and see what happened. That was 3 weeks ago, I feel better than I have for 2 years and everyone I meet tells me how well I am looking.
I can't thank Chris and Emilia enough for what they have done for me and I am looking forward to my next app.
Thank you again.
I am writing to say a very big thank you for all your help. I came to you with a bad back which i have had for many years and no one seemed to know what was wrong and i was just given pain killers which never helped. By coming to you i now feel like a new man. I can lay blocks without worrying about my back. I have had no pain or stiffness and i do the exercises you told me to do twice a day. It is very reassuring to know that there is someone who knows, listens and understands other peoples problems. Doctors told me that it was my work and i needed to change my job; easier said than done when i have been in the building trade since 16 years old. You showed me exercises to do and said if i did them everyday i would be able to lay blocks without any problems.
I thank you so much and shall recommend you to as many people as I know.
I would just like to say what an absolute relief it was to find Chris at New Vision Therapy. He was recommended from a colleague at work after she could see how depressed and anxious I was becoming over the illness of my 15 year old son.
A brief history - our son had been a very active 15 year old – super fit cyclist, keen sportsman at school, and very out-going personality until 10 months ago. Suddenly he began to feel lethargic, complain of stomach pains, unable to participate in any sport, feeling nauseous and unable to lie down and sleep. It was a struggle to get him up and to school. His appetite dropped drastically and he began losing a lot of weight. A number of school days were lost – also a worry in his GCSE year.
After visiting our local GP on several occasions, taking numerous blood tests (with negative results) and finally seeing private consultants, his progress was not showing any signs of improvement.
After just one visit with Chris, he explained what the cause was – all his major organs in his body (lungs, kidneys, stomach, liver) were all misplaced and struggling to work efficiently, along with a restricted movement of his intra cranial membrane system. Chris gave us exercises to do at home and recommended he change his diet (his ph level showed he was highly acidic). I will be honest; I have never received any holistic treatment before and was a little sceptical. But when you see your son feeling depressed, struggling with life and in constant pain, I was prepared to give this treatment a go.
Well there was no looking back. After just 3 visits to Chris, my son’s abdominal pains have all but gone, his energy levels have increased, he now has an appetite and he’s back doing his beloved sport.
I would thoroughly recommend Chris’ treatment and cannot understand why GPs and the paediatrician consultants at Health and Social Services are not working more closely with this practice. If only my GP had advised me of the treatment that New Vision Therapy offered back in January it would have saved my son so much pain and worry.
T was 8 years old when he first came to us with a chronic form of juvenile arthritis. Ts knees and ankles were swollen and painful with restricted movement in the joints. He had been referred by local Paediatricians to specialists at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Medication was prescribed which helped to manage the symptoms but did nothing to address the root cause of Ts imbalances. After 5 sessions, there was marked improvement in Ts symptoms, with swelling having significantly reduced in both knees and ankles, and all joints had begun to regain much of their natural mobility. We shared our findings with Ts Consultant at Great Ormond Street, and they agreed a gradual phased out reduction in his medication assuming that there was no regression in his symptoms. Delighted to report that T is now off all medication and doing great.
Mr P C
Having spent the past almost two years with my little girl suffering from severe constipation, too many trips to the doctor and medicine coming out of our ears, i decided to give cranio sacral therapy a go with Chris.
I have been more than blown away by the results! Chris informed me that it all originates from a nerve a the base of the skull being under pressure, which all makes sense as she had a torticolis as a baby and caused a curve in her spine too.Well i am more than over the moon to say that in 3 weeks following our appointment, she has required not one single laxative, and the curve in her spine has practically straightened!So thank you so much to you, i will be recommending many people along the way.
Mrs J D
I strongly recommend Chris Duquemin as part of the support agency team the States of Jersey should provide for children.
My son J is seven years old and has had a lot of learning difficulties through his entire lifetime. Mont Nicolle school and myself have tried so many different avenues to get help for him; from psychologists, speech therapy, occupational therapist, special needs teachers to name a few. They have all helped in some way, but it would never change the irritability and frustration he had. J was always tense with no middle ground with his temper. He was unable to cope with the feelings he was experiencing. He always struggled with lessons he felt he couldn’t do. His motor skills and literacy are way behind for his age.
I heard about Chris through a friend; they knew a child who had had similar problems to J and had had excellent results. I took J along to see Chris at the clinic and was amazed by what he found wrong with him. After four sessions with him, J was a different boy. He is a lot calmer and able to cope a lot better with his feelings. His reading and literacy is getting better all the time and he is a lot happier at school. Relatives and friends cant believe the difference in him.
If this unobtrusive therapy that Chris offers could be put in place through the States of Jersey, i know from my own experience that there would be fewer problems for children with learning and health problems.
I first met Chris when i started my cranio sacral therapy training, and i wanted to have a general treatment to see what it was all about. First experience was great, and made my mind up that this(along with his other therapy treatments)was an amazing way to get my health to its optimum.
Two weeks later i got the Norwalk Virus and this had put my body in a spin with incredible painful symptoms of stomach cramps, and being unable to enjoy any foods and to digest without pain. Chris worked with me to ease my symptoms and get my body and mind back to a healthy state. He is an amazing individual with so many talents and knowledge. He worked with me in a very gentle and effective way so that i could go away between treatments with “homework” to help the healing process to continue.
I would encourage anyone who has any form of symptoms that they cannot understand or even cope with anymore to visit him and have an open mind and just let his work speak for itself.
It is so rare and a breath of fresh air to work with someone that never judges you or your symptoms, but just has your best interests at heart.
My son, A, who is 7 years old, was having behavioural problems at school. I took him to see Chris to have craniosacral work on him and after 3 sessions i noticed an improvement. He was more focused and calmer and his behaviour improved at school. The CST has also helped him to remain positive and it is amazing to see how he relaxes during a CST session. I appreciate the calmness and serenity that goes with CST. I enjoy it when Chris gives an explanation on the used techniques, with aftercare advice and suggestions to try at home. I also like the friendly and warm welcome we received, and A felt straight away comfortable and relaxed.
Chris showed a great deal of interest and knowledge, and this was indeed very comforting.
Thanks very much for being so generous with your time. Mum has really felt a lot better since she saw you, and has been pain free, and hasn’t had that for a long time.
Thank you for everything you have done for A. I brought her to see you with a shoulder injury, not realising that you would be able to help with some other issues she has had for a long time. She is now going to bed and sleeping soundly, no sleep walking, no nightmares, sleep talking or night sweats so she obviously feels much more rested after a nights sleep and is much calmer and able to concentrate better at school. She also rarely complains of headaches which she used to get a lot. A says she feels much better herself and in was very impressed with your treatment, and will be contacting you shortly to arrange an appointment for my son who has special needs.
I just wanted to write to you to thank you for the work that you are doing for our members here at Headway.
As you know, I am someone who has to see the benefits of any therapy first hand before i will expose any of the Headway members to it. My own experience of your treatment has been very positive, and i thank you for what you have done. The benefits for the members you have seen already are quite clear.
There is no doubt that a combination of the more traditional therapies and your own is a positive combination for those members who i can see will benefit.
On behalf of all at Headway Jersey, many thanks again for all your help and i hope we can keep this very beneficial relationship going for a long while to come.
Chief Executive Officer, Headway Jersey
My Name is J F and I am 15 years old.
For many years I suffered with severe stomach cramps and constant nausea. I had been to the doctor multiple times and had many tests to work out what was wrong but every time they couldn't find any reason for my symptoms. All they could do was prescribe drugs for irritable bowel that did little to relieve the symptoms. I saw the Paediatrician at the hospital twice but he couldn't find any reason for my symptoms either. Since there was nothing that they could do, it seemed like it was something I would just have to live with. I have subsequently missed months of school over the years.
A few months before seeing Chris Duquemin I went to see an Osteopath, as I had pain in my neck & back. I went for two treatments and she suggested that her husband, who was also an Osteopath, take a look to see if there was anything he could do to help with my nausea & cramps. Instantly, he picked up that my bile duct was full and was holding the bile in and not releasing it. He then proceeded to drain it through gentle manipulation. The next day I didn't feel too great, but by the second day I felt much better and though the symptoms had not completely subsided the treatment had definitely relieved them. He suggested that because the bile was not being released that some of it might have entered the blood stream and this might help to explain the constant yellow tinge of my skin. Unfortunately, he was unwell himself at the time he was treating me and couldn't do any follow up appointments. After a short time, the symptoms returned just as bad as before.
Not long after, a friend of my mum suggested that I go to see Chris to see if there was anything he could do to help. As soon as I walked in Chris picked up that I had a problem with my liver and after treating me he said I had a twisted liver and I had obviously had it for a very long time, most probably from birth. After the first session I felt very relaxed and my symptoms seemed to be relieved somewhat. He gave me some exercises to do between appointments. After a couple more treatments and continuation of the exercises the pain & nausea disappeared and haven't returned.
I can't explain what a difference this has made to my life finally to be pain & nausea free. I am very grateful to Chris and now I can live my life normally.
Our daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis at the age of 2. She is now 5 and when she has a swollen joint she is in alot of pain. The morning we visited Chris for the first time our daughter was in alot of pain, she had 3 swollen joints. After one session with Chris. She was free of pain and a completely different child, more vibrant and happy. The next day the swellings had gone down significantly! She still gets occasional swellings but she doesn't seem to be in as much pain with them. Its brilliant! As Chris said it will take sometime to fix the problem. We are happy to recommend Chris. He has helped our daughter and given us hope that our daughter will eventually be cured.
Mrs J P