I suffer from spina bifida. A few years ago, I began to have breathing problems. In fact, I had a severe attack, while driving, that caused me to pull off the road. My husband was a physician. He took me to a very prestigious research hospital in Chicago to be checked out. I was told that my spina bifida had begun to affect my breathing nerves and that my prognosis was not good. A friend, doing research in a new field of atmospheric therapy, told us that the breathing problems were more likely the result of damage done to my airway as the result of numerous surgeries for my pain associated with my spinal condition. To say the least, my husband and I had our doubts. Yet, breathing problems are most frightening, and what did we have to lose? I tried the ABT therapy and was surprised at its effectiveness. I used it for a week. I have not had a problem with my breathing since.
I suffer from mild asthma and chronic sinus problems myself. I used this technology, and the first time I used it, I found lung capacity I never knew I had. It was like finding another lung. When I had the start of a sinus infection, I used this machine for one hour. The infection was gone the next day. Since the machine was returned, I have had to revert back to drugs to control my asthma.
South Holland, Illinois
I have emphysema and asbestosis. I was chosen to be a subject using atmospheric control technology. Much easier breathing marked my response to the therapy. Surprisingly, this benefit lasted more than the hour I was on this therapy. The entire next day was also better for me. I would do almost anything to avoid oxygen therapy. This works as well as my breathing medications, but it works with no side effects. It lasts longer too. I am pleased to have been included in this study.
Dog Owner - Before use of the machine, my fourteen year old Schnauzer was in a state of constant near panting-short, quick, rapid breaths. While on the machine his breathing noticeably changed to a deeper, much more relaxed respiration. This elder pet will, without coaxing, place his face in a Styrofoam cup used as a makeshift face mask. He seems to know this type of humidification is good for him.
I have to start by telling you; I'm a heavy smoker -two packs a day. For the last fifteen years I have been unable to sleep in a reclining position. I just cant breathe if I lay flat. I tried the ABT Humiditherm to see if I could get some help. I only had one treatment and I could lay down with no problem, breathing normally. I could sleep out of my recliner and in a bed. This single short treatment had this effect for four days. We had used a similar treatment on our horses for years with terrific results. You have really got to try the ABT Humiditherm.
Mark Kime, Director of Cardiology & Neuroscience
There wasn't anything wrong with me, but I had seen this marvelous device work for an employee of mine with severe asthma. That is, she used to have severe asthma. I placed the small nasal prongs under my nose and started to exercise. I am so out of shape that climbing a flight of stairs makes me short of breath. I sprinted for nearly thirty minutes, my respiratory rate never exceeded 14 breaths per minute and I felt great. In fact for the next three or four hours I felt like a 15 year old kid again. As a clinician long experienced in respiratory therapy, I find this device to be most remarkable.
I cared for my father at home. He had several strokes. I applied this atmospheric technology after each stroke and brought him through each episode. The VNA nurses observed and charted his remarkable recovery each and every time.
M. K., CPC
I suffered from asthma as a young child and again as an adult. My doctor told my parents it was allergy produced and that I would "grow out of it". The doctor even suggested to my father that he felt it would be best if we moved to Arizona. I remember being the first in the neighborhood to have a vaporizer and we used it in the fall and winter months and it worked very well. The vapor helped relieve my breathing and wheezing. And then, as the doctor promised, I grew out of 'it'. Now, as a 50 plus year old person, I have been hospitalized twice in the last four years for asthma and related allergic reactions. I have been prescribed the usual inhalers and steroids until I was blue in the face, no pun intended. In November 2000, I was hospitalized for 5 days and could not believe how lousy I felt - nothing seemed to work. I even developed steroid-induced diabetes during this stay. I went back to work the following week. This was not a good week at all. I felt miserable and some of my symptoms had returned. The wheezing, barely breathing, hacking cough was wearing me down. I was surely going to be re-admitted soon. One of the doctors I work for knew of this cutting-edge machine and the man that developed it and said he thought it would help my symptoms. My employer got me in touch with the machine and William Ruff. After I had my first treatment, which was on a Friday evening, I could immediately feel the difference. By the next morning it seemed like a little miracle had occurred.
I was the victim of a work related chemical accident where by I ingested and inhaled toxic insecticides and pesticides, resulting in lung and liver damage. I recovered completely using this atmospheric support. I am now completely normal.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
I have a long and expensive story. I am 5’ 8" and weigh 165lbs. My problem is sleep apnea. 9 steep studies with interventions between each. Some of my adventures include CPAP (didn't work at all), $1400 jaw thrust device, UPPP (throat roto-ruter which includes removing the Uvula, trip to Stanford University for a scope, two part tounge rebuild followed by an abscess). My last treatment was a permanent tracheostomy tube and oxygen plus 2 medications for sleeping. Then a good friend of mine told me about this unusual machine and would like me to try it, so I flew to Chicago and tried it. What a miracle it is!! I exercised with it and had a marvelous experience. No muscle twitching, no dyspnea (shortness of breath), and my oxygen level actually went up. Since that went so well, I tried another sleep study, with little hope. In all of my other sleep studies I never had any slow-wave sleep (stages 3+4). I had the study without oxygen and keeping my trach closed. Within minutes I was in both stages 3 and 4 sleep. Another miracle I have found the only device that has helped, without expensive MD visits. I should point out that I am a Respiratory Therapist and know only too well the outcome of severe sleep apnea. Thank you Mark and Bill.