1. Treatment results connected to body sensation
• Physical effects like physical symptoms diminishing or disappearing (pain, infections, constipation, tension, fatigue, etc.), strengthening of the immune system, etc.
• Mental effects like removal of blockages, getting more energy, better sleep, increased quality of life, better general condition, feeling attended to/safeguarded.
• 'Side gains' like diminishing or disappearance of other physical symptoms than the ones that the user told the treatment provider about.
• Short term responses to the treatment like a change in body odor, increased amount of faeces, change in the odour of the urine, head ache, old symptoms re-appearing.
• Long term responses -
2. Changes in awareness, understanding, insight
• Increased bodily consiousness and bodily awareness like being able to listen to and interpreting body signals.
• Changes in the knowledge and understanding of, and insight into ones disease/symptoms, including putting into words other ways to understand disease than the biomedical understanding.
• Some sort of transformation, understood as an individual, seeking, self integrating, and never ending health-related change process.
• Putting into words spiritual aspects and tools for working with spiritual aspects of life.
• Greater awareness of one self in different social settings.
3. Changes in actions and development of new competences in the role as one's own 'disease manager' – especially important for people with chronic disease
• Develop a larger room of action and find ones own resources (drive).
• Develop tools to handle life situations, including social activities.
• Develop knowledge and tools to prevent symptoms and to promote health.
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