What I am doing to beat this!

The most important thing to do:

1. Get to an ALS clinic right away

2. Become an advocate of ALS to spread the word and help raise money for this disease to find a cure.

3. Get involved in any clinical trials that you can to help find a cure with the ALS clinic

 Homeopathic Practioner:

Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a whole medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago and has been practiced in the United States since the early 19th century. Homeopathy is used for wellness and prevention and to treat many diseases and conditions.

Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine. In the last decade there is a considerable increase in its popularity. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that uses tiny dose of natural substances to stimulate the bodies own healing powers. Homeopathy is extremely effective. When the correct remedy is taken, results can be rapid, complete and permanent.

  • Homeopathy is not limited to certain diseases but is universally applicable to all kinds of diseases. To obtain the best results and full benefits of homeopathic science, one should resort to homoeopathy in the early phase of sickness.
  • Homeopathy is completely safe. Even babies and pregnant women can use Homeopathy without the danger of side effects. Homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other medication without producing unwanted side effects.

Upper Cervical Procedure:

The Secret of Brain to Body Communication

One of the world’s best kept secrets – the key to enjoying a better quality of life – and living pain free without the use of drugs is within your reach.

The secret is a relatively unknown yet simple scientific procedure that maintains head and neck alignment which in turn, allows the brain to communicate efficiently with all parts of the body without interference. The secret is best known as UPPER CERVICAL CORRECTIVE HEALTH CARE.

The human body is a complex creation with a phenomenal ability to heal itself – given the right conditions.

The brain, like a powerful computer system controls and monitors all bodily functions. Brain messages; signals from the brain to the body are the medium used to communicate instructions from the brain to the different body parts. These brain messages move in a vast network of connections, our nervous system, which allows the brain to communicate with even the most remote part of the body.

A vast and complex network
* This vast network of connections shuttles millions of health and healing messages per second back and forth to all parts of the body.
* These messages govern the thousands of functions that keep our body operational.
* We can’t feel the messages. We can’t see them, but we know they exist. It’s these messages that keep the heart pumping blood, the lungs taking in air, the stomach digesting food – and the thousands of biological functions occurring continuously in the body. 
* Every one of these messages passes through a small area of the neck at the point where the head and neck join. It’s a critical area in the brain’s communication pathway for sending its health and healing messages down the spinal cord, out over the nervous system to all parts of the body.
 Atop this critical area sits the head. The head weighs between 8 and 14 lbs and rests in a delicate balance at the top of the spine. The head must remain perfectly balanced and in alignment on top of the neck to prevent any interference in brain to body communication.

There are many ways this critical head/neck area can become misaligned; a fall, an accident, a bump on the head, bad sleeping habits or poor posture. Misalignment can even occur during the birth process. Forceps used as a birthing aid, or a simple twist of the head during delivery can bring on misalignment! Any type of misalignment, regardless of how it occurred, restricts or distorts brain to body messages in this critical area at the top of the neck. Left unchecked this misalignment can cause pain and symptoms to develop and increase during one’s lifetime.


When the head is shifted off the center of the top of the neck and held in a misaligned position by muscles of the neck, it can prevent brain health and healing messages from getting through to some part of the body.

Regardless of how misalignment occurs, it can prevent the body from sending “S.O.S.” messages to the brain when in need of help. That part of the body that cannot effectively communicate with the brain will begin to develop symptoms and health problems.
These health problems will grow worse until the misalignment (bottleneck) is corrected and effective brain to body communication is restored.


Head / Neck Alignment Restored

The Upper Cervical Doctor’s specialty is THE UPPER CERVICAL SPINAL CORRECTION, which is barely felt by the patient, requires NO forceful pulling, twisting or jerking motion of the neck.

It is specifically designed to correct head/neck misalignment, to restore body balance, and to re-activate brain communication to the areas affected by misalignment. As soon as the correction is made, muscles begin to relax, blood and oxygen circulation increases, the immune system gains strength and vitality and the body’s natural, self-healing process begins.

This natural self-healing process continues as long as the head/neck alignment is maintained and the brain can communicate without interference to all parts of the body.


Since the body has self-healing properties, WE SHOULD GIVE IT MORE ATTENTION because many of our daily activities can cause misalignment to occur. Upper Cervical Doctors are committed to help patients maintain head/neck alignment in order to prevent any interference in brain to body communication.

Upper Cervical preventive and corrective health care is truly one of the world’s best kept secrets. It is a natural and effective way to living pain free without the use of drugs and is safe and effective for people of all ages.
www.uppercervicalillustrations.com (Reprint with permission from Daniel O. Clark, D.C. 702-896-9228)


The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. In TCM, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yangThe concept of two opposing yet complementary forces described in traditional Chinese medicine. Yin represents cold, slow, or passive aspects of the person, while yang represents hot, excited, or active aspects. A major theory is that health is achieved through balancing yin and yang and disease is caused by an imbalance leading to a blockage in the flow of qi.. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. According to TCM, health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state”; disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of qiIn traditional Chinese medicine, the vital energy or life force proposed to regulate a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health and to be influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked, according to TCM, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians. Sources vary on the number of meridians, with numbers ranging from 14 to 20. One commonly cited source describes meridians as 14 main channels “connecting the body in a weblike interconnecting matrix” of at least 2,000 acupuncture points.

Acupuncture became better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries.

Nambrudapad Allergy Elimination Consultations:

NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques)  www.NAET.comAn individual can be allergic to anything.  Allergy symptoms can range from mild to debilitating reactions to life-threatening illnesses. From a Western medical point of view, an allergy is an overreaction of the immune system.  In NAET, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective based on Oriental Medical principles and defined in terms of the effect an allergic substance has on the energy flow in the body.In the allergic person, the allergic substance (known as an allergen) is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body’s well-being.  When contact is made with an allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways called meridians, disrupting the normal flow of energy through the body’s electrical circuits.  This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system which begins a chain of events that can develop into an allergic response.Undiagnosed allergies are often the cause of common or chronic illnesses which when left untreated can become serious or critical.  From the symptoms the brain signals the body about the possible dangers if the energy blockages remain within the body. The result of energy imbalances in the body leads to a diminished state of health in one or more organ system.  By reprogramming the brain and removing the blockages from the energy pathways, NAET allow the body to regain perfect balance (homeostasis) and function normally to reach optimum health.  ONDAMED (Electro-Resonance Therapy) www.ondamed.net (845) 496-6674, email to support@ondamed.netONDAMED is a battery-powered biofeedback device that a medical practitioner uses to determine which frequencies of sound, as well as the accompanying weak pulsed electromagnetic fields, cause a response in a patient’s autonomic nervous system. Temporary stimulation by these frequencies, combined with the patient’s cognitive and non-cognitive participation, promotes relaxation, muscle re-education, and rehabilitation that return the body to its former state of wellness.Great contributions from outside the field of medicine have been made by electronics engineers and physicists; revolutionizing the fields of medicine:

  • Inventors of the pacemaker: John Hopps and Wilson Greatbatch
    Inventor of the X-Ray Device: Wilhelm Roentgen
    Inventors of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Felix Bloch & Edward Mills Purcell discovered Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in 1930. In 1970 Raymond Damadian, M.D. filed the first patent for the MRI Scanner, which was further developed by physicists Peter Mansfield and Paul Lauterbur.
    Inventor of Ultrasound: Carl Hellmuth Hertz

Let’s Review:

The body is based on electro-magnetism. Energy is the basis of life. The way medicine has been taught and still is taught today is limited to the chemical model and most medical professionals are not sufficiently taught in the area of physics. Without physics, chemistry cannot work and vice versa. Extended understanding how the body works in the world of physics will give medical professionals a more complete picture of the body in its entirety.

The heart is electric and so is the brain. When you speak of electricity you automatically speak of magnetism since one cannot exist without the other. Knowing that the body is mostly electric (or energy-based), why, then, are we not treating tissue with stimulating energy fields?

From electrical engineers and physicists, we have learned to view the body from an expanded perspective, such as the MRI.

We use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to re-arrange the hydrogen atoms in order to view a specific picture from the inside of the body. This approach is used with the ONDAMED Technology (1) by applying the Biofeedback Methodology. Scanning over the body with specific electromagnetic fields, we are creating Magnetic Resonance to identify the areas requiring medical intervention, non-invasively with a field that is a million times lower than MRI technology.

This is an incredible breakthrough in medicine.

Besides stimulating cell repair and regeneration by fully penetrating cells with electromagnetic fields, ONDAMED’s pulsing fields enter the blood-brain barrier, thereby allowing improved assimilation of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, hormones, etc.

From the perspective that specific pulsed electromagnetic fields are able to penetrate and restore the smallest unit in the body, the cell, a whole new vein in medicine has opened up with endless possibilities; non-invasively.

Did you know: That today, complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine are among the fastest growing aspects of health care. In 1990, one-third of the U.S. Population used some form of alternative approach to health care, and by the year 2010 at least two-thirds will (3). This is a clear and loud message, driven by a new understanding of physiology.

The New Medicine is here and it is in more demand than ever; especially with more educated patients and healthcare changes focusing on cost saving therapeutic solutions that work.

Life is Energy. Energy is Life. You must not stand still. Get involved, educate yourself and take steps for a better way in medicine.

Herbs and Vitamins:

Even after Lou Gehrig announced to the world in 1939 that he had to quit baseball due to the fact that he had ALS, and died two years later, the medical field has not come up with a cure….70 years!  However, they have one medicine that has been FDA approved called Rilutek.  It is very expensive and from what we have read, may extend the patients life by 2-3 months.  Wow!

So, we are looking into natural supplements.  Our daughter Angela purchased a book for us to read called, The Better Brain.  Their is one chapter in the book that specifically deals with ALS.  They suggest the following Tier of supplements:

DHA    300mg x 2 daily; CoQ10    100mg x 2 daily; Vitamin E   400 IU x 1 daily; Vitamin C    200mg x 2 daily; Alpha lipoic acid   100mg x 1 daily; N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)   400mg x 2 daily; Acetyl-L-carnitine   400mg x 2 daily; Phosphatidylserine    100mg x 2 daily; Ginkgo biloba  60mg x 1 daily; Vitamin D  400 IU x 1 daily

Vitamin B-complex supplement **

B1 (thiamine) 50 mg x 1 daily; B3 (niacin as niacinamide) 50mg x 1 daily; B6 (pyridoxine)  50 mg x 1 daily; Folic acid 400mcg x 2 dailyB12 (Cobalamin) 500mcg x 2 daily

** Look for a B-complex supplement containing sever B vitamins in one capsule or pill.

Contact Reflex Analysis:

What Is Contact Reflex Analysis?

Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA), simply stated, is an energy connection. It is a technique that utilizes a muscle response as an indicator and assessment of the energy status of each organ, gland, system, or structure. This energy assessment is accomplished by testing one or more reflexes, which are similar to acupuncture points and meridians, and monitoring the reactance of the muscle when in contact with these points. The more the body reacts when an energy imbalance is located, the weaker the muscle. In CRA the practitioner typically applies a single, downward push on the wrist of a patient’s outstretched arm while also making contact with a specific reflex point on the patient’s body. The gentle, but firm push is like a subtle “question” and the muscle reactivity response is the “answer.”

When trying to understand how CRA as an energy connection works, it is sometimes helpful to compare the energy of the body to the flow of electricity in a house. We typically don’t think or worry about what’s going on with our body unless something goes wrong and symptoms are produced.

With CRA neither symptoms nor specific diseases are treated. It is not a system of differential diagnosis, but a technique in which the doctor can correct the energy imbalance by finding and treating the cause. In the analysis CRA aims to discover what caused the energy situation whereby dis-ease might flourish. With this information a personalized, specific management plan can be created and implemented to care for the patient as a whole: body, mind, and spirit. With CRA, patients are given hope. Not just hope that they can manage, but hope that the cause(s) will be found and that complete healing will take place. This is the focus and determined goal of practitioners who utilize CRA.

Detox Programs:


I am doing the normal gym workouts including cardio, legs, and my left arm with weights.  Diann and I also enjoy taking walks with Jasmine at night on the golf course and around the neighborhood.


The Ondamed is an Electro-Magnetic Impulse Frequency Device that allows the Healthcare Provider to detect weakness/disorder in patient’s body instantly by pulse feedback method. The Ondamed gives the health care provider a “look into the patient’s body” and undetected or underlying problems for patient’s complaints and pains can be discovered, the Healthcare Provider follows his initial exam by choosing the proper frequency treatment. The gentle non-threatening treatments can be applied according to the Ondamed Therapy Instructions.

How does Ondamed work?

This hypothesis is based on a meeting with J. B. Sharma, professor of physics at Gainesville College of University System of Georgia, held on May, 28-30 ,02.

Ondamed therapy is rapidly promising the cure or substantial relief to several types of chronic disease. This approach to medicine is based upon the interaction of external EM impulses and the EM field of the human body. This model of disease is based on the assumption of a disruption of the EM field of the human body, which can be remedied by a judicious administration of external Electromagnetic (EM) impulses. The detection of specific frequencies related to diseased tissue/site/organ is done by observing the resonances invoked by the external EM impulse. The resonances are detected by instrumentation connected to the patient, which monitors pulse and frequencies (Nogier). This is the fundamental approach of Ondamed Therapy.

If you would like to read more on this hypothesis copy and paste this: http://www.ondamed.net/publication/html/en/article04.html .  You can also google the word:  ondamed.



2 Responses to “What I am doing to beat this!”

  1. Missy Toler Says:

    Dear Don, found your website as Iwas looking for a support group for ALS. My Baby Brother has just been diagnoised . I am from Maryville,TN. Are you from around this Area? Hope you are doing well.

    Missy Toler

    • steffen5 Says:

      Hi Missy,

      We live in West Knoxville. There is the first annual walk on October 16th here in Knoxville that you guys should come to raise awareness for ALS. If you guys can come I would love to meet you all. We will be wearing green shirts that say “A team for Don Steffen” If you want to walk with us we would love to have you. 9 am for registration and the walk starts at 10. Please let us know if you would like to come. It is located at Victor Ashe park. I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have as I have been fighting this for 2 years. I can help you find the right organizations and services for your brother. When was he diagnosed?


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