La Floresta, Guayaquil, Ecuador
"I had problems with my bones, they hurt a lot and now thanks God and thanks to Dr Montufar I feel very well and calm. Since I was seventeen I suffered from this and now I am 38 years old. My right hand was swollen and I could not touch anything wet, when I washed some clothes, I spent a horrible night, my hands hurt a lot and I always complained."
Popayan, Cauca, Colombia
"I am 63 years old. I suffered from asthma, heart disease, rheumatism, migraine, fever, bone pain everywhere and a lot of heat in my hands and feet. I perspired at night and I could only be covered with a thin white sheet. Then I was connected to an oxygen tank which later did not have much effect. I lived like this for several months. I could not do anything. I could not even put on my socks nor take a bath. Others had to do everything for me. I was also very bored."
Antonio Sotomayor, Ecuador
urinary tract infection
high blood pressure
high triglyceride levels
"The medical doctors told me, that I had a renal infection in the urinary tract and an intestinal infection. I usually had difficulties urinating. It took me sometimes 15 to 20 minutes to urinate. Sometimes I urinated a lot and I felt a relief, but sometimes I only urinated a little and stayed in pain. I suffered with this for 15 years. I was taking antibiotics every 15 to 20 days, because I could feel the heat from the kidneys in my back. Also my legs were falling asleep. Sometimes, when I didn't have a stick at hand, I fell on the floor. I had to sit there for a while till my legs became alive again."
"One month after the birth of my baby, my joint problems started. The joints hurt a lot. I went to a doctor who gave me some medication. After two days of taking this medication, I had no more breast milk to feed my baby. He was two months old. Still, I continued the treatment but I did not feel any improvement. At that time, my hands were very swollen, and they hurt a lot and I could not lift my arms. The diagnosis was rheumatoid arthritis."