Qi Gong to Progress

I’m so relieved to be feeling the benefits from the Qi Gong and Acupuncture treatments I’ve been receiving at Seven Sages and Alaska Center for Acupuncture. I’m walking without pain and find longer and longer periods where the pain almost seems gone. I’m almost afraid to write about it for fear it will return, but for now,  I really do feel like I’m actually healing from the inside out.

14470549_10207214173048807_3803133032700512814_nWith the relief from pain comes the strong desire to not give up and have my hip replaced. Instead see if I continue to heal and go back for a stem cell treatment on the right hip. Every fiber in me believes that is my best hope to keep my hip and knee joints.

At least today I’m feeling more hopeful than ever.

Now if the insurance companies would just recognize the benefit and help cover the cost the way they do for steroid injections and a total hip replacement.

Yesterday I went for my first walk in months. It wasn’t entirely pain free, but I was also not feeling as if every step hurt and I’d made a mistake to venture beyond the end of my driveway.

My new exercises include just standing and bouncing and shaking for 10-20 minutes. I put on music, a timer and bop along.  The time goes much faster than expected. And when I stop, I have a tingling, warm sensation over my whole body that feels amazing.

Now I just need to keep eating healthy and stay hydrated with water. Tonight I had 14484880_10207227339937971_8777947873218351043_ncompany over and we had Fresh Alaskan Red Salmon, Halibut, sweet potatoes with onion, zucchini (from my garden) fritters, coleslaw and green salad. An awesome feast loaded with nutrients.

Here’s to continued healing!



Qi Healing and Accupuncture

jay-and-jennNorth of Palmer, Alaska and two miles up Soapstone Road, I found this amazing healing center. The past two weeks I have been so much more comfortable and optimistic than I have felt in months. The QI HEALING/ENERGYWORK SESSIONS WITH JAY AND JENN, coupled with an acupuncture session with Kevin and Sam immediately following,  seem to have helped my condition more than anything else I’ve tried. I don’t want to be too optimistic, but I think I may have finally found the path to true wellness.

The QI healing experience is a little like fully clothed massage, gentle chiropractic and rolfing all rolled into one. I like that I am a very active part in this process and yet I also have the opportunity to just relax and let them use their healing hands to find and manipulate places in my body that have been wound up for months and sometimes years. Each time they get the muscles to relax and release, I get a rush of tremendous relief. It’s a very comfortable, and rewarding experience that I would strongly recommend to anyone with chronic pain that is truly looking for a natural solution.

I hope to start taking weekly classes with them soon to learn more ways I can help my body heal.

I think the combination of the Qi Healing session to relax and open up the joints, tendons and muscles, followed with acupuncture to clear any plugged pathways, is allowing my body the opportunity to get back in alignment and heal. Now we will see what time does.