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My Knees Are Young Again
By Qing Huan, Indonesia
Translation by Guang Xiao
Having always thought strong and healthy limbs to be a hallmark of a healthy body, I started learning tai chi in my 50s. Despite my efforts to stay strong, time took its toll and the impact of wear and tear on my body became increasingly apparent.
Starting in 2012, my knees hurt constantly. According to my doctor, the pain was caused by the degeneration of knee cartilage (osteoarthritis) and knee replacement surgery was the only solution. Surgery was not an option I wanted to pursue. The pain was excruciating, like needles pricking my knees. I was unable to bend and had difficulty doing chores. I couldn’t walk in a straight line. I always hobbled along, consumed by a fear of falling.
I also suffered from abdominal bloating and nausea for 15 years. Any disruption to my eating patterns or emotional balance would cause extreme discomfort. As a result of my physical struggles, I became depressed.
The Road to Recovery
In June 2015 I attended the 8.5-Day Health & Happiness Retreat on the recommendation of friends. On the second day, while practicing The Meditation of Greater Illumination, I suddenly felt dizzy and sweaty and my stomach was seized by pain. After a bout of diarrhea, my body relaxed. I felt as if I’d been cleansed on a deep level.
Over the next five days I experienced spontaneous fasting, a phenomenon during meditation that allowed me to go with little water and food for many days consecutively and still feel energetic and comfortable. Since then, I have not experienced any digestive symptoms.
In August I attended the Energy Bagua foundation class. After practicing for more than a year, my knees stopped hurting completely.I can freely bend my knees, sit comfortably and walk in a straight line. Doing household chores is a breeze.
I practice Energy Bagua for an hour every day. When the Energy Bagua Center opened in Jakarta in March 2018, I signed up for the foundation class again. My body and mind have been transformed in ways I never thought possible.
Bodhi Meditation helps me experience an extraordinary sense of wellness and peace.I am more passionate about the people and things around me. My friends and family have commented on my youthful energy and radiant appearance.
The intent of the testimonial is to offer wellness information of a general nature. Individual results of practice may vary.