#insomnia #knee pain
Sound Sleep, Happy Knees
By Daw Khin Le’ Soe, Myanmar
Translation by Sng Shu Fen
More than a decade ago, my struggle with depression began. My beloved cat died, which added to my fragility. In 2003, I started to suffer from insomnia. The downhill slide continued. By 2011, I had to take a sleeping pill and an anti-anxiety pill nightly in order to fall asleep.
From Sleeplessness to Sound Sleep
Despite the medication, my nights were rough. I slept for only two to three hours. If I didn’t take the medication, I couldn’t sleep at all. As a result of my insomnia, I often suffered dizziness and poor digestion. Both my days and nights were spent in extreme discomfort.
In February 2017, while strolling in a park, I saw a group of practitioners walking Energy Bagua. After gathering some information about the practice, I decided to join in. I felt an immediate sense of comfort when I began my Energy Bagua practice.
After seven days, I wanted to see if my health condition had changed. I stopped taking the sleeping pills. (Editor’s note: Bodhi Meditation does not advocate discontinuation of medication or treatment without a doctor’s advice.) That night I fell asleep naturally.
As I continued to practice, I slept for a longer period every night. After walking continually for 45 days, I stopped taking the anti-anxiety medicine. I would wake only once in the middle of the night. The majority of the time I slept till dawn. When the quality of my sleep improved, so did my overall health. I rarely suffered from dizziness or poor digestion. My daughter and relatives commented that I looked radiant.
No More Painkillers
More than 30 years ago I injured my knees, and they had never completely recovered. Despite the painkillers, my knee joints ached constantly. Walking short distances or climbing up and down the stairs was agonizing. Pain prevented me from enjoying time with friends.
My knees were pain-free after six months of Energy Bagua. I could enjoy walking and shopping with friends.
I am very grateful to Grandmaster JinBodhi for teaching such a wonderful method of gaining great health. I have been walking EnergyBagua for a year now, and I will definitely continue to practice.
The intent of the testimonial is to offer wellness information of a general nature. Individual results of practice may vary.