|Healing Good News for Chronic Fatigue|
|A mighty ocean is made up of drops of water. A great healing chi-field is made up of individual healing stories. Every healing story is a story of love --the love of oneself and others through ups and downs. Every healing story is a story of triumph -- the triumph of one's spirit over one's temporarily setback. Life is no guarantee. We love life as it comes.|
I know now that the wrong medical diagnosis and subsequent treatments were responsible for neurological damages and a general decline in my overall health, but over the years I struggled with extreme fatigue. I had trouble concentrating and small tasks became insurmountable. My functioning ability diminished so much that it was even hard being with friends. But I kept trying: I watched my diet and tried this and that but always ended up in the same place-- exhausted.
Then one day I read an article by Luke Chan, "The Medicineless Hospital," and soon after attended a lecture given by him in NYC. I was very inspired and motivated to try Chi-Lel for myself. I purchased the videotape and started practicing at home. It was hard at first; I was so weak I could not hold my arms up to complete the form. But I really believed in Chi and kept trying. What I noticed immediately was a change in my mood. I was uplifted. I felt that I had tapped into a well of cosmic energy, a universal force, and I had hope for the first time in years. My breathing was no longer laborious, and slowly, little by little, I was able to complete "Lift Chi Up and Pour Chi Down" method. Last August I felt strong enough to attend a two-day workshop after which my energy level doubled. Every day now I practice and notice improvements. Everything resonates with a newfound clarity and I am convinced that my health is finally being restored. Chi-Lel Qigong has changed my life.
name is Donna McDermott. I am 48 years of age. I
first became involved in studying alternative approaches to health in 1974.
Over the last twenty five years I have studied everything from nutrition
to oriental medicine to mind-body medicine.
I made more effort than the average person to lead a very healthy
lifestyle. Though I was constantly making some type of effort towards
maintaining good health, I never really reached a point where I felt truly
healthy. It was rare for me to
contract even a cold or flu, yet I never felt ³healthy².
In 1996, I became very ill. I was so exhausted that I simply couldn¹t
get up. I put myself on a very thorough health program with at least thirty different
items on my checklist each day. Nothing
was working. It didn¹t matter how
many nutrients I took. It didn¹t
matter how many exercises I did. It
didn¹t matter how much I fasted, how many sweat baths I took, or how positive
my thinking and attitude were. My
energy would rise and then fall down. I
continued to fight this battle throughout the first half of 1997.
In July, I was diagnosed with aggressive intraductile carcinoma of the
breast and told I had less than six months to live.
I did not feel that the
solution to my challenge was in conventional therapy.
I said ³no². Instead I worked with a treatment in Mexico called Insulin
Potentiation Therapy performed by Dr. Donato Perez Garcia.
I stopped dying mid December and by June of 1998, I was declared cancer
free. Because my illness was so
severe, I had spent most of that year in bed.
In June I began trying to bring activities like driving a car, going
grocery shopping, and cleaning the house back into my life on a consistent
basis. I had a long road ahead of
me. I could engage in short periods
of activity, but each had to be followed by rest.
I continued to spend at least 50% of my time laying down.
Since January of 1998 I had
been studying with a Korean Ki Master. I would
work with him for two hour every two weeks.
He would treat my body with Ki energy and I would practice his exercises.
I felt that the treatments and the exercises were helping me to get
stronger. In December, after one of
the classes, he called me forward and said that he would not work with me
anymore, that my body was too toxic from the cancer.
I accepted his decision and knew I would find another way to get well.
In September of 1998 someone
had given me an article about the medicine less hospital in China written by
Luke Chan. It was
published in the Awareness
Journal. I kept the article
on my desk for months, never completely reading it and never throwing it away.
I finally read it in January and ordered the 101 Miracles Video and the
Mind Body Method Video. The thing I liked most about the article was the realism.
It was clear that students had to make a significant amount of effort to
reach their goal of health- eight hours a day.
It wasn¹t a quick fix fantasy.
This gave me hope. >From
my experiences, I knew that true healing took effort.
In my many years of study in
Alternative Healing Methods, I had studied much in the field of ³energy
medicine². I had studied many many
healing traditions and completed my Masters Degree in the Healing Arts.
I was dissatisfied with my training in that it seemed to me
no one I studied with really understood the
amount of effort that was required to be able to successfully facilitate true
healing. No one seemed to
understand the part that the student played.
Teachers who were at a beginning level were called ³masters² simply
because they completed a certain number of classes or initiations.
No one I had met seemed to under the essence of ³Healing²
as I knew it in my deepest feelings and awareness.
After 15 years of formal training, I was still very dissatisfied with
myself as a facilitator. There were
missing tools, missing pieces.
It was February of 1999 when
I received a package in the mail
that would change my health. It was the Chi-Lel videos.
I immediately watched the videos and began practicing the exercises.
My body was lit with energy. It
was amazing to me. If I did enough
of the exercises, I could gather enough Chi so that I felt I could function more
normally. Each day I did Lift Chi
Up, Three Centers Merge, and the Body Mind Method.
It was very difficult for me as I had lost all muscle mass in my illness.
Even though my muscles ached, I was determined to make effort.
If the students in China could make eight hours a day effort, I could
certainly make this small effort to feel better.
I loved the exercises from
the first time I did them. I could
feel this sweet, gentle energy supporting my body.
I loved the feeling of the Chi energy.
I loved how I was able to complete tasks that were normal for a healthy
person but hard for me to do each day. I
could only do wall squats holding on to two doorknobs.
I could only do 5 to begin. I
would try doing at least 5 at different times during the day.
Each day I would try to make more effort.
It took eight months before I could do 100.
My husband came home from a business trip three days after I began doing
Chi-Lel. He was shocked. He said that I had a completely different body.
I looked completely different to him.
I was acting so much healthier. What
did I do to bring this change? He
could hardly believe the changes he saw in me.
I showed him the videos.
He was so happy for me. Since
that time I have continued to do the exercises every day and continued to grow
stronger in leaps and bounds. In May, I had the opportunity to visit with some
friends who knew me before and during my illness.
They couldn¹t believe what
they saw either. ³What are you
doing? You look healthier than I
have ever seen you look in your whole life.
You look 10 years younger.² These
were common statements that I still hear regularly.
People are shocked to know that I am 48 years of age and that I almost
died of cancer. I am regularly
mistaken for being in my late twenties or early thirties.
I love it.
In October, I attended my
first 6 day workshop. Again, I
witnessed major changes in my health. When I entered the workshop, I was still not fully recovered.
I was a little concerned in approaching the workshop.
I didn¹t know if I could complete it.
Though I looked normal
on the outside, I was still fragile with no real endurance on the inside. I could hardly believe that I was able to stand up for all
the exercises. It was the first
time in 3 years that I was able to
stand for such a long period of time. By
the time the workshop was over, I was functioning at a completely different
level of health. I feel ³normal²
for the first time in years.
students told me I looked completely different from when the workshop began.
I don¹t ever remember feeling this good in my body as I did after the workshop.
I was concerned that the feeling of health would pass a few days after
the workshop, but it hasn¹t. I
still feel wonderful each day. I
just love it. I feel so light in my
body. It breathes in places I didn¹t
know it could breathe. There are no
words to express what I have experienced. I
know now that I can indeed be healthy for the remainder of my life.
I have no fear of Cancer or any other disease.
I have the tools to get healthy and to stay healthy.
I don¹t quite know how to
explain this, but in the workshop I experienced that it was true that it was
indeed possible to gather enough Chi for the body to heal itself
spontaneously. I know for
myself, by my experience that it is true. I
have believed this since I was a little child, but now I know that it is true. And that has made all the difference. I am so happy to have these tools in my life and I
truly wish for all people that they would also come to have these tools of
health in their lives. It is
difficult to enjoy this wondrous life when illness shadows over us.
And yet health is available to all of us if we choose to make the efforts
necessary to bring about these Miracles.
Since the workshop, I have
become more committed to my practice than before.
I am in the process of my first wall squatting gong.
I continue to do my other exercises as well.
The effort that I make towards my health is in my hands.
It always was in my hands,
but now I am more confident that I can maintain it.
I am so grateful for all the efforts Luke and Frank have made to make
Chi-Lel Qigong available to us. I
tell as many people as I can about Chi-Lel:
³If you are willing to take responsibility for your health and make the effort necessary, I know something that really works.
There is a book, a video, and an audio tape series that will get you
started.² I sincerely feel that
Chi-Lel Qigong is the most powerful and genuine tool for acquiring and
maintaining health that I have encountered in twenty five years of study.
It is a beautiful mind body method that blends mental focus with physical
movements that actually open the meridians, cause blood and chi to be plentiful,
make all illnesses disappear, and all body functions
return to normal.
Can you imagine that it gives more benefits than that?
Remember that I said earlier that in my illness I had lost all muscle
mass? Yes, it has even toned my
muscles in my legs, arms, buttocks, and tummy.
I love it. When Chi is
plentiful, I can go anywhere and I am not affected by the negative behaviors or
energies around me. It is as if
they dissolve in the presence of the chi.
When I am physically strong, filled with Chi, I am emotionally strong.
I feel more confident and safe as opposed to fragile and vulnerable.
Does it take discipline?
Yes and I love it. It¹s
about time I had some good discipline in my life.
Does it take commitment to myself? Yes
and I love it. Without commitment
to myself, wellness is not possible. I
choose life and I am more grateful than words will ever express. Chi-Lel will be an active part of my life each day for the
remainder of my stay upon this earth. My
search for methods to heal the body is complete.
Now I joyfully focus on taking my personal healing
to its maximum capacity. Haola!
This is the woman who had chronic fatigue and migraine headaches that hasn't had a headache since she started wall squats. She's my first really great success story. Wanted to share. Love, Jane
Dear Jane, Have you been, and come back from your vacation? I thought I would let you know how things are going. Pretty good! I saw Barb Persons Wednesday, and had a lot of questions answered. I finally got the Progesterone cream, which I have been seeking for several years. What a relief! Pretty much no more hot flashes (except in case of wine or chocolate). And sleep, wow! Just call me Rip Jan Morris. I can sleep eight hours now, more usually 6 or 7 every night. This is a whole new life for me. I have lots of plans, but this summer, I just want to enjoy a pain-free body. I got my ten-speed out and went for 45 minutes, and the next day got up at 6:30 and went to buy flowers. This kind of schedule was previously an impossibility. And I feel fine, not puny. The lift Chi Up and squats are just like breathing to me, I just do it. No neck pain. No back pain. A little jaw stiffness if I get c hilled, or eat the wrong thing, or get stressed. I can fix that with la Chi to the area. Love, Janet
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