Healing Good News for Kidneys

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 just danced around the room in joy

Deborah Lissom


I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support and healing at the

workshop in Oakwood. Of course, there are never words that are adequate in

thanking someone for something as meaningful as healing....

I wanted to send Barbara more info for the internet or for the newsletter,

but I cannot find her email address. Can you forward this to her for me?

What is her email address?

I wanted to be sure that she puts in the name of the disease since there

are so many people in pain out there that are struggling with this disease

that causes kidney failure.  It is finally being diagnosed correctly in

the last 10 years, and it is a very prevalent disease.

Here goes:

I attended Luke's workshop at Oakwood in fall of 1996. I was in pretty bad

shape then, in bed at least a weeks out of each month, on Darvaset for

pain, and hospital visits due to internal bleeding from  ruptured cysts

from polycystic kidney disease. I told my kidney specialist that I was

going to study Chinese medicine and find an answer for all this, and that

  he would see......  Well, after Luke's workshop, I did Chi-lel faithfully

for 60 days, then I got sick and was in bed for a month. I didn't lose my

belief in Chi-Lel, I just couldn't get past the pain and exhaustion to

keep disciplined.

I continues doing  the Tai Chi I had recently learned, took herbs, did

acupressure on the meridian for my kidneys, and I improved a lot.  I

learned to manage the pain so that I could stop taking pain medication, my

blood pressure lowered, but the cysts just kept getting bigger and bigger.

I felt like I was 6 months pregnant; the cysts stuck out both sides and

pushed out the front. On the ultrasound, all you could see was one large

sponge, no other internal organs could be seen. They were huge. My kidney

functioning was at 50%.

Then when I attended Luke's workshop this fall at Oakwood, a miracle

happened for me. On Saturday and Sunday, I felt so nauseous, teary, and

weak. I knew something was happening. At night I would go to bed and there

was a buzzing, tingling sensation up and down my legs and all around my

kidneys. Then Monday night we had a healing circle. I went to bed feeling

the same, but I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to go to the bathroom, and

I felt so light, like a child. I felt my sides, and I could not even feel

the cysts sticking out. I just danced around the room in joy, feeling the

beauty that only healing can bring.

The next day I did the 30 minute gong of wall squats. I stopped counting

at 120! I had never done more than 40 before, and that was holding on the

the door jamb! I alternately cried and laughed out loud during the squats;

my body had never experienced the chi flowing up and down like that. It

was a transforming experience to say the least.

The workshop was over November 10th, and everyday since then I face the

wall doing my 100 a day gong, and I thank Luke and Chil-Lel, and I

apologize to my kidneys for abusing them for so many years with all the

anger and stress I channeled in to my body. My husband stands behind me

doing Fa-Chi, and that too helps me so much.

If a Chi-Gong master is determined by the number of people that one has

taught to heal themselves, then Luke Chan is surely one of the greatest of


Thank you for the rest of my life,

Love, Deborah Lissom

ChiLel provides fighting chance

Paul Conaty, Atlanta, GA

While most of us were celebrating the New Year with champagne and party favors, I was in Critical Care at Kennestone Hospital. My blood pressure was 270/180 and my kidneys had failed. I had always been a workout nut and marathoner yet within two months my weight had dropped from 195 to 157 pounds. I was hooked up to various machines unable to move or eat; staring at the ceiling, wondering if I would ever make it out of the hospital alive.

After a few days of extensive tests, the doctors informed me that they were only able to elevate my kidney function to fifteen percent and that it was only a matter of time before permanent dialysis was the logical outcome of my illness. The doctors closed my file and suggested that I be extra nice to my relatives in the event one of them might be compatible for a kidney transplant. My father came to the hospital and wheeled me out.

I had just made partner at my accounting firm. Yet, instead of enjoying the fruits of my labor in the prime of life, all my hopes and dreams and passions for life were crushed. I spent the next few weeks consuming high–blood–pressure medication and eating minuscule portions of tasteless food. My follow up blood work indicated no kidney improvement.

One afternoon, I was desperately hungry and so decided to stop in at a local deli and have a sandwich. Usually I carry the Journal & Constitution with me to read, but somehow that day I forgot to bring the paper. So instead I picked up a free publication and read Luke Chan's article "World's Largest Medicineless Hospital." With basically nothing to lose, I phoned Luke and ordered 101 Miracles along with the accompanying videotape.

Within a month my kidney function had improved to forty percent. My weight and appetite were slowly returning. I was no longer focusing my attention on last will and testaments, but on returning to the gym. The next month was difficult and deceiving because, even though I was increasing my practice time, my symptoms worsened, with chi seeming to have little or no effect. However, I continued to press on with my practice. Those who had recovered from their illnesses had, above all, never given up.

After four months of practice, I am now classified as a medical "other." My kidney function has improved to sixty percent and the dosage of my blood pressure medication has been cut in half. Whenever I walk into the clinic to get a blood test, the nurses and staff personnel start whispering little comments about me. Thank you Master Luke for introducing me to ChiLel. I will continue to work hard until all kidney function is normal.

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