You might feel stuck or think it’s impossible to get better. So you might not even try.
While, some conditions may be irreversible, many conditions can be improved through self-healing solutions. Oftentimes, people are not even aware of all the resources available to help them get better.
We can inspire, educate, and motivate ourselves by reading and sharing success stories.
Here is a success story from Suzanne B. Friedman, a licensed acupuncturist and author of the book Heal Yourself with Qigong, Gentle Exercises to Increase Energy, Restore Health, and Relax the Mind.
“I used to suffer from severe allergies and exercise-induced asthma and chronic respiratory infections, so I know what it’s like to be unable to take a good breath. It took me years of effort, but I no longer suffer from asthma, and I am rarely sick. How did I do it? I switched to a healthier diet, began exercising moderately, and practiced Qigong exercises like this one, which helps strengthen the lungs and the immune system. I’m speaking from experience when I say that this exercise is exceptionally beneficial.” Heal Yourself with Qigong, p. 92
Qigong is a gentle movement exercise commonly practiced in China that also employs simple meditation, visualization, and breathing techniques. The exercise that Suzanne refers to is called Lung Qi Massage and its purpose is to improve your respiration and immunity. It’s extraordinary easy to do and enjoyable too.
Suzanne’s book contains more than 60 simple exercises to boost your energy, restore physical vitality, balance your emotions, and calm your spirit. There are specific exercises for a wide range of problems from improving digestive woes to strengthening heart function.
Prior to becoming a licenses acupuncturist and doctor of medical Qigong therapy, Suzanne was a harried attorney, skeptical of all things “woo-woo.” Despite her initial resistance, the universe conspired to introduce her to acupuncture and then Qigong, which transformed her life and her health.
As she says, healing her asthma wasn’t a piece of cake. It took several years of dedicated effort, but good health was her reward. With asthma and allergies and delayed sensitivities on the rise in children and adults, maybe it’s time to explore an alternative approach.
Have you had success with self help approaches for better health?
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