Meditation & Health #23 – Back From the Brink
Back From the Brink
Challenges: diabetes, lupus, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, swelling, severe constipation
By Lin Xue Rong, Malaysia
Translation by Sheng Xiang
My body felt lighter, and I slept soundly for eight hours. Rejuvenation had begun.
My husband and I love to sing. We’ve even won at quite a number of singing competitions. But when I was diagnosed with diabetes, and then developed numerous other serious health challenges, the expression of our passion for music came to an abrupt halt.
I had been living with diabetes for 10 years. In the beginning, the symptoms were mild. I was thirsty and fatigued, and used insulin injections to control my blood-sugar level.
However, my condition worsened. In June 2016, I developed several health problems including lupus, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, and water retention. My legs were so swollen I couldn’t walk, and breathing difficulties often landed me in hospital. Lupus caused rashes all over my body that sometimes bled. I needed help to stand up, and standing up was followed by dizziness. I also had severe constipation, experiencing a bowel movement only once a week. My urine had a thick layer of foam which occasionally could not be flushed. I suffered from severe hair loss as well.
My memory deteriorated. My brain was foggy and at times, I could not even recognize my husband. Despite seeing many specialists, my condition failed to improve. I could barely eat, and could not bathe myself.
Tormented day and night, wracked by pain, I contemplated suicide. My husband cried seeing my agony, unable to find peace himself. We spent many sleepless nights on our balcony, staring into space. We grew thinner by the day, our pain taking an emotional toll on our son. My family focused all their time and energy on taking care of me.
Hope in the Midst of Despair
In December 2016, I was at a mall with my husband when we met a practitioner from Bodhi Meditation who introduced us to Energy Bagua. Intrigued and hopeful, I started Energy Bagua practice the very next morning.
Though it was strenuous, I was determined to complete the one-hour practice. That very day, I had three bowel movements. I hadn’t been able to go to the bathroom for more than a week. My body felt lighter, and I slept soundly for eight hours. Rejuvenation had begun.
I felt more relaxed on the second day of Energy Bagua. On the fourth day, I could walk at the same speed as the others in the group. From that day onward, I no longer experienced insomnia, dizziness or constipation. Within a short span of time, Energy Bagua gave me cause for optimism. Inspired, I persisted in walking Energy Bagua for three months, and during that time my health improved dramatically.
Within a month, my blood-sugar level decreased from 20 mmol/L to 7 mmol/L, and the amount of insulin I required dropped from
20 units to 10 units a day. Two months later, my lupus condition also improved. The rashes on my skin decreased significantly, the scars faded, and the black spots on my face and legs vanished. I was beyond delighted.
I joined the 8.5-Day Health & Happiness Retreat in March 2017. On the second day of the course, my urine no longer had foam in it. By the end of the retreat, I had no symptoms of lupus. My biweekly consultations with my doctor were replaced by a visit once every three months. My medications were reduced from 15 to six pills, and eventually to a single pill.
Nine months into walking Energy Bagua, I was no longer plagued by swelling in my legs or shortness of breath. My blood pressure also dropped from 160 mmHG / 100 MmHg to a normal 113 mmHG / 63 MmHg. My hair returned to being thick and black, and even my husband thought I had dyed my hair.
Everyone in my family is overjoyed at my recovery. My husband and I have come back to singing, and performed during the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Bodhi Meditation Center. Now I am full of energy and can sing for four hours at one go.
In the depths of my suffering, I thought it impossible that I would be able to regain days of joyousness and freedom. Yet today, I can look after myself and even help with housework. My husband and I always carry copies of Meditation & Health magazine so that we can share with others the benefits of Energy Bagua and other meditation practices. Through our recommendation, many people have also regained their health and happiness by practicing Energy Bagua.
True happiness cannot be bought. I was once a patient in great despair. Now I am able to bring joy to others. My heart is filled with true bliss.
The intent of the testimonial is to offer wellness information of a general nature. Individual results of practice may vary.