Chi Chi Chi

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Member, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Member

    Member New Member

    Hi everyone - Wanted to share this info. I have had 9 Chi treatments in an effort to try to find some relief. I was going through a serious bout with fms/cfs and ibs. I am happy to report that since July 17 I have only had (1) flareup. I really don't know how long this recovery will last, or how many more treatments I will have, BUT, I really wanted to share this experience. I hesitated because everyone is different, and I didn't wnat to give anyone any false hope, BUT, But, But........
    luvya all.........Member Pat
  2. atrinigyal29

    atrinigyal29 New Member

    Can you describe the treatment, please? I know Chi means energy, but that's all I know on that subject. LOL
    Alicia
  3. imagin

    imagin New Member

    hi pat. i was wondering what sort you got? i've been learning shiatsu which opens up chi meridians...but i know there are all different sorts. if chi related things work for you, have you ever tried Ki (pronounced Chi) Gong or anything like that? just curious. oh, for anyone wondering Chi is energy that is all things and is nothing. :) it flows on meridians in our body. that is what acupuncture and acupressure is based on. from what i've learned anyway, feel free to correct me if i'm wrong. :) would love to know more too, and more people's experiences with it. ;)
    thanks.
    -kristi
  4. Member

    Member New Member

    Hi - responding to a couple of messages re: Chi. I'm not sure how it works exactly. Dr. always checks to see if legs are even (one was shorter than the other at first) Apparently that's how he could tell if the spine was not alligned correctly. Then he knows (without me telling him) excactly where there may be pain. He then uses a mallet type of instrument and hits certain areas (doesn't hurt)! Lower back, hips and mostly upper shoulders around breast bone. They he uses a machine and runs it across the back - it is very very relaxing. The first treatment I had took no more than 8-10 minutes and I was soooooo relaxed, my husband almost had to carry me. Then I rested all day. Scientifically, don't know why or how it works, but I'll keep going. I was very skepitcal and still amazed that I feel better. Is it gone - No. During this time I had one bad flareup and he knew when I walked in. The barometric pressure was very high and he said he had seen quite a few fms,etc. patients that day. Anyway, I hope this helps.......Take Good Care......you guys are all family..............Member-Pat
  5. Member

    Member New Member

    Hi - responding to a couple of messages re: Chi. I'm not sure how it works exactly. Dr. always checks to see if legs are even (one was shorter than the other at first) Apparently that's how he could tell if the spine was not alligned correctly. Then he knows (without me telling him) excactly where there may be pain. He then uses a mallet type of instrument and hits certain areas (doesn't hurt)! Lower back, hips and mostly upper shoulders around breast bone. They he uses a machine and runs it across the back - it is very very relaxing. The first treatment I had took no more than 8-10 minutes and I was soooooo relaxed, my husband almost had to carry me. Then I rested all day. Scientifically, don't know why or how it works, but I'll keep going. I was very skepitcal and still amazed that I feel better. Is it gone - No. During this time I had one bad flareup and he knew when I walked in. The barometric pressure was very high and he said he had seen quite a few fms,etc. patients that day. Anyway, I hope this helps.......Take Good Care......you guys are all family..............Member-Pat