Karen was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 19 and suffered from this disease for 40 years. Three years ago, she found a cyst with a diameter of two centimeters on the back of her knee.
Karen tried to stay optimistic despite the pain. She didn’t want to suffer the same fate as her father, who was unable to sleep due to severe arthritis. She kept seeking a way to improve her health. As luck would have it, Karen encountered Energy Bagua.
How much change did Energy Bagua bring to Karen’s life in just eight months, from April to December 2019? Let’s listen to her remarkable story in her own words.
(So just first off, very quick round of questions, are you happy?) I am very happy. (On a scale of 1 to 10?) I would say 9 and a half. (And, if it was, say two years ago, how would you rate your happiness?) Right about a 4. (A 4?) Hmm hmm.
My name is Karen. I am from Ohio, and I am trained as an industrial designer, which is also a product designer. I am 59 years old. I have 2 children, and I have 2 dogs.
(Before I asked you, you rated yourself on a happiness scale of 4. What happened?)
There were a lot of family issues. And I would also say that I was dealing with some mental health issues because of that and also too some physical ailments. I noticed that I had a cyst in the back of my knee. I had it for about 3 years. And I noticed it when I would get off of my bicycle and my knee would give out and I thought that was very odd. And then I put my hand behind my knee and found the cyst, which was about 2 centimeters in diameter. And then the doctor said that there was nothing that could be done about it. It was inoperable.
When I was 19 at university I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. And I would end up in the hospital for about 9 to 10 days. And at that time, I was confined to a wheelchair to move around the hospital. It happened suddenly. One morning, I woke up and I couldn’t walk. My legs couldn’t support myself. It was difficult to hear something like that. And you have to really work hard to keep a positive outlook.
And my father had arthritis. And it was quite severe, to the point where he couldn’t sleep at night. And he had to take Cortisone shots. And in my head, I was imagining that I didn’t want to live that way. I felt that there had to be another way.
Knowing Energy Bagua
When I looked at the video, and I saw Grandmaster JinBodhi walking around the tree, I thought, wow, that looks really easy. And other people give testimonials that they were regaining their health, and they felt less pain, they felt happier. I thought, well, why not give that a try? I took an Energy Bagua course in April of 2019. Then I realized after practicing for nearly a year that I still have so much more to learn about Energy Bagua.
At first, I noticed I was calmer and my mental state became clearer. I also noticed that I was sleeping better and more soundly. And as time went on, my friends and family would notice that my hair was getting darker. And to see my hair going back to its natural state is quite exciting. Yeah, actually I had deep wrinkles under my eyes and my face, my forehead, yeah, but they are all disappearing. And in fact, my daughters keep telling me I look younger and younger. which is a nice thing to hear.
I feel like my face is rosier, and my skin is smoother. My hands are quite red, and they are warm. My feet are warm. So, it has been a big change, and the thermostat of my body. Actually, I feel like I am a lot warmer; my body runs warmer. Now, I am not as cold as I used to be.
Also, I have a lot more energy. I get up at 5. I go the 5am class. All my life I have been a night owl. So getting up at 4:30 in the morning to dedicate a practice is quite powerful. And my family would ask, “Did you walk Energy Bagua this morning, mama?” And I would say, “Yes.” Because I would leave in the morning and come back, and everybody would still be asleep. The moon is out; the stars are out. And it is just a really peaceful beautiful time of the morning. Yeah, everything just feels really fresh.
(Two major problems that have troubled Karen for many years – cysts and arthritis have also improved after practicing Energy Bagua.)
It is softening and going away. It completely disappeared by December. And also too my joint pain was lessening. It has gone down tremendously. Yeah, I can bend more easily now. Before, maybe this one wouldn’t bend as far, the little one. You know, I am cooking more, I am baking more. I know that really makes my family happy, makes me happy because there is joy in that. And I just find things flow easier. I think everyone in the family is a lot happier.
Grandmaster JinBodhi, thank you very much for teaching me Energy Bagua. And I am inspired to become an Energy Bagua Instructor. And I tell a lot of people about Energy Bagua that I meet. And, that I hope to continue to be an inspiration for other people to walk Energy Bagua. Thank you.
The intent of the testimonial is to offer wellness information of a general nature. Individual results of practice may vary.