May 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm #42494
I was injured in a rearend collision just over 3 years ago and have ongoing pain in my neck/shoulders and mid back as well as my waist area/ribs and lowerback/legs. I have had ongoing massage therapy by a wonderful therapist (my mom 🙂 ) as well as regular chiropractic treatments.
This ‘accident’ was actually a benefit to me as it is the thing that drove me to look for someway to heal myself. It led me to these tao practices. I have been practicing Michaels fundamentals 1-4 and Primordial chi kung as regularly as a new father can over these 3 years.
I am sharing this information in hopes that someone can offer some insight into recovering from injury.
My injuries are much improved since the onset but I still suffer alot of stiffness and pain in the lumbar region and waist.
Would it be benificial to practice the Deep healing chi kung for this? I also am considering making an appt to see Minke De Vos for a healing session as I live in the Vancouver area. Thanks for any insights/suggestions.
MichaelMay 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm #42495
Injuries such as this usually take a long time to heal, and only with continual effort in that direction. You just have to keep trying and give yourself patience.
Deep Healing Qigong is good for any physical healing issue, and pairs well with Primordial Qigong. It’s a good next step after Fundamentals and Primordial.
You also might consider Tao Yin.
Tao Yin is a set of floor exercises, that promote strengthening the lumbar and spine, as well as increasing flexibility and qi flow to those areas. I think this would be HIGHLY beneficial. The only thing I would say would be to start SLOWLY, more than the typical person, and slowly build up over time (over days, weeks, months) as the stiffness subsides and you get more flexibility.
There is a book by M. Chia on Tao Yin, called Energy Balance Through the Tao, a reprint of the older book called Tao Yin.
Even better would be to get a DVD.
Karin Sörvik, senior Healing Tao Instructor, offers a great Tao Yin DVD on her website, and it is very cheap:
Karin’s Online Store
I don’t know how bad your situation is.
If you really have limited mobility, so you can barely move, then I’d recommend doing some Feldenkrais. Feldenkrais is kind of a baby Tao Yin, also done on the floor, with not so much stretching, but more on self-exploration of your range of motion. Michael’s previous wife, Joyce Gayheart, used to teach this, as she found it extremely helpful in recovering from her own injuries due to a number of car crashes.
You can get self-guided Feldenkrais lessons, recorded of Joyce Gayheart, right here on Michael’s sub-website devoted to Primordial:
You might consider getting both the Feldenkrais and the Tao Yin, and play with both. The Tao Yin, you’ll need to go slow with, but it WILL help you if you persist over a period of time.
StevenMay 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm #42497
Thanks for the help Steven. I will look into all three. I am not immobilized but require extensive morning exercises to get things flowing enough to relieve some of the worst. It helps to hear your suggestion that it just takes a long time to recover. I can keep at it 🙂 thanks againMay 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm #42499
Let me have your e-mail address and I can send you the information I have gathered.May 23, 2014 at 8:19 am #42501
I cant seem to find a way to msg you. Im on mobile so its kinda hard to navigate.
Email is mikekcampbell at gmail dot com
thanks pkMay 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm #42503
Also wanted to mention really quickly . . .
You may (if you are already not doing so) look into the herb turmeric.
It has natural anti-inflammatory compounds and is a natural analgesic. It has many other healthy properties (like anti-cancer, etc) separate as well. It’s one of the few herbal type remedies that I think really has a potent effect.
This doesn’t necessarily address the “chronic” aspect to your pain, which I think can only be healed through patience, time, and certain helpful qigong to help change your infrastructure (already discussed).
But I think turmeric would be very supportive to help relieve inflammation and pain to assist you in this process.
SMay 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm #42505
Thank you Steven, I will look into that. Thank you for the email also, PKyoungson
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