11th, 2001, my eldest daughter's 34th Birthday.
Her small children clustered
around us to ask "Why are you crying, grandma?" as
we watched on T.V. the Twin Towers burning, then
My husband and I were in
the midst of packing to go on a trip to Beckley,
West Virginia in our motor home. There, I would
see my roommate from nurse's training 39 years
prior. Both our Michigan, and National ESCAPEES
(retirement age folks) RV Club Rallys were
scheduled for the next 10 days. We were on staff,
but had no desire to go anywhere as we joined the
nation in shock and grief.
I was a basket case,
STRESS causing severe bladder pain due to the
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) I'd had for almost
twenty years. The pain was so bad it felt like the
back pains I'd felt during delivery of my
children. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) along with
the Interstitial Cystitis had been a viscious
cycle for me causing severe SLEEP DEPRIVATION
since about 1989.
While working full time
as an R.N. in a long term care facility, there
were a few years when I'd get up between six and
twelve times at night to empty my bladder of as
little as a tablespoon. Sometimes I'd have to sit
and WAIT for ten minutes for my bladder to
actually FEEL EMPTY so I could TRY to sleep. A
time in my life when I lived with DESPERATION
September 11th 2001
Every cell in my body
screamed: STAY HOME, as we left for our R.V.
Rallys first in Michigan, then in W.Virginia. I
hated leaving our daughter and her children; we
were all uncertain about what further attacks
there might be on our nation. Remember, all planes
had been grounded so mail service was interrupted.
The delivery of food supplement packets I'd
received by mail every month for six years, was
uncertain. I had relied on this LIFEPAK to
alleviate my bladder pain. What if I couldn't get
it, or the ingredients were no longer available?
Forward to Beckley, W. Va. October 2001
In the Indoor Market of this
National Escapees Rally there were booths for
various businesses. One booth held The Chi
Machine and Hot House from Hsin Ten Enterprises
I watched as people got down onto the carpeted
surface, placed their ankles on the Chi Machine
and lay on their backs as it oscillated side to
side. Their bodies jiggled sort of like when a
fish swims. They also demo'd the Far Infrared
HotHouse placing a dome, the source of the far
Infrared heat, over backs, shoulders
or arms, as requested by each person.
When it was my turn, I
asked them to place this HotHouse arched over my
bladder, while my ankles were on the Chi Machine.
They set the timer for FOUR MINUTES.
To my AMAZEMENT, MY
BLADDER PAIN WAS GONE!!! In FOUR MINUTES!!! I
noticed that my bladder even emptied like
normal........I didn't have to sit and
I thought "Well, this is
wonderful, I wonder how long this will last." I
went back to that booth the next three mornings,
they gave me FOUR MINUTES on both the Chi Machine
and Hot House (HH). Every day my bladder felt
better, emptied normally, and I was PAIN FREE!!!!
The second day I told my husband "This is
definitely HELPING my bladder!!" I was SO
RELIEVED! I had been UPTIGHT for so long, I
noticed that all of a sudden, I could TAKE A DEEP
BREATH...... the Chi Machine and Hot House had not
only ALLEVIATED ALL MY PAIN, but had also caused
me to RELAX!!
Both machines were
non-invasive, and NOT prescription drugs, which I
avoided. My reason for avoiding Rx medications? My
mother died at the very young age of 57 while
taking NINETEEN DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION
MEDICATIONS. She was chronically ill. as a result
I took responsibility often for our household and
my 3 younger siblings. As an adult, I vowed to
find a better way for the IC and RLS.
The fourth morning of
the rally, I purchased both the Chi Machine and
Hot House. I didn't even understand how they
worked yet. I just knew THEY DID!! My thinking was
that they would be IN MY HOME, PAID FOR, then I
wouldn't have to ask a doctor's permission, nor
get in my car and DRIVE TO an appointment. I could
use them WHENEVER I NEEDED TO!!!
forward to November, 2004
I've been using both the Chi
Machine and Hot House morning and night, since
receiving them in October, 2001. In the morning it
revs me up; at bedtime it relaxes me, and I fall
asleep sometimes while using them! I even took
them along in our 23 foot class C motor home for
six week trips to both Canada and Texas. I
cushioned them with pillows, as we drove over
roads so rough I feared it would shake our motor
home to pieces! No problem!
I put the HotHouse over
my chest and sinuses when I have problems there. I
can use the Far Infrared heat any place on my
body. My husband, family members and my 82 year
old friend Lucy, love to use them both. My
grandchildren ages 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 16, and
18 ALL love the Chi Machine!!! ...they even
compete to get to it first.
DIABETIC FRIEND NOW HAS HIS OWN CHI MACHINE 2004
Louis age 65 years old is
diabetic and suffers from pain in his feet. He's
also had surgery on his lower and mid back. For
two years after I got my machines, he came to my
house on many occasions to use them. The first
time he tried my Chi Machine he said it stopped
the pain in his feet for two hours (after using it
FOUR MINUTES). After 30-45 minutes with the
HotHouse on his back, he reported GREAT! This
summer he bought his own Chi Machine because it
helps his feet so much.
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME FOUNDATION:
819 Second Street SW,
Rochester, MN - www.rls.org
The Annual Update Report
2004, contains an article about Myriam Hollock,
whose late husband suffered terribly from RLS
during the last 5 years of his life. It says that
in addition to medical treatments for RLS, there
are some "non-pharmaceutical treatments including
THE CHI MACHINE which have benefited other
people she knows in their battle against RLS"
Cathy today and have a chat!