I'd like to share Josephine's story with you..
I was suffering terribly with my knee. I can only describe the pain as a hot, raw, burning feeling. I felt I had to press on the back of by thigh to relieve it but that was just a temporary thing. I couldn't kneel or bend it properly so there were lots of things that I couldn't do - driving, climbing over a stile on my dog walks, exercise in the gym. To be honest, the pain was there all the time. I was just having to live with it. In the end, I went to see a knee specialist who gave me a cortisone injection. This worked for a while and the pain went away, but the effect soon wore off and the pain was the same as before. I was eventually given an MRI scan and was told that there was some arthritis in my knee and I would benefit from an operation to 'clean up' my knee cavity. I don't react well to general anaesthetics so I had hoped to avoid surgery but I felt as though it was my only option.
There was some relief for a while after the operation, but when the pain came back again I decided to take a friend's recommendation and have regular Amatsu sessions. I felt immediate relief after the sessions but after a couple of weeks, Lorna started asking me more about my lifestyle, emotions and diet. She said that she thought that my knee pain was being caused by an overworked gall bladder. I didn't even know what my gall bladder did! Lorna asked how well I digested fats and if I felt irritable or had headaches. I didn't have headaches, but I am a big fan of cheese and do suffer from PMT. She suggested that I experiment with cutting down on fat to see how I felt. It gave me the kick start I needed to make my own changes. I realise now that I could have avoided surgery as, when I revamped my diet and continued my Amatsu sessions, the pain in my knee went away. I couldn't believe it! In addition, my digestion improved, I was able to go back to the gym again so I lost weight and my mood improved. Now, if I have a more indulgent weekend, that same pain will come back in my knee on Monday morning. Having Amatsu made me realise that there were things I could do to help myself and that has affected all areas of my wellbeing.
how can knee pain be caused by the gall bladder?
The organs of the body are immensely important and yet often get overlooked in treatments. They digest, filter, store and produce so many important chemicals, so when they are not working as well as they should we won't feel as good as we could! Chinese Medicine and advanced Amatsu training teach that when these organs are compromised either by accident, injury, lifestyle and other factors, certain symptoms may occur and knee pain is one example of a symptom experienced with a compromised gall bladder. There was nothing seriously wrong with Josephine's gall bladder but it was certainly giving her strong warning signals that all was not as it should be.
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Until next time,