In early 1997, my podiatrist diagnosed my condition as neuropathy.
The office test consisted of having the podiatrist touch seven points on
the bottom of my foot. I could only detect three of these contacts.
I knew that I would have to start doing something as I figured that at
age 57 I was too young to have such a condition. Moreover, I was
one who despised exercise of any type. I justified some of this dislike
to the spurs, which I was developing on both of my feet. In retrospect,
it seems providential that by coincidence I went with my wife to visit
a friend who happened to be a distributor of The Chi Machine. I didn't
say anything about the neuropathy but as a good salesman he introduced
me to the machine and provided me with the literature and the audiotape.
After listening to the tape several times and reading the literature I
4-cided to try the machine.
I used the machine every morning before going to work and every evening before going to sleep. I find both of these 15-minute periods as highlights of relaxation in each of my days. The machine travels with me on vacations and there have been very few days on which I have not used the machine.
In November of 1997, I asked the podiatrist to recheck my neuropathy. Upon feeling all seven contacts the podiatrist sent me in for a nerve condition study. The results of that study provided a diagnosis of a "barely perceptible neuropathy” attributed to my diabetic condition. I considered this a tremendous improvement, which I can only attribute to the use of The Chi Machine.
I will continue to use it daily for the rest of my life with the hope
that I can for the first time in my life lose more than eleven pounds of
weight and hopefully eventually overcome my diabetes.