Sciatica
For about two years I was in a lot of pain with sciatica down the left side and leg.  As I am allergic to codeine and other pain killing medications, all I could have was paracetamol which meant taking them for a short term only because long term use would cause complications and even liver damage.

Both my husband and I use The Chi Machine daily, resulting in a normal life, free from pain and medication - now that can't be a bad thing?
 

Mr and Mrs G Ward
Leicester, UK
In 1987 Connie was injured in a car accident that injured her scapula.  She was in constant pain until she started using the Chi Machine.  She has also suffered for years with sciatica and again the Chi Machine helped with this also.  After using the Chi machine for 2 months she is a different person.  She no longer suffers with backaches or sciatica and is more supple.  There were times when she could hardly walk.

Connie reports feeling better than she has done in years.  She uses her machine for 10-15 minutes at least twice a day and when she has pain — day or night — she uses it for a few minutes.

I thought that you might be interested with my experience of the Chi Machine. I damaged the ligaments of the joint between my last lumbar vertebra and the sacrum. Fluid collected at the site of the injury. I was told that any twisting of my back could make the damage worse and the fluid would press on the sciatic nerve, resulting in a very sharp pain down my leg.

I stopped using the Chi Machine as I erroneously thought that it would cause trouble. After two weeks, I rang you to be told that it would disperse the fluid. So, as you suggested, I reduced the time spent on it to one minute only and then gradually increased the time. I am now using it three times a day, five minutes a session.

Within days, the fluid had dispersed and the ligaments started to heal. Three weeks later I can report that my back feels normal and no sciatic pain. The Chi Machine is a wonderful help to returning to full health.

Please quote me to anyone who would be interested in my experiences

Once again, thanks for your advice,

Best wishes,
 

J N
Plymouth, UK
Summer 2002