In the summer of 2013 I had a severe injury in my lower back so I couldn’t stand straight or walk properly.
Then I met Lum Sifu and I started to learn the Way of Tao. I received a personal intensive course – learning Section One of Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan. Sifu also treated me and everything worked out perfectly.
My injury was such that I experienced severe pain in my lower back on the left side and the pain was going down the leg all the way to the foot and my toes became numb. Through two weeks’ practice the pain almost disappeared from my leg and the numbness started to move and change. Only some of my toes remained numb. Sifu was making jokes that I loved pain because I really had to move and do the exercises although I was in agony.
Altogether I followed Sifu for two weeks in Cabella, Italy plus another week in Moravka, Czech Republic during July-August 2013.
The healing process was really effective and fast. Sometimes I just lay on the ground as he worked on my leg by putting his foot on different points on my leg. This helped me really to rest and regenerate. At other times we were moving together in a way that he helped me to go into auto motion which resulted in my body ending up in different positions each time.
Now I know how to use this method on my own and it’s still healing me every time. It’s a technique in which the body aligns itself to a position specifically needed in that moment. I noticed also that the healing process continually went back in time to the roots of the injury and removed them one by one, from the present moment back to the beginning of the problem. After two months of daily practice my leg was back to normal but I still had some feeling in my lower back, not pain but just a novel feeling.
Sifu told me that such injuries needed time, maybe two – three years to heal using only Yuan-Chi Tai-Chi. So I went for a check-up and the doctor sent me to physiotherapy where I learned how the spine is organised and how it functions and they gave me only one exercise to do.
After two years’ of diligent practice I no longer feel any pain or strange sensations in my back.
I’m still practising Yuan-Chi Tai Chi Chuan today and I’m happy to have met Sifu as well as some other of his European students in the summer of 2013.
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:32:13 +0300
From: Raycho Karaivanov