I would like to share the beneficial experience with the Qigong lessons that I had attended under your auspices. It is
testimony to its effectiveness and long-term benefit. I had been doing only 5 of the movements (actually the first few
that we were taught and the easiest to learn) religiously each evening and my acute back pain is a thing of the past.
I would say 95% it has gone away.
I am quite sure qigong had a lot to do with my recovery. My chronic backache occurred after my radiotherapy in 1995.
I went through weeks of physiotherapy that was palliative. Occasional pain remained. This was aggravated after my radical
neck dissection. The pain was so bad that I could not bend my head forward or even sit for more than a few minutes in the
That was when I signed up for the Qigong lessons. If you would recall, I had severe discomfort in the back during the
first few lessons. This became less acute over time but persisted nonetheless throughout the rest of the lessons. To me,
it appeared that Qigong was working as it seemed to provoke a reaction in my back.
Unfortunately, I was not disciplined to practise it everyday. The pain resurfaced and physiotherapy did not help. I had
acupuncture done at Dr Cao's clinic and this sparked me on my return to normalcy. Since then, I go through the Qigong
routine everyday, some times more than once and my back is almost back to pristine condition.
I am sometimes amazed by what a couple of simple exercises can do in terms of relieving a chronic medical condition. Of
course, this would not have been possible if you had not organized the Qigong class in the first place. This goes to prove that Complementary and Alternative medicine really has a role to play in treating cancer patients.