I am 46 and have injured my shoulder many times throughout my life racing motorcycles, playing hockey, lacrosse, snowboarding, and golf. So, I know that there is some existing damage including a previous AC separation.
In April 2018 I began experiencing a “frozen shoulder”. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frozen-shoulder/symptoms-causes/syc-20372684
Apparently, the fast motion Qi Gong, basically foundational martial arts movements, I started doing in February put me over the edge.
My shoulder locked up and the pain was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. A common symptom with this ailment. Luckily, I am a Theraphi owner. I began laying in the Theraphi field 5 minutes every morning.
First, I noticed that the pain was almost gone right after my session. My shoulder was locked, but there was almost no pain. The pain would return late in the afternoon or early evening. Then I was kind of stuck (😊) because I wanted to use the Theraphi to reduce the pain so I could sleep, but then the increased energy would keep me awake.
I tried both ways and eventually I noticed the overall level of pain was decreasing and motion began returning to my arm, gradually. So, I stuck with the morning session.
I am still healing, but based on everything I have read about “frozen shoulder”, the whole process, for me, seems to be accelerated by at least 100%. What typically takes 1 to 3 years looks, and feels, like it will be 6 – 8 months, in my case. I am so grateful for the reduced pain each session provides me, and I know the field is facilitating the accelerated recovery.
Thank you Dan, Paul, and Theraphi Group! Billy Weisberg – Denver, Co USA.