Qigong for Rheumatoid Arthritis
According to Wikipedia, "Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible joints. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility if not adequately treated."
Here is a qigong testimonial from someone who used Fragrant Qigong to cure their rheumatoid arthritis (source: Chinese Fragrant Qigong, 1996):
"From Zhu Zhuang Village, Pei county, Jiangsu province, Zhu Xingshun, April, 1991:
"I got rheumatoid arthritis ten years ago.
"During the past eight years, I spent a lot of money to treat it but it got worse and worse. My back and legs became deformed.
"In May, 1989, I went to Xu Zhou City Hospital and the doctor said I needed an operation. My shin bones were replaced with metal. After two months and spending 3,740 yuan, my waist and hipbone were so painful that I had to use crutches.
"November 1990, I started learning Fragrant Qigong.
"Surprisingly, after a few days, my pain was much reduced. After two months, my hipbone was no longer painful, and I didn't need the crutches.
"After four months, I was able to ride a bicycle!
"Now my back has become straight again and I am healthy and happy!"
Wow! You can purchase a Fragrant Qigong video here. Ability to 'ride a bicycle' again is not guaranteed.