Have you ever spent hours at your work desk, toiling away until you realize your back’s become stiff, and you have an inexplicable ache all over your body? Your eyes start to become unfocused and you can’t help but count down the hours, minutes, seconds to when the clock hits 6 and you’re free to go?
Well, I have. Every Monday to Friday, I get up early, go to work, and my only solace is lunch time, which isn’t much because the lunch crowds at food places are horrendous. I felt tired everywhere and could barely stay awake till evening, much less go out for dinner with friends after work. Headaches were the norm for me – I’d get them in the morning, after lunch, during the post-lunch slump, after work, you name it. It was like living in a head full of bricks 24 hours a day. The other day our boss announced a new scheme that awards a raise to the most productive and upbeat personality in our department, but I was so far gone down the depression spiral that I hardly even heard the details.
Finally I just couldn’t take it anymore. Instead of complaining about how lackluster I felt, I researched on ways to make myself feel better. Pills were not an option as I didn’t want to be addicted to antidepressants nor experience the many harmful side effects I’d read about. I was looking for a more holistic alternative, and I found it in a guide called Pure Natural Healing.
It’s a comprehensive guide surrounding the concept of meridian therapy, also known as acupressure, which is similar to the more popular acupuncture. Unlike acupuncture, acupressure doesn’t require needles to be penetrated into the skin. Acupressure uses massaging techniques to stimulate energy flow between the meridian points of the body.
It may sound like some New Age kind of therapy, but actually it’s a proven traditional method of Chinese medicine for centuries. What I love about meridian therapy is that it cures the root of the problem, and not just treat the symptoms like so many of the modern medicine nowadays do. If you get the flu, the antibiotics get rid of the flu, but they don’t boost your immune system to help you counter the next flu virus that comes around. Meridian therapy serves to get to the cause of what’s affecting you daily, such as stress and blood circulation.
I decided to give Pure Natural Healing a try as other therapies provided online weren’t comprehensive enough. Their instructions usually involved complicated steps, and didn’t have many illustrations to help smooth the process. Pure Natural Healing consisted of numerous pictures with every technique mentioned, along with specific steps written concisely. It even came with a video to properly demonstrate how the Qi-Flexercise worked.
After doing the Qi-Flexercise just a few times, I saw an improvement in my skin – my acne started clearing up, and my skin looked brighter and radiant. My mom thought I’d gone for a facial without bringing her! So I roped her into doing the Qi-Flexercise with me, and we were both amazed at how our health has improved so dramatically. I felt more energetic in the mornings, and no longer had that heavy sense of dread that used to sit on my shoulders as I made the mundane commute to work. My mom started being more active in the morning, waking up early to make breakfast and go out for long walks. (She hasn’t made breakfast for the family in years!)
My dad, seeing how different my mom’s and my dispositions are now, also pestered me to teach him how to do the Qi-Flexercise. It turned out he was a natural! Without my advice or prompting, he watched the video once and managed to learn it in one sitting. To be honest it really was quite easy to follow, but I was so astonished at his progress because my dad had never been one for exercise or anything fitness-related.
It’s really heartening to see how my family – and I – has become much more cheerful and living healthily now. I’ve realized how thankful I should be for having a decent job that paid my bills and allowed me room for my hobbies, and I see now that a well-rested mind and body are absolutely essential to my overall happiness. Since I don’t dread waking up in the mornings anymore due to excessive lethargy, my productivity at work has increased almost double, and I’ve even started becoming more social with my colleagues. Here’s to hoping I’ll be getting that raise soon!