Harriet can live with her rheumatism

I was 20 years old when my symptoms begun. I got pain on the backside of my body, next to my right shoulder blade. Later on the pain and stiffness moved to my neck, my shoulders, my chest and to the lower part of my back. After having been pregnant twice I got problems with my pelvis, resulting in constant pain in my back. Several years I had inflamed muscle insertions. I didn't have any power in my muscles and I was very tired. Five years ago, I also got pain in my ankles, my wrists, my right knee and a frozen shoulder. I was diagnosed "rheumatoid arthritis".

I tried many different kinds of treatments, but without any long-lasting results. One year ago I begun to practice Zhineng Qigong and I immediately noticed a difference. I got more energy and my body became less stiff. The energy that I gathered enabled me to deal with my disease and I begun to take a medicine for rheumatoid arthritis in order to reduce the pain in my body. This gave me the opportunity to practice even more Qigong. The pain in my ankles disappeared after the summer-course of 2005 and I could walk without any problems for the first time in three years.

Nowadays I practice arm-training every morning and Hold Qi Up in the evening. Twice a week I practice in a group. My shoulders are better and my standing position is completely different. My health keeps getting better all the time.

Harriet Häggblom

Harriet Häggblom