Qigong Helped Gunilla to Get Rid of Sciatica and Mental Problems

A lot of things happened in my life between 1999 and 2000. I work in the elderly care. It is heavy work and the speed is high. That made me stressed. There was also a traumatic incident at work. The same year I got pregnant and during the summer my grandmother and grandfather passed away, with one day in between. They were very close to me and losing them broke my heart.

Health Deteriorating

Being one month old, my son got severe colic, in the year 2000. I lost sleep over that and when the colic was over my son had problems learning to sleep. I was completely focused on my son and I didn't have any time for myself. I couldn't relax. I was completely exhausted and my pulse was high. Even if I wanted to sleep I couldn't. I ate a lot of food and snacks to get energy. During good days I tried to do some exercise, go for walks. I barely had the energy to get back home and my stress level soared.

Problems Breathing and Sleeping Led to Anxiety

From 2001, I meet several doctors who gave me different diagnoses, for instance depression, neurosis and anxiety. I tried several different antidepressant medicines but none of them really worked, some of them even made me feel worse. During this period of time I had many symptoms, for instance headache, tensions in my muscles, stomach problems with constipation and a high pulse. I often felt sad and dizzy. I had problems sleeping and anxiety. I also had problems breathing.

Finally, in the year 2006, I think I got the correct diagnose; burn-out and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Qigong Helped Gunilla to Get Rid of Sciatica and Mental Problems

Free From Depression and Anxiety

In the summer of 2004 I attended my first Summer Course. That was also my first contact with Zhineng Qigong. I continued to practise regularly at home. After that I've attended another two summer courses.

The tensions in my body has released enormously. When I take a rest I can relax. My stomach works properly and I breathe easier. My mind is calmer and I look upon life with happiness. I'm free from my depression and anxiety.

No Sciatica Any More, Better Memory and Grief Management

My body feels much softer and more flexible. My dizziness is gone and my balance is much better. I'm even free from my sciatica. I sleep well and my memory as well as my concentration have improved. In the Summer Course 2007 I could deal with the grief after my grandparents and also the tragic accident at work, which had been cemented so in my mind. Finally it opened up.

Since 2001 I've been on the sick list quite much. Every now and then I've tried to go back to work as a part-time trainee but it hasn't worked out well. Now I work as a trainee at a library and it works well.

Qigong as a Medicine

Thanks to Qigong I've got quite many keys to my body and soul. It has helped me to unlock many locks that neither doctors, anti depressive medicines or sleeping pills have been able to help me with. Since quite some time I've been free from medicines. My current doctor tells me to continue practising Qigong. She is surprised that I've improved that much. Everybody close to me notice a big difference. Today my medicine is called Qigong.

Gunilla Ibrahim