In April 2017, my left knee became swollen and painful for no apparent reason. Since then, the swelling and pain persisted and will worsen if I walked or stood for about 1 to 2 hours.
In April 2017, my left knee became swollen and painful for no apparent reason. Since then, the swelling and pain persisted and will worsen if I walked or stood for about 1 to 2 hours. After several reviews, the specialist advised me to undergo a knee surgery but I did not want to.
Seeing my misery, one of my ex-colleagues recommended me to attend the Bodhi Meditation 8.5-Day Health & Happiness Retreat in July 2018. During the retreat, we would stand for up to 2 hours to practice “The Meditation of Greater Illumination”. Although some pain was felt on my left knee, I was surprised that the swelling was much less than what I usually experienced. I am hopeful that with diligent practice after the retreat, my knee problem would be further alleviated and that I can resume my hobby of shopping.
I also had been suffering from eczema for the past 3 years. I had to apply medication on various parts of my body daily to ease the itchiness. During practices, I noticed that the itchiness had reduced. Hence, I decided to stop the medication from Day 6 of the retreat. Thankfully, I did not feel any itch that entire day and even till now (Day 8 of the retreat)!
Bodhi Meditation does not advocate reduction or discontinuation of medication without seeking a doctor’s advice.
LOH YEN LI