Abstract: Ani, 59 years old, has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor’s medication did not help her much. Each day she moves around with much difficulty. Even walking for a short distance was a “suffering”. An AcuGraph reading done in the morning of 4 December 2010 showed Ani’s qi was very low. Her energy improved after taking the Energy Tea. With a 17-minute-Detox #1 program of the e-Therapy her tensed ankle pain loosened up. She continued with the e-Therapy at home. She did not have to take any more pain killer (Voltaren) up to this day. Her health had improved.
Chris K. H. Teo & Ch’ng Beng Im-Teo
CA Care, 5 Lebuhraya Gelugor, 11600 Penang, Malaysia.
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning it is caused by the immune system attacking our body’s own tissues. The symptoms arising from RA are pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function of joints – most commonly the wrist and fingers. These symptoms may come and go in some people, while on others they last a lifetime (1). Over time it can cause destruction of the cartilage, bone, and ligaments, resulting in deformity of the joints (3, 4).
About one percent of the adult American population or 1.3 million people in the United States suffer from RA (2, 4). The illness can affect people of all ages – even in children. As many as 300,000 children are diagnosed with a distinct but related problem referred to as juveline arthritis (2). RA is two to three times more common in women than in men (2, 3). It commonly affect people between ages 25 and 55 (1).
The cause of RA is not known and there is no known cure either. It seems that being in pain can be the hardest part of living with RA. So the treatment for RA is aimed at reducing joint inflammation and pain and preventing joint destruction and deformity. Patients are generally prescribed the fast acting first-line drugs such as NSAIDs aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac or Voltaren ,etc. Voltaren is said to increases risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. The longer the drug is used, the higher the risk. Voltaren also increases risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation .These conditions can be fatal and such effects can occur without warning at any time while taking the drug (5).
Sometimes corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) are also used. They are more potent than NSAIDs. These side effects include weight gain, facial puffiness, thinning of the skin and bone, easy bruising, cataracts, risk of infection, muscle wasting, and destruction of large joints, such as the hips. Corticosteroids also carry some increased risk of contracting infections. (4).
Most people may require more aggressive second-line drugs, such as methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, in addition to anti-inflammatory agents.
Methotrexate seems to be popularly prescribed to patients. It can cause serious or life-threatening side effects on the liver, lungs, kidneys, and bone marrow (immune system). Other possible side effects include: mouth sores, rash, diarrhea, blood count abnormalities, persistent cough, unexplained shortness of breath, gradual hair loss and sun sensitivity (6).
The non-drug methods of treatment are physical activity like stretching, aerobic and healthy diet (2).
My (Chris) former college mate brought his family for a holiday in Penang. We took this opportunity to have them over for dinner at our home. That was on 3 December 2010. The next morning the family visited our CA Care centre. This was when something amazing happened!
For the past many years, my (Chris) buddy’s wife (let’s call her Ani, 59 years old) has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor’s medication did not help her much. Each day she moves around with much difficulty. Even walking for a short distance was a “suffering”.
An AcuGraph reading done in the morning of 4 December 2010 showed Ani’s qi or vital energy was very low. We recommended that she takes the Energy Tea.
Figure 1: Meridian disharmony pattern in a rheumatoid arthritis patient who has been taking Voltaren and Methotrexate.
Figure 2: The qi is only 20% in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who has been taking Voltaren and Methotrexate.
Then I (Chris) asked Ani: “Do you want me to try and help you with your arthritis? Try the e-therapy machine!” Without hesitation Ani agreed. I said: “Okay, relax on the couch. We will give you the therapy for 17 minutes!”
Half way through the therapy Ani said: “It is good – my ankles have loosened up. I want to have the machine.” I could not believe what Ani said and asked her again. “Are you sure it worked on you?” “Yes, I felt better” was the reply. The reason for my skepticism is understandable. I only used a preliminary Detox #1 program on her – not the Arthritis program. How could that be?
Three days later, we (CBI) contacted Ani via sms at her home in Kuala Lumpur.
Question: How are you? Better?
Reply: Yes, much better. For three days, I have not taken any painkillers yet. Thank you.
Question: Good, keep it up. Can you confirm again: a) what is your condition diagnosed as by the doctor? b) What medication are you on? c) What is the dosage each day?
Reply: a) Rheumatoid arthritis. b) Two painkillers (1) Diclofenac, 50 mg, take when in pain – normally on alternate days (2) Methotrexate, 20 mg once a week. After I took the herbs my conditions improved a lot. Thank you so much.
Question: You mean the Energy Tea? Ha, ha, Good. What programs did you use? Did you try the programs Chris suggested?
Reply: Yes, the herbs worked well on me. The programs I am doing are: Arthritis #60 after the Detox #3.
On 29 December 2010, Ani’s husband called. This is what he said about Ani: “Up to this day, she is doing fine. It is already three weeks and she does not need to take any more painkillers – which actually are killing her! Last week we went back to Kelantan to attend a wedding celebration. She was able to walk without problem – no pain. Previously after sitting on the plane for a while she had difficulty even standing up to walk. Now, there is no more problem with that.”
Later, Ani called and told us the following:
a) She is also using Obesity #17 program – so far she has lost 5 kg.
b) Up to this date she has not taken any painkiller and she is well. Before this, she has to take painkiller to help with the pains.
c) Her sleep is very good.
In March 2011, about three months later, I (Chris) met up with Ani’s husband to get an update of what has happened. The following is our conversation on that day:
The important points in our conversation:
After the e-Therapy Ani:
1. Is more active, and is now a new and healthier person.
2. Lost weight and is slimmer.
3. Has good sound sleep.
4. Has no need for painkiller medication (Voltaren) anymore.
5. Her high blood pressure had become normal.
6. Lump in her leg is gone.
7. Her varicose veins are much less.
It is indeed our privilege to be able to help Ani with her daily suffering. But more important, is the ability for her to stop taking that “dangerous” pain medication.