Monday, January 28, 2008


Rebounding is the exercise on a mini-trampoline. Bouncing up and down is fun. Children do it naturally when jumping on a bed or sofa. For therapeutic benefits I use a quality rebounder with longer springs, not just the cheap one from the department store. It measures about three and a half foot from side to side and can be easily stored behind a door or under a bed (mine has folding legs).
I first heard of it from Linda Brooks ( She gave a certification workshop I attended back in 1997.
Ever since, I have enjoyed this health beneficial exercise. In only a couple of minutes of bouncing I can stimulate my immune system. The lymph system flashes out toxins and impurities from the body. I bounce as often as I can during the day and never get a cold. The immune system will multiply the white blood cells to strengthen my immune defense and keep viruses and bacteria away.
Rebounding has some other applications. By jogging, jumping, twisting and sprinting I strengthen my bones and create aerobic movements. Along with a healthy diet this can lead to loose weight. Astronauts have been using it after space flight to regain bone mass.
It is very safe for any age, since Needak ( has a holding bar available for stabilizing.
Because it is a whole body exercise, every cell of every part is bouncing at once.
One of my favorite aspects is meditating on the rebounder. Along with deep breathing this is invigorating and energizing. More about this in an other blog.
For more detailed information on rebounding, see
Our body is a miracle created by God; let’s take care of it well.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Last Spring, while gardening, I developed an excruciating pain in my right shoulder. On April 6, 2007, I stayed home, and went to the doctor. I started at my family doctor, whom I chose because she is open to alternative treatments. She treated me with ultra sound, electrodes, and massage, with an Infrared heat lamp shining on my shoulder. She suggested certain exercise for my shoulder and neck. Because of the pain, I started taken Celebrex. The whole time my right color bone was swollen.
I was home for about a month, because I was unable to work and started some inner work with emotional release. It’s called the 8-steps from the “Art of Emotional Transformation” It helped me to focus on the internal aspect of my recovery and I must have released about fifty different negative emotions during that time.
Eventually my doctor sent me to get x-ray and a MRI and sent me to an orthopedic doctor. The diagnosis was arthritis in the joints surrounding the collar bone. He gave me Hydrocodn for pain and suggested I should see a rheumatologist. The Rheumatologist couldn’t find anything new and told me that the collar bone was degenerating. We just had to watch it.
Then I went on my vacation in Germany. I had a wonderful time with my family and it was very relaxing. One morning I discovered that the swollen area around the collar bone felt very warm and showed puss in the center.
My mother suggested going to the emergency room to have a doctor look at it. The surgeon was very concerned and advised to cut it open. By evening I was admitted to the hospital and under full narcosis, they cut out the abscess.
I spent three days in the hospital, just in time to be released to go home. With a special attest from the doctor I was flying home with a vacuum sealed bottle, draining out the fluids from the wound.
The surgeon back here in the states didn’t appreciate the vacuum sealed wound. He had me change bandages every day twice or three times and keep it clean with Hydrogen Peroxide. Since the wound didn’t heal, the surgeon finally decided to cut out a remaining cyst. It was November by now. He gave me a round of antibiotics to prepare for the second surgery. I bravely submitted myself to all this, I just wanted to get rid of the wound.
Well, on the day before the surgery I developed a rash, which was an allergic reaction to the antibiotics. The surgeon post-poned the surgery, since it wasn’t anything urgent. He gave me a prescription to counteract the allergic reaction, but I didn’t get it, since the next morning I could see that the rash was almost gone.
Instead, I went searching the internet for how to get rid of a cyst naturally.
Fortunately, I found Hannah Kroger’s website, and she had a remedy to dissolve the cyst.
I ordered the remedy “Cyst-Ease” and a booklet and within 15 days the wound closed all by itself while the cyst disappeared.
After 7 months finally the pain was gone, too. Now, I don’t have to take any medication for pain and can work again, lifting, and going on with my life.
I am so grateful that through this experience I learned to take more control of my life and responsibility for my body.