Pat is a 60yr old lady, she has problems with her lower back:
'A friend told me about Marilyn and this unique treatment she had brought to the UK from India. I'd been having a lower back problem for around a year that was becoming progressively worse. X Rays did not reveal anything significant and I was made to feel I was imagining the degree of pain I was experiencing. I became unable to do any work in the garden, had to give up my dance class and felt excrutiating pain carrying out any activity that involved bending. I'd always hated taking medication but found I couldn't do without a cocktail of strong pain killers and anti-inflammatories, which just took the edge off the pain for a couple of hours. At the first Su Jok session Marilyn explained the therapy and I felt a bit skeptical when she said that through probing a certain area of my hand relating to my lower back I would experience acute pain in my hand, which she would then treat and this would knock out the pain in my back. As I said before I was skeptical but I was also in so much pain that I would try anything. Marilyn asked if I had any fear of needles and I said yes, I don't like needles at all. She said that wasn't a problem as she could use a device she has that would have the same effect as applying acupuncture, which really put me at ease. As she used her probe on my hand to the area she said related to my back I nearly jumped out of the chair, the pain was so sharp. She marked this area with a pen and continued seeking out further pain points. Following marking the area, she then explained the use of moxa to warm the area and following this procedure she used her device. It felt a bit uncomfortable at the beginning but after a few minutes I settled down. At the end of the treatment Marilyn showed me how to apply special magnets to my hand so that the effects of the treatment continued until she saw me again in a few days. On rising from the chair I immediately felt improvement, I still had pain but certainly not the sharp pain I'd had before the treatment. Marilyn asked me on a scale of 1 to 10 how much better I felt. I could honestly say that when I arrived my pain level was around 8 to 9 and when I left it was around 3. Marilyn initially suggested 4 treatments but after the 3rd session I had no pain at all in my back so I cancelled the 4th appointment. When I spoke to Marilyn she said it was OK but I should I have any hint of pain in my back I must immediately apply the magnets to my hand. I have not experienced any pain in my back for over a year and have been able to resume all activities. I made an appointment to see Marilyn a week ago as I had a lot of pain in the joint beneath my big toe and following the first treatment the pain had significantly reduced, so I look forward to again being pain free.