"I first met Jenny when she
was only 19. I was her nurse. She had had some of her intestines removed
and had been through countless blood transfusions.
"She was so young, beautiful, brave,
and very sick. I always chant about all of my patients, but whenever I
chanted, I always thought about her.
"She is now 26 and has been in and
out of the hospital during much of that time.
"Sometimes she would ask about the
courses that I was taking at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
When she asked if I thought Traditional Chinese Medicine would help, I
told her that she would be a great candidate for this kind of treatment.
But Jenny was sick of needles from all of the blood transfusions and did
not want to subject herself to acupuncture needles.
"About a year ago, Jenny started having
extremely bad headaches. The doctors knew that she wasn't a complainer
so they took her very seriously. The only drugs that worked also knocked
her out and were addictive. The only choices that Western Medicine could
offer was to be incapacitated by addictive drugs or incapacitated by pain.
"Finally one of her doctors asked
me if I thought Traditional Chinese Medicine would ease Jenny's pain. I
told him that it was worth a try, but that Jenny did not want any more
needles in her. He told me that she had changed her mind and that she wanted
me to treat her.
"The day before I was to give her
the treatment, I could do nothing but chant about it. Finally, I fell asleep.
Then, I woke up at 2 AM and I knew exactly what to do, so I wrote it all
down so I wouldn't forget.
"After four sessions, Jenny's headaches
stopped and she stopped taking pain pills all together.
"Many of the doctors now ask if I
think that Traditional Chinese Medicine might work for their patients.
I tell them that it is worth a try.
"Doctors also ask how I came up with
the right treatment for Jenny. I always tell them about chanting.
One of the doctors said 'It is like you are calling on the wisdom of the
universe for the sake of your patient.'"