Institute - Testimonials
"Problem: The end of my left index finger
was accidentally severed (approximately 1/2 inch give or take
a little -- it was not straight across.)
Treatment: After coming home from the emergency
room on April 17, 2004 at 2 a.m., I fell asleep. After sleeping
only a few hours, I woke up feeling very tense and stressed.
Of course the finger hurt. I have an Equitonic QGM here, so
I held it a few inches away from my hand on the low setting.
I did not put it directly on the injured area as it was very
sensitive. I also swept down my arm and past my fingers. Because
I was so tense, I held the hand set against my chest and then
my back. Then I set it on the bed pointed at me and fell back
After that I used the equipment daily. The
end of my finger was very sensitive, so at first I only held
it over my palm or swept across the hand. I called the CHI Institute
about a week later and talked to Patricia. In addition to using
it on my finger (over the bandages), she recommended that I
sweep from the heart down my arm, from the heart up the head,
and up the back. I did this every night for a few weeks. I spent
maybe 15 minutes on the whole procedure and then left the machine
on, pointed at me when I went to bed. I tried to do a quick
treatment in the mornings also. I am still using the machine
on my finger and almost always leave it on at night. (I have
been using it less that way recently.)
The doctors did nothing to my finger so far
except clean it and bandage it. The surgeon wanted to see how
it would heal on its own before doing anything else. He said
he could operate on it and it would heal up faster, but there
would be less of it left! I have kept the injury site moist
to allow it to continue the healing process. The goal was to
allow granulation tissue to form. This is a slower process than
just closing it up, but hopefully gives better long-term results.
Quality of Life Improvements: Initially,
when I used the machine against my chest after the injury, I
felt a great sense of relief and comfort - it was very calming
(I also took it to work with me and used it when I had a chance.).
I didn't miss a day of work and felt good considering the circumstances.
I did have pain medication, but I used less than suggested (It
was not very painful until I had to soak it and change the bandages
twice a day. That was terrible for about a week.). After May
1, I only took some Ibuprofen a couple of times. Although I
am often aware of the finger, I would not say it "hurts."
The feeling was, and still is to a certain degree one of tingling
or mild electricity. When I did not use the machine one weekend
when I was out of town, it did hurt more. I think that using
infrasound has aided the healing process and the injury site
is healing well.
The surgeon has only seen it twice. (I am
scheduled to see a PA next week as the surgeon is booked up.)
The first time he examined it was almost 5 days after the injury.
He said it did not look as bad as he was expecting. When he
saw it 2 weeks later, he said it was looking "great!"
(It was only after he said it looked great that I told him that
I was using infrasound on it.) I am very pleased with my experience
in using infrasound for pain management, healing and its calming
Vicki Campbell, Fair Oaks, CA
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