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My Frozen Shoulder Experience

About 3 years ago, I was doing some weight-lifting exercises -- dumbbell raises on a slant board -- when my left shoulder went into painful spasm. I dropped the dumbbells and clutched my shoulder. I found that I had limited movement in it.

The next day, I lay flat on my back on the floor. I stretched my right arm out, bent the elbow, and lay the arm flat on the floor, my fingers pointing in the same direction as my head. No problem. But when I tried to do that to my left shoulder, I found that my forearm would not lie flat on the floor. It had frozen at a 45 degree angle. There was no way I could bend that left forearm flat on the floor. I'd been blessed with radiant health for 25 years, so I had no experience with doctors. I did some research on the Internet, and found that I was suffering from frozen shoulder.

I went to four different doctors, including a Chinese herbalist, a chiropractor, and Naturopath who has a reputation as a healer. None of them could help me. In the months that followed, I bought just about every supplement in the world -- including one from New Zealand -- that promised help for joint injuries. Alas, none of them
helped me. For 8 months, the shoulder remained frozen. Nothing I did, including stretching, helped even a little bit.

And then I met a yoga teacher and massage therapist on the beach (I'd been to two other massage therapists who could do nothing). This man examined my shoulder briefly, looked deep into my eyes, and said that he could heal me. Or rather, he could loosen the restrictions so my body would heal itself. For the first time, I felt

It took 3 bodyworking sessions, but he unfroze my shoulder. Within 2 months, I had 90 percent of my mobility back. Today, it's 100 percent. Needless to say, I no longer do dumbbell raises on slant boards! I gave away all my heavier weights. And I now take the one supplement that works for me: Joint Advantage, which is made by Dr. David Wlliams. It eliminated a mild ache I used to have in my right knee.

A friend who also went through the ordeal of a frozen shoulder, told me that no matter WHAT you do or don't do, most frozen shoulders will heal themselves after about 9 months. I don't know. Maybe that's what happened to me. But I'm inclined to give credit to my massage-therapist friend. He has healing hands, and has helped a lot of people.

If you have a frozen shoulder, my advice would be find the VERY best massage-therapist, bodyworker in your area. Ask around. You want someone who can FEEL energy blockages in your body, and loosen them. That sounds like magic to Westerners, but I assure you such people do exist.
Good luck in your quest!