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Once Paralyzed, Joe Pinella Now Teaches How to Move Freely without Pain

Joe Pinella

Joe Pinella, founder of The Healing Movements System, will present “Hope… and a Roadmap”, a workshop that will teach how to ease pain, reduce stress and restore the joy of movement, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 4, at Scottish Rite Temple, in Tucson.

Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of qigong and Tai Chi Kung for over 50 years. As a youngster, he had the unusual opportunity to study in a Chinese Buddhist temple in New York City.

The test of his experience came in 1991, when his car plunged 200 feet down a mountainside and he landed on his head. His neck was broken, he had no feeling and could not move. After a month in the hospital, Pinella was sent home and told he would spend the rest of his life as a quadriplegic. Against doctors’ orders, he quit the therapy that would only teach him how to operate a wheelchair with his mouth.

Using the ancient Chinese healing arts of qigong and Tai Chi, Pinella was able to regain full mobility. He did those exercises in his mind for many months until gradually, his body started to respond. Over the course of seven years, Pinella regained full use of his body, with no pain and no limitations. Feeling that he was “saved for a reason,” Pinella developed a program he calls The Healing Movements System.

In his workshop, Pinella will delve into the theory and practice of The Healing Movements System. It will reveal the same powerful healing techniques, both mental and physical, that Pinella used in his recovery. Participants should come prepared to move, learn and practice the healing movements in order to apply them to their own lives.

Location: 160 S. Scott Ave., Tucson. For more information, call 520-235-7180, email [email protected] or visit See ad, page 7.

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