Some years ago I was diagnosed with Dupuytren’s Contracture.
Dupuytren’s contracture is an abnormal thickening and tightening of the normally elastic tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. This tissue is called fascia. The fascia contains strands of fibers, like cords, that run from the palm upward into the fingers. In Dupuytren’s contracture, these cords tighten, or contract, causing the fingers to curl forward. In severe cases, it can lead to crippling hand deformities.
My wife recently discovered Chaga and has been serving this as a tea for several weeks.
My symptoms have abated noticeably so that I no longer wonder whether I can easily open a jar or bottle, or will drop something because my hands can’t easily grip tightly.
The list of Chaga health benefits is a long, but I can attest to another benefit that should be added to the list, in my opinion.Mark SAge: 72 City, State: Katonah, NY
It must have been destiny at work! Last week, my husband and I were on our way up to Quebec, Canada. Just 16 miles from the Canadian border, we suddenly came upon a roadblock on the somewhat desolate two-lane road of Rt. 201. We were told that a truck had gone off the road up ahead and that the road would be closed for at least 2 hours! That was not what we wanted to hear. The police officer suggested that we turn around and head back to the nearest town of Jackman, Maine, for some lunch. We decided that we might as well. Jackman however is definitely a small town. We ended up getting a bite at the only grocery store / part restaurant that we could find. To kill time we began “browsing” the grocery aisles. Sounds like fun huh?! LOL Well here’s where the “destiny” part begins…
First of all, I’m a young 56yr. old woman, who has never been terribly overweight. I’d describe myself as a healthy looking woman who should lose 30lbs to look like the magazines want you to. I love walking but have never been a jogger. I’ve always been strong and healthy. Imagine my surprise when 2 years ago I suddenly started having pain in my left knee and then in my right knee. X-rays showed I had bone-on-bone in both knees. What?! How does that happen suddenly?! A second opinion with a very qualified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee replacements confirmed the diagnosis.
Fast forward 2 years later and tons of money, injections of all sorts, pain, swelling, walking like I’m 120 yrs old, I’m biting the bullet and having knee replacement surgery in 2 weeks. This trip to Maine, Canada, and Vermont is my last hurrah for this summer.
Ok back to browsing the grocery isles in Jackman… I come upon a small table with a product called Chaga on it. I start to read the informational sign on the table and the labels on the tea products. Hum, sounds interesting but I’ve never heard of the stuff and I’m reluctant to try it. So I leave the store, but I’m haunted by my guardian angel to go get some of the tea. I went back in the store 3 times before I eventually purchased both the loose powder tea and the tea bags. I’m sure that the store clerks must have thought I was a bit wacko coming in and out of the store like that. 🙂
Having exhausted our interesting stroll through the grocery store my husband and I decide to get back on the road and wait for it to open again. I prefer to be the designated driver because I have a habit of stopping when I see things that catch my eye and he can’t stop me! LOL! So now we are driving up the lonely road of Rt. 201 again and all of a sudden I yell out OMG!, I breakfast, pull over, and start backing up. He’s freaking out wondering what the heck is going on! I think he was hoping I saw a moose. But no, I found the Chaga Mountain Company! Now you know, you are a small, family owned company. There are no flashing signs, elaborate processing buildings, groomed grounds, parking lots, and such. I start saying, “I have to stop and check this out!” My husband is used to my inquisitive nature but this stop really has him shaking his head. 🙂
Well it was the best stop ever! Inside I was greeted by Danielle and her father. They were so welcoming and interesting to talk to. They listened to my crazy story of destiny and kindly gave me a free sample of each of the products since I had bothered to stop in!
I’ve been using the cream on my knees, the lip balm (which is fantastic!), and drinking tea for 1 week now. The swelling in my knees has gone down, and my knees aren’t aching nearly as much. Nothing I have tried has worked like this, and believe me I have tried all sorts of compresses, patches, wraps, creams, gels, pills, injections, fluid removal, massage, and acupuncture!
So was this really destiny? I’m still scheduled for surgery because nothing is going to make the “bone on bone” condition just go away. But, do I think that the anti-inflammatory benefits of Chaga really work? You better believe it!
Thanks for the relief! I’ll be spreading the news and your website address!Linda BOrlando, FL
My father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in late 2010. As we were navigating treatment options someone suggested he include chaga tea in his regimen. Being a gardener and trained horticulturist he was willing to give it a try, (after I did a bunch of research,) and at the same time didn’t think its effects would be significant. His faith was in the scientific medical community, but what the hell, right? Thousands of years of indigenous peoples couldn’t be that wrong! I ordered some Chaga for him to try.
He had good results and few side effects through the first three of the four available chemotherapeutic drugs, with varying degrees of tumor shrinkage, but discovered, after a treatment break, that another large tumor had grown in his other lung. He was devastated but determined to soldier on. He restarted chemo with chemical #3 and saw enough improvement to be once again encouraged.
What does this have to do with chaga tea? Well, my father is currently on an extended treatment break because his tumors are continuing to shrink, without chemo, and the only thing he’s taking is chaga tea. And, my father realized, the treatment break in which his cancer got worse was during a time when he WAS NOT drinking chaga! He’s a total convert, now. It’s a convincing enough experience for me to include chaga tea in my daily habits!Amy Y Age:50 Southwest Harbor, Maine
Dear Chaga, My name is Penny S. – I have Breast Cancer Mets -46 from Indiana. I have been using the Double Extract Tincture, Chaga Tea Bags, and Chaga Cream now for about 6 weeks. Chaga is Absolutely Amazing! I Love it! I do three tincture drops a day faithfully. I use the cream on my Double Mastectomy Scars. I use the cream around my hip bones and since my last CT Scan my Cancer Mets is getting smaller and at the last Periodontal Dentist Appointment my gums and my teeth have never been healthier. My breast scars are minimal and my skin has never looked better. This is God’s Miracle and I Thank You for restoring HOPE in My Life!”
“Chaga Mushroom Tea and Tincture are great products…have helped reduce my 4th stage lung cancer to 2 small nodule scars and my quarter-sized brain tumor is completely GONE as are the small liver and kidney nodules.
A BIG THANK YOU!You probably saved MY life and now I’m your customer FOR life!I’ve Been telling friends and family about your fine Product…..Please keep making it!Thomas JNew Berlin, NY
My youngest daughter was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last May – Being an Herbalist, Reiki Master, etc.me and my oldest daughter (also an herbalist and reflexology practitioner) our first thoughts were to research what could be done and used along with the allopathic medicine being used – Chemo Therapy (poison/chemical therapy) My daughter used several natural supplements along with drinking chaga daily. The natural supplements were used without the Doctor’s knowledge. The doctor and chemo nurses were amazed at how healthy and well she remained throughout this treatment; never missing a day at her job. She is still following this due to going through radiation and she has remained healthy and we all will continue to drink chaga tea along with other supplements that we commonly use daily.
In our opinion Chaga is wonderful – we have harvested what we could in Northern VT. Blessed Be.Jan TSeekonk MA 70
“I am a 52 year old male in fair to good health. I recently was plagued with a severe bout of hemorrhoids. They were so bad they limited my daily activities. I ended up having two surgical procedures in a doctor’s office that assisted but far from cured the problem. I tried every type of cream on the market that I could find to help relieve the pain and swelling but nothing worked. I even tried some natural creams which resulted in the same negative results.
On a whim, I tried placing Chaga ( in the tea form) directly on the affected area. I had been drinking Chaga for over a month that has helped my stomach pain disappear. I immediately felt relief after the first application. For the first time in over two months the swelling subsided. In three days the problem was almost completely gone. I highly recommend all products sold at Chaga Moutain,Inc. The quality of the products are very therapeutic and natural. If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Western Maine, you would understand how its beauty and cleanliness could produce such a high quality product.LM PortlandMaine
I had broken my left hand in six places and also had severe tissue damage. After eight days of ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication with no reduction in swelling; I was recommended by a friend to try drinking Chaga. I drank just two cups of Chaga and, when I woke up the next morning the swelling had dramatically decreased. I am now a firm believer of the benefits Chaga can provide and drink it daily.John R44 years old, Doverfoxcroft, ME
I broke my right hand recently and have been dealing with swelling and pain for a few weeks. Five days ago I started taking Chaga tincture/extract as recommended by a friend. The swelling started going down within a day and my hand hurts considerably less. I will definitely recommend this product!Amanda S27 years old Newport, ME
I have had Plaque psoriasis for the last 26 years. Having used every cream, lotion, ointment, heavy drugs (methotrexate), carrot juice, old time Mormon recipes, you name it, I tried it. I returned from the Las Vegas skin and cancer clinic on 11-14-12, following a severe outbreak of psoriasis, covering 50 % of my body, 100 % of my scalp. During the two weeks at the clinic, I used Derma smooth oil on my scalp, and was given uvb narrow band light treatments on hands and body. My psoriasis only got worse. I lost half of my hair, and from the light treatments, my hands broke out with acute pustular psoriasis. Totally blistered from wrists to fingertips, fingers swelled to look like sausages. It was a very expensive, counter-productive, far from home trip. Upon my return home, friend of mine ,an Alaskan native , asked me if I had ever tried chaga. I had never heard of it, let alone tried it. Naturally I immediately started searching on the internet all the info I could get on this “chaga”. Everything I read was positive. Good for many things, including psoriasis. Natural, safe, inexpensive, and its been around since dirt. Now I will be honest, I really didn’t have too high expectations, but thought I would give it a try. Why not, I have tried so many things over the years, including several clinics.
I ordered my chaga from chaga mountain inc. I received the chaga chunks, chaga tea, and chaga tincture. I started 80 – 100 drops of tincture per day on 11-19-12.
From one study I read about, it would take 4-6 weeks to show any results, and up to 12 weeks for max. I started showing improvement 11 days in. I am happy to say by my 40th day I saw great improvement. And now, after 1 full bottle of tincture, and 46 days, my body is “psoriasis” free, and only have about 1/3 of my scalp that still has it. To say I am ecstatic, thrilled, excited, grateful, blessed, is an understatement big time. I cannot pass on the word fast enough to all I know who share this horrible disease.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart chaga mountain inc, for your product, for your time to talk and discuss with me the uses and benefits of all chaga has to offer.
God Bless and wishing you a great New Year!Tamara PKenai,Alaska