A friend recently asked me, “What is a flare?” Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain.
One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound.
Finding joy in the aftermath of incurable illness has been very hard, but I am still a global citizen of the world, and I have much to offer readers that are interested in expat life and teaching abroad, and in regards to living with chronic illness.
Today’s post is about chronic illness and pacing for pain management and why it’s important to people who are chronically ill, like me.
This post is for everyone who suffers from invisible illness and chronic illness – Here are 70 facts about Ankylosing Spondylitis that affect me. 2015-2020
Dealing with chronic illness abroad is the worst. No matter what I do, it’s a never ending cycle of ear infections, chest infections, acute chronic pain, and never ending trips to the doctors.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Tzu demonstrated a scraping method called Gua Sha. Its principles are similar to those of cupping and has similar effects on the body.
My experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. Cupping is used to bring blood flow to the muscles and skin, which effectively drain excess fluid and toxins from deep connective tissues.