How do I describe my chronic pain to my doctor? As a veteran patient who has been living with pain for 12+ years, this question comes up a lot! I’ve done my best to answer this for you from my perspective as a patient in Taiwan coping with a healthcare system that is not in my native language.
Let’s talk about pain for chronic pain awareness month. This is my chronic pain story. I hope it helps others understand what it is like to live with in pain. You are not alone.
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.
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.