What is Costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Chest Wall Pain with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Costochondritis: Coping with chest wall pain with arthritis and fibromyalgia

What is costochondritis? Why does it happen? How is it diagnosed and treated?

How Do I Describe Chronic Pain To My Doctor?

How Do I Describe Chronic Pain to My Doctor?

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.

Suggestions for people who want to help someone living with chronic pain

How To Be A Friend To Someone Living With Chronic Pain

I’m often asked how friends can support me or other patients living with chronic pain or chronic illness. This article introduces ways that you can help people like me. How to Help Someone Living with Chronic Pain If you know someone who is living with chronic pain, like most people the instinct to help is almost […]

Gua Sha - Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Scraping

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.