• eastern medicine,  [still]moving favorites

    today’s faves

    We are all works in progress and constantly evolving. What helps us today may not do the same tomorrow, but here is what I’m into right now. Some promote healing, some are good for life, and some may only be of use to me. Either way, I hope you find something that’s helpful! DAO Labs Chinese herbs: Last week at acupuncture I complained about some symptoms that had disappeared for a while and recently returned. My acupuncturist asked me if I was still taking my herbal supplements, and I had to confess that I wasn’t. She encouraged me to start back up again, and once I did things quickly stabilized.…

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    symptom signals

      Aye yai yai¬†y’all, I’m doing too much. The great thing is that my body is sending me an array of symptoms to let me know that I need to slow it down. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, symptoms are signals. How beautiful is that? Restructuring my thinking to reflect this turns each pain I experience into a little love note from my body letting me know what I might consider adjusting. Usually, it tells me things I already know but chose to ignore. For example, I ate at least half of my meals away from home last week. Even though I stick to my usual diet when I dine…

  • eastern medicine,  rx opioid recovery,  [still]moving favorites

    my new(ish) favorite pain-relieving modalities

              * Honest, genuine reviews and experiences…not a sponsored post. I get a lot of questions regarding how I’ve managed my pain this past year without medications, injections, or surgery. Honestly, it’s difficult to answer because I’m constantly trying new things and tweaking old practices. I’m also quite a ways off from having everything figured out. Nevertheless, these are tools I use above all others to try to keep my symptoms under control…at least for today! Kinesiology tape: Not everyone supports the use of kinesiology tape, but I’m a big fan. It helps keep my hypermobile joints in place and reduces inflammation. Infrared heating pad: Infrared…