|Posted - 2/1/2020 9:16:34
I have an autoimmune disorder where thee immune system attacks my body, which can include organs and musculo-skeletal system. This causes some tightness and weakness of certain muscles. As a result I have very bad shoulder pain, especially right shoulder, mid-back, neck, right foot/toe, jaw (mostly right side but both), and if I use fine movements for too long such as playing a musical instrument I get very bad nerve pain and have to stop. Also I have shortness of breath and trouble breathing deeply.
I have tried Western medicine but it was very little help. In terms of TCM I tried something recommended called Paida Lajin which is hitting and stretching and this has been very helpful, but it has not eliminated the problem and it comes back if I don't have the time to hit and stretch during the day. I also tried acupuncture but once it caused a lot of pain in my nerves, though other times it helped.
Is there anything anybody can recommend? I am trying to see a TCM specialist but I do not have anyone nearby so I have not been able to do so at the moment.