I wanted to link a great article that explains in very simple terms how Chinese medicine works for pain. While i don't agree with everything he says and there are many ways to explain how Chinese medicine works, i really like the way he does it. Please take some time and read the multiple articles he has written on this topic.
Chris Kresser is a fellow Chinese medicine practitioner and has a bunch of quality articles written on his blog.
Let me know what you think.
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