Factors that trigger arthritis and may influence treatment and recovery
Body temperatures of the extremities
Susceptibility to heat and cold
Thickness of body fat
Condition of the teeth
Allergies, particularly to essential foods
Use of alcohol, tobacco, excess tea or coffee
History of chronic illnesses or systemic diseases
Patterns in use of drugs, particularly for arthritis
History of pain
History of injuries
History of sleep
Anxiety, or nervousness
Use of food supplements, vitamins, minerals and herbs
Exercise (history, amount of, regularity)
Location of residence
Prior treatment for arthritis.
The more you learn about the patient, the more effective will be your treatment.
Written by John Chow, a practitioner
of Chinese medicine, acupuncturist, masseur, healer and teacher of martial arts
and spiritual paths in
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