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What's The Strangest Thing You've Tried That Has Helped Your AS?

There are so many different tips and tricks out there to help manage AS. But a lot of them are pretty similar - stretching, eating healthy, bathing etc.

I was wondering if anybody had tried something very niche and not spoken about so much that has helped them and their condition.

The most 'out there' thing that has worked for me is Moxibustion - an ancient Chinese therapy technique where herbs are burnt in an attempt to 'smoke out' the pain.

I discovered it whilst working in China and experiencing a flare up. A Chinese co-worker suggested it to me and gifted me a full moxibustion kit. It's essentially a belt with compartments in that you put the burning herb pods inside and tie back up. You then wrap the belt around the affected area and let it burn away.

I didn't have any high hopes for it, but to my surprise it actually did relieve a lot of my pain and the smell of it was very calming and relaxing too!

It isn't something I do all the time, but I do enjoy doing it every once in a while to mix things up if I need some pain relief.

What is the most unusual thing that you have tried that has helped your condition?

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