Introduction

IMG_9441smallI was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis on July 20, 2016.

Since I had enjoyed a very healthy life before the diagnosis, I was greatly devastated ๐Ÿ˜ฑ at the news.

I am a Japanese female artist ๐Ÿ‘ธ who was born and raised in Tokyo๐ŸŽŒ, has lived in California and New York ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, and is living now in HK ๐Ÿ€„๏ธ.

First I thought this must be the end of my life and I would have to give up many things such as doing sports ๐ŸŠ, travelling โœˆ๏ธ, dancing ๐Ÿ‘ , drinking ๐Ÿธ, parties ๐ŸŽ‰, holding my exhibitions ๐ŸŽจand so on. And I imagined me in wheelchair in 10 years or so, sadly.

However, after intensive research and reading books ๐Ÿ“•about RA, I found that thanks to the medical advancement ๐Ÿ’Š, RA is not an incurable disease any more. Rather, it is now an quite manageable disease so that many RA sufferers reached remission and enjoy a quality of life a great deal.

Going back and forth among Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York, I am able to try both Western medicine and Oriental naturopathy๐ŸŒป. Especially because most medicines to cure RA are to lower your immune system which might bring about terrible side effects ๐Ÿ’€including pneumonia, tuberculosis, kidney malfunction, all sorts of infectious diseases ๐Ÿ˜ท, quite a few RA patients seek alternative medicine, or natural therapies such as acupuncture ๐Ÿ‘, chiropractic treatment ๐Ÿ€, breathing methods๐Ÿ‘ƒ, aroma therapy ๐ŸŒท, etc. etc.

I actually came to know the fact that quite a few RA sufferers reached remission or even got cured completely by the means of naturopathy without any Western medicines. I was hugely impressed and inspired ๐ŸŒž by the presence of these people.

When I confessed that I got RA to my British friend ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง and an American friend ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธseparately, both of them coincidentally ๐ŸŒŸโ€ผ๏ธ told me to write a book about my adventure. Actually what are the chances, they both have an RA patient in their familiesโ—๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’šโ€ผ๏ธ They said,โ€You are bilingual, have been living multiculturally, which is a rare case. You should write a book about it. We, Westerners can learn from you too!โ€

They encouraged me a lot and I made up my mind to write. But writing a book is such a challenge so I chose opening a blog. First I started a Japanese version. And this is my blog in English.

I would like to share my experiences, exchange information, and get connected with my fellow RA warriors ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ through this blog.

Your comments would be much appreciated๐Ÿ™.

#RA, #rheumatoid arthritis, #holistic approach, #alternative medicine, #fight against RA, #cure, #remission, #RA medicine

 

 

6 comments

  1. I got RA too and was diagnosed in 2009. I’ve been on so many different medications and nowadays my RA is considered to be in remission (still got other issues, but that is a too long story to write here) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking forward to follow your blog and read more of your journey!

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    • Hi Cecilia,
      Thank you for your comment!
      RA is new to me, and blog with WordPress is new too! So I’m still struggling to make it work:-) But I’m so excited to be able to get connected with all the other people like you:-)

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