As a licensed acupuncturist, I see many patients who struggle with chronic pain and disease. I know everyone's situation is unique, and that it is easy to feel isolated, but also know that there are many shared experiences that can benefit from being in community. As a teacher East Asian Medicine in both the Master's and Doctoral level, I know the value of communicating the wisdom of ancient medical systems clearly and in ways that people in West can understand and apply. This group is for all those who suffer from chronic pain and disease, and would like to to share resources for drug-free health improvement with a community. There is a lot that I can personally share, that I don't always have the chance to in a one-on-one clinical setting. There is also a lot that you may be able to share, about what strategies and approaches you've found that help manage your health and your health challenges.