I've only been using alternative medecine for 3 years now. I've been suffering from back problems since I'm a teenager.
I was quite suprised when I did not see any posts on patches on this health board. I think they are a good alternative to drugs, since they are easy to use and have no side effects. And are really effective. Besides it's pleasant since they are heating.
Did someone else try patches?
I'm using the Hao Pi ones.
I believe that joint patch exist as well.
Let me know