Sharing this story partly because it’s interesting and I really relate to experimenting with pain self-treatments, but also because I particularly enjoyed the way Diane introduced the post herself (on Facebook): “Lots of confirmation bias about DNM.” Because, you see, Diane is The DermoNeuroModulation Lady — DNM is her idea, her pet theory, and she’s reporting a successful self-treatment experience with it, but she knows that “the first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool” (Feynman). She sets a good example.
And I’m going to have to try some stretchy tape on my back. The treatment notion here (spoiler alert), is to treat pain by using stretchy medical tape (or therapy tape, like Kinesio Tape) to gently pull on the skin. Complicated theory, simple implication.