Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness

Invisible in Taiwan: Living in Taipei with Chronic Illness – What it’s like to live in Taipei and New Taipei with chronic illness and mobility challenges.

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work?

Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work? Here are the alternative treatments I’ve tried that did not work to alleviate my disease symptoms.

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound.

Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

A Canadian expat’s experience of using acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Taiwan to help with pain/inflammation from Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Flickr Photo by Prince Roy

Taiwan Hot Springs Guide – Soaking Up Hot Spring Fever in Taiwan

Taiwan hot springs offer some of the best hot spring bathing in the world. There are over 100 hot natural hot springs on this tiny island in the Pacific.

Calla Hot Springs, Yangmingshan

Taiwan Hot Springs Guide: Yangmingshan Hot Springs, Northern Taiwan

Yang Ming Mountain has remained a first choice getaway for city residents and tourists looking for a different Taiwan hot springs experience.

Gua Sha - Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Scraping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Tzu demonstrated a scraping method called Gua Sha. Its principles are similar to those of cupping and has similar effects on the body.

traditional Chinese medicine - cupping

Traditional Chinese Medicine: My Experience With Cupping

My experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. Cupping is used to bring blood flow to the muscles and skin, which effectively drain excess fluid and toxins from deep connective tissues.