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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning how to live with limitations. Writing about the limitations of Fibromyalgia (plus Myalgic encephalomyelitis) lets others know what we live with on a daily basis. These limitations range from small to severe disruptions that leave people housebound. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →

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. Continue Reading →