Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: I Am One of the Millions Missing – When I have a Grey Day, aka a Missing Day, my ME/CFS hits overdrive and I go missing. Where do I go? Continue Reading →

Pollution in Taiwan – Is It Bad? YES, IT’S BAD!

Air pollution in Taiwan is a serious matter than many of us have complained about for years. It causes no end of health problems to everyone living here. 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 →

Dealing with Chronic Illness Abroad: A Lesson in Patience

Dealing with chronic illness abroad is the worst. No matter what I do, it’s a never ending cycle of ear infections, chest infections, acute chronic pain, and never ending trips to the doctors. Continue Reading →

The Ears Hear…Kinda – My Journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis

My ear issues were a warning sign of things to come. My journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis started six months after this post. Continue Reading →

The Fastest Update in the East!

Whew! My mother is right. I’m like a cat with nine lives. Throw me off the roof and I always land on my feet. Summer has arrived along with torrential downpours every day, but things are really happening fast around the Kellenberger/Marshall household. Two months ago I was in the doldrums and now I’m back on top again and in fighting form. I’m still seeing a doctor once a week for my ear, but I’m healthy again and I have Continue Reading →

Health Update

I’ve had quite a few inquiries pertaining to my health since I posted about my ear problems. Thanks very much for your positive support. I’m going to keep this short and sweet because if I go on too long, I think it might turn into a rant. Needless to say, I’m tired of dealing with this. My weeks have revolved around morning classes, Chinese classes, visits to the doctor and my full time job at Gram. It has been very 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 →