How do I describe my chronic pain to my doctor? As a veteran patient who has been living with pain for 12+ years, this question comes up a lot! I’ve done my best to answer this for you from my perspective as a patient in Taiwan coping with a healthcare system that is not in my native language.
Fibromyalgia in Taiwan – What You Need To Know – If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely here in Taiwan and have just realized that there is the disturbing lack of information about fibromyalgia in Taiwan. This resource guide for fibro patients offers some helpful advice that you won’t hear from your doctor.
My struggle with the severe and debilitating symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Taiwan as a Canadian expat.
Up-to-date information for ESL teachers in Taiwan on how to do a health check at Renai Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Updated November 2019.
My Ankylosing Spondylitis Story by Carrie Kellenberger – Over 10 years of pain, fatigue, and symptoms before I got my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.