I’d like to have a good Chinese Doctor without having to have friends translate or being given any weird medicine from endangered animals. Herbs and stuff are fine, as is acupuncture.
*What should I look for in a clinic?
*If I ask the desk staff whether the doctor speaks English, will they be honest? (Generally speaking, of course.)
*Can I make specific requests, like that they can’t touch my feet. NOBODY touches my feet, EVER, and lives to tell the tale. They’re extremely ticklish and sensitive. Reflexology is OUT.
*Should I just try the first English-speaking Chinese doctor and see what happens, or will that put my health in danger, as in western medicine? If not, what questions should I ask.
I can’t believe that I’ve been here in Taiwan as long as I have without doing this. I’m not sick, but my goal is to improve my overall health, and apparently Chinese medicine is great for “whole body” treatment. I’d love any advice anyone has. I’m in Hsinchu, so please don’t recommend specific clinics in Taipei unless you seriously think it would be worth the commute.
Thanks! I appreciate it.