health

Corona virus- acute shortage of surgical masks and hand sanitizers

Thailand corona virus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has affected Thailand and taken a heavy toll especially in its tourism industry. Popular tourist spots like Hua Hin, Phuket and Chinatown are relatively deserted. Few days ago, we travelled down to Bangkok city to try to purchase surgical masks and hand sanitizers in bulk. However even the biggest suppliers of pharmaceutical [...]

Guasa tools made from horns and stones

Guadsa tools made from yak horns and stones

Years ago, I realized the value of guasa in pain relief after purchasing my first guasa board from Elken which was made from buffalo horn. It was light and portable, hence I often carry it around to my office or during my travels. It is good to relief tensed and stiff muscles. Then years ago, [...]

Where to buy handrails/ handbars for the elderly/disabled in Thailand

Handrails sold in DoHome

For the elderly and the mobility challenged persons, having a handrails along their beds and bathrooms are very useful. If you have an elderly person at home, installing handrails by the bathroom would help the person to be more independent. I’ve had handrails installed for my mom in my bathroom and it made a huge [...]

Thai ointment and massage oil for pain management

Massage oil and creams for pain relief

Thailand is well known for its massage- which helps to loosen out muscles as well as for pain management and relief. Usually they would use massage oil and ointment to make the massage more effective. Nope, I am not referring to the type of massage that people go for in dingy massage parlors which sometimes [...]

Inexpensive Acupressure and guasa tools from Thailand

acupressure and guasa tools from Thailand

You can often obtain inexpensive acupressure and guasa (guadsa) tools from stores in Chatchuchak or malls. The tools are useful because it can provide a portable and instant pain and discomfort relief. Below are the acupressure and guasa (guadsa) tools that I had brought from my trips in Thailand: Let me describe each of the [...]