Taiwan has a mandatory comprehensive National Health Insurance plan. Costs are shared among the worker, the employer and the government. Taiwanese practise two types of healing, traditional and western. For example, acupuncture, the ancient Chinese form of needle therapy, sometimes cures or alleviates diseases. Pharmacies in Taiwan specialize in both western and traditional Chinese medicines.
The government provides health programs to the residents of the mountainous areas, which make up most of the landscape, and to the offshore islands. These people rely heavily on the local health stations where they are offered general patient treatment and emergency care. These health stations also provide educational programs. For example, people can learn about maternal and child health, family planning, prevention and control of geriatric, acute and chronic diseases.
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Qigong is a form of traditional Chinese medical treatment based on energy-control and healing.

Medical treatment and dental work cost less in Taiwan than in any western country. The medical facilities and services are very good and up to date. People newly arrived from Taiwan will have little difficulty adapting to Canada's health care system. Like Canadians, the Taiwanese believe a balanced diet and exercise are important for good health and a long life.