Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scorpions and Urine Test...

Hey it’s great to get hits on this blog and I really appreciate it,so thanx!
Fully recovered after getting my virus! Its great to be alive again!! The lesson learnt seems to be: no matter how weird or boring or dull some bits are, its really great when compared to feeling delirious and sweating for 3 days in a row… My Uni work backed up for a week which left me pretty unmotivated…At about midnight last night I seemed to begin to understand something of my Mid Semester Exam for my major subject of Chinese Medicine Foundations which was today…I’ve now promised myself to GO OVER IT and NEVER TO LEAVE IT!

Other stuff that happened:
Here’s a great ingredient: SCORPION! Great for headache, it’s ok, non toxic in small doses!…

More other stuff that happened:
Below are some shots of the multi stix urine test we did in Western Medicine practical. Unknown urine was presented to us for analysis…So me and a friend used are own… My ketone levels are up, apparently due to losing a kilo or so while sick and my body now feeding off its own fat reserves. Told you.
One of my lecturers agreed to an interview, so that will be on the way, further experiments with herbs too and the clinical acupuncture practicals are rolling: That’s getting less painful and stressful which is a bonus.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Deep Fry

This is a pic of some Chinese bloke cooking something Chinese-Give you an update about that fascinating vegetarian restaurant some time soon, but one thing is that they use their feet to control the gas ( the levers are at foot height) leaving their hands totally free to cook: clever and interesting insight into their cultures thinking...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Heal Thyself...

Wednesday: I was enjoying the new warm weather, looking forward to a commitment free study weekend for a looming mid semester exam. Thursday, whack, I go down with what I fear to be flu ( Australia has also received equine flu for the first time in its history…more about that in a mo). Self examination: Cold shivers, clear runny mucus, fragile feeling, aches in muscles and joints, irritability, fatigue, tongue: pale moist white coat. So I diagnosed a “cold condition” and drank ginger, cinnamon and fang feng decoction. Tasted ok, but didn’t really help. Friday sweats, yellow sputum, now coughing, dizziness tongue still pale though. So I called the mum doctor and she came over with a pharmacy product containing paracetamol, codeine and phenylephrine hydrochloride. Didn’t really want to take it, but under pressure to finish natural medicine study deadlines…didn’t really help. Anyway Saturday I went to the Western Doctor. I asked him if I had equine flu as a joke, and he said what’s 2 plus 2 and I said 4, and he said I didn’t as I hadn’t stamped the answer out on the floor. Hahaha. He said to just take plenty of fluid and stop taking the pharmacy product as I had a viral infection with a very inflamed throat, but no temperature. Saturday evening now and I feel I should be right for study on Sunday. The interesting observation is how far away I am from consulting a Chinese Medicine practitioner from the onset of an illness and how challenging it was to take a pharmacy product. I was disappointed that my decoctions hadn’t really helped too. So many questions…I guess it was an experiment...
As an additional note on Monday we did somewhat random acupuncture points practice and Tuesday I started a programme of herbs for 2 weeks and it was a full moon on Wednesday...Related to my current condition???


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