Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Spontaneous Qi Gong moment during a pharmacology practical class
Acupuncture in the real world during a long lecture. Governor 20 gets a work out-direct link to the brain, reinforces ascending qi, revival point ( Rogers 2003, p193). Needle seen in place during lunch as well...
Ref: Rogers, C., Rep 2003, Point Location and Point Dynamics Manual, UTS College of TCM, UTS Printing Services, Sydney, Australia.
In Brief: Got the most hits in one day last week-thanks ! Been practicing points in class-had Gall Bladder 30 needled (buttock) and not as bad as I was dreading. Monday afternoons we swap massages in Clinic manual therapies class, love that! New Chinese Medicine Society at Uni called the Tai Yi Society. Check out the page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23690345373
Have a great Easter everyone
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Here are my study tips for the first years and continuing studiers:
Five golden shiny ancient chamber tips from the big jade mountain to stay on top:
1)Baby steps. Just tell yourself to study one bit at a time to keep going on.
For example in lecture:
“What the hell is this guy going on the <#@!! about??” To self: I will look at the chapter heading or page heading or subject name or course name ( extreme moments of confusion) and start from some sort of beginning. Doesn’t matter where, just so long as I have something to add info too…
Do a 20 or 30 minute countdown and say “I am doing something in this time”. Usually gets things rolling for me. Or I will do one card for my flash cards, and it just keeps building.
2)Keep going, no matter how slowly, just don’t stop! Confucius
3)Open minded and open hearted, evaluate after! Don’t get unmotivated by crazy cross meaning, no sense making TCM brainwashing propaganda! The moment this happens forward progress can be halted and then gets worse from there (possibly a backwards movement!) Stay positive, think deliberately positive about why I am here, what my aim/goal/aspiration is. Reflect that these feelings maybe because its midnight before the exam and I am tired, and should have gone over it a bit more…Erm there is always sunshine after the rain…
4)Doesn’t matter what you do, as any exposure to the subject gives you something and fills in a gap somewhere. Chinese Medicine is mostly not linear thinking. It is grouping of info that comes together. The more you grasp the basics the more it seems to fall together. Then you take it to the clinic and it doesn’t make any sense – but then you have experience.
5)Library to study
1. Baby steps
2. Keep going
3. Open minded, open hearted
4. Go over it, go over it, go over it
5. Library baby
Oh and don’t forget to eat things-maybe healthy stuff, coffee accepted
PS study groups , it doesn’t work…
I hope that this is of some help!