Saturday, December 20, 2008

Scarring Moxibustion Result

Pointing to scar on back

Raised white area near finger-marked by red outline.

Caught up with a friend, who studies TCM at another university, to go swimming at a pool in Bondi and we went over some Chinese Medicine too. Found out in his first year he had a class on burning moxibustion. The result is a raised white skin burn on his right side (on Bladder 23-the Kidney Shu point). It's a shame he goes to another uni as he would be a good subject for my continuing point location exams- as the points are marked out on him permanently. The scar is 3 years old and at the time another student placed the moxa on him and walked away out of ear shot. Because my friend had other needles in place he couldn't move to take the moxa off himself. He's also done hot needle technique. Both of these subjects are not covered practically at UTS because of possible burns I guess.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here's some info about UTS TCM

Hi Blogs,
Sorry about the delay between updates! When you're on holiday the last thing you want to think about is work! So have I been on Chinese Medicine holiday. However we should get our results from last semester soon. The thing I always found funny about UTS is that you have to re-enrole for next year before you get your results. Counter intuitive in my opinion, but supremely positive! Good luck everyone :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chinese Traditional Medicine Collaboration Forum, Sydney

This event came to Sydney over the weekend. I think it was a trade based Chinese Government effort. There was a day of lectures in the forum and some trade stalls of Chinese medicine: lozenges mostly! It was interesting to take in some of the info and it was good to see some familiar faces. Apparently this is the first one of its kind and shows a more deepening interest in Chinese medicine in Australia. It was a good effort I thought with maybe 50 people turning up. Some social phenomena that happened: 6 or 10 people taking in your face pics of lecturers then of the audience, people snoring loudly, triple headed sparkly purple flowers on lecturers lapels, running translation of Chinese after English and no one manning trade stalls. Also a Tibetan monk turned up, see pics, which I thought was very nice.


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