Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Ooopps haven't posted for a while now!
Just updating so my stats don't completely disappear! Haha
Hoping everyone is enjoying the lead up to Christmas!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Basically it's to give people an idea of what it's like to get a consultation and treatment and to promote the clinic for final year internships from February 2010. The interesting feedback I'm getting from it is that people had no idea that the clinic was so professional looking! People have said they didn't expect that from a uni. Check it out and give me your opinions. I know the sound isn't that good, but it's the best we could do for the time being. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Busted for taking pics!Here we have Chong in clinic explaining a patient case, thanks for letting me take the pics!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
One of my favourite study places-Down at Double Bay libray
Close up of the fun!
Here's a pic of the homeless guy who is always in the Library, seen him around the suburb heaps as well. He prefers the Sydney Morning Herald as his daily read.
Managed to sneak this picture before our last exam on Saturday-thanks ppl. Everybody looks quite happy, I think basically because it was the last one-phew!
Just did my last exam for this semester on Saturday (why does UTS do that??). Had a few late nights and early starts for this bunch of exams. Here’s a brief photo review. Well it's all done again and looks as though Summer is going to be really hot one!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Yes we have been busy organising and planning for next semester. I wanted to get as much done now as I could so that everybody could hand out flyers and promote over the uni break coming up. Hopefully we will be able to do that if we can print at the beginning of next week.
This version is about the 6th (6th!) draft in a line of changes and ideas. I did surveys, took pictures, retook pictures, wrote text, changed text, talked to people, got feedback, rechanged stuff, talked to my lecturer, got his ideas, changed stuff, bossed people around for more pictures! So firstly thanks very much Fiona Cho, who is the master of photoshop,for your talents and being so patient. Was fun working in the guts of China town in your shop on this! Thanks to everyones feedback as well and thanks a lot for letting me take pictures too!
Let me know what you think. All feedback is good!
Friday, October 30, 2009
That's me in the front
Here you can see us in the reception area of the clinic, can't wait to get in amongst it properly next year!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Next week or so I will put up a video of having a consultation at the UTS TCM clinic. It will be used around uni on the video screens for next semester hopefully, well that's the plan!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A friendly visitor came by the clinic. Angus had been checking my blog and decided to pop by for a visit during the week. Was great to meet him and hear his ideas and I showed him round the herb dispensary, and treatment rooms.
Also I managed to squeeze in his first acupuncture needle experience which he thought was pretty good. I thought it was pretty good too as I have been in clinic observing for 3 years. Later I realised he was the first person I had acupunctured in the clinic. So a good double. Thanks.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
PS since I last put that post up about the cupping video, views have gone to 83,000 plus now!
Monday, October 19, 2009
This video I put on youtube has almost reached 80,000 views. Why????
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Regulates Blood, transforms stagnation and stops bleeding
Flying Squirrel excreta or Possum Poo!
Stops Bleeding, Dispels Blood Stagnation, promotes urination
Even though there is 'Pu" in the name there is no poo in it ! It's pollen
Best of all these two herbs combine to make the following Formula:
Shi Xiao San translates to Sudden Smile Powder
Indicated for irregular menstruation, painful periods, pain in the lower abdomen, severe pain in the middle abdomen
I guess the smile comes when the pain stops, not after you know what the ingredients are
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Captured this nice exchange after a particular question about something or other. Made me laugh just looking at it.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Over to the trolley to get the right needles for the job
Needles ready for treatment
Observing and learning
Here’s one of those privileged glimpses into a world less seen: the inside of a public acupuncture clinic in full swing.
I wanted to capture some of the intensity, learning, fun and pace of the clinic with Cong. Thanks Cong, the practitioner, and James for letting me take the pics. And of course the generous patient, who let me snap away happily.
Cong books 2 patients every half hour, so the pace is busy in his clinic. Once I asked why and he said to help us learn more, he didn’t want to see students bored in the break room .
Here we see a patient with upper cervical spine pain and musculoskeletal issues around the same area being treated, maybe his third one.
Cong will laugh and joke with his patients, helping them in every way he can. He is very generous with his teaching and will have a laugh and joke with all of us.
At one stage a Chinese patient was on one side of the room speaking in Mandarin, Cong might have been telling her to relax in the same language, while acupuncturing a native Spanish speaking patient and joking with her in broken Spanish, while at the same time fielding my questions, another student is waiting to get a patient record signed off. More pics 2moz
Monday, October 12, 2009
Very exciting. Here's the Facebook page for the UTS TCM 4th Year Clinic. We will be in clinic next year, but it's nice to get things up and running, click the title for the link.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Well it’s one a.m. here in
Just recently a very lovely person donated a camera to the CMA foundation. Lots of love and big thanks :)
It’s a really good one and I’m having heaps of fun using it. It’s so quick! All my previous pictures have been on my phone camera. It paused a while before and after taking a picture. This one is instant and has quick burst shooting as well.
Here are some pics from Clinical Practicum. It’s a class that has theory and a practical component. We are over viewing and developing our TCM theory and then in the other class we are diagnosing, doing acupuncture on each other and adding herbal medicine theory too.
I am also part of a group that is organising advertising for our 4th year internship in the public clinic next year, more about that soon. I have been developing some flyers with the group and a website and other exciting bits. Can’t wait to put them on the blog to show!
I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I have taking them. Look out for more on the way!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
My last point location Exam was on Friday 18th September 2009 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday night: panicked, got home 6ish. Tried studying but procrastinated till 8. Went to midnight flipping through point location cards.
Thursday: up at 5 a.m. to review cards and pick through what I couldn’t remember. Evening back home 5ish, sandwich for dinner. Went over cards again to 9pm
Friday: Up at 5 a.m. leaving house at 8 a.m. to meet with a friend at 9 a.m. to go over final point info before exam at 11 a.m.The three hours till 8 a.m. whipped by, hardly time for breakfast! Nervous, feel uptight and reactive, didn’t feel like sharing journey on the bus, jumped on my bicycle to ride in to the city. The bike ride in was a nice distraction. Paused in
11 a.m. Bags down, I thought I was going first for location, but my partner got in before me on the request by the lecturer and I went with it. The disadvantage: I have to wait for her to do the exam first, the advantage: I get a clue of the examiners style, wants, foibles and settle in to the rhythm. Lying on the table my heart was racing, staring up, as any help or notion of assistance is an exam fail. The first five points called by the examiner for the other person I couldn’t concentrate on, then I started remembering and locating in my head. The pauses, the wait, the suffering. The stop start, unsureness, all hang on a sweating ice edge. Then they had finished, congratulations: now me. I have a quick drink of water, and my study body is lying down in front of me, a smile and we are on. I decide to just focus on the points called. Ok confusion, now I have been told to read out my own points. I grab a pen to tick off on the sheet as I go, as the list becomes a jumble of lines in my spinning head. First point down, second: wait, where? Ok count back and forth along meridian-ok. Next and next. Rhythm, good. Conception Vessel 4. This point is above the pubic sympysis. in the area of the lower abdomen. I have learnt it as 2 cun (Chinese inch) above the border of the pubic symphysis. Pause. Lecturer says nothing. Pause. Question:” how many cun is it below the umbilicus?”. Ok ok. What’s the entire measurement again?? Ok I can do this…I place hands on abdomen of my exam body before me, suddenly I am in chaos. Suddenly I am searching with hands in a area of the body which is never usually touched, I realise this and suddenly double panic. OK ok ok what is that measurement from tummy button to the pubic symphysis? Ok 5 cun. Take away the measurement from one direction form the total to give the other measurement. I call out 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus. I learnt it by wrote the other way round! Pause, pause. Lecturer: “ correct”. Next point. After this peak of panic things brushed by. At the half way mark I wondered how much longer to the end. Then final point and I called it and it was good. Yeah! It’s done. Passed. I can’t believe it. Early mornings, late nights, fear and doubt, worry and practice all to this end moment. Complete. I will never have to do one of those again. A week later and it feels as though it was done a million years ago!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The simple dried grass looking herb above helped him in this quest for balance too.
Monday, September 7, 2009
If you head to building 6 you will find smoking types who design. Yes you are in the "design and architecture building". Here the DAB cafe (see quote marks) provides the best salads. Why? The freshness, the variety and the great flavours and great price. Nothing on campus or nearby beats this very friendly and down to earth place. You just have to go up an enormous set of badly designed steps to get there. What a shame...Might try and do a cross promotion with them and the UTS clinic across the road BTW. Stay posted!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Backs of the above cards
Fav at the moment
Humans also treated