Updated 7 years 10 months ago

I chose the topic of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) because I am very interested in medicine. Ever since my mom started watching House M.D., the TV show about medicine, I instantaneously developed a liking to medicine. The way the doctors treated their patients and the way they carefully examine then diagnose patients absolutely drew me into the world of medicine. The advancement of medicine has drastically improved and flourished in the past decade, and I hope to expand and increase my knowledge on the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Updated 7 years 10 months ago

To find possible experts I'll use Google, since Google is convient and very easy to use. The words that I will use for searching are:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine Experts
Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs
Traditional Chinese Medicine Books on Herbs

I can validate this information by doing some research on the person who wrote it and by checking the citations. Such as, after I find a possible source, I will enter the name into Google search and read more specifics about that person to verify and validate the information.

Updated 7 years 9 months ago


What I learned from locals..

On Saturday March 30, I talked to Dr. Zhao, and he answered my questions. (please refer to the answers section of this phase for his response to my questions)

Updated 7 years 2 months ago

The main point I hope to share through my final product is the slow dying of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chinese culture. My project is drifting away from how herbs are used in TCM to the effect TCM has on the lives of local people here. Whenever I ask someone here where the nearest or more convienent pharmacy or doctor is, they would point me in the direction of western pharmacies. I asked many people who work at the pharmacies if they know anyone who practices TCM and they would all say that TCM practitioners left, died, or that people these days don't rely on TCM anymore.

Updated 7 years 2 months ago

I was one of 16 students part of Shanghai American School's 2012-2013 educational program set in a small village in Yunnan, Xizhou, for a month (March-April). Over the course of each week, I would explore the village, finding answers to my questions about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), which is the topic I chose to study in Xizhou. Below is the final piece of my learning- my final product, this writing piece illustrates what I learnt here during my stay. Please enjoy!

About This Learner

Hi I'm Peyton, and I was part of the B4 Microcampus group (March-April 2013). The Microcampus experience was really amazing and I was so glad that I was a part of the B4 Microcampus group. My Inquiry project wason Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please feel free to look at my blog posts anytime!