Updated 4 years 9 months ago

I think that learning from local practioners/doctors, about the cultivation of the herbs, preparation of the herbs, diagnosing certain maladies and learning about the properties of the herbs, allows several oppertunities for authentic, meaningful interactions with the local people.

Updated 5 years 7 months ago

What I know about local medicine in Xizhou is very little, as I have never known any local doctors from Xizhou, and my knowledge about this topic comes from reading a couple articles online, after selecting the topic. I read in Yunnan the minorities all have unique traditions of medicine, such as the Naxi Dongba shamanic healing, the Bai system of herbal medicine.

Updated 5 years 7 months ago

First Person Resources:

Ms. Bai LiPing, as she seems to know quite a bit about the medical facilities around Xizhou

Mrs. Yang, as she seems faithful in TCM, and even encouraged me to take herbal pills when I was sick earlier

Ms. Jeanee Linden, for she has recommended several great TCM books in the Linden library

 

Possible Online Search Terms:

Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Experts

Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmacopeia

Updated 4 years 9 months ago

What Dr. Zhao taught me about traditional Chinese medicine was that it mainly centers around the concept of "balance" of the elements within the body and that sickness occurs when these "elements" become unbalanced, he taught me about the internal organs in the body and which element they're associated with in the TCM paradigm.

Updated 4 years 2 weeks ago

My thesis is that traditional Chinese medicine, while not often acknowledged, has made its way into modern Chinese culture. My audience are people who are genuinely interested in learning about Chinese culture.

Updated 4 years 2 weeks ago

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Background:

I think that learning from local practitioners/doctors, about the cultivation of the herbs, preparation of the herbs, diagnosing certain maladies and learning about the properties of the herbs, allows several opportunities for authentic, meaningful interactions with the local people.