The other day I went to the hospital to get checked for a UTI. I described my symptoms with the help of D and off we went to the different areas I needed to go.
The Chinese hospital experience is pretty similar to a Korean one. In China first you need to register at the hospital and pay for a patient ID Card (5 rmb) on the first floor, but we went to the Fourth floor and made one there where we saw the doctor.Read More
My last two weeks have not been the greatest in my opinion. I got a care package from home that I devoured in days, which also triggered my sweet tooth. So for a few days I tended to eat more crap than I should have, because I was craving the taste of it. I also missed taking tea for two days and I spilled one packet down the sink drain while I was rinsing herbs. I’ve learned that making the tea at night is easier than in the morning.Read More
Today I went in for my two week check-up with the TCM doctor. I told him I drank the tea everyday, and I always made sure my first glass in the morning was as soon as I woke up. I found the tea to be very bitter at first and I really had a hard time drinking it. He told me that the tea he gave me was not actually that bitter and that the red date (jujube) and licorice sweeten the tea up quite a bit.Read More
My good friend, Veronika, who I met in Chengdu recommended I see this Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor named Adam.
I thought about it for a month as I was not sure if I had any health problems worth going to him for. So I decided to message him about a general health checkup and possibly tackling my digestion, rosacea and cold hands and feet. He told me to come in to see him, so I booked an appointment.
Trying to find myself has meant a lot of soul-searching and exploring my thoughts and emotions. While I have been working on the mental side, my physical side was neglected. Our bodies are our temple and if they don’t function well neither do we. It has taken me a long time to realize I need to start prioritizing my health. I am young and in many ways, from an American perspective, I am healthy.Read More