The service in the Philippines was over, it is my honor to attend this trip. From 12/9/2010 to 18/9/2010, the 7-days- trip is full of sweating as well as happiness.
Infanta is a small town in Philippines. Our clinic located at the centre of the town. With poor medical facilities and lack of manpower, there was a small hospital shared with the town nearby. There was only one doctor on duty each day, and responsible for in-patients, out-patients service and .That is the reason why CMA decided to co-operate with ICDAI, providing free chinese medicine treatment. People here are really in need.
We are the second group of volunteers arrived. Suppose we were going to follow up the cases last week. But Dengue fever was broken out. After discussion, we were going to visit the patients in hospital. On the next day, Cathy, Dr. Vincent , Siu-fun and I visit the hospital. We saw a boy who has abrupt onset of fever for 4 days, the blood test shown his white blood count was decreased and diagnosed as suspected Dengue fever. Dr. Vincent diagnosed him with evil on the exterior. His defence qi was excited, nutrient qi and yin were insufficient. With the consent of hospital and his mother, Dr. Vincent prescribed him gui zhi tang and ask his mother gave him hot congee after medicine. Few days later, the little boy has recovered.
Once patients in hospital knew that there were chinese medicine practitioners coming from Hong Kong, they all came for treatment. Their chef complains were mainly fever and were given supportive treatment. One young man who had high fever of 39C with generalized pain and dry skin and he only sweated on the forehead. He was diagnosed as wind and cold evil on exterior with interior heat evil. Then Dr. Vincent prescribed him a dose of da qing long tang. We visited him again at the night, all the symptoms were not yet improved, added with swollen eyes due to the allergic to western medicine. After pulse diagnosis, together with the observation of his swollen eyes, showed that the exterior cold evil and dampness still existed. According to the Cold Damage article No. 39 and Golden Chamber, stated that treating subcutaneous fluid retention can use da qing long tang. This formula can cure both the exterior cold evil and dampness. After the second dose, sweating was promoted after an hour and all the dampness has been released.
We also provide home visit treatment. The most unforgettable experience is treating a man who has psychological problem and was trapped at home for 20 years. We helped his mother and him to do the acupuncture. We didn't see any abnormal behavior of him. As his mother said her son was so uncontrollable and due to poverty, she could not afford the expensive medical fee of hospital in Manila, so what she could only do was trapping her son. In this way,
I hope that he can recover in the future.
After home visit in the morning, the clinic was open in the afternoon. We treated the patients, made the prescriptions, did acupuncture in the joy and laughter. The overall healing efficacy was good. After finish this task, it is very tiring but returned with happiness. With the sensitive and thoughtful arrangement of CMA and ICDAI, I am heartfelt thanks. Thanks Cathy, Siu-fun, Vincent, Joan again! And wish CMA for every success!