It is a very meaningful trip, that makes me think of a book,Doctor Zhivago. As I was having practice at Beijing West villa hospital, and I am doing my thesis, so I would not be there, even my heart wanted to go.
In the bottom of September, the mid-autumn together with Golden week. I felt that the chance is coming. I stated that I wanted to go to Infanta. And I have applied leave to my senior. In 5 days time, at 26 Sep, I have already arrived at Infanta. It is just like a dream!
Infanta is located at the west of Quezon of the Philippines. It is 137km away from Manila. Owning to lack of development, there is no highway to reach there. So setting off from Manila, it needs 4-5 hours travelling time and the road is curved. After the traffic, I was very tired and became the patient. The place where we stayed in Infanta was called “Our home”. It is a mansion donated by a kind person, the living environment was good. But without hot water supply, without washing machine, shortage of electricity and water supply makes the whole trip become more challenging.
In Infanta, Chinese medicine is well use. As the medical facilities is very poor, there is limitation of development of western medicine. Many people could not get a proper treatment. As the previous Chinese medicine practitioner worked here, their work was widely praised by the locals. When I have arrived, a lot of patients came to clinic for the treatment. I could see their desire for Chinese medicine. With the expectations from patients, I felt stress and like having examination. At the first 2 days, I prescribed the formula from a Chinese medicine master, Zhongjing, after 2-3 dosage, the efficacy was satisfied. After that, I had more confidence in myself. In these 2 weeks, using the formula from Cold damage and Wenbingtiaobian, diseases like suspected dengue fever, urinary tract infection, jaundice, suspected vasculitis, acute glomerulonephritis, suspected lymphangioleiomyomatosis could be treated. That makes me have more confidence in Chinese medicine, and deeply appreciate the wisdom of Chinese medicine masters .I realize the importance of reading the classics of traditional medicine.
It is grateful to work with Dennis, Aeris and Dr. Ng. Discussing the diagnosis, formula and the combination of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The healing efficacy is fast and good. Like, patients could recover within 1-4 days.
I gained a lot in this trip. I have done a review of classic of traditional medicine and found that Chinese medicine is practical and attractive. It is lamentable that development of Chinese medicine in China and Hong Kong are detained by western medicine scientism. What a pity!