Yi Er San and the arrival of qi

Today we spent time with Dr Dehui Fan who is an expert in spinal manipulation and acupuncture, (who incidentally is the very same person who manipulated my shoulder, more of that later when I manage to get the video). He has practised all his life and started to learn tui na (manipulation) from his Grand Father when he was 5 years old.  He is now clearly a master at what he does and is highly sort after as a physician. In many ways we are honoured to be given as much time as we have had with him. Although he works with his hands and can diagnose disc herniation and compression etc with his hands, the hospital also uses MRI scans to corroborate diagnosis and to ensure he is working correctly.  Many of these patient will be in-patients and will be treated daily to realign the spine to relieve nerve pressure.  Although this is not something that we are learning to do it has made me think about using osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture in conjunction, as these patients will also receive acupuncture and moxabustion to alleviate pain and to remove stagnation and nourish qi, all of which we all do in our clinics. However alongside this we are learning and observing techniques that are not really found in general practice in the UK. Flying needles being one.....its all in the name.....don't worry I won't be doing this at home unless I am at a party( only joking). The other being fire needling...again it is all in the name...

We have walked through the central park and are out to take tea tonight.  I also need to think about a laundry, but thats not really very exciting but goes to show that life continues to have it's mundane aspects.

It is still around the 30c mark plus and continues to be quite humid. Hence the need for a laundry....

No onesies spotted but I have enjoyed the comments regrading the UK onesie phenomena. 

Still working out how to get photos on this site, most frustrated by technology..

Laters J

Day 5 Qi in the Park and a trip to the Laundry
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