Monday, September 21, 2009

Healing Hands

During this trip went back to Penang,
Dad got a good masseur to carry out some rigorous massage for him.

The masseur found a few points where the "chi" and blood got blocked.
He tried to push and clear the blockage for dad.
While pushing hard, he explained to dad about those points.
And what can those acupuncture points meant. If any blockage existed,  what would be the consequences.

Dad was sooooo AMAZED with dropped jaw!
The masseur told dad that if he had gotten good massages many years ago, cleared the blockages on and off, he need not undergo for his triple heart's bypass!!! Dad was speechless!

Dad was further shocked!
He being a western forensic chemist, Dad used to believe with bias in western medicine only, after I learnt Chinese Medicine, me and Twilight slowly explained to him about the benefit of Chinese Medicine.
He gradually accepted slowly but with doubts somewhere.

This time the masseur really could precisely point out his health problem to him, so dad really had to believe in these type of traditional massage.

My thoughts pondered a while,
also thinking of those cardiac surgeons we know well.
How would the surgeon feel if he knew that actually he does not need to perform operation for dad?
Would he feel guilty?
Would he feel that his knowledge is not broad and far enough to give the best benefit to his patient?

I have lots of funny experiences with western medicine.
Because since small, I'm already a "medicine can" (mandarin description, meaning I was weak and always have to take medicine, just like the medicine can keeping all medicine inside)

There was once, I got some inflamation on the skin of my stomach, and the "nanah" puss accumulated like small hill.
I went to general hospital.
The doctor who treated me was a trainee.
Instead of looking into my problem...
he asked me to go to another building,
to check my eye-sight first~~!!!!

I was sooooo disappointed.

Then, another time I had really high fever.
Told the doctor that I am allergic to aspirin or any analgesic.
He still gave me ASPIRIN!!
My eyes went swollen until like gold fish that night,
added with severe asthma attack.

I got so feddaaaap....
And went to learn Chinese medicine myself from Beijing's professors.
Hoping that I could be a Chinese SinSeh and help sick people to find the right treatment.

During my course, I learn that:
Western medicine is like, see the leaf yellow, they just pluck the leaf away.
Whereas Chinese medicine, see the leaf yellow, they know that the root problem is, the tree has got not enough water, so they will water the plant.

The effect may be slow.
But it is treating the root problem.

That time got one patient came to our clinic, and complained that he had stomach ache for many months, modern medicine could not help.
The doctor only gave him gastric pills.

When my lecturer checked his pulse and everything, found that he suffered from liver problem and suspect it was liver CANCER!!
True enough, the patient in the end died of liver cancer due to late treatment.

But then, Chinese medicine is not everything too.
I coughed for 4 months plus, visited so many Chinese doctors, still not cured.
In the end I went back to modern medicine and get some antibiotic and cough mixture, still could not cure~~!!

So Granny Twilight fed me with Yoh-mei-shu, I recovered instantly! Since that day I have stopped coughing after 5 months.
By then, I realized that my lungs were extremely weak to zero.

I am relieved that I never made it to be a Chinese sinseh.
Because I felt that to be a doctor, the knowledge have to be wide and deep.
Because it involves human life!!!
Cannot play play la...
It is nothing glamorous to be doctor, but have to be humble and really serve the people.

People has been talking about globalization.
I think doctor also have to globalize their knowledge.
Not to stick to one method only.
Maybe should explore about ayurveda.

chinese acupunture....

Combine with aromatherapy....

and hypnotherapy...

Doctors should not just treat the body,
but also treat a person's mind and soul too. become a doctor, it's not easy.
Morality still comes first.
I wish all the doctors have healing hands and bodhisattva hearts.

Monday, September 07, 2009

The Seven Days of Thai Buddhism

For those who are born on Sunday:
Sunday is the Day of Restraint with red being the color of those born on this day of the week.
The image of the Buddha for Sunday is shown below:

A person born on a Sunday is respectable, wise, loved by friends and family. He is likely to be in a professional occupation. His lucky day is Wednesday and lucky color is green while the unlucky day is Friday and unlucky color is blue.

For those who are born on Monday:
Monday is the day of Making Peace.
Those who are born on Monday have good memory and love travel. He may be in a skilled occupation. His lucky day is Saturday and lucky color is black. His unlucky day is Sunday and unlucky color is orange.

Buddha image for Monday:

Tuesday is a Sleeping Day.
The image of Buddha for Tuesday is shown below:

The gesture represent complete peace and detachment from the world. It was believed that the Buddha entered Nirvana on this day of the week.

For those who are born on Tuesday, they are serious, brave and active most probably in the services. HIs lucky day is Thursday and lucky color is yellow. The unlucky day is Monday and the unlucky color is white.

For those who are born on Wednesday, it is divided into day and night.
For those who are born in the day, he is protected by the below buddha:

The person born on Wednesday morning is polite, artistic and emotional. He is most likely working creatively. Wednesday night is their lucky time and the lucky color is green. His unlucky day is Tuesday and the unlucky color is pink.

For those who are born in the evening of Wednesday, they are protected by the below buddha:
It shows the respect of all living things for the Buddha.
If you are born in the evening of Wednesday, you are most likely to be hard working and honest, and most probably employed in a profession.
His lucky day is Monday and the lucky color is white. His unlucky day is Thursday and the unlucky color is yellow.

Thursday is the day of Meditation.
For those who are born on Thursday, they can go into meditation easily.
So, if you are born on Thursday, you are peaceful, calm and honest, and are protected by this buddha:

Your lucky day is Sunday and the lucky color is orange. The unlucky day is Saturday and the unlucky color is black.

For those who are born on Friday, they are protected by this Buddha:

He is a fun loving, friendly and ambitious person, most probably an entertainer or public figure. His lucky day is Tuesday and the lucky color is pink. The unlucky day is Wednesday and unlucky colour is light green.

For those who are born on Saturday, they are protected by this Buddha:

This person is calm, logical and a bit of recluse.
He is likely engaged in manual work ofa skilled nature. The lucky day is Friday and the lucky color is blue. The unlucky day is Wednesday during the daytime with the unlucky color of green.

So, is it true describing you?

The above information can be viewed from:

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Which day you were born?

I went to Wat Chalong during my stay in Phuket.

I didn't know the history of this temple. Just felt that it is so nice and so glory.
It's actually a temple to commemorate a monk who has help to protect Phuket in the 1800an.

The temple has many Buddha statues. Some are lying down, some are sitting with different positions, some are standing.

My Thai friend told me that different position represent different form of the Buddha who protect the human being who born on different day.
For example, those who are born on Thursday, will be protected by the one lying down. Those who are born on Monday, will be protected by the Buddha which is sitting right up....
I forgot which position is for which day.

I only know that I'm protected by this form:

Because I was born on Saturday

Do you know which day you were born?