Posts Categorized: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Cups and Needles!

As one of the field trips for the Traditional Chinese Medicine course, we were able to visit the Traditional Chinese Medicine department of a local hospital to learn how different treatment methods are used and to directly observe physicians treating patients. During the first day of the field trip to the hospital, we were taken… Read more »

Almost done!

During the last two weeks of this program, I learned more about tuina, which is Chinese massage. There are many techniques, such as rolling manipulation (“rotating the forearm outward and inward in circles to lead to the flexion and extension of the wrist joint”). I really enjoyed being able to try the techniques in class…. Read more »

New Adventures

Hello! My name is Amy. I am a junior in Weinberg majoring in economics, minoring in global health studies and getting the integrated marketing certificate. My family is from Hangzhou, China, and I was born and raised there until my family moved to Minnesota after I completed third grade. This is my 4th time visiting China… Read more »

Readjustment and Growth

My experiences in China feel like a combination of something that happened eons ago and something that happened only yesterday. Coming back to the States, I’ve already fallen into a routine of working on medical school interviews, catching up with friends, performing time-consuming errands, and working out the kinks of the upcoming school year. So much… Read more »

Acupuncture…Now you try

After a couple of sessions in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) learning about the theories governing this branch of medicine, we finally began the really interesting stuff–actually using TCM techniques to address problems. Before delving further into what we actually did, I think perhaps it’s necessary to make a note on what TCM is. As opposed… Read more »

Adventures in Asia, Chapter 2

Aloha! Thanks for visiting this blog. I’m Luis Cartagena, a rising senior in Weinberg, majoring in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and minoring in Global Health. Last summer I spent 7-weeks backpacking in Japan—an absolutely amazing and humbling experience. This summer I return to Asia to write a new chapter in China, where I’ll be studying… Read more »

Reflections from the Teddy Bear-Covered Couch

So here I am, back on the couch from which I wrote my first blog post. It’s been almost three full months since then, three weeks since I came back from China. One of the things I’ve noticed since coming back is having a bit of a rapport with other people who have been to China,… Read more »

Acupuncture and Bloodletting, Oh My!

There’s no fear of needles in my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) class.  For the last two weeks (and the next two weeks), I have been learning about the theories and practices of TCM. Aside from lecture, there have been several field trips to aid our learning. In the first week, the class visited the TCM… Read more »

A Little Bit About China’s Hospitals

Wow 3 weeks have passed in a flash! It’s so weird to think that the first session of classes is almost over. I’m amazed as I think back on how much I’ve already done in Beijing and excited for more adventure in Beijing. This past Monday the Public Health class visited Desheng Community Health Center… Read more »