Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Chinese traditional treatment - Herbal Concoctions

Chinese medicinal herbs..... and it included dried insects.

My son had a medical condition that baffles the western specialist doctors. He was put through many medical tests and given medications. He was also given a nasal spray. He had side effects from these treatments, resulting in swollen lips and face. He felt drowsy in school. He couldn't exercise without feeling sick.

Jaymes even collapsed twice in school and had to be sent to hospital in an ambulance. After a year of treatment at a well-known local hospital, I decided to try Chinese traditional treatments at the suggestion of my Chinese partners. They found several well-known Chinese physicians in China and Taiwan. I brought Jaymes to consult them.

I was given herbal prescriptions which had to be boiled for hours. The herbs looked like dried twigs and leaves and there was a handful of dried insects! For 3 months, my house was filled with the pungent smell of boiling medicine. Jaymes had to drink the nasty brew every morning and night.

A year later, Jaymes is much healthier now. He swims daily, he plays basketball and soccer. He is not dependent on medication anymore. I'm glad I sought alternative treatment.





36 comments:

  1. bugs?! DID YOU SAY BUGS?! *shudders*

    But for the sake of getting better, I think all is worth it.

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  2. sounds like a paid post.. haha

    but am glad that jaymes got better..

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  3. Sometimes alternative treatments are indeed better than western medication (some of which may bring worse side effects).

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  4. ehon,
    Yep... bugs were used in the brew. I sound like a witch. hehe....

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  5. sengkor,
    haha.... the Chinese physician who treat my son is living aboard. Too far for many people to travel to see him.

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  6. day-dreamer,
    True. It's because of the side effects that's why I have to seek alternative treatment.

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  7. yeeeeerrrrrrrr... the hairs on my hand stood up at the thought of drinking something made with insects! then again, when an ant goes into my drink and I don't notice...

    *glug glug glug*

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  8. I believe that alternative medicines can work wonders. I'm glad Jaymes is doing much better now.

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  9. 3 cheers for the witch doctor! Hehe... (No wonder Jaymes had to resort to the "Red Teh Kor" trick... hahaaa)

    Was it asthma?

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  10. You didn't try the ONE... TWO.... TWO and a HALF... thing with Jaymes first?!! How can?!!!

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  11. glad the traditional medicine helped. it's always worth a try.

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  12. I am so glad you found something that works for your son! But YUCK!!! Then again most boys like to eat bugs, right??? :o)

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  13. Chinese treatment is not cheap though ... but I think it is worth the money. Health is Wealth! :)

    Few years back, I used to have very bad cramp ... can pain until I almost want to commit sucide.
    After one year of chinese treatment, I can now drink my favourite ice cold coke during the "sensitive days" of the month. No pain at all ... hehehe so happy! :)

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  14. Oh my goodness. It doesn't look great, but I'm glad he isn't dependent on medicine anymore.

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  15. COOL!! chinese herbal prescriptions are so very expensive in japan :)

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  16. Sometimes what works for one person has the opposite effect for another. So glad to hear he's doing better!

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  17. This stuff really works! I am on this type of tea that reduces gallstones. It tastes nasty, but it is working.

    If it tastes bad, it's gotta be good for you!

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  18. Sorry I haven't been around much lately - hope your okay and feel good.

    as a Norwegian I would say: alternative treatment and things from the nature is always the best.

    www.terella.no

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  19. ewwww... but still better than worms. :P

    i also prefer chinese medications than western ones since they're healthier and non-chemical.

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  20. Glad you found a solution for Jaymes. Really lucky that you live in a place where you have a variety of remedies available.

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  21. I am so glad he is doing better and now your home can even smell better :)

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  22. You know, I am so tired of our doctors here pushing pills all the time. It's shameful. I would rather try herbal remedies.

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  23. Gross! SOmetimes if I really have to eat chinese medicine, I prefer NOT to know what's in them. And miraculously sometimes they work...

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  24. Wow I am glad that worked for your son! Good WW to you!

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  25. i am happy to hear that Jaymes has recovered .. perhaps i shodl try chinese herbal for myself too

    *hugs jaymes and ecl*

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  26. Good the hear that Jaymes is better now.. ;) i think chinese medicine works alot better in the long run. The western ones.. my grandmother used to say.. they destroy all your immune system.

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  27. I do believe in Chinese medicine. They're all natural and have little or no side effect. Chinese medicine cures the root of any sickness though it takes time. Well, what can I say, good thing takes time. Glad that Jaymes is better now and he will be fully off the condition in no time.

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  28. May,
    yerrrr..... Mebbe a cockroach crawled into your drink and you also glug glug glug without knowing! hehehe....

    I've drank lots of ants.... blek!

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  29. heart of Rachel,
    Ahhh... you believe in alternative medicine too. Thanks for your kind thought.

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  30. My angel,
    Now I become the witch doctor! pulak!
    *prepares a brew for angel*

    Jaymes doesn't have asthma.

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  31. LB,
    I seldom use ONE.... TWO.... TWO AND A HALF.... on Jaymes now. I just need to GlARE!
    hehehe.....

    Alamak.... make me reveal all my powerful weapons!!!

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  32. misti,
    Yep.... I'm always ready to try all things! ^-^

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  33. cutie,
    Depends on what ailment, not every illness can be healed with Chinese traditional treatment.

    Thanks for the hugs!

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  34. E....no thanks la...i see also i wanna pengsan...

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