01 April 2012

Hospital Visit

It was suggested that Diane try traditional Chinese medicine for a skin problem she has, so the anthropologist in her said why not.
I went to the Qinzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine with our foreign affairs officer.

The triage nurses took us to an examining room.
The doctor asked several questions, examined my hands, checked out my tongue (I was determined to be "hot") and wrote out the prescriptions.
The scripts were then dropped off at the pharmacy
where we watched them being filled.
Samples in a jar.
Place in water, boil, add some vinegar and "Chinese ice", and soak hands. This, plus a tube of western ointment, should do the trick. Cost of office visit and meds: $8.