Tuesday, July 12, 2005

East vs West


Medicine. How would one rate it. Eastern aka Chinese Medicine better? Western Medication better? Or rather how one reacts to the medicine, or absorb them.

Basically what all of us are forced to do is to go for Western. Why? MC lor....hahahah what else....
Those chinese sensei wouldn't be able to give us MC which our current companies wil recognize or approve of.

So this is what i do, i go for the western kind, get the MC eat their medication, and then go into a bout of weakness stage where all the medicine pound all my internal immunization, and i end up looking like a zombie. Really, i don't know why, but that's what western medication does to me now.

Cough syrup from the docs, *ONE HECK OF A SUPERB SLEEPING MEDICINE* Take it and you get knocked out for 3 to 4 hours. Never ever drink it before driving. I seldom take it but that day since i was on MC, i said oh what the heck, and took two capfuls, (Round 1, KnockOut, Cough Syrup Wins) in 15 minutes time i was like drowsy, couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.....zZzZzZzZzZzZzZ slept for a total of 4 hours, when i woke up it was afternoon around 1 pm, i think my hunger woke me up, ate some stuff, took my second dose of medication, and drank another 2 capfuls of the cough medicine, (Round 2, KnockOut, Cough Syrup Wins 2-0)

Ugh, remind me never to take it again unless i really want to go to sleep.

2 weeks, 2 long weeks i've been having running nose, cough, sore throat, no fever though. Medication, medication, medication, i'm looking like a zombie now, green face, sleepy droopy eyes. No more i say.

So i went to the chinese guy, the one who asks you how you feel, then takes your right wrist, feels your heartbeat, for 10 seconds, then take your left wrist feels your heartbeat there for 10 seconds again, and diagnoses you. Cool eh, no stetoscopes, no thermometers, no needles. Then he tells me, you might be big sized (FAT) but you've got a very weak immunity. Sweaty palms is one sign he says. Okay, but i've had sweaty palms for ages.....mebe a sign of my weakness....or just being a sicknut. He said "I'll give you two bottles of medicine to make you "Oomph" ???? Viagra???? not really haha, i didn't know what the medication would do to me though."



So much fun, work for 3 and a half hours a day, and they get sundays off, and this place is packed :P he doesn't have a signboard, just this in front of the tabib cina.











So his nurse gave me 2 bottles of medicine, my wallet grew RM46 lighter, and he said come to him in a week after i finish the medicine. I can hear my wallet snickering that it's getting the diet i'm not. Bah! Anyhow, this is not the first time i came to him, mom brought me here the first time. I usually try out chinese medicine when the western ones can't heal me or get my condition to a better stage.

Took the medicine for the first time and WHOA!!!, adrenaline rush.....i can feel the tips of my fingers tingling, my face tingling, like blood rushing everywhere....what did he give me????? i still don't know.

3 comments:

Calvin aka Savien said...

Hmm.. chinese medicine... although they have a longer history then western medicine... I dont like them... prolly becoz when I was young... took a lot of it... so hated it... Resentment I guess...

Anyway... I rather get pounded by western ones... I usually goes to one clinic... been going to them until... my mom say she is my Godmother hahahaha... Well one thing for sure.. usually one visit will fix anything...

Different people will have different taste I gues...

DC said...

Ahahaha i agree, but sometimes, after a week of western drugs, and you can't get well, what to do then go see eastern lor. A week of western drugs, your body will be totally weakened out. Eastern kind usually doesn't weaken you, but build you back up slowly. So it's not that "san fu" what's this word in english? i forgot. Hahahah.

Calvin aka Savien said...

Oh well.. dunno... I rather go western... no foul aftertaste...

My body suffered a lot... when I was on meds for my migraine... people actually tot I got cancer or something... coz of my pale complexion... Oh well.. those meds... really knock you out. I can barely get out of bed. Practically slept most of the time.

Oh well... Get more rest... in fact... take some vacation... it will do wonders...