Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Turning to TCM

Since my cough has been haunting me for more than a month, this time I turned to TCM instead of going to see Western Doctor.

I went to Public Free Clinic Society.

Public Free Clinic Society (PFCS) was founded in 1974, which then affiliated with Association for Promoting Chinese Medicines. From early 2009, to achieve better governance, the Commissioner of Charities has laid down regulations for all charitable organizations, including PFCS, to comply. On 6 June 2010, PFCS adopted a new constitution and became a Public Character (IPC) directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health (MOH).  

To-date, PFCS has 4 branches that are located at Clementi, Tampines, Geylang and Jurong, with a huge turn-up of 10 thousands patients monthly.  

The PFCS yearly operating cost solely rely on the kind donations from the public. 

My medical fee was highly subsidized at S$9.50.

The female Chinese doctor was very patient and asked me many questions. She then prescribed three packets of tablets for me to cure my cough and clear my phlegm.

One of the packets was Chuan Bei  川贝 tablets.

Fritillaria (known as chuan bei in Chinese) is a bulbous flowering plant and is known to be cooling.

Said to contain yin or "cold" energy, it clears inner heat (yang energy) ...  

And because the doctor says cannot eat chicken and eggs so roast chicken has to wait ...
(I intend to buy a new oven and try to make roast chicken again) 

12 comments:

Nux V said...

I was having a terrible cough last month too...lasted for more than a month! i only took cough syrup and some phlegm pills to heal...and drinks lotsa water...

wenn said...

yes, chuan bei is used in cough herbal medicine. You should go get a packet of cough herbal from the chinese medical hall.

Rose World said...

People said no chicken and egg if you have cough. But I never bother. Both are everyday food!

Hope TCM helps you and curr your cough.

Phong Hong said...

I have not tried TCM but I heard that it is very effective. Hope you are feeling better now.

Twilight Man said...

I have not seen a Western Doctor for over 10 years to treat my cough, cold or flu symptoms. I also went to the TCM here which would treat right to the root of my causes.

Nancy Chan said...

Once I too had cough for a long time. Gave me sleepless nights. Then the cough became chronic and I turned to Chinese lemon leaves. It cured my cough instantly. Really amazing!

Libby said...

Rose: I am slowly curing, they say TCM the effect will be slower

PH: Thanks

TM: No wonder you look so healthy and in the pink of health

Libby said...

TM: TCM is more harmless

Twilight Man said...

TCM is really harmless and very good. My wife studied TCM from Beijing's Physicians and explained to me until I have been convinced that it works well on me. She even taught me that TCM could monitor how much time a dying person might live by monitoring the 5 elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. I really could see how these elements shut down one by one, on both my parents' fading health. Finally I could tell my siblings that our parents had numbered days left.

You can read up some information here http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/china-five-elements-philosophy.htm

mun said...

Hope your cough gets

mun said...

Hope you get better soon!

Libby said...

Hope your cough gets cured