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).
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)