Last week, I talked about my desire of going back to China to study more. Some say there are many amazing teachers here in the U.S. I agree. I can and have been getting amazing training here. One thing that is different in China is the number of patients we see.
When I did internship with Dr. Sun, a Chinese medicine internal doctor, he saw patients every 5-6 minute. Of course, he didn’t do it alone. Before he saw the patients, a student had already done the intake, wrote the chief complaint and other symptoms. When he saw the patients, he asked a few questions, felt their pulse, looked at the tongue, and started writing herbal formulas for the patients. While he was writing the formula, another student who sat across the table would copy the formula onto the prescription pad, while yet another student is entering it into the computer system. When he was done writing, the student who copied the formula down on the prescription pad would give the pad to the doctor so that he could sign. Then, on to the next patient. It was very intense and quick process.
Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a mom of two wonderful boys who taught me a lot about unconditional love