Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy Sunday

My pair of legs does feel much better after acupuncture but last night, I still slept late, at past 2am after massaging my leg. But the pain that was plaguing my legs are now gone. I noticed that by about 8pm, I feel very sleepy. If I miss this sleeping window time, the next window is around 2-3am. I am now walking with a slight limp as I feel some pain on my right pelvic bone, like a pain from a dislocation.

I have now completed half of my TCM classes, with three more modules to go. I am glad I enrolled for the TCM class because it help me understand so much of my body condition that would not be available from Western medical perspective. Combined with the Western medical perspective, we can have the best of both worlds. These two approaches are not discrete but complimentary. Of course, my course is not sufficient to make me a TCM practitioner (that was not my intention) because it take many more years of practical experience after completing the 5 year TCM course before one can practice. My classmates are a fun lot too and we all look forward to attending classes every Saturday. I understand that they are planning a next level TCM course in English, could not wait to enroll for the next course.

Sabah Snake Grass (SSG) Update
A reader, Justin Choo sent me this link. This farm grows SSG commercially for sale. For those of you who are have problem getting SSG, you can take a short visit to the farm in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. Detailed instructions on directions to the farm is given at the site. A plastic container containing 500 SSG leaves are sold at RM25 (US$8). Before SSG became famous, the price was between RM20-RM30 for 1,000 leaves.


  1. If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge.
    Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.

    Deepak Chopra

  2. Buddhism teaches self reliance but self reliance in itself is not Buddhism.

  3. Sleeping problems: Try sleeping with yr head to south and feet to north. Works for me.