Stews and Street Vendors

I can’t believe that tomorrow is our penultimate day in clinic, each day flies by.  There’s quite a lot of repetition of cases in clinic, and what seems like a lot of facial paralysis, this is caused mainly by Wind Invasion in Chinese Medicine terms, and I do wonder if air conditioning has a part to play in this (mmm – just switched mine off). Various needling techniques are used for this, quite a bit of needle threading, electro acupuncture and facial cupping.

I’ve included a picture here of what looks like a shop, it is in fact the pharmacy, where patients pick up their prescribed Western and Chinese medicines at the same time. 

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We went out for tea again tonight, we each ordered custard tart and jasmine tea, and ended up with 3 very sweet, tarts each.  I decided against the wild tortoise stew but ended up with some sticky sweet gloopy thing with red kidney beans in it! 

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The street vendor shopping is incredible here, genuine fake Diesel, Kath Kitson etc, plus all sorts of wonderful street food, clothes, shoes, you name it.  Guangzhou is not a tourist place at all but a busy, bustling commercial city, I’ve only seen a few westerners here, this is very much how the Chinese live their lives in the city.

Back to the park in the morning for my daily constitutional, just wish I could find a nice cup of coffee to top it off …. 

Only a couple more days of China Blogging left (are those sighs of relief?) 

Hope you all are having a good day, I’m off to bed, more tomorrow….. 

Goodnight

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