Welcome to my continuing efforts to understand Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I have decided to take out some online payday loans over the course of my study. The extra money will help me bridge those times when I find myself totally out of any cash between paychecks and need to buy some more books and actual product as I delve more deeply into my Traditional Chinese Medicine studies. In addition, I’ll be keeping this blog as I learn more about the subject, as sort of a way to work out my thoughts “on paper” as it were, and keep everything that I’ve learned in one place.
Now a little info about me: like many of you, I grew up with a very specific and Western idea of what medicine is and what it does. Briefly, the Western model believes in a scientific process to diagnose and treat health problems. Not a bad way to go about it, honestly — I’m largely in favor of gathering evidence and making rational decisions based on provable, reproducible facts. Although I am skeptical of a number of products from so called health food stores that are not really tightly overseen by the Drug and Food administration. Just look at some of the products out there, some even backed and promoted by medical doctors, that are really questionable. Sometimes I think money takes precedent over everything else.
I also happen to believe in going “green” as much as possible. It took me awhile to discover a great janitorial supply website that sells both wholesale and retail. They offer tons of products, most are not green. However, they do offer a number of that are eco friendly. A number of these eco friendly products are paper goods such as toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels that are made from 100% recycled fiber. And some of the brands offer paper goods that are fragrance free, and dye free. There are Green Seal Certified products which contain 100% recovered paper fiber and 75% post-consumer materials, and meets the Green Seal environmental standard for bleaching, de-inking and packaging. These is my types of products, so I am going to do a shout out to “CleanItSupply”.
For a while now I have been working with a friend in Australia on a blog about gardens that could be herbal or just ornamental. We just finished a post on the private gardens of Bob. Bob has a two-hectare estate in Arcadia, Australia which she opens to the public each year during the spring bloom tour put on by the Galston District Garden Club. Bob’s grounds with a rose garden offers a lovely pond with bridges, alpacas grazing quietly, sections blooming with flowers, and figs and blueberries in a rear section.