User Comments - kelinsheng
Posted on: The Final ShowJanuary 10, 2009, 05:49 AM
I hope Chinesepod continues to offer cultural insights into "everything China".
I want to know about everyday life things like doing the laundry. What's the difference in the way we do laundry vs the way the Chinese do laundry. That is, if there is any. How about different fashion etc. etc. etc.
This show has really prepared my wife for cultural differences so that when we go to China (in nine days!) there will not be as much of a culture shock.
Posted on: Food Oddities and Eye ExercisesJanuary 06, 2009, 03:51 AM
It's pretty cool listening to stuff about Chinese medicine and philosophy on this site. The places that they are massaging are acupuncture points. The funny thing is though, is that the public shcools are only worrying about the eyeball rather than the whole body. It seems kind of strange to me because the Liver also helps with healthy vision (not to mention adequate nutrition, etc.)
And there sure is a lot of meat talk on this site. It makes me think that being vegetarian in China is extremely difficult.
I had a person from India tell me that "In India the higher class is vegetarian and the meat eaters are considered untouchables and very low class. Westerners are funny. They will eat pigs, chickens and cows, but not dog. At least in China they're not hypocritical about it. They'll eat anything."
What's the difference between an mo and tui na?
A good tui na practioner can do chiropractor like things that are sometimes necessary, like setting a broken bone.
Cupping is a suction that can remove stagnation and can help with vericose veins and chronic pain as well as the common cold among many other things.
Since Chinese medicine is a form of medicine and acupuncture is a method used to treat ailments within chinese medicine. I can safely say that Chinese medicine can treat any form of illness, much like allopathic medicine can treat any form illness. The only issue is finding the right doctor to treat it. You would see your family doctor for certain things, but then you might be refered to a colo-rectal surgeon for an completely different set of problems.
Posted on: Pollution and Hot DrinksJanuary 03, 2009, 01:36 AM
When I lived in Edmonton I had black snot as well. Lots of dust and pollution there.
In Chinese medicine eating cold food can damage your yang. Especially Spleen yang. Less yang means not living as long. Cold also causes stagnation and when there is stagnation there is pain.
Well, I'm vegetarian and I'm going to Chengdu in January, so hopefully I'll be able to find some vegetarian food. I'll be sure to find that good one they mentioned.
Posted on: Can you Speak Chinese?December 13, 2008, 07:59 AM
Thank you, this will help a lot. Hopefully I can find some more books like this, but without any English.
I've tried to find some TV shows or Cartoons with english subtitles but they are few and far between. With the books I can look up the words in a dictionary, but with TV shows, I can't hear as fast as they speak.
Posted on: Can you Speak Chinese?December 11, 2008, 06:03 AM
So what are some good Children's books? Can I find them online?
I was listening to this lesson in the background while browsing the net for children's books in Chinese.