How My Husband's "Second Opinion" Helped Me Heal (And Sleep) | Speaking of China

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  1. Ria
    Ria September 9, 2013 at 10:33 am | | Reply

    Dear Jocelyn, hope you got your strength back. Amazing how it works! xxx

  2. IC
    IC September 9, 2013 at 10:44 am | | Reply

    Some thing to think about: pregnancy?

    Chinese medicine might help. But it could be just coincidence that you were finally tired no matter what body position you take. But if this works, jut keep doing it until it failed.

    I have insomnia problem myself. All methods only worked for me for short while. Then I need to find new methods.

  3. Lina
    Lina September 9, 2013 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    I see that pregnancy was not only my thought :) I`m glad you`re bit better, hope you can get well soon :) If you have a chance use your mother in law as a doctor, Chinese moms just pop out with a solution for any kind of pain or sickness, sometimes with tiger balm. I can give you my mother in law, she always has some `good healthy advices`. If you feel like getting sick make yourself chicken ginseng soup, drink only water matching your body temperature – it will protect your stomach from temperature shock and pain. GET WELL! :)

  4. shanghaicalling
    shanghaicalling September 9, 2013 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    I really need to see one i’m at my wits end breaking out in hives for months i have to take reactine everyday or i’m a messy hive ball

  5. Loving Korean
    Loving Korean September 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm | | Reply

    My boyfriend is very skeptical of Korean traditional medicine but considering the condition I’m in I think I could use a second opinion. And third :)
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  6. Andi
    Andi September 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm | | Reply

    Hmmm…as a Chinese Medicine Doctor I’m not really sure that you could consider the position in which you sleep to be part of TCM. I thought you were going to say you got acupuncture or started to take some herbs. But well I’m sooo glad it worked for you. My first thought was pregnancy too btw. :)
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  7. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven September 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm | | Reply

    I thought that maybe you were expecting. Anyway, when I had a problem with nausea a nurse told me to lay on my left side. It worked and helped a great deal. I hope you are feeling better.

  8. Tracy
    Tracy September 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

    Glad you are feeling better, Jocelyn!

    Your posts and the comments remind me in part of the place I’m actually at right now in the book. I’m just working on the chapter where I start acupuncture & TCM after my first miscarriage. The acupuncturist spoke no English, and as you know, I speak very little Japanese, and I kept trying to explain that I had a thin uterine lining, but I was using the wrong words, and he thought I was telling him my uterus was too skinny.

    Glad you have a better rapport with your TCM expert! Hope the nausea continues to stay away.
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  9. Dennis Jin
    Dennis Jin September 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm | | Reply

    Hi,
    I’m really glad to know you’re getting better via the traditional Chinese medicine technique.
    Recently I saw a TED talk on how to cope with stress. You prolly should check it out if it helps. XD
    http://on.ted.com/UpsideOfStress
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  10. Sara (Living a Dream in China)
    Sara (Living a Dream in China) September 10, 2013 at 12:35 am | | Reply

    I have to admit that pregnancy was also first on my mind when I started reading your post. Great that you got some sleep after your husband’s advice!

    I’m a bit hesitant when it comes to TCM, perhaps because it often includes drinking things that look like mud water and tastes really bitter. But I imagine that I would try it too if for some reason the Western medicine couldn’t give me the help I needed.

    My boyfriend’s mothers is an expert with soups like a Cantonese mother has to be. She always knows which kind of soup to drink in which kind of season, weather and sickness.
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  11. chinaelevatorstories
    chinaelevatorstories September 10, 2013 at 12:59 am | | Reply

    Glad you’re feeling better! Huh, maybe I should reconsider sleeping on the back (a guy working at a blind massage’s place once told me to sleep on the back because if I sleep on the side it’s bad for my shoulders).
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  12. Bruce
    Bruce September 11, 2013 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    Now you know what I mean by having lots of “stress”. I’ve been thru nights like this before. That’s why you need balance in your life. Is this worth it? Yes for short term but for long term is not worth it.

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