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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Bibek Syangtan Mon, January 07, 2019 01:58:17

I am Bibek Syangtan. Two years ago, have been supported from TCM Sozial Forum for my acupuncture studies. Our second year study had finished and the second year was gone well. We learned ideas about acupuncture, how syndrome differentiate, how to balance yin and yang and what happen when imbalance of yin and yang in our body. Also knew about the general health and little bit about western medicine. Some other applications like acupressure, cupping and moxa we practiced during this year.

School also provided us to visit moxa factory located in the Chovar. We learned there how to collect, how to select good moxa leaves, how it process for best quality of moxa and why it is important in TCM. That was a good experience also

We have great festival here “Dasain and Tihar” 2 months before festival we had final examination of second year. We prepared well for exam and after exam we all went to home for festival to celebrate with families. During vacation I was in village with my mom.

After the festival we had third year started and class is going nice we have few subjects in this year not many as first and second year. We also got clinical practices in our school like acupuncture, in the lab, OPD and in the vitals. We are really enjoying and learning more that way. Few weeks ago school held welcome and farewell programs, we took participate and sang songs, some of friends were danced.

At the bottom, I can understand,’’ how much effort you do?’’ to provide the opportunity for those who want to learn something but can’t do by their own. We are not only getting financial support from this Organization love, care, courage and strength. We appreciate your help and support. Yes, I would like to add about my 1st year result was not impressive. This year I also had given the back paper of my 1st year exam. But I’m not the person who gets the tired or given up easily in the middle of something. I want to go till the end. i know it might be hard for me but success could not be found in simple way. Only this year left for studies we made it so far thank you so much for everything, what have you done.

smileylove from Nepalsmiley
Bibek Syangtan(Lama)

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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Bibek Syangtan Fri, January 04, 2019 11:01:06

The time run very fast it has been already two year completely and running this third year to connect with this organization and your continue support till now so could not stop to say thank you so much for the continue support.

Now I would like to write about my second year examination and some class activities that we had done. The first exam was the class test it was month after of our class start so not very difficult for us. After that our class started as usual time as like before and after sometime of our study there was a second term examination means second class test exam. We had tried our best on that exam too. In the mean time of our study there was a moxa collection program and to collect the moxa plant we need to go in the field place called Chovar near from Kathmandu valley so our collage provide a bus to go there as they make plan total student of our class and senior student from third year and teachers that was a quite amazing experience for me. We all get a chance to know about moxa plant and observe from very near, there were so many species in the world and I think Artemisia vulgaris is available on that place as teacher said and we collected some moxa plant to bring in our collage for practicing the processing of moxa wool, after done the field visit our teacher take us to the moxa factory which was located near to Soyambhu temple and place called Sitapaila and I think this is the only one factory in Nepal where they produce and sale to market as well as they export the moxa stick in Japan, again we all get opportunity to learn how to make a good quality from mugwort leaves.

As the time goes our collage again announced the routine of third examination means midterm exam and we had give our time in the study as much as we can, after done the midterm exam we had a holiday for some days to be prepared for pre-board exam that was coming ahead. It was a bit challenging for me because I wanted to get a good mark to myself. The pre-board exam start since 28/June/2018 to till 11/July/2018 and exam has been gone very well as we had hoped. Now the final exam means board exam had been started since 20/July/2018 and goes until a months because each subject has 3 days gap to prepared, anyway the final exam of second year has gone as we had thought hopefully the result will come good. After finished the board exam we also need to attend the practical examination, since they made a routine we all attend the practical exam then 2nd year has been finished.

Now I would like to add about our holiday so there was holiday before pre-board start again before start the final exam and after done of second year at that time our festival was coming and again we had holiday till the festival gone, we had celebration the festival as I had mention in previous report.

I also want to add about the program of third year and in third year we have to study the five subject which are listed below.

-Therapeutics II

-community medicine

-Methods of acupuncture and moxa

-Healthcare system


AS I had listed the subjects we are going to study hard and will send you the report soon.

At last I will always looking forward to have positive response from your side and thank you again to this organization.

Recenyly in our collage had organized the program of welcome to program done by our class doing singing and dancing and taking the good advices to to go ahead from senior students student and farewell for the senior students who has finished their study,that
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surendra ale magar(suman)

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Warum ich Mitglied bin

Mitglieder TCM-SozialforumPosted by Lucia Fri, November 23, 2018 17:35:48
Im Jahr 2015 habe ich zum ersten Mal das TCM-Sozialforum näher kennengelernt, am TCM-Kongress in Rothenburg.
Einige Monate später (15/16) durfte ich das TCM-Sozialforum-Projekt "MVT" in Nordindien unterstützen. Dort habe ich eine intensive, bereichernde Erfahrung als Volontärin gemacht.

Und da durfte ich mit meinen eigenen Augen sehen, wie viel mit einfachen Mitteln bewegt werden kann: Dank Behandlungen von der Dauer einiger Monaten, konnten Kinder und Jugendliche wieder gehen. Chronische und akute Schmerzen konnten gelindert, und das Lächeln auf dem Gesicht der Patienten wieder gezaubert werden. Das ist ja auch der Name von MVT, Muskan Viklang Trust: Lass die Behinderten lächeln.

So war das für mich eine logische Konsequenz, Mitglied vom TCM-Sozialforum zu werden.
Übrigens: eine solche bereichernde Erfahrung wünsche ich jedem Therapeuten.
Darum stehe ich für Interessierte, die zu Muskan Viklang Trust reisen wollen, gerne als Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung.

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Meine Einladung am TCM Kongress Rothenburg

Mitglieder TCM-SozialforumPosted by Lucia Thu, November 22, 2018 11:15:44
Ich heiße Lucia Rizzo, bin Psychologin und Akupunkteurin, meine Heilpraxis befindet sich in Ainring, unmittelbar an der österreichischen Grenze.
Ich durfte in Dezember 2015 und Januar 2016 meine MVT-Kollegen für 3 Wochen bei der Arbeit unterstützen.
Meine Idee, mich für das TCM Sozialforum aktiv zu beteiligen, ist am TCM Kongress in Rothenburg entstanden.

Dort lauschte ich gebannt einem indischen Kollegen zu, als er über ein Hilfsprojekt in Mumbai berichtete, wunderschöne Bilder zeigte und mich träumend nach Indien mitnahm.

Seine Worte und seine Bilder hatten einen Samen in meinem Herzen gepflanzt, der mich innerlich sehr beschäftigte und Tag nach Tag weiter wuchs.
Tatsächlich flog ich im selben Jahr selbst nach Bodhgaya, wo ich eine einmalige, sehr bereichernde Erfahrung machte, wie ich sie jedem Therapeuten wünsche.
Darüber berichte ich ebenfalls in diesem Blog.

Das TCM Kongress in Rothenburg war also der Keim dieser einmaligen Erfahrung. Hier begann alles, und wie konnte es anders kommen?

-Dejá vu nach 3 Jahren-

Als mich Sylvia Köhn-Pandey im Jahr 2018 am TCM Kongress einlud, um anderen Kollegen über meine Erfahrung zu erzählen, fühlte ich mich geehrt und überglücklich.
Da war die Chance, die Samen aus der entstandenen Früchten weiter zu reichen!

Am Kongress angekommen, durfte ich ein paar Kongresskurse besuchen, Sylvia bei einigen TCM-Sozialforum-Tätigkeiten unterstützen, und am 11. Mai war es soweit:
Während der Mittagspause, in einem schönen Holz-Raum im "Wildbad", hielt ich einen Vortrag über meine Tätigkeit als Volontärin in Indien.

Auf diesem Weg begegnete ich Menschen die überlegten, sich ehrenamtlich zu engagieren.
Andere Teilnehmer waren einfach interessiert und neugierig, mehr zu wissen.
Diese Begegnungen ließen mich innerlich aufblühen und Hoffnung sprießen.

Jeder engagierter Kollege, jeder interessierter Mensch, ist ein potentieller Multiplikator: er/sie kann dieses wertvolle Projekt finanziell oder tatkräftig unterstützen...
...und wiederum Samen säen, die irgendwo anders aufgehen werden.

Danke allen interessierten Kollegen für ihren Wunsch, aus dieser Welt einen besseren Ort zu machen smiley


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Als Volontärin in Nordindien

News Muskan Viklang TrustPosted by Lucia Sat, November 03, 2018 12:46:36

Ich heiße Lucia Rizzo, bin Dipl. Psychologin und Heilpraktikerin, meine Heilpraxis mit Schwerpunkt Akupunktur und Hypnose befindet sich in Ainring, unmittelbar an der österreichischen Grenze.

Ich durfte in Dezember 2015 und Januar 2016 meine MVT-Kollegen für 3 Wochen bei der Arbeit unterstützen – eine einmalige, sehr bereichernde Erfahrung, die ich jedem Therapeuten wünsche.

Ich kam an einem Samstag Abend in Bodhgaya an, ziemlich schnell fühlte ich mich unter meinen Kollegen wie in einer großen Familie: der kulturelle „Gap“ war, Dank ihrem offenen und neugierigen Geist, schnell überwunden. Ich wohnte im Guesthouse Rahul, einer sehr ruhigen, sauberen und zentralen Pension, wo auch viele asiatischen Mönche und Nonnen untergebracht waren. Dort wurde ich jeden Vormittag von meinem Kollegen Ajay abgeholt, einem begnadeten Motorradfahrer, der sich und mich gekonnt und sicher durch das gewöhnungsbedürftige, dichte indische Verkehr schleuste. Mit dem Motorrad fuhren wir zu verschiedenen Dörfern (1 bis 2 am Tag) über mehr oder weniger asphaltierten Straßen, wo zahlreiche Patienten auf uns warteten. Meistens handelte es sich um Kinder mit Lähmungen, Cerebralparese oder Polio-Folgen, aber auch einige Schlaganfall-Patienten wollten sich unserer Akupunktur-Behandlung unterziehen. In manchen Fällen klagten die Patienten auch über Rückenschmerzen, Ischialgien oder Tinnitus.

Die Behandlungsorten waren sehr vielfältig, jeder Ort wurde von den Projektleitern vor Jahren gesucht und mit dem jeweiligen Besitzer vereinbart. Mal war das eine Schule, mal die Räumlichkeiten eines anderen Therapeuten, oder – am Häufigsten – der Gemeinde, mal auch das Dach eines unbewohnten Hauses, wie in diesem Video ersichtlich!

Samstags brachte uns Ajay‘s Motorrad zu dem 2-3 Km entfernten Haus von Rakesh, dem Projektleiter, wo ich meine Kollegen über Inhalte aus der chinesischen (vor Allem über die Wandlungsphasen) und japanischen Medizin unterrichtete. Letztere, „Shonishin“ (jap. Meridiantherapie), ist eine spezielle Behandlung von Babys und Kindern bis 10-12 Jahren: es werden keine Nadeln benutzt - nur ein Metallstab - damit können alle Kinder behandelt werden, es gibt kaum Kontraindikationen. Im Haus von Rakesh befindet sich auch eine Werkstatt, in der regelmäßig die Elektroakupunktur-Geräte auf Vordermann gebracht, Gipse erstellt und Krücken repariert werden.

Es war beeindruckend zu sehen, wie rasch viele kleinen Patienten auf die intensiveren Behandlungen reagierten. Wie Rahul, ein kleiner, schüchterner aber strahlender Junge. Er konnte anfangs nicht mal alleine stehen. Rakesh hat ihn zielstrebig und geduldig täglich mit Akupunktur und Physiotherapie behandelt. Nun habe ich mit meinen Augen zusehen dürfen, wie er geht, ja läuft, und mit anderen Kindern spielt!

Alles in Allem, war das eine sehr bereichernde und berührende Erfahrung, die ich jedem und jeder nur wünsche.

Namaste! Lucia

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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Pawan Thapa Fri, November 02, 2018 09:46:59
Namaste everybody, our second year of acupuncture studies has finished. Now we have got only third-year left to complete the course after that we will get the license to do work in Nepal. The second-year exam was gone very well so the result will be published at the end of December or at the beginning of January. Now the class of the third year has been started from September 17, 2018, and the major subject of this year are listed
Method of Acupuncture and moxa
Community medicine
Therapeutic II
Clinical practice of therapeutic II

Nowadays we have a holiday for a month because of the big festival Dashain and Tihar after that the class will run smoothly. This is our last year of acupuncture studies so there is lots of clinical practice which is very much exciting for us as well as challenging too. We have to go out visiting for case studies about the common disease.

Also, I got chance to attend the classes from Matthias hunecke at benchen gumba which was very much appreciatable for me to have a valuable time of him to manage a class after the clinic. He was here in Nepal for short period of time but within the short period of time I felt lucky to understand the theory of five element and classical traditional Chinese medicine and got opportunities to practice in benchen gumba free acupuncture clinic.. There I treated several patients within supervision of Matthias and Anjali and found good result with classical treatment.. From this clinical practice, I got inspired to learn more classical traditional Chinese medicine and looking forward to having more classes from Matthias hunecke.

At last, I would like to say that I have received the greatest benefit of anything I can imagine from studies. I would like to thanks all of the people who have contributed to establish the TCM social forum organization and grateful for supporting us.
Thank you very much

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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Pawan Thapa Tue, April 17, 2018 12:39:53
On March 12, 2018, we went to chobar to collect the mugwort plant (Artemisia indica) with our classmate, third-year student, and teachers. We went there by reserving the bus. At 7:00 am we catch a bus from our college and reached our destination around 9:00 Am which was really fun and lots of excitement. we have learned theory about the mugwort plant and the main purpose to use mugwort plant in traditional Chinese medicine in our college but we were not sure which plant that has been used from the ancient period to till for Moxibustion. After visiting the field we learned that there are lots of species of mugwort plant and all of them are not suitable for making a moxa and we were supposed to collect only the Artemesia indica species. The main purpose to collect Artemisia indica was, high quality of moxa can be produced from it among others species and it is easily found almost every part of Nepal. We spend time at chobar about three hours and collected mugwort plant and went to moxa factory to see what they do after collecting. We reached there at 1:30 pm and saw the processing of mugwort plant.
First of all the fresh mugwort pant were spread it out to dry in natural sunlight it might take 7 to 8 days to dry completely or even more and then it is ready for grinding. Grinding is done on the big stone mill where it crushed the dried mugwort plant and separate moxa wool and impurities. These grinding includes three processes. After finishing the grinding it is kept on another machine for purification and finally, the high quality of moxa wool and impurities are separated and then it is ready to make a moxa stick and other stuff.

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A journey that changed my life.

Nepal BranchPosted by Anjali Tamang Thu, January 04, 2018 16:26:03

Life is all about faith and destiny. I have accepted that the life can bring anything which we never know in advance.

Hello everyone,


My name is Anjali Tamang.

I have done 3 years of acupuncture course in the Rural Health Education and Service Centre which is the first acupuncture school in Nepal.

I am very thankful to TCM – Social Forum – Chinese Medicine across Borders for their support and that they provided me the opportunity to join the acupuncture school.

Thank you so much for all, for your support and love.

In 2009, I was introduced with the team of acupuncture practitioners of TCM-Social Forum in the free clinic of Benchen monastery, where I met Sylvia Köhn-Pandey and other practitioners.

At that time, I came to the clinic for treatment. I had chronical sore throat which used to appear 2-3 times a month. They gave me some Chinese herbs with acupuncture treatment. That really helped me and I was very impressed with this treatment. I was very much interested what they were doing. So I helped them in translation in their consulting hours and teachings. I could learn a lot from this activity.

I am not a trained translator. Whatever I have learnt, I have learnt by myself…also from my mistakes. I’ve never given up, instead I’ve learnt. I believe that you learn by your mistakes. So, it’s okay to make mistakes in order to learn and gain experiences. In this way, I have improved myself and I would say this is a good achievement of my life so far and I am here now.

I am thankful to Sylvia, who believed in me and motivated me in each and every situation.
After few years, in 2013 , an acupuncture school opened in Kathmandu. With the help of TCM-Social Forum and after experiencing the work with different volunteers also from other NGOs, I joined the school and passed with good results.

In 2016, TCM-Social Forum founded a new branch in Nepal called ‘Chinese Medicine Across Borders Nepal'. With a group of young people, I have the valuable task to be the chairwoman of the branch. Our main target is to establish acupuncture in Nepal.

We give opportunity to the talented young people for acupuncture education as well as we support children to go to school. So, that at the end they can have the chance to join TCM class/ school. And even after the acupuncture school, we want to help the students to establish a clinic in their village and try to send volunteers time to time that they will be motivated and can also exchange their knowledge of TCM.

In this way, we try to keep young people in the country that they don’t go abroad for work away from home, away from their family and friends.

We think this is the only possibility to develop.

One opportunity for financial support we got from one volunteer from Switzerland. Sascha is a shiatsu therapist. He found out good quality of woolen blankets and shawls from Nepal. I organize those blankets to send to Switzerland and he sells them to interested people and donate the profit to TCM Social Forum.

Besides this, I am working in the Benchen free clinic in Kathmandu in the acupuncture department.

In May 2017, I was invited to Germany for an exchange of experiences and ideas with TCM practitioners in the western world and gave a speech during the 48th TCM congress in Rothenberg od Tauber. I was also invited in a school and gave a lecture about the life in Nepal and the benefits of TCM in front of fascinated students in a class 6.
That was my first time that I was out of Nepal, first time I flew. Flying soooooo high for the first time was really amazing experience I have ever had. Things what I have only seen on photos or TV…. When I saw beautiful things and places, i found life … amazing. I had no words to express my feelings. I really enjoyed my trip.

I have also visited some volunteers of TCM Social Forum (friends) and their clinics. In their clinic, they have two rooms. one for treatment and one for to talk with patients and diagnose the problems. They don’t give only acupuncture but also work with herbs and some use homeopathy and give advices for lifestyle changes. They also give yoga classes. Once I had also participated yoga class and I do sometimes yoga in my room as well.
In Berlin, I have visited the refugee clinic before I moved to Rothenberg. This clinic is a project which is supported byTCM Social Forum. Volunteers give acupuncture treatment together with NADA protocol to the refugees.

I really had a great great great time.
Thanks to TCM Social Forum once again for inviting me and I hope in the future also I can get some opportunities to join the congress for sharing new experiences and to learn more about TCM .

I got back to my home with a lot of beautiful memories and good impressions.

Thank You For Reading My Article.
May Peace Be With Me And With You All.
Om Namah Shivay.🙏

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