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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

-Moxibustion

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 experience.new student and farewell for the senior students who has finished their study,that
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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
Healthcare
Moxibustion
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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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Suman New Sun, November 26, 2017 05:58:50

Our three years Acupuncture courses are divided into three branches. The first year is about science the next two year we have to study about TCM means ancient traditional Chinese medicine. In the first year, we all struggle to study the course of science. We had done so many theory classes and practical classes in chemistry, botany, zoology, physics, mathematics and basic computer as well.



Now I want to write about our examination; There were three exams, the first term, second term and third term exam for that we tried our best to get good results and finally there was a final examination (CTEVT examination) it has started from August-4-2017 for 10 days in that time we tried again to get good result. Then we have to wait for a couple of months to know the results of the first year. In that time our big festival called Dashain and Tihar occurred and we had a vacation for a month from college. In that vacation I spent a good time with my family and relatives as well, I would like to write the little bit about Dashain and Tihar.


Dashain- during the month of Kartik(late September and early October) the Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year Dashain, Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival. The 15 days of celebration occur during the bright lunar fortnight ending of the day full moon throughout the kingdom of Nepal the Goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas ,and thousands of animals like goat, buffalo's, chicken, pork sacrifices for the ritual holy bathing thus dancing the Goddess for days in blood. Dashain commemorates a great victory of the Gods over the demons. The first nine days signify the nine days of ferrous battle between Goddess Durga and the demon Maisasur. The tenth the day when Maisasur was slain and the last five days symbolize the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the Goddess. In preparation for Dashain, every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother Goddess so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time the market is filled with shoppers seeking new clothing, gift, luxuries and enormous supplies of temple offering for the God. All type of organisms will be closed for ten to fifteen days. The first nine days are called Navaratri at that time they worshiped the Durga (God) known as Devi in many forms. the first day is called Ghatasthapana(holy water vessel) symbolizing Goddess Durga with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room combining with san soil, seven different types of grains and kalash. All the people worshiped the Kalash twice a day morning and evening, day by day the grains sprinkled with holy water and it is shielded from direct sunlight. By the tenth day the seed will have grown to five or six inches long yellow grass called Jamara and by the tenth days it will bestow from the elder a top of a head during last five days when Tika is put on. The Jamara is taken as a token of Goddess Durga as well as the elder blessing. The eight-day is called maha asthami the favor of worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali. The ninth day is called Nawami, the temple of Durga filled with people for worship. The tenth day is Dashai, on this day we take tika from elders receiving their blessing, we visit our elders in their home and get tika jamara from them while our relatives come to our home to receive the blessing from the head of our family. The important of Dashain also lies in the fact that on this day family members from far off and distant relatives come for visit as well as to receive tika from the head of the family, this function continues for four days of rushing around and meeting relatives. Dashain ends on the full moon day.


Tihar:-Tihar festival is the second biggest festival in Nepal it is celebrated for five days. It is considered to be a great important as it shows reverence to not just the human and the Gods but also to the animals like crows, cows, and dogs that intimate relationship with a human. The first day of Tihar is to worship the crows (the messenger of death). People often sprinkle rice on the ground for crows pecking. The second day of Tihar is to honor dog (the guardian of the God of death). The third day is to welcome the Goddess Laxmi. The fourth day is to thanks, crows and the fifth day is called Vai Tika on this day brother and sister will gather together and accept Tihar quotes on their forehead, after placing the multi-colored Tika and splendid garlands to the brother and the brother would follow the same ritual to put Tika on their sister and gave them some money as we can give in return. This celebration enhanced the close relationship between brother and sister. On that time from the third day, all friends gather together to enjoy playing called deusi and vailo one by one every house of our village with singing and dancing. It goes until three day that means the Tihar will finish the next day of Vai Tika.


Again I would like to write about our second-year course. It has been started from November-17th -whichever includes the following subjects-General medicine,-Acupressure,-Pathology,-Basic theory of oriental medicine,-Diagnosis,-Therapeutic relationship,-Acupoints and Moxibustion. The classes are running very interestingly, we have to study through ancient Chinese Philosophy, Which is very helpful and trying to take as much as we can from our teachers, also looking forward to making it better.


At last, I really want to say thank you so much for the great support and I am looking forward to continued support from TCM social forum.



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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Bibek Syangtan Fri, November 24, 2017 11:21:27

I didn’t write down a report for a long time because we were busy for our final exam and after that, we headed back to our village to celebrate the big festival called Dashain and Tihar with our families and relatives. Here Dashain and Tihar is the most important and biggest festival of our country where we celebrate this festival with joy and sharing the happiness with each other in family member by putting the tika of different color in the forehead which symbolizes the love and respect towards the family, and to be successful, healthy, and wealthy in every step of life. It is always good to spend little more time with families and relatives, especially in the festival because all the family member just gather around in one place whether they live in different places.

To be honest, last year it was pretty hard for me in studying because I had to study science. Actually, it’s been almost 10 years that I left the study. Papers of the chemistry and the math weren’t gone so well as I thought. I know it will take time to recover and I’m getting through it. I still believe that this is not the end of my journey. So, it won’t stop me from my duty and go further in my way of acupuncture. Rest of the papers was gone nicely so far. Those two papers, I might have to give them this year and I’m ready for that too. I’m not going to lose my potential.

This year the class has been started already. Subjects are so interesting such as Therapeutic, Pathology, General medicine, Acupoints and Diagnosis, Acupressure and Oriental Massage, Basic Theory of Oriental Medicine and Moxibustion. We are very excited to learn that in the way of Chinese philosophy how meridians run, which one is the pair of them, how Qi flows inside and outside of our body, yin-yang theory as well as some Chinese diagnosis. It is quite amazing to learn new things. Diagnosis technique is different from Allopathic which makes even interesting. Some of the subjects are also related to last year like Anatomy and Microbiology and which are very helpful too.

At last, I am very thankful to this organization for providing this great opportunity and letting us know about acupuncture, which with we can help our community.



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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Pawan Thapa Tue, November 21, 2017 06:48:13

First year of acupuncture course has been finished. It was little challenging for us subject were too many. Especially we have to study science which was obviously the hard part.

On 1st year, the college took examination three times such as first, second and third terminal examination. We participated to all of them. We also had participated in the final examination which was held on August by CTEVT and now we're waiting for the result.

On 1st year we did practical for several subject such as physics, chemistry, biology and computer which was the most exciting part for us.


Teachers were friendlier than we thought. Although we came to know that the course which we are studying is only a diploma course. Here diploma course means the course is affiliated by CTEVT(Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training) where we get the license or certificate for B-level which doesn't give authority to run our own clinic and treat patient but we can do treatment under the surveillance of other doctors in their hospital. But if we study the bachelor in acupuncture then the government of Nepal give authority to run our own clinic and give certificate of A-level which is consider as the doctor.

The college runs six days a week we got free once a week and all government holidays too. It was little frustrating last year because everything was new. We never stayed for long period of time from our parents but slowly everything was under control.

Now second year of acupuncture class has started from October 4, 2017. It's been a month now. Finally, from second year we study about the history of Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupoints and diagnosis, General medicine, Acupressure, Moxibustion and Pathology. This year college starts from morning (7:00 am to 12:00 pm) for five days. Saturday is for clinical practice where we observe the treatment done by third year TCM students but we are not allowed to touch or manipulate the patients. Sunday is holiday for us.

At last we would like to express big thanks towards the organization TCM social Forum who sponsor us for studying Acupuncture in Nepal. We truly appreciate the continued support and very generous donation. The contribution will dramatically help us to develop and successes in future. With out this generosity we would not able to aim high and reach our potential. Thanks again for this generous and continuous support.



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TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Bibek Syangtan Wed, May 24, 2017 16:17:27

My journey of acupuncture has been started with the help of TCM sozial forum. I'm very thankful to this organization for providing me this great opportunity, which means a lot for me and I feel so lucky to have friends like Sascha Kuster, Sylvia Kon Pandey, and Anjali is taking good care of us and also we would like to thank her for that.

We go to school to learn more from teachers as well as friends with new hope and we love to learn that way by sharing. We have the good relationship between teachers and students. We have done some practical classes as well. It feels really nice to learn with practice and easy to memorize, which is very helpful for us.

We just finished our midterm examination and it went very well and I put every effort to get through of it. we had days off for few days after the examination. We went our village there was election held by Government of Nepal. We took place in the election. We return back to Kathmandu on Friday because from Tuesday school has started as usual and everything is going well. Everyone is friendly. I think if people were friendlier around us then it makes easier to do something or learn smoothly.

At last, I would like to say thank to TCM sozial forum Switzerland and TCM sozial forum Germany. Always look forward to work with this organization and very proud to be a part of it.

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