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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Pawan Thapa Wed, May 24, 2017 15:48:06
we started our journey from the same place in the same field four years ago.The place called kogate our hometown. It is not a big town or city what you are thinking it's a small village where we used to live there. The population of this village is not too much because of the small area. Here people depend upon the agriculture but it is not enough though so people used to go to the big city such as Kathmandu or Hetauda for work it's nearby. Here is no good school as well as big hospital for the proper education and health concern because of that person of the villagers are compelled to go abroad or another city where there are those facilities.
We were moving through the time with our own ambition. Didn't know we were on the right path or wrong. Every time we were worried about the future. Because of these, we were compelled to try for abroad it was the only one way that we have seen in our country. Many people of our country go abroad in order to earn money as well as to keep their family happy. But in reality, it just goes opposite cause they didn't get good work as well as salary they should be paid what they were expecting due to this reason we were confused. At a child stage, it was easy to achieve our desire with the single cry but in the adult stage it totally different. But we learned that to achieve something firstly we have to struggle that's why we were struggling to be a better person in our own life maybe the way is different but hoping one day we will be proud.
Four years ago we didn't know each other exactly even though we were from the same place but what we can say it might be a favor of God that we got a chance to know each other very well. Also, we started our journey as an interpreter on the organization called Good Health Nepal in which mother organization was Acupuncture Relief Project from U.S on same year. At first, we didn't know about Acupuncture but working with the foreign doctor we better understood about its application and beneficial. After that we were more interested on it. We got training about the health issues as well as acupuncture points from foreign doctors which was the great opportunity for us to learn.
After knowing about its consequences we were interested in this field but the financial problem was the major problem for us that's why we were confused. However, we got a chance to meet Anjali and other acupuncture students who were there for practice and observe at the Bajarabahari clinic. From Anjali, we know about the organization in which she was working.
Through Anjali, we got a chance to meet Sylvia Kon Pandey and Sascha Kuster from Germany and switcher land who was the chairwoman and the member of an organization called TCM Social Forum. It was the honor to see and talk with them individually in our hometown(kogate) and introduce with our family. Finally, we had a talk about the sponsorship of Acupuncture school in which we were interested. And we went Acupuncture school together for the admission.
We would like to thank you very much for your sponsorships. Because of the sponsorship we are able to go school now and learning acupuncture detaily which was our dream and in future we will always help the organization TCM social forum with proudly and like to spread the knowledge and beneficial of acupuncture all parts of Nepal through an organization TCM Sozial Forum.
We are heartily grateful to TCM Sozial Forum as well as the member of this organization for our sponsorship. Without this organization, we will not be able to turn our hope into reality. We appreciate your love, compassion, and support.
Thank you very much…..
Surendra Ale Magar
TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Suman Magar Mon, May 22, 2017 14:55:35
From TCM Sozial forum we got big support to go to school for the study of acupuncture, I felt very lucky. This was a big opportunity for us, we participate on entrance examination and we passed it. Also, we heard the message from Anjali that the chairwoman of TCM Sozial forum Sylvia Kohn Panday and the member of TCM Sascha Kuster were coming to visit in our village. We were very happy to see them in our village and had a good chat about acupuncture and the sponsorship, also we went the acupuncture clinic where we used to work as an interpreter. After spending one day there in Bajrabarahi clinic we return back together to Kathmandu for our admission in college. There we did an admission and signed in contract paper. At last, they return back from Nepal and we were waiting for our college opening.
From November 13/2016 our class has been started, before I joined the class lots of thinking were going on my mind and little nervous too because of the new environment, new place, new friend , and some new subject, I had cleared my high school level in different faculties, not in science but we have to study about basic science course in the first year. So that I felt it was a challenging for me.
At the first days in college I meet with other new student and our teacher, we had introduction with each other then we start to enter the courses, so the environment was ok ,all the student are friendly and helpful that I found, the class start from 11.00 to till 4.30pm and between that time we had 30 minute break, there is a routine for subjects. In a week we have six days of class except for Saturday and government holiday.
Now I want to talk about our vacation, from January 14 we had winter vacation upto 12 days, at that time I went to my village for celebrating a festival called maghe sangranti with my family. From Jan 26 our class starts again like before, but from February 9, our first term examination was held and we did our best. After finishing the exam the class run as usual.
Again I like to share about second term examination it was started from May 3,2017 to upto may 13, 2017.As the examination finished we got 10 days vacation then I went to the village for some days and had a good time with family. Now a day our class has been started already.
We do not spend all the time for study, sometimes we go for, walk we go for visit new places and we also go for meditation inside jungle which is located nearby our apartment, at last, I would like to say heartily thank you to TCM sozial forum for this support.
TCM School Sponsorships NepalPosted by Pawan Thapa Fri, May 19, 2017 12:57:23
It has been a while our college started it is located in the
big city of Kathmandu named as Rural Health Education Service Center. The first day of college was
awesome because everyone was new and we had the class like introduction class
that made me little nervous but everything was fine.Knowing each other was
really curious and lots of excitement was running through my vein that they
were trying to come out but I controlled because I need it for future too.
Also, we were staying in an apartment nearby college area. It was the totally
new place for me, I haven't been there before even though I born in Kathmandu.
I felt little awkward for a month but everything was fine. In a week, six days our college run smoothly excluding government holidays. There's a three period
on a day, each period is of one hour and half hours. Excepting government holidays
we are attending classes regularly. It's been a more than three years I dropped
my study. But I was more curious to learn new thing so there was the fullness
of excitement. Few month ago there was an exam I did my best and passed on all
subject and seeking for doing better on an upcoming exam.
Here I m not only enjoying study also delicious food made by
two big brothers. We three brothers always take care and help for each other so
we are more friendly than brother and our daily life is going well too.
Sometimes we get bored from a study we go for a hike and sometimes visit a new
place. Especially I go to visit Bouddha because it is quite near
from our apartment where we are living.
(Boudhanath Temple, Kathmandu Nepal)
Overall its seem like
its going well for me. Now we are more local cause it been like more than five
months we stayed. . But
hoping that everything gonna be fine. Definitely, everything gonna be fine
cause we are linked with an organization TCM Sozial Forum.
Time is spending day by day and everything is changing even
though we are changing too. Let's
see what will it bring in future hoping everything will be good. I would like to thankyou very much for an organization TCM Sozial Forum for the thoughtful Sponsorships for us.