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 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.