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  • loriandeli <loriandeli@yahoo.com>
    Hi...jason and Bobbi...I am a new graduate of TCM. I would relish the opportunity to work in Mexico or other location abroad. I can not do it indefinitely
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 1, 2003
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      Hi...jason and Bobbi...I am a new graduate of TCM. I would relish the
      opportunity to work in Mexico or other location abroad. I can not do
      it indefinitely without getting paid. My mother has been a missionary
      in central Mexico and noted a problem with alcoholism within the local
      population. I am innovative enough to believe there may be
      opportunity and need for acupuncture programs in Mexico...the
      challenge would be getting them (thus ourselves) funded. Any ideas or
      leads? I am willing to brainstorm and network. Lori
    • Marco
      Dear Lorine, My name is Marco and below is a letter posted on a similar list such as this: dear List, As some may remember I am in Guatemala and I work in the
      Message 2 of 7 , Mar 3, 2003
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        Dear Lorine,

        My name is Marco and below is a letter posted on a similar list such as this:

        dear List,

        As some may remember I am in Guatemala and I work in the city.

        In part in a youth project on Sundays where I teach some very basic ear acupuncture and we are looking into the possibility of massage and qi kung and various meditations and plants medicine.

        The youth project is in a very dangerous zoon so I am only there from about 10.00 am to 1.00 or 2.00pm. on Sundays. The idea is that people will have other options but gangs and the people that have initiated the project like to talk about "social health".

        Hence we are not considering a clinic besides there is no funding so I work in other places too (more about that later). Thus the basic set up is to teach some people there that are responsible and have the interest, then they will be able to transform one of the rooms out of three as a "relaxing" place, music meditation possibly teas... Or I might continue there on Sundays and maybe get a small clinic going where they can also participate (the once learning basic acupuncture) and or that they do some ear acupuncture on a other day.

        We are very much looking into diet how certain foods combination from Chinese medicine view point can improve aid in health, we are considering to see if we can get seeds of medicinal plants (once that already exist in Guatemala). The reasons are two folds teach the youngsters about caring and responsibility (growing a healthy plant), also to have some plants medicine available (at least that is the idea)

        I also am about to work in a hospital for old people but really it is an asylum for old disable people, feel very curious and apprehensive about what one can accomplish in such an situation?

        Yet again not paid work so how long it is possible remains to be seen unless we find funding.

        Well the western doctor that has more or less "coheres" me into this is very open and I have made aware of the difficulties and challenges that we really can only know once we start.

        One idea is to do massage and qi kung and acumoxa and maybe even plant medicines. More in-depth (or at least I hope so) when I am there and the western doctor she is keen on learning to (starting with ear acupuncture?). It is a very good person a true healer, but she really has a problem with sympathy and empathy and since everything is political in Guatemala with the election coming up maybe we can not do same things but that remains to be seen.

        I am trying to enhance my acumoxa knowing and message (ideally Tui nai) Qi Kung since these are comparatively cost effective and as long as I can move my hands massage and qi kung is available.

        I am of the idea to also try to get the old people to grow plants and even for the hospital to do so that way we could learn more about caring and also maybe in the future have once in a while plants medicines.

        I also work in privet practice to earn a living and at the moment like it, although my dream is that I could be dedicated the public sector more.

        Like I mention before this is one of the reasons why I am becoming more interested in pulse diagnoses (what are the differences one needs to consider with old and disable people in pulse?), since if done artfully it can tell many things.

        I also once in a while teach health promoters for other organisations... when situation permitting...

        So what is the question you may ask?

        Well the youth organisation has branches all over the world one is in Macua and the youth organisation has asked if I can inquiry if any one is willing to translate a letter inquiring if they can send needles and moxa from Macua maybe even a small donation to obtain local medicinal plants.

        We know they (the group) do not speak any Spanish, do people speak English in Macua?)

        The idea that a letter would be sent in the Chinese language is really curtsey if they speak English?

        Or is it enough to send a letter in the English language?

        And finally I really have to thank Bob Felt I tried to send letters to your address but reaseantly has been return hence this is just to say I am really grateful for your help with regard to books (may we use them appropriately)

        Marco


        Ps. Emanual your letters have been really interesting and ideally one should study more physiology but it depends on the persons personal approach because you sound frankly more enlighten then my teachers in the so call "physiology" course I had. Also with regard to med line in what sense do you feel it will help?

        I see the language is very western and also the subjects are rarely humans and it always makes me think of a Swedish article where they talked about toxicity and plants (but not as medicines).

        Anyway the broccoli or cauliflower has been shown to be highly dangerous and toxic to rats but as the article also stated it is one of the favour vegetables of humans (at least in Sweden - cauliflower/broccoli with cheese sauce hmmm) Hence how does one translated the physiological information as deduce from western view and inter-relate it to Chinese medicine?

        could you not write a book:-)

        Apart from that somehow with your letters and related thread it makes more sense not to translate qi as energy, as the little I gather from the threads is how physiology really is multi-directional and multifunctional and also inter-related (a bit like Qi:-)



        As you can see Lorine I have not been able to find funding but then again I am not good at net working, maybe we can try to do something (because if you can find places that might want to send you and or also help me) I would be very much willing to see if we can get a formal request for your services.

        There is also an organisation called GAUMAP that sends volunteers to Guatemala but for long term project(s) that I want to do they show no interest in (Why? I am not sure), they seam to be based in the rural country side and that might be someintrest to you. (And if you did go with them at the end of your stay if possible you might be able to say stay in Guatemala City for at least a month to get to now in things that I am participating in and to see if it is something you like to try to participate in...)

        You can send letter of list if you want


        Marco

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: loriandeli <loriandeli@...>
        To: acupuncture@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 9:49 AM
        Subject: [acupuncture] acupuncture in mexico


        Hi...jason and Bobbi...I am a new graduate of TCM. I would relish the
        opportunity to work in Mexico or other location abroad. I can not do
        it indefinitely without getting paid. My mother has been a missionary
        in central Mexico and noted a problem with alcoholism within the local
        population. I am innovative enough to believe there may be
        opportunity and need for acupuncture programs in Mexico...the
        challenge would be getting them (thus ourselves) funded. Any ideas or
        leads? I am willing to brainstorm and network. Lori


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      • Hoang Ho
        I am interested in Central American medicine. I know the native people have an advanced healing method and know some native plants for medicine. I am thinking
        Message 3 of 7 , Mar 3, 2003
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          I am interested in Central American medicine. I know the native people have an advanced healing method and know some native plants for medicine. I am thinking of travelling there to practice. What are the restrictions and how can I get a license there if I am American?
          Marco <bergh@...> wrote:Dear Lorine,

          My name is Marco and below is a letter posted on a similar list such as this:

          dear List,

          As some may remember I am in Guatemala and I work in the city.

          In part in a youth project on Sundays where I teach some very basic ear acupuncture and we are looking into the possibility of massage and qi kung and various meditations and plants medicine.

          The youth project is in a very dangerous zoon so I am only there from about 10.00 am to 1.00 or 2.00pm. on Sundays. The idea is that people will have other options but gangs and the people that have initiated the project like to talk about "social health".

          Hence we are not considering a clinic besides there is no funding so I work in other places too (more about that later). Thus the basic set up is to teach some people there that are responsible and have the interest, then they will be able to transform one of the rooms out of three as a "relaxing" place, music meditation possibly teas... Or I might continue there on Sundays and maybe get a small clinic going where they can also participate (the once learning basic acupuncture) and or that they do some ear acupuncture on a other day.

          We are very much looking into diet how certain foods combination from Chinese medicine view point can improve aid in health, we are considering to see if we can get seeds of medicinal plants (once that already exist in Guatemala). The reasons are two folds teach the youngsters about caring and responsibility (growing a healthy plant), also to have some plants medicine available (at least that is the idea)

          I also am about to work in a hospital for old people but really it is an asylum for old disable people, feel very curious and apprehensive about what one can accomplish in such an situation?

          Yet again not paid work so how long it is possible remains to be seen unless we find funding.

          Well the western doctor that has more or less "coheres" me into this is very open and I have made aware of the difficulties and challenges that we really can only know once we start.

          One idea is to do massage and qi kung and acumoxa and maybe even plant medicines. More in-depth (or at least I hope so) when I am there and the western doctor she is keen on learning to (starting with ear acupuncture?). It is a very good person a true healer, but she really has a problem with sympathy and empathy and since everything is political in Guatemala with the election coming up maybe we can not do same things but that remains to be seen.

          I am trying to enhance my acumoxa knowing and message (ideally Tui nai) Qi Kung since these are comparatively cost effective and as long as I can move my hands massage and qi kung is available.

          I am of the idea to also try to get the old people to grow plants and even for the hospital to do so that way we could learn more about caring and also maybe in the future have once in a while plants medicines.

          I also work in privet practice to earn a living and at the moment like it, although my dream is that I could be dedicated the public sector more.

          Like I mention before this is one of the reasons why I am becoming more interested in pulse diagnoses (what are the differences one needs to consider with old and disable people in pulse?), since if done artfully it can tell many things.

          I also once in a while teach health promoters for other organisations... when situation permitting...

          So what is the question you may ask?

          Well the youth organisation has branches all over the world one is in Macua and the youth organisation has asked if I can inquiry if any one is willing to translate a letter inquiring if they can send needles and moxa from Macua maybe even a small donation to obtain local medicinal plants.

          We know they (the group) do not speak any Spanish, do people speak English in Macua?)

          The idea that a letter would be sent in the Chinese language is really curtsey if they speak English?

          Or is it enough to send a letter in the English language?

          And finally I really have to thank Bob Felt I tried to send letters to your address but reaseantly has been return hence this is just to say I am really grateful for your help with regard to books (may we use them appropriately)

          Marco


          Ps. Emanual your letters have been really interesting and ideally one should study more physiology but it depends on the persons personal approach because you sound frankly more enlighten then my teachers in the so call "physiology" course I had. Also with regard to med line in what sense do you feel it will help?

          I see the language is very western and also the subjects are rarely humans and it always makes me think of a Swedish article where they talked about toxicity and plants (but not as medicines).

          Anyway the broccoli or cauliflower has been shown to be highly dangerous and toxic to rats but as the article also stated it is one of the favour vegetables of humans (at least in Sweden - cauliflower/broccoli with cheese sauce hmmm) Hence how does one translated the physiological information as deduce from western view and inter-relate it to Chinese medicine?

          could you not write a book:-)

          Apart from that somehow with your letters and related thread it makes more sense not to translate qi as energy, as the little I gather from the threads is how physiology really is multi-directional and multifunctional and also inter-related (a bit like Qi:-)



          As you can see Lorine I have not been able to find funding but then again I am not good at net working, maybe we can try to do something (because if you can find places that might want to send you and or also help me) I would be very much willing to see if we can get a formal request for your services.

          There is also an organisation called GAUMAP that sends volunteers to Guatemala but for long term project(s) that I want to do they show no interest in (Why? I am not sure), they seam to be based in the rural country side and that might be someintrest to you. (And if you did go with them at the end of your stay if possible you might be able to say stay in Guatemala City for at least a month to get to now in things that I am participating in and to see if it is something you like to try to participate in...)

          You can send letter of list if you want


          Marco

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: loriandeli <loriandeli@...>
          To: acupuncture@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 9:49 AM
          Subject: [acupuncture] acupuncture in mexico


          Hi...jason and Bobbi...I am a new graduate of TCM. I would relish the
          opportunity to work in Mexico or other location abroad. I can not do
          it indefinitely without getting paid. My mother has been a missionary
          in central Mexico and noted a problem with alcoholism within the local
          population. I am innovative enough to believe there may be
          opportunity and need for acupuncture programs in Mexico...the
          challenge would be getting them (thus ourselves) funded. Any ideas or
          leads? I am willing to brainstorm and network. Lori


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        • bobbiaqua@aol.com
          Hi Lori! At this time I do not know about any acupuncture program of the type you are probably looking for in Mexico but I do know that acupuncture is done in
          Message 4 of 7 , Mar 10, 2003
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            Hi Lori!

            At this time I do not know about any acupuncture program of the type you are probably looking for in Mexico but I do know that acupuncture is done in Mexico and is established pretty well in Mexico City. I will keep my ears open and would love to hear if you find anything.

            Best Wishes,

            Bobbi
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