Korean Medicine Meetup (sponsored post!)
Double post day?! What is this nonsense!
This nonsense is my first sponsored post!
I tend to be a cynic of just about everything, which ends up making me more of a believer in just about everything.
Higher power? Maybe! Aliens? Maybe! Shakespeare was more than one person? Maybe!
A lot of Western people don’t believe in Eastern medicine, simply dismiss it as non-science. But there was one story I heard a few years ago that changed my opinion on Eastern medicine forever:
My best friend had a little dachshund, a wiener dog. He had gotten quite old and as happens to dachshunds, he had developed terrible pain in his hips which left him unable to walk.
Her family took the dog to all the best vets in Korea, desperate to help their poor companion. But each vet said the same thing, “It’s hopeless, put him to sleep.”
Finally, in a move of desperation, they decided to try an Korean medicine vet.
After a single procedure, the dog was running, jumping, and playing, as if he were 10 years younger. He is still running and playing to this day.
The human mind is a powerful thing. If you tell it it’s healed, you might very possibly heal it.
But my friend’s dachshund was no human. You can’t placebo your way to health by convincing a dog it’s fine.
After that story, I became a firm believer that Western medicine doesn’t know Everything, and Eastern medicine certainly doesn’t know Nothing.
So I started experimenting with Korean medicine, just a bit. I went several times for acupuncture at an accredited establishment. The results were fascinating. I had heard about acupuncture balancing hormone levels, and I still haven’t gotten my before and after blood test results, but I can tell you that about an hour after my first few sessions, I felt intensely sad. Unreasonably sad. If that’s not hormones, I don’t know what is.
I haven’t tried a lot of Korean medicine, and I certainly can’t attest to most procedures, I can only say that there is definitely something to it, whatever it may be, and if you are curious to learn more, and perhaps dabble in it yourself, that’s where this weeks sponsor comes in!
So here is their message:
Free Traditional Korean Medicine Experience
This Meetup is open to international travelers visiting Korea and to foreigners living in Korea who are interested in learning about Traditional Korean Medicine and who would like a first-hand experience totally free of charge.
The program for this FREE Traditional Korean Medicine Experience is shown down below:
1) Pulse measurement for diagnosis in order to examine health status
2) Making an Oriental medicinal lotion
3) Acupuncture Experience
4) Tasting Oriental medicinal tea
5) Korean Traditional Clothes Experiences
6) Other 5 Traditional Korean Medicine Health Checkup Services
Just to note this free experience usually costs around 100,000 won per person.