My days in the military hospital are spent with Doctor Zhu a female doctor. Her favorite herb is ma huang 麻黄, she spends her days prescribing ma huang among other medicines. However, when it is absolutely necessary will give someone acupuncture or gua sha.
Today was the first day I saw her skillful hands in action. A 78 year old man who had not officially registered to see the Chinese medicine department was dragged to our door by his wife and a cute young grinning nurse. All of whom looking confused as with what to do with this breathless blue lipped man. He stood at the door hiccuping for five to ten minutes before doctor zhu hong finally called him in. She had decided to put him before the other 8 people waiting in the small crowed room.