A couple of days ago, EngKiat, my blog reader asked me how to prepare Dr David Mun’s herbal prescriptions. As I was too busy at that time, I did not reply. But before that, if you’re wondering whether traditional Chinese medicine does work, here’s the proof, from one of other blog readers, Citrine:
“I have Endometriosis, and had undergone 2 surgeries before to remove ovarian cysts and uterus polyps. Due to this, I have to always take progesterone hormone pills to balance up my hormone levels (my estrogen level too high).
Last 2 weeks, I went for my endometriosis checkup, my doctor told me my uterus’ thickness is now back to normal although I have stopped taking the pills for 9 months! (High levels of Estrogen will cause the uterus to be thicker than normal).
This is such a good news me! Thanks to Dr. Mun, now I can stop the taking hormone pills which I had taken for 5 years T.T. Besides, I have gastric since small, but after 3 visits to Dr. Mun, I can feel recently I didn’t suffer from gastric anymore.
Thank you Mark, because it is your posting that brought me to Dr. Mun =) And… Every time I visit him, he keep asking me how I know him, then I always repeat the same stories to him, then he will ask me, with a post, you so believe and come to visit me? Hahaha~ He is very funny =D
By the way, one of the three medicine which Dr Mun prescribed is super super super x 10 bitter… It’s really a challenge =.=
As I have shared in my previous post about Dr David, he cured me from acute gastritis some 20+ years ago. And Citrine, thank you for your kind compliments.
I desire nothing but good health to each and everyone of my blog followers and readers. I think all good things must be shared.
I am not really a fan of Western medicine because of the numerous side effects and synthetic chemical composition. This may come as a surprise, as I am Western educated and am not proficient in written Chinese. However, I have great faith in traditional herbal medication and alternative therapies.
Now, coming back to EngKiat and his question about boiling the herbal prescription:
“I met him yesterday , he asked me to boil 17 rice bowl of water into 2 rice bowl. I have a few questions… Do you really boil the whole packet and divide into 3 sessions? If you really do, wouldn’t the 2nd or 3rd sessions be cold already?
I just took the first packet but I still don’t feel anything yet …. =( Am I doing anything wrong with the boiling process? I need some advice from you because i don’t really know how to boil medicine.”
Well, if you do go consult Dr David Mun and if you’re having doubts about how to prepare the herbal prescription, read on.
First of all, the instructions are to boil 17 or 18 bowls of water. The “bowl” here refers to the bowl where the Chinese eat their rice from. Yes, 17 bowls of water, boil and simmer until approximately 2 bowls remains in the pot.
As for the pot, it’s best that you purchase the readily available clay pot, which looks something like this (photo credit to Can Stock Images):
Make sure you wash it thoroughly first before using. Empty the entire contents of the numbered packet of herbs into the pot. Then pour 17 bowls of water into it and put it to boil until only about 2 bowls of strange and horrid looking concoction remains. Yes, it tastes bloody bitter and even Citrine says it’s a great challenge to down it!
The entire contents of the two bowls are not to be consumed in one go. Instead, you are to divide it into three sessions – morning, afternoon and night. Assuming you have already drunk the morning portion, you store the rest for later. When it’s time to drink it, just pour what is required into a bowl and heat it up preferably in a pot. You can heat it using a microwave but as for me – I’m a traditionalist and I prefer the old fashion way!
And oh, don’t expect miracles to happen right after consuming the first session. Chinese herbal medicine doesn’t work that way. Every packet of herbs contain different ingredients that are designed to detox, rejuvenate and fortify you. It will probably take a couple of days, or even a week to feel the effects.
Hope this helps!