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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Seeking Traditional Herbal Treatment

On Monday morning, it was time again to accompany one of our foodie friend to Batu Gajah to seek traditional herbal treatment to hasten healing for her ankle bone. She had a fall and her ankle was in plaster cast, Now the plaster cast has been removed.

She was encouraged by some to seek traditional herbal treatment from the Chinese Sinseh in Batu Gajah. Thinking that it wouldn't harm just to apply herbal medication onto her ankle, she agreed to try it out.
We started from our house at 7.30 am. The clinic opens at 8.30 am.
When we reached the clinic, our queue number was 21.
Treatment first or breakfast first. We chose treatment first!
The signboard in front of the house.
While my friends were waiting at the clinic, I took leave to take a short walk.
After a few minutes of walking, I came to this part of Batu Gajah.
Batu Gajah (Malay) translated means Elephant Stone.
Clock tower in front of the Post Office.
I used to visit Batu Gajah quite frequently few years back.
It was a bright, sunny morning.
Telekom Malaysia on the left, school on the right.
I am quite familiar with this part of Batu Gajah.
Palm trees on both sides of the road.
Batu Gajah is a quiet and a peaceful town.
I could have walked to my friend's house but I knew they were still in bed.
A beautiful bunch of ripen palm fruits.
A fruitful coconut tree on my walk back to where my friends were.
Here we were....my short walk with my camera had only been 10 minutes.
It took about 2 hours of waiting to get the treatment done.
We have to call up to get an earlier appointment but on that day we didn't.
We found a coffee shop along Jalan Pasar in Batu Gajah for a simple breakfast.
Name of coffee shop. The outer signboard has faded.
I didn't take any pictures of our breakfast.
These stalls are just beside the coffee shop.
I took this picture on our way back to Ipoh.
Not to worry, I was not the one driving the car.
It was an uneventful morning, even the sky looked gloomy and gray.

Since my youth, God, You have taught me,

and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.

Even when I am old and gray,

do not forsake me, my God,

till I declare Your power to the next generation,

your mighty acts to all who are to come.

(Psalms 71:17-18, NIV)

56 comments:

  1. Hope the treatment does something good for Claire's ankle. Am sure she wouldnt be "bonded" with CNY coming soon.

    Nice walk and photo-taking, Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. As you know, it is herbal treatment applied on the outside so it needs time for healing to take place.

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  2. The clinic seems very popular. The treatments must be very effective, that's why so many people are willing to queue for so long. Hope it helps Claire's ankle to heal fast.

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, the clinic is very popular. People from all over came to seek treatment and many gave positive testimonies. We too hope for Claire's ankle to heal fast.

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  3. Wahhh... very eventful trip for you, Nancy! No wonder you went "missing" while we were waiting... don't waste time, right? Good shots!!

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    1. Ha ha! Thank you, Claire. Must make full use of the time and opportunity available. Ha ha I thought you two won't be missing me!

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  4. If me, i will also same like you, go walk see walk see, hehe...

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    1. Hi Sharon, we make good partners. Lol!

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  5. Two hours is a long wait. Claire is blessed with good friend like you ☺.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I am sure Claire will do the same for us too and we take the 2 hours as bonding time.

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  6. Wishing speedy healing for your friend Claire. Nice photos of palm trees. Beautiful palm trees. I'm familiar with coconuts but not those red fruits. Are they edible?
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Thanking you on behalf of Claire. I really do not know whether the palm fruits are edible or not. I think the birds eat them.

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  7. I'm a fan of natural and herbal treatments. Acupuncture is very good too. I hope the herbal treatment helps your friend.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. She is now slowing making small progress.

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  8. Have you heard of this plant called comfrey? It's also known as 'knit bones' just as the name implies. I grow them in our garden for the health of our soil but it is also an herbal plant for men. This came to my mind immediately after reading your post today. Wonder if you can find them in Malaysia..our English farmer friend calls them weeds but I think they are so special:)

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    1. Hi Annie, I do not know this plant called comfrey. I googled and I have not seen them before. I am interested and I will look out for them and find out more about them.

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  9. Wow, so early already long queue. Hope the herbal treatment is effective & speed up the recovery. Beautiful bunch of palm fruits.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. There are more patients in the morning, less in the afternoon.

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  10. Hope the herbal treatment works for your friend. Such a shame about the long queue, just shows how popular alternative medicine is.

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    1. We were amazed at the number of patients there when we were there. Everything looks so simple.

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  11. Magnificas e belas fotografias.
    Gostei.
    Um abraço.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. herbs were the first medicines

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  13. Nancy what a great landscape.The paLMS TREES ARE LOVELY

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I always enjoy palm trees.

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  14. Hello Nancy!:) I do hope your friend's ankle heals well with the herbal treatment. I'm a great believer in natural medicine. You have some great fences in this post, lushious looking fruit,and I like the tal structure with the clock.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. My friend is now slowing taking small step with the walker.

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  15. Hope Claire gets better soon. So nice of you all to accompany her to seek traditional treatment. Batu Gajah looks so serene. Thanks for showing it to us, I have not been there.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. If you have the time, do drop by for some sight seeing. Batu Gajah has some nice old colonial buildings.

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  16. The palm trees are what really catch my eye.

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    1. Thank you, William. I too like the palm trees.

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  17. Great photos, Nancy. I especially like the palm with the red fruit. I hope your friend heals quickly. I turned my ankle on a road trip over the weekend and am putting ice on it. I feel for her!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. My friend is on the way to healing. I hope your ankle is okay by now. Go slow on the ankle and take care.

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  18. Hope the treatment brings quick healing. At least you can combine it with a lot of other fun things!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. We make use of the outing as a time of encouraging and strengthening of friendship.

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  19. I hope the treatments also make her better soon. I love your walks, but I love your food even more.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. She is on the road to recovery. Have a fabulous day too!

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  20. in the first image...everyone is on their phone, it really stands out to me!! hoping for success in those treatments!!!

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    1. Ha ha Debbie, you noticed! I was waiting for someone to comment on this. While waiting that is the normal thing we do or else it will be so boring.

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  21. Hope the treatment is helping your friend with a speedier recovery.

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    1. Oh yes, we are all hoping for a speedier recovery. Thank you, Monica.

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  22. Thank you Nancy for sharing your day to day experiences with us. Hope your friend is better by now. The psalm is beautiful nod inspiring.

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. She is much better now.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. Palm trees always attract me.

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  24. I wish your friend to recover soon, hope the treatments will work!
    It's always so interesting to look at your photos!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. My friend's condition is improving.

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  25. Wah good business for that sinseh.

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    1. Hi Stacy, it is not just good, but very, very good business for him!

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  26. Wishing your friend a speedy recovery, Nancy! What a nice walkabout. You've captured lovely pictures of the town.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I might as well make full use of the time while I was there, after all it was a short walk only.

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  27. How I hate waiting...I do hope there is success with the treatment of your friend's ankle.

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    1. Hi Rose, we do hope there will be a speedy recovery.

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  28. Very enjoyable post, Nancy! I even learned some things today <3 Thanks!

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    1. Most welcome, Cloudia. Have a lovely weekend!

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