Wings.

2d7da6eb96ce0ee85bb10d3eda2901faI’ve always wished to have wings.. To be able to fly on my own and run my fingers through clouds… I guess we all do.. Right? But what for? What excited Da Vinci’s imagination about the possibility of soaring through the skies that he presented “The flying Machine” to us..? Why did the Wright brothers were so fascinated with the gliders that they changed the course of human civilisation by giving virtual wings for generations to fly.. Was it just a means to travel distances in a shorter period of time or an endless desire to connect.. to connect where we all came from…

Yes, we all came from the same place… Remember? How Adam had to leave his true home.. “The Heavens” in order to make this world a beautiful place.. A new  home, a family… But did he forget about the place he belonged to? No..! Afterall, we are all his family too.. Why wouldn’t we wish to fly back…

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A Ballad…

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SCARBOROUGH FAIR…

Male part:

“Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Remember me to the one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine.
Tell her to make me a cambric shirt,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
Without any seam or needlework,
Then she shall be a true love of mine.
Tell her to wash it in yonder well,
Where never sprung water nor rain ever fell,
Tell her to dry it on yonder thorn,
Which never bore blossom since Adam was born,
Then she shall be a true lover of mine.”

Female part:

“Now he has asked me questions three,
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme;
I hope he’ll answer as many for me,
Before he shall be a true lover of mine.
Tell him to buy me an acre of land,
Between the salt water and the sea sand
Tell him to plough it with a ram’s horn,
And sow it all over with one peppercorn
Tell him to sheer’t with a sickle of leather,
And bind it up with a peacock’s feather
Tell him to thrash it on yonder wall,
And never let one corn of it fall
When he has done and finished his work.
Oh, tell him to come and he’ll have his shirt,
And he shall be a true lover of mine.”

A traditional English Ballad…

-Author: Unknown

UNVEILING THE WISDOM BEHIND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE:-

 

nkl      When Desiderius Erasmus quoted “Prevention is better than cure”, seems as though he summarised the fundamental principle behind Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM aims at treating the root cause of a disease laying stress on using natural medicines and therapeutics.

It is not only the use of Chinese herbal medicines, but it encompasses various other branches, including Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tui na and practising Tai chi & Qi gong.

Background:

It is believed that the origin of TCM goes back more than 2000-5000 years ago. The first written documentation on traditional Chinese medicine is the Hung-Di Nei-Jing or Yellow Emperor’s Cannon of Internal Medicine. Bian stone needles with sharp ends were most commonly used for bloodletting and pus removal. Whereas, Lancet shaped Bian stones were used to create incisions. And lastly, the club or round shaped bian stones are used for massage and heat application.

During the Zhou dynasty, the yin-yang theory, the five elements, and the meridians of acupuncture were discovered. The stone needles became obsolete and metal needles were commenced.

Interestingly, it was the Han dynasty when TCM blossomed at a very fast pace. This was the era of Confucius and invention of anaesthesia by Mafei San.

ACUPUNCTURE:

Nowadays Acupuncture is not only practised in China but is renowned worldwide for being the least invasive and safe method for treating various diseases. Acupuncture needles are used to stimulate certain points for relieving a vast range of disorders from fever to febrile disease.

Got a Toothache?  Hegu (合谷穴) point:

Location:  On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.

 Uses:  Not only for a toothache but this point is also useful for treating a variety of  ailments. Amenorrhea, Gastric pain, Common cold, Diseases of head and face, Pain in arm, finger spasm and various other maladies.

The good thing about TCM is that it can help the body to defend itself against diseases by boosting the immune system, therefore, it has lesser side effects. No matter whatever treatment you choose either Acupuncture or massage or Moxibustion it has been found effective for even those illnesses which sometimes western medicine fails to comprehend….

 

by:

_Hira Chaudhry