My Memories of Field Placement

My Memories of Field Placement

Tasha Vardon, ELCC Class of 2012, remembers her Field Placement very fondly. Field Placement?  Of course I remember Field Placement!  How could I forget it?! Field Placement is where all the different emotions grew inside of me;  all the butterflies,…

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Anna explores the three different rooms in the centre, and has fun playing with dinosaurs (who wouldn’t?). This week and next week I am covering a new shift, which allows me to travel amongst all three rooms in the centre….

New Patients at the Hospital

New Patients at the Hospital

The students return to the Beijing TCM Hospital, learn new techniques, follow up with old patients and make new friends. After a busy weekend, it felt like a long time since we had been at the hospital and we were…

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

The students take a break from studying to visit the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. Saturday was another tour day. This time it was the Ming Tombs and then Great Wall of China.  At the Ming Tombs (we didn’t…

Playgrounds and Parades

Playgrounds and Parades

  Anna helps children learn through play in the playground, and leads a field trip to the Capital Ex parade. This week I was scheduled to be a floater throughout the centre for two days. These two days turned out…

Poking Around the Hospital

Poking Around the Hospital

The students follow different doctors around the Beijing TCM Hospital, and learn the many surprising ailments that are treated with acupuncture. They also remedy a bit of homesickness with fast-food coffee. Wednesday we were back together as a group following…

Acupuncture in a Chinese Hospital

Acupuncture in a Chinese Hospital

A number of unfamiliar modalities, including fire needles and electro stimulation. The remainder of the week was very interesting, other doctors include more modalities than Dr. Xia and it was interesting to witness things that are not allowed in Canada….

The Beijing TCM Hosiptal

The Beijing TCM Hosiptal

Exploring and practicing in the Acupuncture unit of a hospital in Beijing. Monday was our first day at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. It is very different from a western hospital. Not only is there an Acupuncture department, but…

Support Strategies

Support Strategies

Anna assists a child who is learning to interact well with his peers. Hello! I can’t believe how fast a week flies by! This week in the Dolphin Room, I had a chance to work with a child who normally…

The Summer Palace and the Forbidden City

The Summer Palace and the Forbidden City

On Sunday our travel agent arranged for us to have a tour around Beijing to see some of the sights. We picking up the other members of our tour group from their various hotels and headed out. Our first stop…