Show off a photo of my unglamorous back taken earlier today:
Came home from work and decided that these meds are not acting fast enough. Persuaded eli to "gua sa" for me. Quote from wikipedia:
"....literally "to scrape away fever" in Chinese (more loosely, "to scrape away disease by allowing the disease to escape as sandy-looking objects through the skin"), is an ancient medical treatment."
Method? It doesn't look hard from the way eli does it. She uses a round-edged object to scrape at the back of my neck with some minyak kapak. (no idea how to explain minyak kapak this time so here's a photo stolen off google images)
Available virtually at any drugstore in Malaysia hehe.
I do feel a bit better after gua sa though. The combination of the scraping and the minyak kapak makes my whole back burn but in a cooling way. If that makes sense to you. What I mean is that it feels like my back is burning due to the scraping but it doesn't hurt. Feels more like a relief as if the heat really is coming out of my body..
Not yet back from the dead yet though. As I am writing this, my bowl of very unappetizing hot plain porridge awaits me together with my meds. Argh..
This has to be the last sick post.
Hope I get well soon! Please! Please God! Please Guan Yin! Please Buddha!