Friday, 22 January 2010

Not yet back from the dead

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.

And voila:

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!


cs said...

hope u get well soon baby.. kwai kwai drink more water k..

Amy said...

hehe okay