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6 months ago
West Street Wellbeing

I’m always telling patients that a sedentary lifestyle is bad, and to move around as much as possible at work… so I am practicing what I preach!!

Handstands between patients will improve my strength, flexibility, balance, and my core. Plus they are a heap of fun 🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️
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11 months ago
West Street Wellbeing

The history of the role of Chinese medicine in inoculation against disease

Several accounts from the 1500s describe smallpox inoculation as practiced in China and India (one is referred to in volume 6 of Joseph Needham's Science and Civilisation in China). Glynn and Glynn, in The Life and Death of Smallpox, note that in the late 1600s Emperor K'ang Hsi, who had survived smallpox as a child, had his children inoculated. That method involved grinding up smallpox scabs and blowing the matter into nostril. Inoculation may also have been practiced by scratching matter from a smallpox sore into the skin. It is difficult to pinpoint when the practice began, as some sources claim dates as early as 200 BCE.
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The history of the role of Chinese medicine in inoculation against disease 

Several accounts from the 1500s describe smallpox inoculation as practiced in China and India (one is referred to in volume 6 of Joseph Needhams Science and Civilisation in China). Glynn and Glynn, in The Life and Death of Smallpox, note that in the late 1600s Emperor Kang Hsi, who had survived smallpox as a child, had his children inoculated. That method involved grinding up smallpox scabs and blowing the matter into nostril. Inoculation may also have been practiced by scratching matter from a smallpox sore into the skin. It is difficult to pinpoint when the practice began, as some sources claim dates as early as 200 BCE.
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