Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Traditional Medicine!

For about four to five months we gave some traditional medicine or hanyak (hanyuck) to the youngest to help with a nasty cough.  The eldest also took it when she was about the same age.  It's supposed to boost the immune system and help with growth.

It is pretty pricey: nearly 30 manners per batch that would last a couple of weeks at most.

The cough is thankfully gone, but I'm unconvinced it was entirely due to the hanyuck.  I've tried it on a few occasions and found it difficult to gauge its effectiveness.

You are supposed to give different types of it for everything from acne to cancer.  I'm a firm believer that traditional medicines can often deal with a problem just as effectively and with fewer side effects than taking a bunch of pills, and that western style medicine isn't always the best approach.

The issue I have is the price: unreal.  I do some quick calculation and it was about 600 manners that we spent on the stuff.

On the fence with this one.  I'm just glad the youngest has finally lost that nasty cough.

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