It was time to look for treatment. The choice lay Zhengzhou Vacations between Western medicine, in a limited and unpractised fashion, or acupuncture, or herbal medicine Zhengzhou Vacations , which has been traditional in China since early days.
By making enquiries t discovered that one of Yunnan’s most highly regarded herbal doctors was living in Dali. I found him at the herbal hospital, in a treatment room whose shelves were stacked with jars of dried leaves, roots and powdered concoctions.
He wrote me a herbal prescription in Chinese, though I recognised the weights and measures prescribed in grams. In the dispensary the orderly weighed out some twigs, mushrooms, flowers and bark, and he told me to make tea with it three times daily.