I’d like to share with you some Mongolian traditional health tips and remedies for today’s challenge.
When I was little, we used to cure cold and fever with following methods as well as western medicines:
- horse meat soup with garlic
- putting warm urine soaked cloth as a compress round the chest
- drinking a bowl of my mother’s urine while it’s warm
People with back pain, high blood pressure or people who had tension on their shoulders use cupping. My father still use this technique sometimes.
Also acupuncture is popular. I remember my mother had them when I was about five. I thought she looked scary with needles standing up round her head. She used it for her migraines. It is considered to be good for fertility problems, night sweating, red eyes, hot flushes and bloating, too.
Last but not least is massage. My father’s head massage is the best. I used to miss his massages after I left home.
How about you? Do you use any of these techniques? Or any of your own to share with me?