Dr. Ho, 91 year old Chinese medicine man in Baisha, China, posed for a pinhole portrait!
I was traveling through Yunnan Province and that morning had received some potentially sad news that someone very dear to me might have cancer… again (turns out she didn’t!!). During breakfast I was inquiring about what to do in Baisha, and my hotel told me about Dr. Ho, who will let me touch his baby soft skin, and has cured many diseases, including cancer.
While meandering around the tiny village of Baisha, I found him and his lovely wife. When I arrived he was showing off his German language skills to a German family. His wife was sitting on a bench along the wall and Dr. Ho was the star of the show. Before I could tell him about my friend, he started pointed out articles framed on his wall, his backyard, and his baby soft skin! He was such a delightful man.
Once I told him about my friend he got to work on making a 3 month supply of tea straight away. All tea ingredients are found in his backyard garden and on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Watching him work was an an experience I hadn’t imagine I’d have in China. His workroom walls were lined with powered herbs and secret ingredients. I can still smell that wonderful Chinese Medicine smell!!
He gave me the tea with instructions, a way to reorder, and left me with the advice that smiling and being happy is the best medicine. If you’re interested in learning Chinese medicine and acupuncture, he takes the occasional student!