Who would have thought that one day, foreigners would even sit up for Chinese confinement.
A Canadian model, Taylor Richard, shared her experience of confinement in Hong Kong.
Taylor Richard confinement
She hired a confinement sister-in-law "Mama Chen" to take care of her own food and living.
In accordance with the Chinese tradition of "big supplement" for confinement, Mother Chen brews confinement tea and soup for Taylor every day.
In addition to diet, Mama Chen also follows Chinese traditions in maternal body care.
Use special ginger, laurel and other medicinal herbs to let Taylor wash in the bath.
When the child was over the moon, Mama Chen specially prepared the traditional Chinese full moon wine and prepared red eggs to wish the mother and baby good health.
After such a trip, Taylor really experienced China's confinement.
Red eggs for the child's full moon
And those "taboos" such as not bathing, not washing hair, and not blowing air conditioners have changed with the times.
Taylor's confinement video has 3 million views, and mothers around the world are shouting envy.
British mothers rebuked Western culture for disrespecting motherhood and relying on themselves after giving birth.
American mothers complain that after giving birth, they will be driven home without any instructions or care.
The mother, who had just had a caesarean section, came home and had to wash a pile of dirty clothes and dishes.
Some people even directly ridiculed in the comment area, bluntly saying that the United States will only let you go back to work after giving birth, Bichi!" ”
Finally, some foreign netizens concluded that the United States and Britain need to learn from China.
Xiaodiao really did not expect that the confinement that was disliked by the Chinese magically became a cultural export, supported by netizens around the world.
This reminds me of a media report in 2014, when Chinese was particularly envious of foreign women giving birth to babies without confinement, and two weeks after the birth of the child, the couple climbed the mountain with the baby on their backs, and called "Chinese confinement is too vulgar".
Nine years passed, feng shui took turns, and foreigners began to envy Chinese.
I have to admit that this is a cultural confidence.
Chinese health care is favored by foreigners
Those Chinese "characteristics" that we ourselves ignore are actually very open overseas.
The most popular is TCM orthopedics.
Videos related to orthopedics on YouTube can easily be viewed tens of millions.
It is said that countless foreign netizens will lose sleep if they do not read Chinese medicine bones before going to bed.
They use the crisp sound of bones when they are bone-setting, as ASMR before going to bed, and rely on this to heal the soul.
Chinese when I saw it, I was shocked that the orthopedic bones could actually hypnotize.
Extranet TCM orthopedic video
In the United States, orthopedics has become another miracle technique called the image endorsement of traditional Chinese medicine after acupuncture.
According to an article in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, there were 60,000 practicing orthoosteologists in the United States in 2008, an increase of nearly 20 percent from a decade earlier.
The overall size of orthoosteopathists ranks third in the United States, second only to psychologists and dentists.
Even veterinarians can master orthopedic bones and give horses a period of "horse killing chickens" at every turn.
In the eyes of foreigners, as long as it is Chinese used for health, they will boldly try.
For example, in France, the most popular TCM programs are acupuncture and tuina, and some clinics also provide cupping, guasha, qigong, etc.
Both the patients and the doctors are authentic French.
A metalwork craftsman said that Chinese medicine cured his tendinitis.
Another lady tried acupuncture and beauty, and her skin became smoother after a few sessions.
In addition to the "craft work" of orthopedics and acupuncture, many foreigners are also lovers of Chinese specialties.
This specialty is not a mass product such as tea, but a baoding ball.
I don't know much about Chinese "specialties" that I Chinese don't know much about, but they have captured the hearts of foreigners "Harbin Chinese medicine".
Open YouTube and search for Baoding Ball, there are many videos of foreigners playing Baoding Ball.
Foreigners play Baoding ball
If you add a yin and yang mark to the ball, and fill it with magnets, for foreigners, it will be even more healthy.
When it comes to health preservation, I have to mention Chinese medicinal wine.
Do you dare to believe that a group of foreigners specifically look for "three-whip wine" to drink?
As long as it is said that three whips of wine can aphrodisiac and replenish the kidney, foreign strong men will drink it immediately.
If it weren't for the conditions, they even wanted to drink four-lash wine, five-lash wine, six-lash wine...
Foreign strong men just do it!
The mysterious "Oriental legends" are performed one by one in the Western world, and even CNN reports on China's confinement culture, which is becoming more and more popular in the West.
In the past, there were always people in the name of Western modern medicine to slander the Chinese tradition of "confinement", we do not deny that some taboos are backward and wrong, but a comprehensive denial of confinement culture may fall into the danger of Western medical centrism.
When we discuss whether traditional Chinese things such as "confinement" are "science", we attach our "local knowledge" to Western science, thus ignoring the complexity and locality of traditional Chinese "medical" culture.
This is the crux of looking at Chinese civilization with Western thinking, many Chinese can only see themselves through the eyes of others, and finally the more they look at it, the more they feel ugly, abandoning their precious personal belongings at will and being picked up by others.
Chinese confinement tradition
Bian Qin, a judge and author of the Cannes Film Festival, clearly pointed out in "Subverted Civilization" that Westerners use "culture" as a weapon to create China's "moral inferiority", rob Chinese aesthetic and moral rights, and dissolve Chinese's right to interpret history and reality.
They supported a large number of elite intellectuals, accepted the transformation of the so-called "advanced thinking" of the West, and branded the Chinese with the ideological steel seal of "thinking of the West for good and thinking of itself for the bad."
In this constant brainwashing, the nodding of the West in everything is the standard for judging well, which has penetrated into the subconscious of the Chinese people, even almost instinctive.
For example, if a film that has achieved box office myths in China is rejected by the "three major international film festivals", our film critics will lament that Chinese films can only entertain themselves.
Those jade artifacts that have carried our civilization for thousands of years have gradually disappeared in daily life, replaced by "an eternal tradition" that has no cultural connotation and is by no means rare.
Walking into the mall, there are few Chinese characters for major brands, and even domestic products must take a foreign name to highlight the so-called international integration.
In the book, Bian Qin exclaims bitterly that Westerners have designed a self-conscious annihilation war against Chinese, and this self-consciousness annihilation war is carried out by certain Chinese.
Those who claim to be elites, proud of abandoning Chinese nationality and immigrating to foreign countries, but in the end they are inseparable from the big market of China, ironic and sad.
Now that the confinement culture and Chinese medicine culture are seen by foreigners, what we should do is to spread our civilization to the West and tell our own stories, instead of using the West as a benchmark everywhere.
If we see Western women not in confinement, the first thing we think is: when they do not have thousands of years of medical culture accumulation and lack of collectivism to take care of each other, then our civilizational discourse power is in our own hands.