Inquiry Topic: Herbalism and Secondary Medicine in Xizhou

I am incredibly interested in herbalism and secondary medicine found in Xizhou, especially in the usage belief of the medical techniques. This interest comes from my family's blended use of Chinese and Western medicine, as a result I am mixed between the beliefs in medicinal practices. Through Microcampus, my overall goal is to be able to distinguish the reasons between the similarities and differences between the belief of the two medicines and the reasons behind it. Before going to Xizhou, I would research the belief behind Western medicine and learn about the beliefs behind Western medicine and why it was able to spread so quickly throughout the world compared to Chinese medicine. 

After Microcampus, my life has been greatly affected by the new and different experiences that were offered during Microcampus. From being able to work efficiently and effectively to having meaningful conversations with (at first) strangers around me. I know understand the difference between "giving" and "trading" and the awareness of impact. How that perhaps people in need aren't necessarily always wanting gifts, but instead a trade, a bond, an understanding between two drastically different people. I also realized how much could be gained from just viewing the world around us and not just our smartphones and computers. For once, I noticed how the buildings were set up in a certain way or how some certain art was covered, I feel this type of education has been more effective than any other program I have ever tried out.