This is part two of a conversation my fiancé and I had with a Chinese doctor. If you’ve missed part one, here’s the link: “I’d like to find my son a foreign wife”
When the doctor is done with feeling my pulse, looking at my tongue and asking me some questions about the symptoms, she says that this condition is induced by a weak spleen. She tells me what I should and shouldn’t eat:
“You shouldn’t eat any sweets and fruits, except for sugar apple and guava, both of which are recommended . Cold dishes and raw vegetables are not suitable for someone with a weak spleen. You shouldn’t drink cold water. Warm or hot water is better. You can eat rice and things like Mantou. Eggs are also okay. Boiled eggs, tea eggs and steamed eggs in particular are good for you. Taking vitamins is also a good idea.”
She then looks at my fiancé and tells him: “You can’t like her too much.”
I have never heard somebody use this expression before, but I know immediately that what she is actually saying is: “You shouldn’t have too much sex, it’s not good for a weak spleen.”
Have you ever had a doctor tell you something similar?
On a side note: I’m not a physician and this should not be considered medical advice. If you have a medical condition, please go see a doctor.