A Personal Note on Chinese vs. Western Treatments for Superficial Dermal Abrasions

A Dafa Practitioner

PureInsight | July 2, 2001

I have been working in medicine for many years, and I became a Falun Gong practitioner three years ago. Recently, I was in a car accident, and my unusual healing process gave me a better understanding about Dafa. At the same time, I gained some insight into the difference between Chinese and Western trauma treatments. I'd like to share my experience with everyone. If there is something inappropriate, please point it out.

I sustained multiple sprains and abrasions of the legs in the accident. The largest abrasion was about 4 centimeters by 12 centimeters. According to the Western treatment process, the abrasions should be cleaned up, have some antibiotics applied to them, and then covered by a bandage. Usually it takes about five days to one week for this kind of injury to close up and about two weeks to heal.

The Chinese medicine process doesn't mention the idea of disinfecting wounds. It believes that "pus creates the new skin", which means the suppuration helps the abrasion to heal. Some Chinese medicines, like "huangjingsan", are only used to close up the wound. Some people use the sulfurous portion of a match to cover the wound.

As a practitioner, I knew that this was caused by karma, and I already had paid back a large amount of karma with the protection of Master Li's law body. I only cleaned up the abrasions with clean water. On the first day some pus came out. The second day, a layer of scab was formed, and one week later, I could walk easily with only a large, black scab left.

From this event, it seemed to me that if you treat the wound with the Western process, the wound would appear to be clean. However, the exit of karma would be blocked and the healing process would be delayed. In the Chinese medicine process, the wound is exposed to the outside, and, I feel, the suppuration helps the karma come out. The natural scab protects the wounds much better than the bandage. Therefore, the injuries recover sooner. Master Li said, in Zhuan Falun, "We should look not only at the tools' appearance, but also at their effectiveness. Ancient Chinese medicine was very advanced, and present-day Western medicine will not be able to catch up with it for many years to come."

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