PureInsight | April 21, 2003
[PureInsight.org] Many years ago, I had a patient who was in the late stages of liver cancer. He had been declared incurable by doctors of Western medicine and was putting his final hope in a Chinese medical doctor.
My first impression of him was that his face looked dark, indicating water retention in the stomach.
The book The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine, in Chapter 63, "Acupuncturing the Superficial Luo," says that if a person falls from a height, harmful blood will stay in the stomach, making the stomach full and leaving one unable to bend forward or backward. This can be cured using herbal tea that facilitates urination and stools. Because the Jue Yin (liver) and Shao Yin (kidney) meridians are hurt, acupuncturing the Ran Gu point (K2) located on the inner side of the foot is also effective. This allows blood to be let out of the vein at the Ran Gu point. In addition, the artery on the back of the foot, as well as the Da Dun point (Liv1) on the big toe of the foot, can be acupunctured to release the blood. The effect is immediate. If the disease is on the right side of the body, the acupuncture should be applied to the left foot, and vice versa.
Based on this diagnosis, when a person falls and harmful blood stays in the stomach, the stomach becomes swollen, making it hard to bend down. In this case, the right side of the patient's liver has severe cancer. Isn't this very similar to the retention of harmful blood? I thought I could treat the disease using an herbal prescription to facilitate urination and stools, in combination with acupuncturing the left Ran Gu and Da Dun points to release the blood.
So I followed my treatment plan and gave the patient acupuncture once a week, while also prescribing for him herbal medicine that calms and nourishes the liver. In eight weeks, the patient and his family came to thank me, as the Western medical doctors at the hospital had examined him and found the cancer gone.
Three days later, a relative of the patient came to see me. She told me that the patient had died. I was shocked and asked what had happened. She said there was a minor car accident. The car was hardly damaged, and no other passengers were injured. The patient himself didn't have any obvious injuries, either, but he died soon after.
Mr. Li Hongzhi has said that, "One issue that should be clarified is that average qigong treatments and hospital treatments only defer to the remaining half of life or later those tribulations that are the fundamental cause of illnesses. The karma is not removed at all" (Zhuan Falun, Chapter 7).
When the patient first came to see me, and during the course of his treatments, I consistently told him that serious illnesses are caused by karma accumulated in the past. I also suggested that if he wanted to have the disease cured, he should study an advanced qigong cultivation practice in the Buddha School in order to eliminate the karma that has been accumulating from lifetime after lifetime. He only laughed and didn't take it seriously. He thought that the karma and cultivation practice that I told him about had nothing to do with his situation, and he didn't consider my suggestion at all.
Actually, curing illnesses is just postponing the tribulation to a later time. The karma itself is untouched. The patient didn't take the precious opportunity to begin the journey of cultivation. Instead, his life was taken away at such a young age. I felt truly sorry for him.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/3/15/20831.html