Explorations into Chinese Medicine:

PureInsight | October 8, 2001

Jinluo (the main and collateral energy channels of a human body) and the acupuncture points described in Chinese medicine can be easily detected by just about anyone. By gently pressing the Hegu point (the acupuncture point located between the thumb and forefinger), one can immediately get a distinct sour and swelling sensation. The healing effect of acupuncture also proves the existence of Jinluo and acupuncture points, but they cannot be found by dissection. It means that they do not exist in the dimension observable by our eyes. As a matter of fact they exist in a deeper, more microscopic dimension. The fundamental difference between Chinese traditional medicine and modern western medicine is that Chinese medicine mostly begins in the more microscopic dimension while western medicine starts with the surface dimension. Medications in Chinese medicine are usually based on the principles of a more microscopic dimension, and the healing takes place in that dimension as well. That is why it is able to cure a disease completely.

Some children may be afraid of the dark and will cry at night and sleep in the day. In Chinese medicine, this is called the reversal of Yin and Yang. There is a simple healing method: boiling water with gold. The water being boiled with gold now becomes "heavy water" that is purely Yang, and it can calm the child down. But according to modern day chemistry, gold is insoluble in water; there are no gold molecules in the water even if one does an elemental analysis in a lab. But why does the water that has been boiled with gold have such different properties? The existence of a substance is not confined only to the dimension that we can see with our own eyes. Gold, water and everything can exist in multiple-layered dimensions simultaneously and are closely related. Gold is not soluble in water in this surface dimension but in a deeper space they can penetrate into each other so that water being boiled with gold differs from water being boiled without gold.

This example shows that substances can be insoluble in this dimension but soluble in other dimensions. On the other hand, some substances are soluble in this dimension but insoluble in other dimensions. There is a type of cholera that is considered by the Chinese medicine as half wet and half dry. One effective healing method is to fetch some water from the well and then boil one half and mix it with the remaining half. Thus, half-wet and half-dry water is made and can be used to heal this kind of cholera. In fact, this kind of half Yin and half Yang water can be used to heal many kinds of half Yin and half Yang diseases.

The water mixed in the method above is different from water being heated as a whole. Cold well water and boiled well water are different substances. They can dissolve into each other in this perceptible space but cannot do that in a deeper space. That is to say that water thus made is a combination of two different kinds of materials. Such examples are very common in our daily life. For instance, during the process of cooking soup, if one adds some extra water after the soup has started to boil, the taste would not be as deep as soup made without water being added half-way through.

From the perspective of modern physics, this is incredible. Following its theory, molecules in hot water moves faster. When it cools down, the water molecules become slower. Only when waters have the same temperature will their molecules move at the same rate. This method of exploring problems in a single dimension is just like someone who tries to examine somebody by looking at his shadow. He will never able to see the real person this way.

Substances can exist in multiple dimensions at the same place and the same time. So do our physical bodies. Physical feelings in different levels of space are interwoven into each other. There are many different terms used in Chinese medicine to describe different states of coldness in different dimensions. In Chinese medicine, the concepts of cold and hot are very different from those in modern physics.

In Chinese medicine, diseases are categorized as cold or hot and the medicine is categorized this way as well. Cool medicine does not refer to our superficial dimension. Ice is cold and can be felt when it touches skin. But pearl, which is described as cool in Chinese medicine, doesn't feel cold in the same way as ice. Rather, it is cold in deeper dimensions. Sometimes patients feel hot inside their body but cool on the outside; cool medicine should be taken hot in these cases. If patients feel cold inside but hot outside, hot medicine should be taken cool. From this, one can infer that there are other ways, such as hot medicine taken hot and cool medicine taken cool. Both are prescriptions corresponding to different states in different spaces.

The character "han" in Chinese medicine is used to describe coolness or coldness in a deeper dimension. A type of jade known as Han-jade, which is dug out from the depth of a thousand-year-old ice mountain, doesn't feel icy in one's hand and doesn't damage the skin. But as time passes by it will feel cold in the bones. In the ancient times, a corpse of a dead man with a block of such jade in his mouth can keep fresh for a long time without being frozen. And the degree of coldness that the Han-jade could achieve far surpasses the degree of coldness achievable by cool medicine. It is a state in a deeper, more microscopic dimension.

I studied physics when I was at the university. Then, as a senior in college, I started to read some Chinese medicine books and learned that Chinese medicine offers a more fundamental and more complete insight into materials and spaces. It is the real physics.

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