Tales from the Practice of Medicine: Treating Illness in the Upper Body From the Lower Body

[PureInsight.org] One day upon invitation, I gave a seminar on Chinese medicine to a group of peers. Afterwards, I demonstrated some treatment methods on two patients.

The first patient had been suffering shoulder and neck pain for three months. He had tried acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, massage and so on but none worked. At the time, he could barely raise his arms. I treated the patient using acupressure by applying pressure on two acupuncture points on his feet using a pen-sized wood stick, and in about two minutes, the patient was able to raise his arms again.

The second patient had been suffering from a stiff neck for a few days. He had tried many treatment methods including cupping therapy, massage, and hot compress treatment, but still couldn’t move his head. Based on his situation, I pressed four acupuncture points on his shoulders and feet. Immediately, the soreness in his neck was gone and he could move freely.

Both patients’ illnesses in the neck and shoulder were relieved from treatment performed on the feet. This method is known as “Treating Illness in the Upper Body From the Lower Body.” Honestly, it’s not that acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, or massage don’t work, it’s that those treatments weren’t applied correctly in these patients’ cases.

In Chinese medicine, it is essential for a human body to maintain a balance of Yin and Yang. It is understood that the upper body is Yang, and the lower body is Yin. Therefore, the neck and shoulders are Yang, and the feet are Yin. There are meridians connecting the neck and shoulders and feet. Therefore, it is quite simple to explain how this treatment method works. Treat the illness on the Yang side from the Yin side to balance the Yin and Yang, and the illness is gone. However, it’s easier said than done. To actually do it, one needs to observe the symptoms very carefully.

Chinese medicine has a saying, “Illness comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.” From this one can see how difficult it is to treat an illness. Especially in today’s world of expensive medical treatments, it is hard for common folks to afford it if one gets a strange disease.

However, there is good news. Sixteen years ago, a Qigong system revealed the fundamental cause of illness. This Qigong system is Falun Gong. Today, Falun Gong has been spread to the society free of charge and has cured all kinds of diseases that have puzzled numerous Chinese and Western medical doctors. Falun Gong tells people that one must pay attention to morality in order to become illness-free, and that one must elevate their mind-nature and think about others first in every circumstance.

As a doctor of Chinese medicine, I deeply believe that this Qigong system not only can make diseases disappear, but also can make a country or society’s problem disappear.

October 31, 2008

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/10/31/55685.html