Chinese Medicine Stories: Zhuyou in Chinese Medicine

Song Chenguang

PureInsight | February 8, 2009

[] The method of Zhuyou was mentioned in Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Cannon). Huangdi had heard that in ancient times, ethereal substances could be transferred into the body and help heal illnesses using the method of Zhuyou.

Where did the name ‘Zhuyou’ come from? According to The Book of Changes, ‘Zhu’ means to please the gods, and ‘You’ means the source or reason. Therefore, ‘Zhuyou’ means to worship gods for blessings to eliminate disasters.

I used to have a book on Zhuyou. There were about ten thousand verses, and each illness required different verses—it was very hard to remember. It is hard to learn skills without genuine teaching. So, I only read a few pages before putting it down. I realized then that there were too many illnesses beyond curing with Zhuyou. No wonder there is a separate division of Zhuyou within Chinese medicine. In addition, some illnesses are very powerful and the verses may not work.

I once heard a story that a Qigong master was attempting to cure a patient with uremia caused by kidney failure. Someone with their celestial eye open saw a specter that looked like a piranha fish on the head of the patient. That Qigong master did not have the capability to drive away the specter. In fact, there are many reasons why some illnesses are hard to cure. To give an example, there used to be a Qigong master who had practiced for many years and developed a method for curing cancer. However, later that Qigong master himself died of a brain tumor.

After being a Chinese medicine doctor for so many years, I am able to tell which illnesses cannot be cured after just a brief interaction with the patient. But if a doctor insists on curing such illnesses, they may start to get sick themselves and even bring trouble to their family members.

After practicing Falun Gong, I deeply feel most fortunate to be a Falun Gong practitioner. Among tens of millions of Dafa practitioners, how many had illnesses that were incurable by either Western or Chinese medicine? Yet, because of practicing Falun Gong, these illnesses were miraculously cured. I am really amazed how profound Falun Gong is. My personal experience also tells me that Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, has sacrificed so much for practitioners, much of which they will never even be able to perceive. It is indeed very fortunate for one to be living during this period of time in history.

Here I would like to tell more people: please wake up, since this opportunity only comes once.

December 15, 2008

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