Tales from the Practice of Medicine: The Same Acupuncture Point Works Differently For Different Doctors

Song Chenguang

PureInsight | February 16, 2009

[PureInsight.org] An old Chinese medicine doctor once told me that during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a Chinese doctor came to Beijing who could cure any disease with only a single needle. I found it hard to believe, but I admired that old doctor so much that I believed him a little.

A few years later, Qigong became very popular in China and many people with extraordinary skills emerged. I witnessed a Chinese folk medicine doctor curing any disease with only three needles, regardless of whether it was a stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, or paralysis, and no matter how long the illnesses had lasted. Some patients could walk right away and others fully recovered in only a couple of days. Shocked by what I saw, I found it was indeed possible for someone to cure a patient with only one needle. But I still couldn’t understand why the same acupuncture point worked differently for different doctors and I wondered if there were some secrets behind it.

I did not fully understand this until I read Zhuan Falun. In the section, “Why Doesn’t Your Gong Increase with Your Practice?,” Master Li said, “One’s gong level is as high as one’s xinxing level, and this is an absolute truth.” (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One).

I came to understand that Chinese medicine comes from the Tao School, and in the opening chapter of The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Alchemy, “The First Discussion of Ancient Nature,” the relationship between “Tao” and “virtue” was directly discussed. Since Tao is the founding principle of Chinese medicine, the doctor must adhere to moral principles. Moreover, since Chinese medicine was passed down by gods, a doctor’s capability of curing illnesses will surely be determined by the doctor’s moral level. There is an old saying, “Passing down things to the wrong person is wasting heavenly treasures.” Think about it, would a doctor without high morality be able to do good deeds and save people using the methods that were passed down by gods?

December 29, 2008

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/12/29/56892.html


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