Chapter 664 Acupuncture Points Discovered During Dissection of a Live Person!
“We’ll speak directly about the acupuncture points themselves, setting aside their benefits and groupings for now.”
Fang Qiu looked at the entire audience beneath the stage and spoke, “Does everyone here believe that it’s already extremely hard to prove the existence of meridians, and that there is no way to show that acupuncture points – partial areas of meridians – exist?”
“Let me tell all of you the truth – meridians are things that cannot be spotted by the naked eye, which means to say that we can’t prove their existence by sight alone. However, we can see acupuncture points because they are not neurons!”
The moment he made his statement…
Every Chinese Medicine practitioner seated before the screen became astonished.
“We can see acupuncture points?”
“Why didn’t we know about this before?”
As practitioners of Chinese Medicine, they knew that acupuncture points existed in human bodies and had used them as thus. They had absolutely no idea that these points could be spotted by the naked eye, though.
“Furthermore, how are we going to actually see them?”
Modern medicine science had been developing over these few years, but no one was able to spot acupuncture points as yet.
The practitioners of modern medicine who were present looked very curiously at Fang Qiu as well.
Some of them also looked at Fang Qiu curiously.
They had already researched the human body to great detail and had thoroughly examined every inch of it, but none of them had discovered the existence of acupuncture points.
If that was the case, why did Fang Qiu dare to claim that the naked eye could actually see them?
On the stage.
Fang Qiu grinned upon noticing the curious and doubtful looks on all of his audience members, before continuing to speak. “In fact, all of you may not be very familiar with some bits of history; even the Huaxia people may not know these very well.”
“Around BC 1000, more than 3000 years ago, a certain King Zhou reigned in the great lands of the Huaxia people. According to history, he was extremely cruel and performed life dissections on human bodies. In reality, he did that to understand the acupuncture points in our bodies, as meridians could only be seen on live human bodies.”
As soon as he finished speaking.
A huge commotion rose among all the Chinese Medicine practitioners who were watching the livestream the moment he finished speaking.
“Meridians can only be studied on live humans?”
“That can’t be right! The existence of meridians were also not proven during operations on live humans!”
“Is Fang Qiu’s claim really true? Are meridians truly noticeable only in live human bodies?”
Aside from the Chinese Medicine practitioners who were watching the livestream, all of the Western Medicine practitioners who were physically present were also stunned.
Surgery was the main mode of treating illnesses in Western Medicine.
Countless numbers of surgeries had been performed on live patients, but after so many of them, none of them had noticed any meridians in their patients till this date!
It had been so many years since the first ever surgery, but not one person had ever laid claim to noticing meridians.
“How could be explain that, then?”
On the stage.
Fang Qiu went on, “Speaking from this point of view, modern medicine does not practice studies of live dissections, but rather dissection of dead subjects.”
“As recorded in the annals of history…”
“King Zhou was known to have even split a pregnant woman’s stomach apart to understand clearly what happened to a baby while it lay within its mother’s womb. Eventually, he even caused those below him to be unable to continue, as they felt that it was too cruel.”
“At that time, medical science had understood about 100 or more acupuncture points in the human body.”
At the event.
Fang Qiu’s narration had enticed everyone.
Due to the fact that they were Westerners, they were already very curious about the mysterious history of the East; they just had no time to put in the research. It was only now, upon hearing Fang Qiu, that they came to know about this part of Huaxia history.
*After that, a millennia later…”
Fang Qiu continued narrating, “An emperor called Wang Mang came into existence in Huaxia. He experimented on live subjects like King Zhou, and he discovered another 100 or so acupuncture points in the human body from his experiments.”
“After that, during the Yuan Dynasty, in the time of Yelü Chucai, he was known to person dissections on soldiers who returned from the battlefield close to death. He discovered more than 100 acupuncture points as well.”
“By that time, the acupuncture points taught in the studies of acupuncture in Chinese Medicine could be considered as much more comprehensive.”
After everyone heard what he said.
After hearing him, everyone was shocked.
“So, that’s how the acupuncture points in human bodies were discovered?”
“I used to always feel doubtful as well – all acupuncture points were hidden in the flesh beneath the skin, so how did humans come to discover which spots were actually acupuncture points? So, that’s how they were found out.”
“There really is such history?”
“Damn… I didn’t know about this even after studying medicine for so many years. How did Fang Qiu come to know about it?”
“How many books did Fang Qiu read to obtain such historical information?”
“This is really amazing; how did he manage to uncover historical information of this kind?”
The audience in the studio kept making exclamations in surprise.
In the home of Jiang Miaoyu.
“Do you know if such historical events really happened, Miaoyu?”
Mrs. Jiang asked as she stared directly at the television, engrossed in the program.
Jiang Miaoyu immediately shook her head.
“Hehe,” Mr. Jiang chuckled softly.
“Looks like he’s pretty well-learned,” he remarked while looking at the television.
In the Northeast.
“Are you aware about such things, Father?”
Xu Miaolin asked as she looked at Holy Doctor Chu.
“Humph. Of course, I know a little about those things.”
The doctor replied with a grunt, looking unemotional.
Upon hearing him, Xu Miaolin’s lips twitched. “Looks like he understands a little about those things, but he does not really know much about them,” she muttered absentmindedly while turning her head back.
In a factory building at the foot of a secluded mountain.
“The kid really does know his stuff,” he said.
He had paused to speak after picking out a portion of beef with his chopsticks. He placed the food in his mouth and began chewing on it only after making the comment.
At the event.
“It has been a few millennia since then; he kept saying that they happened a few thousand years ago.”
“So, the people of Huaxia had begun developing medicine at such an early stage.”
“We are not merely talking about the development of medical science here; they have even begun doing dissection 3000 years ago. I have to admit that Huaxia is a country that is really extremely mysterious and amazing!”
“That seems to be the only possible answer – otherwise, the Chinese Medicine practitioners of Huaxia could not have such great detail about acupuncture points. However, why have we not noticed these so-called meridians and acupuncture points while performing surgeries in the past? Why don’t we take a peek during operations in future when we get back?”
“No way, that’s too sadistic. Also, wouldn’t that cause the wound to gape even bigger?”
All of the Western Medicine practitioners who were present began to discuss with the people around them.
Of course, everyone was whispering quietly.
Back on the stage.
A thought came to Fang Qiu’s head as he observed his words causing a commotion throughout the entire studio.
He continued on, “All of you may feel that I’m trying to prove the existence of meridians in this manner because they are formed by rows of acupuncture points.”
His entire audience was stunned.
They began to sit up.
“Is that not true?”
“How else could he possibly prove that?”
Everyone stared at Fang Qiu with a somewhat suspicious gaze.
Fang Qiu laughed as he continued, “I’ll let all of you witness the existence of meridians.”
Now, the entire studio erupted.
The whole audience burst into an uproar.
“Don’t tell me that we can really see them?”
“Could there really be other pathways known as meridians in the human body, aside from blood vessels and the nervous system?”
“It would really be amazing if we can really see them.”
In the livestream room online.
“The amazing Fang Qiu nearly freaked me out – I thought he was going to prove it with theories; his last statement caught me unaware! This is really invigorating. What a bold statement to make!”
“I’m still waiting on him; I want to see for myself what meridians really look like.”
“Glory to Fang Qiu! Let these Westerners take a good look at how amazing the study of Chinese Medicine in our country is!”
As all sorts of bullet screens moved around wildly, gifts appeared again in the livestreaming room!
There were so many viewers, and there would always be a few who like to make a show of how great they were.
Giving away a large number of gifts in the presence of so many others would definitely attract the attention of everyone who was watching the livestream, and they might even become famous overnight.
As such, there was a large increase in the number of gift donors, and they were also of the really extravagant kind.
At the live event.
“I need a volunteer.”
“I’m going to let him see!” Fang Qiu proclaimed, addressing the entire audience as he stood atop the stage.
Another commotion was caused in the audience.
The audience members raised their hands in succession, every one of them wishing to become the volunteer.
After all, this might very well be the first and only chance they will be able to see meridians and acupuncture for themselves. Which practitioner of Western Medicine would not want to?
At the other end.
The executive committee member-cum-host, who had been seated all this while, got up and glanced in the direction of the secretary-general, who was sitting in the middle of the 10 seats at the high platform behind them,
The secretary-general nodded his head slightly to signify his approval.
This was a lecture, and not time for teaching via live demonstration.
Originally, performing live demonstrations and seeking for volunteers at a medical conference was forbidden.
The secretary-general’s approval overrode anything else; no one could forbid anything that he agreed on.
For the secretary-general.
Even though traditional medicine had existed since a very long time ago, it could still be considered as completely new territory in terms of open discussion. For example, the world still did not really understand Chinese Medicine.
Even since Fang Qiu easily cured him of diabetes, the secretary-general was full of confidence in traditional medicine.
If the discipline could officially start to grow after today, it would be an honor dedicated to him, and his name would be recorded in the annals of history!
In this way, it could be regarded as his honor. He would leave his name in history!
This was a good opportunity.
Of course, there was no way the secretary-general was going to pass up such a great opportunity.
The host held the same thoughts as well.
The hostess also had the same idea.
He hurriedly got up after receiving the secretary-general’s approval and walked up to the side of the podium. He addressed the audience with his own microphone, “Originally, live demonstrations are not allowed in medical conferences. However, for the sake of traditional medicine’s advancement and to prove that it really works, the secretary-general has decided to grant an one-off exception this time.”
“To avoid any controversy in future, I will pick the volunteer for this demonstration.”
While they were talking.
As he spoke, the host rolled up a piece of paper into a ball and stood at the center of the stage as he continued, “Whoever catches this piece of paper will be the volunteer.”
He shut his eyes after speaking and flung it away instantly.
Everyone had primed himself or herself to snatch the ball.
The host did not fling the ball of paper into the audience below. Instead, it strangely ended up to the right of the stage, right where the representatives-cum-executive committee members from 16 nations were seated.
Everyone present was stunned the moment the ball landed.
All the people present were stunned.
That was because coincidentally it had dropped into the hand of Henry, the representative from France.
He was the same person who went onstage during the first day of the conference and mercilessly attacked traditional medicine and Fang Qiu.
In the livestream room online.
“Pick me, pick me!”
“Damn. If I knew this would happen, I would have paid for my own expenses and attended the live event. I want to see it myself too!”
“I want to see too; I wish I could experience it as well!”
“Please conduct a live session back home, Fang Qiu. I want to experience and see it for myself too!”
In the living broadcast room.
In the livestreaming room, the bullet screens that filled the entire page were filled with various forms of envy, jealousy and hatred.
However, the expression of every member of the audience changed when they saw the ball of paper fell into Henry’s hand!