Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and “Butterfly Effect”
There is such a great man in the modern history of China. He used to be a western doctor. When he was suffering from liver cancer and the medicine was ineffective, he was advised to try Chinese medicine.
It was not surprising that he did not want to.
His willingness to abandon treatment is also his right. Strangely for his reasons, he said: “Of course, Chinese medicines are effective, but diagnostic knowledge is lacking.
Can’t diagnose, how to take medicine?
No need to serve.
“He is Sun Yat-sen.
In contrast, another cultural celebrity in modern Chinese history has become more sensible in this regard.
He is Hu Shi, the character of the May 4th New Culture period.
Hu Shi was a heavyweight who opposed Chinese medicine in the early 20th century.
In his youth, he studied in the United States for many years. He was deeply influenced by western ideology and culture and advocated a total westernization in politics.
He advocated the new culture passionately, and strongly believed that Chinese medicine was unscientific.
However, what happened later caused Hu Shi to change some of his prejudices towards Chinese medicine.
In November 1920, Hu Shi suffered from nephritis. He was treated with western medicine at Peking Union Medical College Hospital for a long time and was sentenced to death.
A friend suggested that he use Chinese medicine for treatment. Hu Shi reluctantly agreed, but instead he recovered.
As a result, Hu Shi lived for more than 40 years, which pushed Hu Shi into an awkward position.
On the one hand, he opposed Chinese medicine, but on the other hand, Chinese medicine cured his serious illness.
The language of any explanation before the facts appears pale.
Later, Hu Shi had to retreat and thought that “Chinese medicine is unscientific and very confused, but he can cure the disease.” In his eulogy, he hoped that “many medical practitioners are wearing varnished aprons and holding glass tubes in the laboratory.For chemical analysis, the Chinese medicine cooked in the pot is turned on the table with ancient medical books such as “Compendium of Materia Medica”, “Thousand Gold Recipes”, and “Outside Taiwan Essentials”.What exactly is it?
Why is there such a big effect?
“Tan Hu Shi’s disease was cured by TCM, but he did not think that TCM was scientific. He still hoped to use the Western medicine test method to prove the truth of TCM treatment. Of course, he would be disappointed.
What is the reason?
Because these are two completely different treatments, different tests must be used.
In fact, if the Western reanalysis and empirical thinking mode is simply regarded as the only scientific way of thinking, and it is used to test the eastern systemic thinking and the theory of yin and yang balance, the conclusion is of course that Chinese medicine is unscientific.
It can be said that the scale used to test Chinese medicine is wrong, not that it is wrong.
There is nothing in Chinese medicine that has to be said by mice and rabbits.
Of course, no one can be omniscient and have a blind spot of knowledge.
The purpose of science is to seek truth.
Since “practice is the sole criterion for testing truth,” then medicine that cures disease should be scientific medicine.
The truth of objective existence is not based on whether people admit it, but on practice.
I have a real case here.
A 40-year-old patient named Zhang had a tumor behind his orbit.
At that time, the attending doctor proposed local surgical treatment and chemoradiotherapy.
Although chemoradiation has reduced the mass, the condition has been repeated.
Later she considered surgery.
However, due to the special location of the tumor, it must be removed by craniotomy, and the risk is greater.
How to do?
She hurried to find us with the idea of trying.
We gave her dialectical treatment, but the direction of the treatment was not for the eyes, but for the liver.Because “the liver opens its eyes to the eye”, the liver meridian is connected to the eye system, so the physiology and pathology of the eye are closely related to the liver.
After half a year’s Chinese medicine conditioning, the patient’s mass began to gradually become smaller. Finally, it was not necessary to enhance the CT, which was difficult to find, and so far there were no symptoms of discomfort.
After experiencing this disease, he has since believed in Chinese medicine.
Many cases like this can be found in our practice.
Traditional Chinese medicine treats people as an organic whole. In this organic whole, the prosperity, decline, and alignment of the internal organs are expressed on the surface of the body through media such as essence and blood fluid. Smart Chinese medicine can often learn from pulses, tongue coating, eyebrows, hair, skin, Minor changes in body surface such as palm lines, nail color, etc., diagnose diseases in the body. This is the magic of TCM.
This theory of traditional Chinese medicine does not arise out of thin air, it originates from the laws of nature.
American meteorologist Edward Lorenz has proposed a famous “butterfly effect” theory. Simply put, a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas, a month later.
The way in which the world of Vientiane is connected is magical and subtle, they affect each other and form each other.
The same is true of the human body, hair, nails, ears . everything outside the body reflects the condition of the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a treasure of the excellent cultural heritage of the Chinese nation. After years of practice, the conclusion, the theory sublimated, and formed its own unique theoretical system.
She has played a very important role in the thousands of years of medical care, prosperity, and prosperity for the Chinese nation, and has established indelible historical feats.
Only by truly understanding TCM can we know the greatness of TCM.
It is hoped that the modern “Hu Shi” are those who will not only stick to prejudices, but also tolerate the traditional Chinese medicine when they have health problems.