- The Nei Ching (Book of Medicine) was written by the Yellow emperor Huang Ti in the 200sB.C.
- Medicine was based mostly on the 12 rivers and their channels and the influences they have on the body.
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- These carried blood to the organs.
- A.D.280 Wang Shu-Ho writes the 12 volume book Mei Ching (Book of the Pulse)
- Needles are inserted into points of the body where ch'i channels were thought to run.
- May be inserted as deep as 10 inches into the body then wiggled or twirled to restore the flow of ch'i.
- Modern practitioners often pass a small electrical current through the needle.
- This stimulated the flow of ch'i (blood) and restored good health.
- Sometimes cones of dried herbs (incense cones) were burned on the skin at the points for the same reason.
- 1601 Yang Chi-chou writes the 10 volume book Ch'en-Chiu Ta-Ch'eng which describes acupuncture.
- Depends mostly on herbal remedies:
- Castor oil
- Chaulmoogra oil (treated leprosy)
- Iron (treated anemia and continues to today)
- Ginseng (to keep a person alert)
- The took the puss from a pox on a person and inserted it into others.
- I imagine that doing this at the onset of the illness allowed everyone to develop an immunity at the beginning of stages of the virus before it had a chance to mutate and cause more serious complications.