Chapter 230 Independent Diagnosis!
Fang Qiu and Xu Miaolin just changed their positions, and another patient came.
He was a middle-aged man.
Taking a closer look, you would find he was of medium stature, with gray hair and a little high hairline.
Under the observation of Fang Qiu and Xu Miaolin, he went to the consultation table and sat down.
“Doctor, please check what disease I have,” the patient said.
“Sir, how old are you? What’s your name?” Fang Qiu asked.
“59 years old.”
The patient threw a glance at Fang Qiu and replied, “My surname is Li.”
Fang Qiu continued with a smile, “I don’t think you are in good spirits. When you came in, your steps were not stable. Is there something wrong with your body?”
“I don’t know either. I just feel uncomfortable. Please diagnose it quickly.”
The patient urged.
Fang Qiu nodded and opened his mouth, saying, “First, please tell me when you found out that you were not feeling well, where it was, and how you felt at that time?”
“I’ve been feeling not well for three years.”
The patient recalled, “At the end of three years ago, I suddenly felt dizzy, as if the whole world was turning. After a day’s rest, the dizziness was slightly reduced, but it didn’t stop completely.”
“What’s more, how do you usually feel?”
Upon hearing that, Fang Qiu nodded and continued to ask immediately.
“I usually feel a little dizzy. Sometimes, I can’t see clearly and will walk shakily. And I often feel nauseated. My mental state is not good as well,” the patient answered.
“How about the digestive system? Is stool normal?” Fang Qiu asked.
“I always feel my lower abdomen is a little bloated, and sometimes, it will hurt a little, so that the stool is also thin,” the patient answered.
“Well, I got it.”
Fang Qiu nodded confidently, opened his mouth, and said, “Please open your mouth and let me look at your tongue.”
The patient did what he was told.
With a close look, Fang Qiu found that the patient’s tongue was red, and its coating was thin.
With a judgment in his mind, he began to feel the pulse.
The pulse was slippery.
He was clear at once.
“Doctor, what’s wrong with me?” asked the patient.
“Not a big problem.”
Fang Qiu replied with a smile, “You’re so overtired that the blood and essence of your liver and kidney are consumed. Therefore, your brain is short of blood as well, which is why you feel dizzy. Besides, your spleen and stomach are in disorders, so you’re deficient of vital energy.”
“What’s the problem? Is it serious?” asked the patient in a hurry.
Before Fang Qiu opened his mouth, Xu Miaolin, who had been nodding satisfactorily beside him, uttered, “It is serious, but not that serious. I’ll give you a prescription to regulate it. Slowly nurse the liver and kidney, regulate the spleen and stomach, gradually improve, and it will be cured soon.”
“Really?” the old man asked.
Xu Miaolin nodded while prescribing with a pen.
“Radix pseudostellariae, 15g; chrysanthemum, 6g; rhizona gastrodiae, 6g; flastem milkvetch seed, 10g; tribulus terrestris, 10g; fried ligusticum wallichii, 12g; processed pinellia ternata, 9g; rice-grain sprout, 18g; malt, 18g; fried angelica, 10g; kudzuvine root, 12g; dry lotus leaf, 20g; uncaria, 15g (later); scorpio, 1g (grind to swallow).”
After that, Xu Miaolin handed the prescription directly to the patient and let him take the medicine.
“Mr. Xu, why don’t you check him personally before making the prescription?” Fang Qiu asked in doubt.
Xu Miaolin smiled slightly and said, “Listening to what you said, I know you’re right. I don’t have to do it again.”
When the patient came with the prescription, Feng Xuexin immediately reached out to feel the patient’s pulse, copied Xu Miaolin’s prescription, and finally began to fill the prescription for the patient.
After that, the patient left.
Feng Xuexin then looked at Fang Qiu and asked in shock, “Is this really your first time to see a patient? You learn the four diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine only for this morning?”
“Yes, why?” Fang Qiu nodded and answered.
“Then, why you look more experienced than I am?!”
Feng Xuexin howled and said bitterly, “Alas, comparisons are odious!”
“I’m going to cook!”
Then, he went straight to the backyard.
Fang Qiu and Xu Miaolin shook their heads with chuckles.
After lunch and a brief rest, Fang Qiu continued to learn the four diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine from Xu Miaolin in the afternoon.
This time, Xu Miaolin didn’t let Fang Qiu diagnose personally but continued to explain to Fang Qiu while seeing the patients. It was until 4 p.m. that he took the initiative to give the consultation table to Fang Qiu, giving Fang Qiu a second chance to practice.
Undoubtedly, Fang Qiu, who had been studying for an afternoon, performed perfectly without any wrong step, which stunned Feng Xuexin.
In the evening, Xu Miaolin let Feng Xuexin open the study, from which Xu Miaolin found many medical records for Fang Qiu to read and study.
As for Feng Xuexin, he continued to sing to the stars in the yard in the cool weather. But this time, instead of the song he sang yesterday, he changed to a very fashionable English song Marry You.”
For the following three days, Fang Qiu had been learning the four diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine under the guidance of Xu Miaolin, without a day’s suspension.
The third night, after dinner, the three men had a short walk and then lay down again in the three sling chairs in the courtyard.
“How long have we been here?” Xu Miaolin asked.
“Three days,” Fang Qiu replied.
Xu Miaolin nodded and complained secretly in his heart, “I was going to use a week to teach the four diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine to you. But you grasp them all in just three days. Your accumulation of Chinese Medicine knowledge is terribly large.”
Although he was shocked, Xu Miaolin didn’t show it.
Because, he thought that he couldn’t praise Fang Qiu face to face, for fear that Fang Qiu became arrogant, though he thought Fang Qiu wouldn’t.
“Three days is enough.”
Pretending to have pondered for a while, Xu Miaolin turned his head to Fang Qiu and said, “From tomorrow on, you can diagnose by yourself. But you can only diagnose. Do not write the prescriptions.”
Fang Qiu was stunned when he heard the words.
“Why? No confidence?”
Xu Miaolin gave Fang Qiu a look.
“Yes, I have.”
Fang Qiu replied with a smile, and then stood up, saying, “Then, I’ll go on to see the medical records.”
The medical records contained the treatment cases of all the famous doctors. Through it, you could understand different doctors’ styles of seeing patients and how they did the four diagnostic methods. It was absolutely the experience of all the famous doctors.
By reading the records, Fang Qiu could absorb the essence of those famous masters directly.
Together with the accumulation of the ancient Chinese Medicine books he had read crazily before, he could clearly feel his progress.
Seeing Fang Qiu’s back, Xu Miaolin nodded satisfactorily.
He could feel that the boy was serious and careful.
Although his progress was a little beyond expectations, his mentality was still good. He didn’t become arrogant.
“Uncle Xu, Fang Qiu has been studying only for three days. Is it a little early to let him diagnose alone? Can you really rest assured?”
As soon as Fang Qiu left, Feng Xuexin immediately came to Xu Miaolin and asked in a low voice.
“Do you feel it is fast?” Xu Miaolin asked back.
With a sigh, Feng Xuexin said, “His learning speed is really abnormal. The moment I knew it, I got a shock. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen such a person who can learn so fast.”
Now, he finally understood why Xu Miaolin would accept Fang Qiu as a student.
It was because Fang Qiu was totally out of the common r. un
His learning speed was amazing!
His learning for a day matched the others’ learning for a month!
“Wait three more days.”
Looking at Feng Xuexin, Xu Miaolin smiled and said, “In only three days, it is estimated that Fang Qiu will surpass you in the four diagnostic methods of Chinese Medicine.”
Upon hearing that, Feng Xuexin got angry immediately. He said, “Uncle Xu, do you look down upon me too much?”
“You don’t believe it?”
Xu Miaolin said with a smile, “Then, compare with him after he sees patients alone for three days?”
Feng Xuexin nodded at once and said, “Don’t say I bully him at that time.”
Then, he turned around and left angrily.
“Hey, what are you going to do?” Xu Miaolin asked.
“I’m going to sing!” Feng Xuexin snorted.
Xu Miaolin immediately stopped him and said, “I have a question for you.”
Feng Xuexin was stunned. Since Xu Miaolin said seriously, he dared not neglect it. He quickly turned back and asked, “What’s it?”
“Do you know what the lyrics of the English song you sing means?” Xu Miaolin asked.
“No,” Feng Xuexin responded without hesitation.
“But, it’s great and popular recently. I don’t know what it means. Anyway, I know it is a love song. ‘Marry you’ is used to proposing in English.”
“Then, is the girl you love good at English?” Xu Miaolin asked curiously.
“Not that good.”
Feng Xuexin shook his head while thinking and said, “She just knows a little such as ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’ ‘Fine! Thanks, and you?'”
“Then, what’s wrong with you?”
Hearing that, Xu Miaolin shouted abuse, “She even can’t speak English, and how can she know what it means when you’re singing. She will know you’re expressing your love if she understands, or she will think you’re scolding her.”
Then, he rolled his eyes at Feng Xuexin and turned back to his room angrily.
Looking at Xu Miaolin’s back, Feng Xuexin arched his eyebrows and muttered, “Will you scold someone with such a great song?”
“But, it’s indeed a problem.”
“It seems I have to change it again.”
He immediately went back to his room and began to find songs on the Internet.
Mice Love Rice? No.
Two Butterflies? Too old!
That Night? It was a bit blackguardly.
The next morning, after breakfast, Fang Qiu began to diagnose independently in the clinic according to Xu Miaolin’s instructions.
Feng Xuexin was still standing at the medicine counter. Xu Miaolin was sitting at a small square bamboo table in the distance, drinking tea leisurely.
Soon after, there came a middle-aged woman.
While she was walking, Fang Qiu began to observe her carefully and found that she had typical cold symptoms.
The woman sat down.
“What ails you?” Fang Qiu asked.
“Coughing with phlegm, and my throat is dry and itchy. Once itchy, I can’t help coughing. I also feel hot in my chest,” the woman answered.
“Please open your mouth and let me see your tongue,” Fang Qiu said with a nod.
Among the four diagnostic methods, looking was to, first, look at the complexion; second, the tongue coating; third, the organs such as the eyes.
The woman immediately opened her mouth and put out her tongue.
Fang Qiu nodded and said while looking, “Your tongue is light with a little saliva. And the coating is thin and yellow.”
After that, he began to feel the pulse at once.
The pulse was feeble.
Finishing feeling the pulse, Fang Qiu nodded and said, “You have this disease because the pathogenic dampness in your body has not been removed yet. It entered your lung and throat from the skin, leading to difficulty in breathing, which results in metabolic disorders, red, swelling and sore throat.”
In the distance, Xu Miaolin was drinking tea, observing Fang Qiu’s performance and nodding from time to time.
After Fang Qiu’s diagnosis, Feng Xuexin began to walk to the woman to feel her pulse and write the prescription.
Since Fang Qiu was not familiar with the prescription and the use of herbal medicine, he couldn’t prescribe.
After Feng Xuexin finished the prescription, Xu Miaolin went to the medicine cabinet, took the prescription, read it, and revised it. Then, he let Feng Xuexin fill the prescription.
Feng Xuexin copied the prescription quickly before filling it.
Then, the second patient came.
The third patient came.
With more and more patients coming to see the doctor, Fang Qiu’s speed of the four diagnostic methods was getting faster and faster, and his diagnosis of the diseases became more and more accurate.
In all the day, he made no mistake.
In this case, Xu Miaolin couldn’t help praising Fang Qiu without precedent, “Well-done. Keep it.”
Fang Qiu revealed a smile.