Chapter 233 Mandala Poisoning!
After transcribing the entire prescription, Fang Qiu knew immediately why this prescription could treat this illness, what roles each ingredient played, and what train of thought was adopted to treat the symptoms.
Very soon, he finished.
The prescription was given to Feng Xuexin.
Feng Xuexin began transcribing. After, he went to get the medicine for the patient.
Xu Miaolin remained there receiving patients.
And Fang Qiu sat right next to him, transcribing.
After seeing five or six patients, another woman came to the clinic with very similar symptoms.
Xu Miaolin conducted the four diagnoses carefully and gave a similar prescription.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu began to transcribe at once.
During the transcription, he was surprised to see that the prescription was almost identical to the previous one with one ingredient replaced, and the dosage of some ingredients was adjusted.
As he was transcribing, he recalled the previous prescription, compared the two, and secretly analyzed the different dosage and that different ingredient.
Without a doubt, he understood a lot after some thorough analysis.
Fang Qiu remarked inwardly. “It is indeed the only way all Chinese medicine apprentices must take.”
“Although it doesn’t seem to be very useful and has no real tie to those who just transcribe to complete the work, prescription transcription is a great shortcut for those who really want to learn Chinese medicine and are willing to put effort into it. It combines the essence of practical exercise, theoretical analysis, and experience inheritance.”
As he thought of this, he transcripted more and more carefully.
When he came across some confusing part, he couldn’t help pausing to think about it carefully. He would resume only after he had thought it through.
Over here, seeing how careful and entranced Fang Qiu was during the transcription, Xu Miaolin didn’t disturb. Whenever Fang Qiu paused to think about his doubts, Xu Miaolin would take the initiative to chat with the patient, buying some time for Fang Qiu to ponder.
However, Fang Qiu had only transcripted several prescriptions, completely immersed in the joy of study, when a burst of hurried footsteps suddenly came.
Footsteps, accompanied by a panic call, immediately reached Fang Qiu’s ear.
Hearing the cry, Fang Qiu, Xu Miaolin, and Feng Xuexin rose to look at once.
They saw a group of people rushing towards them. Over a dozen of them appeared odd and each of them was grabbed by four or five sturdy men.
They took a closer look.
One of them with a strong build was struggling like crazy, waving his arms and throwing his legs, suppressed by five big men. The five big guys could barely keep him under control.
Next to them, another strong man was held by four big guys, tied up with some bedsheet. This man was shambling, not as crazy as the other. His mouth was open, shouting loudly for a moment and then gazing blankly with vomit coming out from time to time.
Looking at another one, he found a shirtless man among them. His stomach was heaving and his breath rapid with a constant noise coming from his throat. His body twitched like crazy despite being held by several strong men.
After a grave glance, Fang Qiu noticed a woman among the crowd.
Her face was flushed, pupils big, breath short, and consciousness unclear. She seemed manic, beating and kicking the people who were trying to hold her.
Seeing this, the trio changed their face…
Fang Qiu asked Feng Xuexin at once, “Is there any respirator?”
“Yes,” answered Feng Xuexin. He rushed to the medicine cabinet and took out a respirator.
Without a word, Fang Qiu rushed forward, forced open the mouth of the shirtless man with the odd breathing noise, and stuck in the respirator.
Feng Xuexin followed closely and guided the relatives to bring the patient to the side.
Over here, Xu Miaolin advanced to inquire about the situation.
Fang Qiu helped the people to keep the crazy patients under control.
As soon as the patients were under control, Fang Qiu asked immediately, “What’s happening?”
“It looks like some kind of food poisoning but the patients are too manic to deal with,” said Xu Miaolin.
When Fang Qiu was helping control the crazy patients, he had gathered much information.
Fang Qiu was confused. “Food poisoning?”
“Yeah.” Xu Miaolin nodded and said, “According to their colleagues, these patients all suddenly fell ill after lunch. The exact cause is not clear.”
Fang Qiu frowned. “This symptom…”
“What’s on your mind?” Xu Miaolin asked at once, “Mandala?”
“Yeah.” Fang Qiu nodded and answered, “Based on the current situation, the symptoms of these patients seem like mandala poisoning.”
He remembered it well.
It was recorded clearly in the “Canon of Poison” gifted by Zhang Xinming that mandala was a highly toxic plant with poison in its flowers, leaves, stems, roots, and seeds. The toxin in the seeds was the strongest. It would be absorbed by mouth and gastric mucous membrane within half an hour to two hours after consumption and the poisoning symptoms would appear.
Patients suffering from mandala poisoning might become emotionally agitated with other symptoms.
“Help me… ”
“What are you doing? Don’t beat me!”
“Why don’t you talk?”
The man tied up by a bed sheet began shouting all of a sudden as soon as he was pinned down on a bench.
“It is extremely serious. We can’t afford any delay.”
Xu Miaolin immediately started.
Fang Qiu hurriedly shouted with a very serious face, “Let me do it.”
Xu Miaolin was surprised.
Gazing at Fang Qiu, he suddenly came to some realization and asked, “Are you sure?”
Fang Qiu nodded.
Xu Miaolin took one step back immediately.
Seeing this, Feng Xuexin was startled.
The situation was critical. There were 13 patients and all of them looked severe.
In such an urgent situation, how could Xu Miaolin leave the diagnosis and treatment to Fang Qiu?
“Uncle Xu, you…” asked Feng Xuexin.
Xu Miaolin locked his eyes on Fang Qiu as he added, “Fang Qiu has more means than me when it comes to treating poisoning.”
He knew it well that Fang Qiu might be the only poison doctor in this world after Zhang Xinming.
After receiving and studying the “Canon of Poison”, he became inferior to no one other than Zhang Xinming when it came to treating poison.
Hearing Xu Miaolin’s words, Feng Xuexin pointed at Fang Xiu, obviously shocked. “Him? He has more means than you?”
He kept a close on Fang Qiu who had already begun his treatment.
He couldn’t believe that Fang Qiu was better than Xu Miaolin in treating poison. Xu Miaolin was a highly-skilled doctor after all.
After a careful inquiry, Fang Qiu began to feel the patient’s pulse and check his pupils by force
He collected every detail of the patients and nothing was left out.
Fang Qiu finished reading symptoms and said with certainty, “They all have symptoms of mandala poisoning.”
After the diagnosis, the related chapter of the “Canon of Poison” appeared in his head.
The “Canon of Poison” was not all about fighting poison with poison. It also contained various treatment for poisoning.
He walked over to the consultation table and began writing a prescription.
“3 qian of honeysuckle, 5 qian of suqiao, 1 liang of mung beans, 1 liang of Sichuan lotus, 3 qian of raw rhubarb, 4 qian of dragon teeth, 2 qian of yuanzhi, and 2 qian of raw licorice.”
Once it was finished, Fang Qiu rose at once and turned to Feng Xuexin, “Junior Xin, what is the ratio between qian and gram?”
“1 qian is 3.125 gram.”
Feng Xuexin answered at once…
Fang Qiu nodded and passed the prescription to Feng Xuexin immediately. “Sorry for the trouble. Please measure the ingredients according to the prescription. Don’t make any mistake.”
“Sure. It will be exact.”
Feng Xuexin took a look at the prescription and immediately ran into the medicine cabinet for an ancient medicine scale from the counter.
After a close look, he found this medicine scale used the measuring unit of qian!
After placing the scale, Feng Xuexin began to measure medicine.
Very soon, when Fang Qiu and Xu Miaolin were comforting those patients’ colleagues and observing each patient’s symptoms, Feng Xuexin ran to the backyard to cook the medicine.
Once it was cooked, Feng Xuexin cooled down the medicine with cold water as Fang Qiu ordered. Then they worked together to pin the patients down and pour the medicine into their mouth one after another.
Once the medicine was poured into their mouth, those manic, struggling patients instantly calmed down. All those symptoms gradually vanished.
Seeing this, Feng Xuexin glared with his eyes opened wide.
One dose of medicine subdued all these mad patients?
He was shocked and turned to look at Fang Qiu.
In the meantime, Fang Qiu approached each patient one by one and massaged their chest with a very common technique of Chinese medical massage. In fact, Fang Qiu was secretly sending his internal Qi into the patients to help them absorb the medicine.
One minute for each patient.
13 minutes for 13 patients.
“Are they stable now?”
Xu Miaolin asked only after Fang Qiu had finished.
Fang Qiu nodded and said, “It shouldn’t take more than a few for them to wake up.”
Xu Miaolin nodded gently.
“Seriously? A few minutes?”
Feng Xuexin looked at Fang Qiu in disbelief and said, “According to the patients’ symptoms, the toxin has entered their blood if it was really mandala poisoning. Are you sure it will only take a few minutes to detox?”
Fang Qiu answered with a question.
Feng Xuexin was speechless.
It seemed very reasonable somehow to detox within a few minutes when it came from Fang Qiu.
“Aren’t you afraid of bragging too big?”
Sure enough, seven or eight minutes later, the 13 people who had lost their mind due to the poison slowly came around under everyone’s gaze.
Another ten minutes passed.
All the patients regained consciousness.
Their loose pupils became normal again, the redness in their skin vanished, and other symptoms like vomiting, struggling, shouting, and twitching all went away.
All thirteen of them became normal again.
Feng Xuexin was completedly stunned.
“Holy crap! They are cured!”
The relatives of those patients had tears of joy as the patients recovered. They thanked Fang Qiu again and again.
“A divine doctor! Thank you! Thank you! You really saved our family!”
“Thank you, doctor! Thank you, my divine doctor!”
Some patients’ relatives were about to kneel to Fang Qiu.
Fang Qiu stopped them quickly.
“I’m a doctor. It’s my duty to save my patients. It’s my duty. You don’t need to thank me.”
That being said, still, thanks kept coming.
The patients recovered. Fang Qiu reminded them of a few things before they took their leave.
After Fang Qiu seeing those patients off, Feng Xuexin rushed towards Fang Qiu and asked in shock, “How did you do this?”