Chapter 286 The Treasure Book of Acupuncture
Standing in front of the door, the round-faced old man pointed to the three books on the table. “Go ahead.”
Fang Qiu nodded and entered.
Fang Qiu went straight to the table and found these books were completely different from each other.
The first one was a famous Chinese medical record note, which specifically recorded a lot of difficult diseases and a variety of pathology.
The second one was about acupuncture.
The third one was about bonesetting.
Knowing the contents of the three treasure books, Fang Qiu didn’t think too much and directly started to choose.
He had seen a lot of medical records when he was in Qimen Town. Now he was not able to fully understand an ordinary medical record yet. Making a blind choice would not do any good for his study of traditional Chinese Medicine.
Therefore, the medical records wouldn’t be needed for the time being.
The second option was the bonesetting.
When he was in school, Fang Qiu had already got the Theory of Bonesetting, so this treasure book wasn’t useful to him. Even if he could learn something from it, there was only a small chance that he could get an improvement.
Therefore, acupuncture was the one.
He reached out his hand and picked up the second book—”Basic Acupuncture”.
When he started learning medicine and on the first day he learned from Xu Miaolin, he had made up his mind that he didn’t want to just learn one of the subjects of medical ethics, but wanted to learn all of them.
He needed to excel at all the subjects of Chinese medicine so that he could cure the old master.
Diagnoses and prescriptions were basic methods.
Herbal medicine was the intermediate course of Fang Qiu’s study.
Acupuncture was the next course.
Fang Qiu needed to start learning acupuncture, so it would be right for him to choose the “Basic Acupuncture” treasure book.
Picking up the book, Fang Qiu couldn’t wait to get his hands on it.
All of a sudden, his eyes lit up.
“There’s something in it!”
He got the same feeling from this book as he found the “Theory of Bonesetting” in the school library.
He could feel clearly that there was something in the book.
However, now it’s not the time to check what it was.
After all, this treasure book was a gift from the Chinese Medicine Association. And the old man was still waiting outside. If he found out there was something in the book, he might take it back.
When he thought about this, Fang Qiu hurriedly took the “Basic Acupuncture” out of the archive.
“Made your choice yet?”
The round-faced old man asked with a smile.
“Hmm.” With a nod of his head, Fang Qiu raised the book in his hand and showed it to the old man.
“Huh?” When he saw the book in Fang Qiu’s hand, the old man said in surprise, “Why did you choose this one?”
“Of the three books, this is the best one for me.”
Fang Qiu replied.
The old man nodded. “We’ve seen your information, I know you can bone-setting. That bone-setting treasure book is good for you, but it can’t give you too much improvement. The medical records treasure book is a bit difficult for you considering your current strength. This one you chose would be the best for you. To tell the truth, this treasure book is the most prosaic one of the three treasure books, for the records of it could be read in so many medical books. If it wasn’t one of the treasure books, it would have been taken out.”
“Since it has always been a treasure book, there must be a reason for it. Perhaps there is some acupuncture technique hidden in it,” said Fang Qiu with a smile.
“That’s a good point.” The round-faced old man nodded his head in satisfaction. “Since you have chosen this, it means that you are related to it.”
With that, he closed the door of the archive.
“Does everyone who passes the craftsman examination have a treasure book?”
Fang Qiu asked.
“Of course not.” The round-faced old man laughed and shook his head, “We has our own scoring system. The students who take the test only know whether they have passed or not, but don’t know how many points they have scored in the test. Only those who have reached a certain number of points will have a chance to get the treasure book. Those who have reached a perfect score will surely get the treasure book.”
“Which one am I?” Fang Qiu asked.
“Make a guess.” The round-faced old man laughed and walked away.
Fang Qiu shook his head and smiled.
He was confident that he was definitely the second kind, the kind that got the perfect score.
Then he caught up with the old man.
After saying good-bye to the round-faced old man, Fang Qiu took a taxi and went back to school.
When Fang Qiu returned to school, it was half past 12 at noon.
Students had already finished their lunch.
There were people all over the school.
They gathered together to review the books.
With the certificate and the treasure book, he went straight back to his dorm room.
Zhu Benzheng and the other two weren’t in the dorm. They might have gone to the library to review.
Because of the final exam, the library was full almost every day, so the three of them thought about the library every time. They did everything in a rush, including having a meal, because they needed to get a place in the library. After all, a variety of books and materials could be found in it, which helped them review easily.
“Crack!” Fang Qiu closed the door of the room.
He then sat down at his desk immediately.
He opened the treasure book and began to carefully touch it.
After a while, Fang Qiu got a piece of old yellow paper.
Just like the one he got before, it was completely blank. There was nothing there.
Touching the paper, Fang Qiu felt something familiar at once.
He closed his eyes with his fingers moving over the pages with Absolute Touch.
All the letters started to emerge in his mind like arrows darting into his mind from afar.
“The methods of acupuncture vary in all kinds of ways, taking the essence of a hundred schools of thought and collecting the techniques of thousands of schools…”
Fang Qiu shivered while reading the first two lines.
These two sentences had stated clearly that what was recorded in the book was not just some ordinary acupuncture, but a variety of acupuncture’s secret techniques.
It contained not just a single method of acupuncture, but a synthesis of many methods.
This was a surprise for Fang Qiu.
When he almost finished reading, it was a complete shock to Fang Qiu.
“This method’s driving force is a thought, its principle is an idea.”
“Use the mind like a needle, to enforce…”
When he read the last introduction, everything Fang Qiu knew about acupuncture was changed as if he had seen a whole new world.
The acupuncture methods recorded in this page were even stronger than the gold or silver needles.
Moreover, to a certain extent, you didn’t even need a needle.
How could Fang Qiu not be amazed?
That was not all the things written on the page.
He kept reading and found that it also recorded the mind training method of the “Theory of Bonesetting”.
“Wow, how could this happen?”
He was even more shocked to see this method.
“Why are they all on this page?”
“Who did this?”
Fang Qiu started thinking.
He was really curious about who had put this page in the book, and why did every blank page in treasure books contain the method of mental training?
Apparently, this was hidden by someone on purpose.
But who? And why would he do that?
And these secret methods he was hiding, they were impossible to detect without an Absolute Touch.
Anyone who could do this must have a very powerful mental power. Otherwise, it was impossible to put these secret methods on a blank page.
What could be sure of was that the man did this on purpose in order to pass these methods to someone who could see them.
Was he looking for someone with that kind of power? Or…?
Fang Qiu didn’t understand, either way, so he didn’t think much of it.
Just as before, he quickly memorized the entire page in his mind, and then put the blank page away for safekeeping.
It was not the same as the “Canon of Poison”.
He wouldn’t dare to destroy it.
After all, this was a precious legacy of the forefathers. It should be carried on to the next generation. This page couldn’t be read by ordinary people, not even by those with evil intentions, so Fang Qiu was not worried about the safety of these secret methods.
“Since the mind training is recorded in every secret method, does it mean that the mind is a very powerful and indispensable ability?”
Fang Qiu thought to himself.
He had been practicing since he got the method from bonesetting, but so far his mental power didn’t seem to be that strong.
“The secret methods of Chinese medicine, the force of the mind, the needle of the mind!”
Fang Qiu was lost in thought.
He found that the force of the mind seemed to be tied to traditional Chinese medicine. He also knew that, besides Chinese medicine, the force of the mind had many other functions, such as telekinesis.
However, since it was tied to traditional Chinese medicine, it meant the mental power plated an important role in traditional Chinese medicine.
“In that case, I will continue to break through this power, to see exactly how powerful it is!” Fang Qiu made up his mind.
As far as he was concerned, since it was closely connected with traditional Chinese medicine, with the enhancement of the mental power, perhaps he could find some mysterious ways to cure the old master in advance.
Besides, Fang Qiu needed to learn acupuncture anyway.
With this book, Fang Qiu didn’t need to spend much time on general acupuncture, but the prerequisite for practicing this acupuncture method was the mental power.
“Focus on my mind.” He thought.
Immediately, he put away the page and began to watch the copper coins, training his mind.
However, after this period of training, his psychokinesis had improved a lot. He could control ten coins.
“And ten more copper coins.”
When he wanted to add more copper coins, Fang Qiu frowned.
He remembered that he only bought ten copper coins, so he didn’t have one extra coin, let alone ten.
“Well, then I have to use normal coins.”
He opened the drawer of his desk and took out twenty coins of one yuan, which he had saved for the bus when he got some change. Now they came in handy.
After taking out the coins, he looked around for a while before he found a nail.
He immediately divided the twenty coins into four piles and put them on the desk. He then held the nails in his hands and used his internal force to shoot four times in a row. Suddenly, the force pierced a hole in each coin.
Four stacks of coins were pierced, and the holes were in the same place.
“That’s a waste of money…”
When it was done, he exclaimed and hung up twenty coins with a red thread and began to use his mind to control them.