Chapter 323 Damn It, It Was Immediately Effective!
In the hospital.
There were many who expressed their doubts about Fang Qiu treating patients at the acupuncture department, especially Shen Chun.
Shen Chun who had just changed into his white coat immediately called Fang Qiu when he heard that Fang Qiu had returned to the hospital but had transferred to the acupuncture department.
“Mr. Shen?” Fang Qiu said after he accepted the call.
“Have you returned to the hospital?” Shen Chun asked.
“Not really,” Fang Qiu said with a nod. “I’ve only come back to the hospital to accumulate some practical experience.”
“Does that mean that you’ve truly gone over to the acupuncture department?” Shen Chun pressed.
“I’ve just arrived,” Fang Qiu replied.
“Well…” Shen Chun didn’t know and he held his tongue for a while before he asked, “Are you going to give up on boneset?”
He asked this question because he had to admit that Fang Qiu was one of the rare physicians who he had watched mature and who was also very talented.
Shen Chun felt that as long as Fang Qiu was willing to pursue this field, he would definitely become a top-class boneset physician.
This was why he had paid special attention to Fang Qiu during his time at the hospital.
After all, it was extremely rare to come across someone who was so talented in this area.
However, he had never expected Fang Qiu to transfer to the acupuncture department!
“Of course not,” Fang Qiu said with a laugh. “I’ve almost mastered boneset and have started learning about acupuncture recently. This is why I’m back at the hospital to gain practical experience.”
“Aren’t you afraid that you will become a jack of all trades but a master of none?” Shen Chun asked.
“No,” Fang Qiu shook his head and said, “I will continue to learn because I must become a master of all trades.”
“Ah…” Shen Chun paused and didn’t know how to respond to that statement. He remained silent for a long while before he said with a wry smile, “You’re incredible.”
On the other hand, Cao Ze was completely stunned after he overheard Fang Qiu’s conversation with Shen Chun.
As Shen Chun’s apprentice and assistant, Cao Ze knew that every student of Chinese Medicine had one goal and that was to master one specialization. They would only be able to safely move on to the next specialization after they mastered the first specialization. They would then embark on the next part of their journey in learning Chinese Medicine.
He had witnessed Fang Qiu stepping into the hospital but he couldn’t believe that Fang Qiu has already started on the next part of his journey in a short span of a few months.
Did he not know that it was extremely shocking to hear of someone embarking on the next part of his learning journey at such a young age?
He felt very embarrassed after he compared himself to Fang Qiu.
How could there be such a vast gap in their abilities?
On the other hand, as the news about Fang Qiu’s return to the hospital and transfer to the acupuncture department continued to spread, many doctors and nurses went over to the acupuncture department out of curiosity.
After they arrived at the acupuncture department, they noticed that Fang Qiu not only had his own private consulting room, he had also started to see his first patient.
In the consulting room.
Fang Qiu sat in front of his table and received his first patient while Xu Miaolin looked on intently.
The first patient was a middle-aged man in his 50s.
“May I know where do you feel unwell?” Fang Qiu asked as he started using the four diagnostic methods.
“My hands often shake uncontrollably and I will feel very nervous at times,” the patient said.
“Do you have any other symptoms in addition to that?” Fang Qiu asked. “For example, do you feel any aches in your back or hip area? Or do you have any constipation, speech problems, and so on?”
“My hips and back area do ache but I don’t have any issues speaking nor any form of constipation,” the patient replied.
“Please open your mouth. I’d like to take a look at your tongue,” Fang Qiu said.
The patient opened up his mouth as requested.
Soon, he finished with the inspection part of the four diagnostic methods.
The patient didn’t face any issues other than hand tremors and aches in his hip and back areas.
“You have Parkinson’s disease,” Fang Qiu said with a smile as he rose to his feet. “This isn’t a major issue and you’ll be able to recover as long as you follow the acupuncture treatment schedule.”
The patient nodded.
“Please come over and take a seat,” Fang Qiu said as he made preparations.
The patient sat on the seat next to the consulting room.
Fang Qiu brought his acupuncture box over after he was done with his preparations.
He clearly remembered that he would have to stimulate the pressure points with the same needle. The main pressure points were the Sishencong, Fengchi, Quchi, Hegu, Yanglingquan, Taichong, Taixi.
The patient also had aches in his hip and back areas, so he selected the Mingmen and Shengyu pressure points as the complementary acupuncture points.
He started to insert the needles after the patient took off his clothes.
There were many doctors gathered outside the consulting room who watched him as he treated the patient.
The doctors gathered outside were not only from the other specialized departments but there were also many doctors from the acupuncture department.
They were all curious to know if Fang Qiu who had been an orthopedic physician could actually perform acupuncture!
In the consulting room.
Fang Qiu selected a number 32 stainless steel filiform needle from his box of acupuncture needles.
He inserted the needle into the main pressure point before he moved on to the complementary pressure point.
He applied the reinforcing-reducing manipulation method to manipulate the needle.
He used the reinforcing method on the Taixi, Mingmen, and Shengyu pressure points while he used the reducing manipulation method on the other pressure points.
Then he left the needle in situ.
The doctors gathered outside suddenly thought that Fang Qiu seemed to know what he was doing and he had performed the acupuncture in a professional manner.
“Uh… he seems to really be here to treat patients.”
“He seems rather professional.”
“Impossible. He is only a first-year college student. Even if he is very skilled at boneset, how could he manage to progress to see patients at the acupuncture department? Is he trying to deprive us of our jobs?”
“He has really good technique.”
“He managed to stimulate the patient’s Qi in one needle and didn’t make a mistake even after inserting so many needles. He didn’t even need to redo any part of the process. I must say that his acupuncture techniques are incredible.”
This was a comment made by a doctor who worked in the acupuncture department and his comment left everyone gaping in astonishment.
How did Fang Qiu manage to have such great acupuncture techniques?
No wonder the Director dared to allow him to start treating patients immediately!
However, wasn’t Fang Qiu still a student?
Moreover, he had been an orthopedic physician just several months ago, so how could he have learned acupuncture so quickly in such a short span of time? How could he have gotten so skilled at it?
In the consulting room.
Xu Miaolin nodded to himself as he watched Fang Qiu.
He could see that Fang Qiu’s techniques were built on a foundation so solid that it was beyond his expectations.
On the other hand, Fang Qiu completely ignored everyone’s stares.
He gave his patient his full concentration.
He extracted the needles 30 minutes later.
“How do you feel?” He asked as he extracted the needles.
“Hmm, I seem to have regained some sensation in my hands,” the patient exclaimed in surprise as he moved his fingers. “My fingers felt numb this morning and I would have needed several acupuncture treatments to regain the sensation in my hands in the past. How did you manage to do that after one session?”
Xu Miaolin was surprised to hear that.
“Why was Fang Qiu’s treatment so effective after one session? Is this truly related to his ability to perform Qigong?”
The doctors who were gathered outside the door were completely stunned.
“Damn it, that was immediately effective!”
“I heard that Parkinson’s is a very tough disease to treat and that the acupuncture treatment cycles were typically very long. This is the first time I’ve seen such an effective treatment after one session.”
“Yes, how could Fang Qiu be so skilled? Had he learned acupuncture in the past?”
“Based on his performance earlier, I think that most of the doctors at the acupuncture department are not even as skilled as he is.”
“This kid must be some kind of freak. It is one thing to be so good at bonesetting but now, he has also shown that he is very good at acupuncture too. This is too much!”
In the consulting room.
“‘I’m glad to hear that,” Fang Qiu said with a smile. “This isn’t a difficult disease to treat but at the same time, it isn’t easy to treat this disease either. Although you’ve managed to regain sensation in your hands after one session, this would not cure your disease completely. It will take at least five sessions for your disease to be completely cured.”
“Is this disease curable?” The patient asked in surprise.
“Of course,” Fang Qiu replied with a smile.
“Great, I’ll definitely be back,” the patient said excitedly.
He had been living with this disease for some time but he had not been able to find a cure for it. Now, he finally found a physician who claimed that it could be cured. Although this physician seemed very young and looked as though he was new to the hospital, he had to admit that this young physician was very skilled with an acupuncture needle.
At the very least, no other doctor had managed to allow him to regain any sensation in his hands after just one acupuncture session.
“That’s all. Please remember to look after your health when you return home,” Fang Qiu said.
“Of course, thank you, doctor,” the patient said as he turned to leave.
After the patient left, the doctors who were gathered outside Fang Qiu’s consultation room also turned to leave.
They already knew the answer to their question.
Soon, the news that Fang Qiu was highly-skilled at acupuncture spread like wildfire throughout the hospital.
The physicians who heard this news couldn’t help but exclaim in astonishment.
“Is Fang Qiu really an expert at acupuncture?”
“Impossible. Fang Qiu is so young so it is already an incredible achievement to have mastered boneset, so how could he have also mastered acupuncture?”
“However, there were so many doctors who witnessed Fang Qiu treating a patient at the acupuncture department earlier. The doctors from the acupuncture department said that his technique and selection of pressure points were very good.”
“Is that so?”
“That’s what I heard too. The patient seemed very grateful to Fang Qiu.”
“Damn it. What is the world coming to? Fang Qiu must be some kind of freak for having mastered both boneset and acupuncture!”
“Sigh, I used to think that everyone would start at the same starting point when we are born but now, I’m of the opinion that Fang Qiu’s starting point was miles ahead of ours!”
Soon, the doctors and nurses in the hospital couldn’t stop talking about Fang Qiu.
There were many patients queuing up to see a doctor in the orthopedics department on the seventh floor.
The nurses were also kept very busy.
These nurses started chatting during a short break.
Then, the patients waiting for their turn at the orthopedics department caught wind of the fact that Fang Qiu was seeing patients at the acupuncture department.
Then, things took a turn for the worse.
Many of these patients had heard about Dr. Xiao Fang and knew about his miraculous achievements at the orthopedics department.
Unfortunately, Dr. Xiao Fang had left the hospital.
However, now they heard that Dr. Xiao Fang had returned!
These patients immediately decided not to visit the orthopedics department and went downstairs to take a queue number for the acupuncture department.
“That’s strange,” the staff members in charge of the registration process were surprised to see so many patients wanting to visit the acupuncture department and started wondering whether they should allow these patients to visit the acupuncture department.
This was because acupuncture treatments would take some time.
The acupuncture physician would not only have to inspect and diagnose the patient, but he would also have to perform the acupuncture on the patient.
It would take any time from 10 minutes to one hour to finish a session.
Thus, it was impossible for the doctors at the acupuncture department to treat so many patients in a day.
After at their highest capacity, the acupuncture physicians would only be able to treat two or three patients at a time.
Fortunately, the acupuncture department didn’t receive many patients usually and this was why there had never been a limit set as to the number of patients who could visit the acupuncture department in a day.
However, they didn’t limit the number of patients who could see him, would the doctors be able to finish treating them all?
More importantly, the acupuncture department didn’t clearly state that the doctors would only be seeing a limited number of patients.
They weren’t left with much of a choice and the staff could only issue them with queue numbers as per the patients’ requests and reminded them that if they couldn’t get to see a doctor today, their registration fees would be refunded.