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Chinese Medicine & Cosmic Ray
- The Story Told by A Chinese Doctor (4)

23 April 2009
 

1) Greeting at Ghost Gate
2) Pulse Reading
3) Doctor and Fate

4) Chinese Medicine & Cosmic Rays

When talking about fate, it is inevitable to mention about fortune telling; and when mentioning about fortune telling, it is inevitable to refer to the 60 Digits (甲子数).

By matching 10 Heavenly Stems (representing the influence from time) with 12 Earthly Branches (signifying the impact of space), we'll get 60 pairs of codes. The maximum human life span is 120 years, and very few people can really live to that age, but in China the largest unit to measure time is 69120 years, which is called one Time Circle ().

In solar system, it takes 180 years for all nine major planets to pass one another, while a circle in space can be divided into 64 graphs () in Eight Trigrams, and each graph can be further divided into 6 lines (). If we multiply 180 by 64 and by 6, we'll get 69120.

In the Traditional Chinese Medicine system, there is a theory called Five Circles and Six Qis (五运六气), which explores the relationship between the illness and the variations in the cosmic-ray exposure following the change of time.

Many people sneer at the notion of having invisible forces. Nice try, but don't give me that bullshit - they would say and demand - where are the cosmic rays, how come I've never seen it! But have you ever sitting in the scorching sun, with the hot rays powerful enough to burn into your skin, which not only gives you a wonderful tan but a terrible risk for getting skin cancer? The hot rays in question are no other but cosmic rays. In the vast cosmos, our sun is just a tiny dot; there are countless stars with a size and force much greater than the sun. How potent the cosmic rays can be? Just picture it!

It is precisely according to the scale and intensity of the various cosmic rays that reached the specific location at the moment when an individual was born, that Chinese fortune masters sketch the path of that individual's destiny.*

If you were touched by the cosmic rays from the Celestial Medicine Star (天医星) at the time of your birth, for instance, you are more likely to be swayed to a life with a close association to medical practice. It doesn't necessarily mean that you shall become a doctor, though; it could also mean you are more prone to illness thus become a frequent patient of doctors.

* Multipletext: As for why an individual would be born at the moment when a particular combination of the cosmic rays reaches that particular spot, according to Buddhist point of view, it is all due to the inertial impact built from that individual's unique personal property accumulated from his previous incarnations in various forms.

Excerpt of original Chinese text by 池草
(tianya.cn/techforum/content/16/624158.shtml):

4, 天医星

讲到命运呢,就免不了要说算命。要说算命呢,就必须要提到甲子数。

甲乙丙丁这些代表1~10的汉字和以十二生肖为形象的地支数按顺序两两相配,一共有60组,这就是所谓的六十甲子。人的寿命最长也就120年,还很少人活足,但是中国最大的计时单位是69120年,叫一劫。

太阳系九大行星交汇一次是180年,一个圆周有六十四卦,每卦6爻,这样就是180 x 64 x 6 = 69120。

中医里面有一套理论叫“五运六气”的,就是专门研究这些,每个时段的宇宙波对人体造成的影响和可能引发的疾病,如果能够熟练运用的话,对疾病的预防和治疗有很重要的意义。

有人说骗鬼嘞,宇宙射线在哪里啊,我怎么看不到,科学家也不知道。你每天都被太阳光晒到啊,有人晒多了还出斑,这就是宇宙射线啊。太阳是银河系里的小米粒儿,比太阳大的恒星多了去了,你怎么就知道它们晒不到你?所以术士们根据人出生(或者是受孕)的那一刹那,宇宙各种射线照射到地球的强度和比例的不同,来推算人的性格和命运。

如出生的时候刚好能被“天医”这颗星照到的话,这辈子就和医学有缘咯。不用高兴的太早,有两种可能,一种是体弱多病,是不是跟医学很有缘分啊?另一种就是将来有可能会做医生。但是做医生的这一种一定还要有其他登对的射线同时照到才可以,否则也是做病人的命啦

5) Cosmic Rays & Epidemics

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