Bian Que was a famous Chinese medical doctor. When Bian Que was examining a patient, he could to see the root cause of diseases.
When Bian Que went to Qi, King Huan treated him as a guest. Bian Que visited King Huan and told him, “You have disease at the level of your muscles. If it is not treated, it will go deeper.”
King Huan said, “I am not sick.” Bian Que then left.
Five days later, Bian Que again visited King Huan and again said, “You have disease in the blood. If we do not treat it, it will go deeper.
“King Huan said, “I am not sick.” Bian Que left again.
Five days later, Bian Que again visited King Huan and said, “You have a gastrointestinal disease. If not to be treated, it will go deeper.” King Huan did not answer. Bian Que left again.
After five days, Bian Que was going to visit King Huan, but he walked away when he saw King Huan from afar. An attendant of King Huan asked him why he was leaving. Bian Que said, “When the disease was in the muscles, medicine could treat it; in the blood, acupuncture could treat it; when gastrointestinal, medicinal liquor can treat it; but when disease is in the bone marrow, even the gods in charge of life cannot treat it! King Huan’s disease is in the bone marrow now, so I cannot treat it.”
After five days, King Huan was in pain and sent for Bian Que, but Bian Que had left. King Huan then died.
Even today, Chinese medicine doctors who study the school of energy channels follow Bian Que’s method. The most important work left from Bian Que is “Yellow Emperor’s Classic of 81 Difficulties,” which is a basic work in Chinese medicine, and it has an important impact in the development of Chinese medical science.