Chinese Medicine History
Pien Chi'ao [Bian Que]
Bian Que also named Tai Yueren from (today) Renqiu in Hebei province. - The most ancient of the physicians from the historical period (ca. 500 B.C.). He was reputed to be an excellent diagnostician, excelling in pulse taking and acupuncture therapy. He is ascribed the authorship of Bian Que Neijing (Internal Classic of Bian Que). Han Dynasty physicians claimed to have studied his works, which have since been lost.
One day Bian Que heard the queen of Hu state(in today's Shaanxi province) had died. He felt very sad and decided to go to the palace. He found the queen inner thighs were not yet very cold and diagnosed her as "fake death". Under his care the queen has recovered fully. Thus Bian Que received the title "The doctor who brings back from the dead". From that day on Bian Que became a doctor at a level of a god. At the same time the imperial doctor dispatched agents to kill Bian Que (at that time still named Tai Yueren) for fear of Bian Que high level of medicine. After his death and because of his abnormal skill of medicine, people have named him as the spiritual doctor Bian Que.
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