Moxibustion in Ancient Korea
I translated the epilogue of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Clinical Experience Protocols. It was written by a high-ranking official in Chosun dynasty, ancient Korea.
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Clinical Experience Protocols was written by Huh, Im. There are many famous doctors in the world, and they wrote their own books. The treatment methods are old, and the secrets are so concealed that even teachers are worried of not understanding them. It would be more so for the grassroots.
Im Huh has been called the medicine of God, and the patients he has treated are innumerable. He saved many dying people and earned his fame, and other doctors have revered him as the best doctor. The protocols have been tested with hands after hearing them from ears and keeping them in the heart. He made things clear when there was uncertainty, summarized things up when there was something cumbersome, and made corrections when there was something incorrect. The secrets to the causes and treatments of diseases become clear in front of the eyes when the book is opened, and the book is concise, easy, well summed-up and detailed.
There is nothing better than herbs in being effective after looking into symptoms. However precious it may be, it would be of no use if it were not prepared. Where could we obtain the precious herbs in the poor village? Moreover, healing would be difficult to expect with one treatment with herbs.
Acupuncture and moxibustion are not like the herbs. They are easy to prepare, and the effectiveness is also rapid. The protocols are a shortcut to the effectiveness. If you obtain the book, and follow symptoms and treat them, every house will have the medicine of God. Those who are saved will be innumerable. This must be shared and spread among people, and it will need to be considered precious.
Under the order of Ryu Kim, a high-ranking official in the Royal Medical Center, I requested that the official in Honam province publish the book. This is to honor the wishes of the king that all the people have good health and life. People who observe it in the future will need to keep its continuation.
Translated by Dr Kihyon Sohn