Chapter 103: Calm the Nerves and Reduce Pain
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Consolidating the corporeity was a long process. It was unknown how long it would take for the herbs to take effect. So, treating Zhou Xiong’s son was an opportunity for Wang Yao to test his knowledge and ability and observe the effect of his herbs. Of course, the child’s health would always be his priority. Even if the child could not be cured completely, Wang Yao was determined to improve his health.
Wang Yao worked until the mid of the night without having dinner. He had written down everything he could think of.
I can put all the cases like this together and even write a book for other practitioners to read, thought Wang Yao.
The ancient Chinese herbal books were also classified summaries from ancient Chinese Traditional Medical Practitioners. But, Wang Yao had been using licorice roots, which were rare herbs and only could be obtained from Nanshan hill. Therefore, his classified summary might not be useful to other practitioners.
It suddenly occurred to Wang Yao that maybe the licorice roots could be grown in other places, provided the same conditions for growth were available.
This was the first time he had such thoughts since he obtained the magical herbal system. The licorice roots were much more powerful than common herbs. It would benefit a lot of people if the method of growing licorice roots could be passed on from generation to generation.
But this was a big deal for Wang Yao. It required careful considerations and shouldn’t be done in a rush. Rushing would probably cause big trouble to his family and himself and wouldn’t help Wang Yao’s goals.
Wang Yao continued to do his breathing exercises and read scriptures despite his busy life. He had a busy but quiet life at the moment.
Inside a hotel of Lianshan, Zhou Xiong found that his son started to have some color return to his face. The child’s eyes also lit up a bit, which made Zhou Xiong thrilled.
“How do you feel, Zhou Wukang?” asked Zhou Xiong.
“I feel warm and more comfortable,” said Zhou Wukang.
“Great! Dr. Wang is wonderful!” said Zhou Xiong.
His son hadn’t finished half of the decoctions given by Wang Yao, and he had already started to feel better. What a wonderful doctor! thought Zhou Xiong.
“Everything’s good so far?” Zhou Xiong was still a bit concerned about side effects.
“Yes,” said Zhou Wukang.
“Good! Very good!” said Zhou Xiong excitedly.
Wang Yao went to the hotel where Zhou Xiong and his son stayed three days later as promised and checked on Zhou Wukang. He felt Zhou Wukang’s pulse, and he found the child’s pulse was much steadier, which meant that his health had improved significantly in the past three days. But, there was no change in other aspects.
Wang Yao knew his Regather soup had good effects on Zhou Wukang according to Zhou Wukang’s pulse. Regather soup was changing the child’s body in a good way. The system proved to be magical again, especially the Regather soup which was useful for many different diseases.
“Do you still have trouble sleeping and still have a headache and stomach aches?” asked Wang Yao.
“Yes,” said Zhou Wukang quietly.
This is no good! thought Wang Yao.
The ancient Chinese doctors used to say that food was better than medication and sleep was better than food. Those who didn’t sleep well often had poor health.
Wang Yao had been thinking about how to improve Zhou Wukang’s sleep at night for days. The child was so tired due to his insomnia, and his immune system couldn’t function normally without good sleep.
Wang Yao reckoned there were two reasons why Zhou Wukang couldn’t sleep well: one of the reasons was due to the pain in his arms, which had sustained for a long time. His biological clock was disturbed due to long-term insomnia. The other reason was due to the large amount of medications he had, including western medications and Chinese herbs. The medications didn’t cure him but harmed his health and imbalanced his organs. As a child, Zhou Wukang’s organs weren’t strong enough to handle over twenty different kinds of medications. He was like an infected young tree whose growth was not only affected by the disease, but also affected by all the chemicals trying to kill the disease.
Wang Yao thought about two ways to improve Zhou Wukang’s sleep quality. In short, he needed to calm Zhou Wukang’s nerves and reduce the pain in his arms.
The poor child had been suffering from anxiety due to his chronic disease and various treatments he had taken. The disease had started to affect his nervous system, which resulted in tense headaches and insomnia. Wang Yao needed to reduce his anxiety and stress, and he had the most suitable herbs to do it.
Wang Yao decided to give Zhou Wukang Anshensan, which could alleviate his depression, harmonize his Qi, and nourish his head to calm his mind. Anshensan should be the best herbal formula for Zhou Wukang.
On the other hand, Zhou Wukang had taken a large amount of medications over the years, which started to damage his organs and cause pain in various body parts. The damaged organs could be restored by Regather soup, but the pain couldn’t be removed in a short period. Therefore, Zhou Wukang required painkillers. Wang Yao hadn’t thought about what painkiller could be used yet.
No matter what treatment plan Wang Yao had, he had to treat Zhou Wukang gently as the child’s body was already very vulnerable.
Wang Yao stayed for some time with Zhou Xiong and Zhou Wukang to make sure they were compliant with his treatment plan. However, he declined Zhou Xiong’s invitation for dinner.