Then Dr Hang introduced Ginseng to Dr Chang, he said that since his wife was short of breath all the time, Ginseng could help. Fortunately, Dr Chang followed his advice and it helped indeed. If you ask any doctor whether a cancer patient can take Ginseng, most of them would say no. Her condition was so serious that at that point Dr Chang didn’t care. He bought a lot of ginseng and was giving it to his wife at consumption rate of 500g every three days. He cooked it as one would cook normal herbs, adding a few bowls of water into a saucepan with Ginseng, bringing it to a boil and then simmering it until only one or two bowls of soup were left. She was also prepared to face the worst. She found friends who agreed to come and pray for her if she passed away. As a result, after drinking ginseng, seven days later, his wife was still alive and her condition stabilised. This was a big surprise and it gave them hope.
As long as she was alive, Dr Chang could continue with his research. But he also thought that if she was continuously in bed without any exercise, her life will soon come to an end. So he hired four care workers who looked after her 24 hours a day and gave her massages. Life was not easy, having the whole family living together. Dr Chang was spending at least 10,000 NT (new Taiwan dollar) (about £201) every day. To him money meant nothing. Life was priceless, he really felt it at that moment, so he didn’t worry about it.
They had a single hospice room. Taiwan’s health insurance states that patients should move out if after one month they are still alive, meaning that they could recover. So this only allowed them to stay in the hospice room for a short period of time. His wife was so weak, if they moved out, she would not have been able to cope. So they decided to pay privately, still staying in the same hospice but in a different room. They transferred from the fifth to the tenth floor, the same floor as the chemotherapy ward. They didn’t have to leave the hospice. Care workers took massage duty very seriously. His wife’s condition was stable. During that period, they saw many cancer patients come and leave. As long as the weather was cold, some beds would be empty, patients were leaving quickly.
Dr Chang recalls one particular patient who had liver cancer, he prayed to Buddha with prayer beads in hand one day, he even went to greet him, the next day he was gone… Dr Chang asked the nurse how was the patient who had liver cancer doing. The nurse replied that the night before the weather got cold, he was bleeding profusely, and passed away.
There were many patients with similar conditions in hospice rooms. So Dr Chang was there, watching lives in decline, witnessing life and death meeting at the last moment.
Finding the pain points
After treatments, his wife’s condition slowly became even more stable. Dr Chang had more time to look for solutions to reduce her pain. One day, when he was massaging her hip, she felt that the pain and swelling in her groin had reduced. He was very pleased to hear that and continued giving her massage. Two or three days later, the swelling had disappeared and the pain was gone!
This gave him a lot of inspiration. He presumed that for each painful area there must be corresponding points, like switches, that can cure the pain, as long as he can find the right point and give a proper massage, the pain can be controlled. Although, at that time her pain was also being temporarily relieved with morphine and steroids. But her body was still very stiff and it was depending on external massage. Occasionally, she had pain here or there. But since Dr Chang thought that there might be switches on the human body, he started checking her body in detail for any signs of pain and tried to find the corresponding points – the switches for the pain.
After finding the effective points, he was testing them on his own patients. He was still working in his clinic on Monday to Saturday mornings and was coming back to sleep in the hospice room where he had a nursing chair which would convert to a small bed. In the mornings he was seeing his patients again. For example, when he discovered that the manipulation of the hip points effectively reduced his wife’s knee pain, he asked all of his patients with knee pain to let him practise on them.
His assistants helped him deal with other patients and if possible referred them to other doctors. He continued gathering statistics and found that as long as the points worked for his wife, they had the same effect on his patients. This made him feel very excited and encouraged him to carry on. He thought that as long as he worked hard he could find all the points. The method was working and his wife’s pain reduced gradually. Finally, before his wife passed away, she didn’t have any pain. She didn’t die in pain. She died from organ failure, one evening after dinner, following a sudden change in her blood pressure, she was rushed home where she took her last breath. It was nearly ten months since she moved to the hospice room, which was a huge difference compared to seven days that the western doctor had predicted.
Dr Chang’s wife was almost the most serious patient in that hospice room, and the one who lived the longest. The physician suggested Dr Chang to make a film about it, because she was a model patient, a successful case. She lived for so long with such a serious condition under the western medicine diagnosis.
Dr Chang felt very guilty after his wife passed away. He felt as if suddenly he lost his goal in life, he felt ashamed being a doctor and not being able to save his wife’s life. He questioned himself about the value of his life. The words kept ringing in his mind.
Finally, he decided that if his life was still worth living, he must learn about cancer, he must understand it completely. And not only understand it completely, he must find a way to cure it, and won’t allow people to suffer in agony as his wife did. He was determined. So he continued his research.
The instruction book which Dr Chang is holding in this YouTube video in fact has been amended several times, and this version was edited by Dr Liu Dr Zhao and Dr Chang himself, it was released after one month of repeated debates and several editions like adding pictures which was done in China.
It was completed by the joint effort of many people. After Dr Chang’s wife passed away, for almost two more years, he continued to research and study before beginning to write the first instructional book.
The most impressive thing to Dr Chang was that he was invited to give a speech at a primary school even before the instructional book was completed. He agreed to speak but asked to postpone it until the book has been completed and released.
He wasn’t sure whether he should write a big book or a small book. He thought that the hardest thing in medicine is to write a short book. But the best book is the one that is simple and succinct, using fewer words that people can understand. Such words like in the “Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor”. For the reader who really understands the truth, a sentence is enough, there is no need to explain too much. The more you write, the more it means that you stray farther and farther away from the truth. So Dr Chang had to grasp this principle, but in order to write a small book, it took him two years!
Almost all the points that are in charge of body’s problems were found. Among which 70 to 80 percent were found while healing his wife’s body. The rest of the points were discovered in the following two years. For example, foot pain, when his wife passed away, he still didn’t know where were the critical points. In the next two years, he continued to collect cases related to pain in the feet and finally clarified and found the pain points. Then he started giving speeches. At the same time making videos about manipulation technique.
Everything started with small steps. Dr Chang made a friend who had the same interest as him and the two of them began recording videos. It was not as professional as it is today. Every time when the handbook came out, they spent money printing many copies. It had quickly became popular.
There has been a number of editions since then, click to download the Origin Point Medicine English version (Draft translation) of the latest edition.
Dr Chang’s story is an inspiration and the OPM instructional book is a manual if followed can cure many illnesses and diseases.