The passage below is one of my favorites because it shows us that Dr. Xia had to go through his own experience of feeling limited by what he had learned. He thought about his experience deeply and, over time, integrated what were the essential ideas.
Below is a little movie clip of me using the 7-star hammer on my ankle to draw blood…read on. Two days ago I went out riding alone on my Connemara mare, Dellah. It was a spectacular spring day. She’s got some “issues” out on the trail that I’ve been slowly attempting to help her with by building her confidence. She gets flustered easily by things like flowing water, white maple syrup buckets, bicycles, and all manner of imaginary threats. She was going great until we came to the Roaring Brook River. She’s crossed it many times before and would have had no trouble if another horse had been in front of her. We began to cross and, as she moved quickly to the other side, she got flustered, moving quickly to the left and then quickly to the right . I felt my ankle twist in the stirrup and found myself on the ground on the other side of the river. Bummer! […]
In this short presentation Dr. Fu also speaks about the origin of Zhang Zhong-Jing's formulas. He refers to Dr. Yi Yin, 伊尹, who was a cook originally!