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Huatuo

时间:2014-10-04

 Hua Tuo is a famous physician of the Han Dynasty who is so widely respected. Huo Tuo love reading since his childhood. When he was young, he studied around Xuzhou region and he was well versed in various sutras and knowledge of keeping health. Prime Minister of Chen Gui andCommander Huang Wan of Pei Kingdom recommended him to be government official, but he refused. He decided to help the people out of diseases with his medical knowledge. Hua Tuo went to some places in

today's Anhui, Jiangsu and Henan to help people, winning their respect

and applause. When Cao Cao, Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty,

suffered from a headache and could not be recovered after long-time

treatment. He turned to Hua Tuo for help. Hua Tuo acupunctured Cao

Cao's head and cured the disease. Cao Cao hope Hua Tuo could be his

private doctor. But Hua Tuo did not want to serve only one people. He

got an excuse and went home and refused to go back. Cao Cao was very

angry and he killed Hua Tuo.

His greatest achievement was made in surgery. He invented Mafei San (Chinese ancient narcotic drug) and conducted an operation on the abdomen of a patient after being narcotized. According to history books, Hua Tuo was the first people to use anesthesia for operation in the abdomen not only in China, but also in the world. Hua Tuo attached great importance to physical exercises. He invented Five- Animal Exercises according to the movement of tiger, deer, bear, monkey and bird.

Hua tuo is one of an ancient imperial doctors in China. His medical skill were able to contribute more effectively to traditional Chinese medicine development.