Battlefield Acupunctue

Red PillLong time readers have heard me say that the greatest source of medicine is war.  Where else do you have the resources to do big experiments?  Where else can you get the experience of having more injured people than you can possibly treat?  Where else do you get huge numbers of sick people?  (Historically, more people have died from illness, starvation and disease during wars than through trauma.)

Chinese medicine is no exception.  Check out this article from called Battlefield Acupuncture.

If you have ever seen the over-the-counter Chinese Herb Yunnan Baiyao you may have noticed that this 'stop bleeding' formula has a tiny red pill to be taken only in the case of gunshot wounds.  The story is, Yunnan Baiyao was in the North Vietnamese first-aid kits.