Sinseh K.S. Seo 蕭克瑞 (22nd Gen) born in 1931, had his earlier education in Shantao 汕頭, a province of Kwangtung 廣柬. As a youth, he learn the ancient art of herbal treatment from his father, Sinseh S.B. Seo 蕭尚武 (21st Generation), a prominent Sinseh whom he too inherited from his Father, Sinseh C.W. Seo (20th Generation) whose parents and grandparents were also physicians of the Qing Dynasty Imperial Court 清 朝. Back in olden days and even in modern time, the family's secrets of treatment is only past down to the sons and the younger generations are trained under the watchful eyes of their parents and grandparents. Most of them started treating their patients at a later stage of their youth after years of apprenticeship. As herbs are used the treatment is therefore safe as it contains no toxic or steroid in its preparation.
The most popular treatment were patients suffering from kidneystones 腎石, gallstones 膽石, infections to the liver 肝病, impotency 性無能, difficulty in conceiving 身孕, stunted (short), bald and hair strengthening treatment etc. Other major treatment includes corrective functioning of the pancreas to treat diabetes as well as to prevent occurrence of diabetes which has caused many sufferings. Therefore the duty of the Sinseh is to find a solution to ensure the organs in the body are working in harmony. His duty is therefore similar to the great military advisor, Sun Tze, who ensured the Emperor (The Human Heart) rules his kingdom in good harmony. When the body organ is in harmony, we will not easily fall ill. During his early life, under the apprenticeship of his father, Master Sinseh Seo had to gather herbs from nearby forest and to identify more than a thousand herbs as well as the taste. He had to differentiate herbs of Yang properties and herbs of Yin properties. Herbs are then further identified into salty 鹽, sweet 甜, bitter 苦 , sour 酸 and pungent 味. He was trained to identify the properties of each herbs and how to mix herbs for maximum result. As he had to prepare the mixture of herbs from the prescription, at times even having to boil the herbs. Just by the scent of the boiling herbs, he is able to tell the treatment that follows. Gradually he was taught to identify the patients' illness by 'communicating' with the patient's pulse beat. To feel the pulse, first he will place his three fingers using his right hand (index, middle and anula as shown below) on the patient's left hand, with the index finger nearest to the ridge of the thumb. The pulse beat on the Left Hand inform him about the condition of the patient's Heart, Liver and Yin Kidney. From there he is able to diagnose the patients' health problem while the pulse beat on the Right Hand inform him about the condition of the patient's Lung, Spleen and Yang Kidney. From there he is able to diagnose the patients' health problem. It is true that a patient's pulse is worth a thousand words.
He was also taught to diagnose patients physically, facial outlook, colors of the skin, hands, limbs, tone, etc. With the information gathered and after a few dialogues with his patients he then place himself as a Military Strategist and proceed with the prescriptions (war plan).
At this stage the Sinseh will play
the pivoting role as Sun Tze 孫子-
the great military strategist, whereby he will use the array of herbs as
his army. His 'army' will be divided into battalions and one of the
herbs will be assigned the General 將軍,
one will be the
etc. There will be attacking soldiers and back
up convoys. His
patients would then be told how to prepare the herbs and to carry the
order as told. In order to win the war swiftly, the patients has to play
their part too. The 'attack' is launched the moment the patients consume
the medication. Depending on how serious the illness is, in normal case,
patients will be recovered within 3 days and the war (illness) is
swiftly won (patient recuperate)!
Despite the difficult conditions, Master Sinseh Seo together with his father unselfishly continued to treat many patients with limited resources and at times under strict secrecy and without Red Tape as lives of patients are at stake.
After the 2nd World War, with so little cash, Master Sinseh Seo managed to start a small medical shop in Malacca which still stands today. Life was very difficult then and to attract customers' attention, come every weekend, Master Sinseh Seo would personally go to outskirt of town to hand delivered flyers to each and every shop to advertise his service.
Master Sinseh Seo has since treated thousands of patients with high success rate without patients having to go through surgery.
Master Sinseh Seo is well-known for treating major problems such as end-renal diseases, gall and liver problems, conceiving problems etc, with many not having to go through the sufferings of dialysis treatments or surgery. This valuable knowledge on the ancient art of treatment is however passed on to the next generation as a cycle. Patients are known to come from Europe, Asia and Australasia seeking his treatment. Those who wish to visit Master Sinseh Seo please click Map To Location.
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