In the Spring and Autumn Period， Kind Jing of the state of Jin fell ill. One night he dreamed that the diease turned into two small figures talking beside him. One said， "; The other said， "Dont worry. We ca;
The next day， having examined the king， the doctor said， "Your disease is incurable1， I am afraid， Your Majesty2. It's above huang and below gao， where no medicine can reach."
This idiom indicates a hopeless condition.