Patient: Male, age 43
Number of years coming for treatment: 8
Time of last treatment: 3 days ago
Main problem today: (See Patient 4, Treatment 1, for details). Right eye now slightly more open, can feel right cheek a little more. Mouth did not look so distorted, but speech still difficult. Slightly healthier look altogether, I felt. Less desperate
1 SI/Bl E/E block found again, SI 19, Bl 1 needled.
Decided not to do a CV point for the spirit as suggested at end of last treatment because his spirit looked stronger.
2 Bl 38 (43) with 7 moxas
3 Co 18 (to help energy rising towards cheek), and because it is a Window of the Sky (and might therefore help open his drooping
4 Co 11, Lu 9 with 3 moxas (tonification points – from mother (Earth) to child (Metal).
At the end of treatment: Slightly better look to face. Could smile a little without distorting the face as much as before. Last time he had needed to lubricate his right eye every few minutes, because its dryness irritated him. I noticed that no longer asked me to bring him his eye drops as he had before. This probably means that clearing the E/E blocks has allowed greater natural lubrication of the eyes.
Time of next treatment: In one week
Proposal for next treatment: AEPs of Co and Lu (back shu points), or GV 12 (to shoulder the weight of what he is going through), Lu 10 (which I always remember JR saying was the most spiritual point on the body).