Notes for the following treatments:


Abbreviations used: CV/GV = Ren/Du, HP (Heart Protector) = Pericardium (P), Aggressive Energy (AE).
All points needled using tonification technique except for certain recognised protocols, such as AE drain.
Moxa cones applied before treatment except where contraindicated.
Number of cones and needle depth taken from JR Worsley's Point Reference Guide.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Patient 17: Treatment (Water)

Patient:  Female, age 23

Element:  Water

Number of years coming for treatment:  3½ years

Number of prior treatments: Comes every 2 months or so for treatment

Original problems:  Very bad circulation to toes.  Some toes very badly swollen, very blue in colour, as though the blood was not reaching them properly, and sore, so that any pressure on them was extremely painful.  Some bleeding from pressure sores.  Circulation to fingers also very poor, so that they could turn blue even when the weather was not cold. General feeling of not being well.  Been to many specialists, only diagnosis given was that she suffered from a “lupus-type” infection.

Change since start of treatment:  Health completely restored after about 3 months of treatment.  Circulation to feet and hands returned to normal.  She phones for an appointment as soon as any symptoms re-appear, and one or two treatments are usually sufficient to restore health.

Problems today:  She and I both overlooked the importance of giving her her seasonal treatment at the start of winter.  Her circulatory problems re-appeared as the cold weather set in just before Christmas.  Yesterday (mid-January) her toes were again swollen and blue, one finger was also starting to swell.  Apart from that, felt very good, was happy in her life and had started a new relationship.
Treatment given:

1                    Bl 38 (43)  (see my comment on Patient 15 for the rationale behind choosing this point)
2                    Bl 66, Ki 10 (winter seasonal treatment)

At the end of treatment:  She told me that she knows immediately that something is changing as soon as I palpate for the points, and she felt the difference once I needled Bl 38.  Her colour had changed from a slightly peaky colour to a healthy translucent colour, which I associate with the Bladder.  Very bouncy as she left. 

Time of next treatment:  She will have another treatment in about 2-3 weeks to reinforce today’s treatment.  I will make sure that she comes for her winter treatment in time this year.

Proposals for next treatment:  Possibly III 38 with more moxas, Bl 60, Ki 2 (Fire points to warm Water)

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