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.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Patient 22: Treatment (?Fire) (?Inner Fire)

Patient:  Male, age 26

Element:  ? Fire (?Inner Fire)

Number of years coming for treatment:  New patient – treatment 1

Number of prior treatments:  None

Problems today:   Had abdominal surgery two months ago, stomach still swollen and painful, very tired indeed, sleeplessness, lack of ability to concentrate.  His colour was very greyish-white, and his voice totally lacked energy.

Treatment given:   

1                    AE drain, to my surprise no AE
2                    TH 4, HP 7
3                    Husband/Wife:  Bl 67, Ki 7, Ki 3, Li 4, SI 4, Ht 7
4                    CV 14 (could not do CV 8 because of surgical scar) (we tend to start with CV 8 and then move on to the more powerful point CV 14 later on)
5                    TH 4, HP 7

At the end of treatment:   I think he may be Inner Fire, but since I am not even sure that he is Fire, I will just start with Outer Fire, for at least this treatment and possibly one or two more, depending on how sure I begin to feel that it is not Outer Fire.  He still looked very tired, but he made better eye contact, and managed to smile as he left.  It is too early days to be sure of the element, but he seemed to have difficult sorting his words out, which made me think more of Inner Fire.

Time of next treatment:  He has to go to another practitioner for the next few months as he will be away at college.  I have told him he needs to phone the other practitioner immediately for an appointment, as he needs another treatment in the next week.  He was keen to do this.

Proposals for next treatment:  If I was continuing to treat him, I would first check for H/W again, just in case I had not cleared it.  Then I would definitely like to start the treatment with Ki 24 (Spirit Burial Ground).  He is a prime candidate for this, as he is very low in spirit, almost as if his spirit is indeed buried.   I would then think of Bl 38 (43) to try and bring some warmth to his blood and thus to his Fire element.  I would finish on tonification points, if I find there is enough in Wood to pass on to its child, Fire.

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