Number of years coming for treatment: New patient: first treatment
Number of prior treatments: N/A
Initial problems today: Very painful osteoarthritis in the right wrist, centred around the pisiform bone. Been to numerous specialists. Recently surgery has been suggested, which she is refusing. Runny eyes, particularly when goes out into the cold, to the extent that the tears pour down her cheeks. Very embarrassing socially. Eyes very red-rimmed. Buzzing in ears. Toes on both feet are cold, and she often cannot feel any sensation in them. The greatest trauma in her life is her relationship with one son who refuses to see her any more.
1 AE drain, slight AE on HP and Ht.
2 SI – Bl block, Si 19 – Bl 1. Redness around eyes immediately improved. Her colour changed, and her skin became pinker.
3 GB 40, Liv 3
4 Test for Akabane imbalance (because of the very marked symptom on one wrist only): very great discrepancy between the left and right side on SI (20/4 passes), Ht (15/6), TH 12/5) and HP (14/7). This indicated that there was excess energy on the right side in all four officials, with severe depletion on the left. This may go some way to explain the pain around the pisiform bone. I needled the junction points of all four officials on the left side to draw the energy across to the left, and also needled the source points on the left on those officials where there still remained an imbalance. Still some discrepancy remained after this treatment, so will re-check again next time. I concentrated so hard on doing this correction, that I forgot to check the Akabanes on the 6 foot meridians, so will have to do that next time! (For how to carry out this very important Akabane test, see my Handbook which describes the procedure in detail).
5 GB 40, Liv 3 again to complete the treatment on the Wood element
At the end of treatment: Colour changed to a healthier colour after the block was cleared. She looked much happier, and walked out of the room with a little more firmness in her step. All pulses had improved, particularly after the SI/Bl block was cleared.
Time of next treatment: Next week
Proposals for next treatment: Re-check all Akabanes. Check whether SI – Bl
block is still there, as her runny eyes have been with her for years, and blocks may
take time to clear. Then Bl 38 (43), followed by source points or transfer into Wood.
Since there is rarely more energy in Water (mother) than Wood (child), it is unusual
to be able to use tonification points. Instead, we often use a transfer of energy from
Grandmother to Grandchild, Liv 4, which takes from Metal to Water. The treatment
can be completed by then needling GB 37, the junction point, to draw energy from Liv
to GB. It is good to do this in the initial stages of treatment, but GB 37 can be
omitted once treatment is under way, since yin and yang will share energy
between them. At the start of treatment it is good to address both yin and yang
officials, to “give each of them a bit of love”, as JR told us.