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, May 27, 2011

Patient 29: Treatment 3 (Wood)

Patient:  Male, age 25

Element:  Wood

Number of prior treatments: Two  (see blogs of 15.5.11 & 19.5.11 for Treatments 1 & 2)

Feedback after treatment 2:  He felt that treatment was making him “feel better”, and was happy to continue coming.  The relationship between us is definitely warmer.

Treatment given:
1                    AEPs of Wood (Bl 18, 19)
2                    GB 37 Bright and Clear, VIII 5 Insect Ditch.  I chose these not because they are junction points but because I felt that to see things brightly and clearly was exactly what he needed.  They are also command points, and I wanted to stay at the command point level to complete the treatment.

At the end of treatment:  I noticed during treatment that he closed his eyes quite a lot, as if they were tired, which they must inevitably be if he is straining to see all the time.  I suggested that he should take time during the day to rest his eyes by closing them, placing his palms over them, so that no light is allowed in, resting his hands on a surface like a table to make sure that his arms don’t get tired, and sitting like that quietly for up to 10 minutes.  This is a way of helping the eyes which I learnt from the Bates method, and is extremely restful for tired, strained eyes.  I also suggested that it was important that he gave himself time during the day to sit quietly in this way, rather than trying to cover up at work how much his sight has deteriorated.  Again, the more we allow our body to heal itself, the better this is.   

He looked much more relaxed as he left, with a better colour and brighter eyes.

Time of next treatment:  In one week.    

Proposals for next treatment:  Liv 14, Gate of Hope, or Bl 38 (43). These are points I suggested last week for this treatment, but I decided instead to use the AEPs.  It is interesting why we decide on a point or points rather than others.  There is no particular reason why AEPs were a better selection today rather than Liv 14 or Bl 43, just that I preferred them.  A lot of our point selection is done because we like the thought of a particular point.  Unless there are clear indications for a specific treatment, such as H/W or entry/exit blocks, it is usually difficult to pin down exactly why we choose one point over another.  As I have often said, the choice of individual points, and the order we do them in, is nowhere near as important as ensuring that the points are on the right element!

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