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.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Patient 29: Treatment (Wood)

Patient:  Male, age 48

Element:  Wood

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

Number of prior treatments: None

Reason for treatment:  Losing sight in right eye as a result of optical neuritis for the past 4 years.  Only possible Western medical treatment is high doses of steroids, which are temporarily slightly effective in holding back the nerve damage, but are becomingly increasingly less effective.  Because of the dangerous side-effects he has to keep on reducing the dose, and has to wait for a time before re-starting.  Has been told that the condition is irreversible, and is very worried because the left eye is now starting to be affected.  The steroid use has led to a great increase in weight which he cannot lose despite strenuous efforts.
Treatment given:

1                    No AE.  I always find it interesting that there can be no AE, as here, when there is every reason to think that the officials might be under stress, and a lot of AE in patients who come with very mild symptoms.  There is no way of telling whether AE is there just from the pulses or from the severity of imbalance.  Pulses can appear to be very erratic and yet there is no AE.
2                    CV/GV (Ren Mai/Du Mai) block:  CV 1, CV 24, GV1, GV 28.  To be expected, particularly after the attack on the whole body/spirit caused by the high doses of steroids.  His pulses were completely empty.  Normally I would wait a few treatments to see if treatment on the patient’s element will bring up the energy, but in this acute case, with almost daily deterioration, I decided not to wait.  There was an immediate change after CV 1, his colour changed, he looked less desperate, and had a generally slightly healthier look, a difficult but subtle change to observe.
3                    GB 40, Liv 3
4                    TH 22, GB 1 (TH-GB block) – very likely to be there because of the build-up of stress around the eyes.
5                    Liv 14 – Lu 1 (Li-Lu block)
6                    Ki 24 (Spirit Burial Ground).  I felt that the great stress placed by his condition upon his spirit required this.
7                    Repeat of GB 40, Liv 3 (left side only) to complete the treatment at the command point level.

This represents a heavier first treatment than I would normally give, but it was warranted by the severity of the condition and the patient's state of mind.

At the end of treatment:   Much improved colour.  Where he had been a very flushed red, often an imbalance in Wood people, as a result of the weakness of Wood (the mother) affecting the child (Fire), he now had a markedly less flushed colour, with a slightly muddy green showing itself more clearly.  The smell had changed to a slightly healthier smell.  Altogether, he looked very different from how he had been before treatment.  He held himself more upright, walked with more confidence, and looked more optimistic.

Time of next treatment:  In 5 days.   He will have to come for frequent treatments, at no longer than weekly intervals for at least 6-8 treatments, probably longer. 

Proposals for next treatment:   Watch for other Entry/Exit blocks, particularly around the eyes (Co-St, and/or SI-Bl).  Something for his spirit, such as CV 8, finishing with spring seasonal treatment (GB 41, Liv 1).  It is a little late for the full effect of the onset of spring in the Wood element in nature to feed his Wood element, but there is still enough of that fresh Wood energy out there to draw upon.  A seasonal treatment is always the best treatment of the year, so I am squeezing it in to help him.

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