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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Treatment of the three major blocks

I have just given three different treatments over the past few days, each involving one of what, in five element acupuncture, we call the three major blocks.  I am listing them in order of their importance.

Treatment 1:   Internal and External Dragons (IDs and EDs)
This was for a very disturbed patient who talked in such a confused manner at our first meeting that I could not follow the thread of anything she said.  I first started with IDS, but moved to EDs when the IDs didn’t clear the block.  This block is what we call Possession, too loaded a word, I think, and I wish I could think of a better one which removes from it something of its stigma.  It is merely one stage removed from obsession, and is a form of dissociation where the spirit finds shelter from some trauma or intolerable situation by blocking itself off.

This can only be definitely diagnosed by the practitioner looking closely into one of the patient’s eyes (you need to hold the eyelids open and tell the patient to look at one of your eyes), and finding that we cannot establish any direct contact with the patient’s spirit.  This will be shown by a pupil which remains fixed and does not flinch or move in any way, as eyes normally do when there is such close eye-to-eye contact.

This treatment is always followed by an AE drain, even though this may have already been done, even very recently.  AE can be concealed, and often is, by possession.

Treatment 2:  Husband/wife imbalance
All the pulses of the right side are stronger in quality than those on the left, most obviously revealed by depletion in the Ht/SI pulse, indicating a dangerous weakening of the energy of the Supreme Controller, the Heart.

Treatment 3:  Aggressive Energy
This was in a patient who returned for treatment after 2 years and after having gone through a very difficult year.  I found AE on the AEPs of Lu, HP and Ht, and it remained on the needle in the Ht AEP (Bl 15) on the left for much longer than on the other needles (1½ hours), indicating a dangerous attack upon the Heart.

All three treatments were rounded off by command points, of course.

I am always awed by what amazingly simple means (a few needles placed in a few points) such powerful effects can be achieved.  At the end of these treatments, all three patients seemed as though reborn, not too powerful a description for the lifting of the weight bearing down upon their spirits.

(Details of the procedures and points to be used for all these three blocks are given in my Handbook of Five Element Practice)

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