Even though this patient reported some very big improvements from the first two treatments, she said that the pain in her wrist and the trouble with her eyes had recurred after treatment 4, and decided that she wanted to discontinue treatment. I felt that I had not been given enough time to help her, but understood why she made her decision. I was therefore rather surprised when she phoned me again last week to say that she was delighted to report that her wrist was virtually pain-free, and that she would like another treatment to build on this improvement. I was happy to offer this, as I was dissatisfied with treatment ending is this unsatisfactory way, as I always am if I feel that I have somehow not done my best.
I am listing below treatments 3 & 4, and finally today’s treatment:
1 Co – St block .
2 AEPs of Wood
3 Li 4 (transfer from Metal to Liver) I could have added GB 37, as I did in treatment 2, but after a few treatments the two sides of an element will feed each other. In the first few treatments it is good to give each yin and yang official some attention so that neither feels deprived!
Treatment 4: This was the treatment when the patient reported that the symptoms had recurred and she had decided to discontinue treatment.
1 SI – Bl block again
2 Li 14 (Gate of Hope)
3 GB 41, Li 1 (spring seasonal treatment)
I was very glad that I had been able to fit in her seasonal treatment before she stopped treatment.
Treatment 5 (today):
1 TH-GB block (TH 22, GB 1)
2 GB 20
3 Liv 4, Lu 9 (transfer from a strong Earth through Metal to Wood) I chose this treatment because it involved inserting a carrier needle into Lu 9 at the wrist, and I felt this would encourage energy to flow over the wrist.
She looked very pink and glowing as she left, and was delighted with the treatment.
This is one of those happy cases with a somewhat unexpected result. I had
assumed up till now that treatment had not helped, and was delighted to find that it
had. On looking back at her notes, I realised that the seasonal treatment had
obviously done the trick, but that Wood’s natural impatience to get out there and get
going had prevented her from persisting with treatment. Her specialist had told her
that the pain was related to the pisiform bone, over and through which the SI
pathways passes, and this problem in the SI may well have had led to the need for
clearing a SI-Bl block several times.
She said that her eyes were still very runny, but perhaps the TH-GB block I needled
today will help them, too. She will come back in the autumn for a follow-up
treatment, and she is happy to do that.
You could say that her Wood element could not “see the wood for the trees”. For an element which is all to do with vision, it is surprising how often it cannot see what is right there in front of it.
I felt very happy at the end of this treatment, for it is an outcome such as this which
makes my work worthwhile, and confirms for me the power and efficacy of very
simple treatments directed straight at an element.