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.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A typical treatment day

I am giving below the treatments I did today on three of my patients.  I think they are a good representation of the kind of treatments I do.  And I hope everybody reading this will note how simple they are and, I think if you were to ask my patients, how effective.  Another one of my mantras is “the simpler the better and the fewer points the better”.  In this way we do not overwhelm the elements with confusing signals, but, like the magic bullets Western medicine is always desperately seeking for its drugs, we direct a concentrated amount of treatment straight at the guardian element.  That is why we should always consider command points to form the heart of all our treatments, not, as some practitioners tend to think of them, as a kind of add-on after apparently more complex points.

Two patients were Fire (Inner Fire) and one was Metal.

I find it interesting that it is often my Metal and Inner Fire patients who are most aware of the value of their treatments;  each of these are able to sort and evaluate properly in their differing ways.  They recognise the need for regular treatments and know when they need a treatment, but like to space their treatments differently.  Patients 1 and 3 like to come on average once every 2 months, whilst Patient 3 only gets in touch when she feels she needs to.

Patient 1          Fire (Inner Fire)          GV 12, SI 11, SI 3, Ht 9
Patient 2          Metal                           Lu 1, Co 1, Lu 8 (she felt it was already autumn, and I always give seasonal treatments which relate to how the patients are experiencing a season).
Patient 3          Fire (Inner Fire)          SI 9, SI 4                    

No comments:

Post a Comment