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, December 30, 2011

Putting this blog on hold for the moment

I have decided that I have now written as much as I need to about my approach to treatment as it relates to specific point selections. In particular, I hope it is clear to any reader of this blog how important I think it is not to focus too much on individual point selections but to concentrate instead on understanding the elements and their officials. Anybody interested in my thinking here can read the following entries on my other blog:

16 Nov 2010: Think elements, not points,” and “The cumulative effect of points”,   
29 July 2010: Find the element and the points will look after themselves
14 Jan 2011: Further insights into point selection 

Combined with a reading of my Handbook, these provide enough insights for people to get a flavour of the principles underlying my approach to point selection. 

I think it is therefore now time for me to leave readers to work out their own approaches, with, I hope, the words, “The simpler the better” engraved on their hearts. I am not closing this blog completely, because there may be occasions in the future when I wish to share a particularly interesting treatment with you, but I will no longer be doing this on a regular basis.

I would like thank a reader, calling himself, mysteriously “Hamilton loves acupuncture”, for prompting me to think about the future of this blog by asking me for more. The “more” will now mostly be built around my other blog, which is much wider-ranging than the rather narrow focus of this treatment blog, and therefore more stimulating for me to write and, presumably, for people to read.

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