Monday, September 14, 2009
Jackie contacted me last Thursday, almost 8 months pregnant with her
3rd child she had contracted a debilitating virus that was causing constant diarrhea and nausea.
She had been suffering from with this potentially dangerous
condition since the previous Sunday, unable to keep fluids or solids on
board she was becoming increasingly dehydrated in spite of her best
efforts to compensate by ingesting extra quantities of these essential
The situation was delicate to say the least, especially in light of
her being in the latter stages of her pregnancy and being sleep
deprived as a result of her constant diarrhea.
As a long standing patient she had experienced many successful
outcomes for a vast variety of health issues in the previous 5 years,
as such she had no reservations about the potential of Traditional
Japanese Acupuncture to help her to recover.
Upon questioning it became increasingly obvious she was suffering from what we know in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture as Spleen Deficiency Yang Deficiency syndrome.
Using a silver needle with a very light superficial insertion I tonified the Spleen and Pericardium meridians via the points Sp.3 - Pe.7 in addition to tonifying the Stomach meridian via ST.36.
The insertion depth for all these points was no more than 1 mm and there was absolutely no mechanical stimulation of the needles whatsoever.
This root treatment was followed by insertion of the back shu points Bl.14 - 18 - 23 - 58 and 9 cones of tonifying tonetskyu/rice grain moxibustion was applied to the points Bl.20 and GV.3 (Du.3).
After treatment was performed on my way back from clinic I was
served a delicious meal and some fine wine before arriving home at 11pm.
Definitely a long day at the coal face.
Next day Jackie let me know that the diarrhea had completely stopped and she was left with slight nausea only.
I remain astounded regarding the efficacy of Traditional Japanese
Acupuncture and it is experiences such as the above that continue to
inspire me in my efforts to communicate this efficacy to those
interested in continuing to refine their practice of acupuncture and
assist their patients in an optimum fashion.
All the Best,
Alan Jansson is an internationally recognized teacher and practitioner of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture. For well over a decade, independent of and in conjunction with Masakazu Ikeda sensei and Edward Obaidey, Alan has presented, convened and hosted in the vicinity of 30 Traditional Japanese Acupuncture workshops in Australia, New Zealand and USA. Driven by a strong desire to promote the consumer friendly nature, clinical efficacy and potency of Meridian Based Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, Alan is a staunch advocate of practically based workshops and draws upon his 25 years clinical experience and 14 years post and undergraduate teaching in a concerted effort to lift the bar globally in the clinical application of this most amazing medical art.
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