At the start of his treatment, many years ago, we had done a lot of good work together, and he attributed the regaining of his good health entirely to his acupuncture treatment. This long and successful association made me feel very close to him, and has in the past persuaded me to make every effort to fit him in on his infrequent and very brief visits to
Each practitioner has to work out the parameters within which he/she works. Mine, I realise, have not been as rigid and as carefully delineated as I have told my students they should be. In other words, I am often a bit of a push-over for patients in need.
Perhaps this recent example is a sign that I am at last learning to harden my heart a little more than I have done in the past.