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It is by close observation of any changes at the end of each treatment that I receive some confirmation that we are on the right elemental path. Changes can range from being quite obvious to being so subtle that I am sure that I would not have seen them in years gone by. Yesterday, for example, I observed two quite clear colour changes, one in a Wood and the other in an Earth patient, and a third patient looked much more relaxed and was communicating more easily with us. There were also marked changes to how I felt about the fourth and fifth patients, as though I sensed that my relationship to them had shifted as their elements responded to treatment.
Finally, the sixth patient blessed our day by putting the change he felt into words, such a rarity, and valued all the more for that. This was a young man I diagnosed as Water, who was coming for his first treatment. After his AE drain and his Kidney and Bladder source points, he stood up and said, with great surprise in his voice, “My feet feel as though they are touching the ground quite differently.” I love the thought of the Water element sending good energy to connect him with the earth beneath his feet in this way.
This reminded me of what two of my Water patients told me after I had needled IV(Ki)1 on the sole of the foot. Both said that they felt a rush of energy like a fountain pouring up their body. I remember thinking what an appropriate name for a point this was, Bubbling Spring, confirmation that the ancient Chinese really did understand the actions of the points they named.