I am a shiatsu practioner and a newbie acupuncturist. Two weeks ago I did about 4 shiatsu per day. Then I had to travel for a seminar on the weekend. I didnt eat well. Wind, cold and dampness got into my neck, shoulder and upper back at night. My energy drained. I could not move my legs or open my eyes. I felt asleep. I slept for 2 days. I got also cold upper back and easily got tired. I had a western medical checkup and found nothing. I felt tired, my gastrocnemious (BL) and tendons (LI11), SP6 (dampness), LU1, GV14, T1, T3, T6 (left side) hurt. The symptoms were getting better at morning (yang) and getting worse at night (yin). Also I had a lot of wind in my intestines.
My pulse was surface, thin. My tongue surface was white.
After practice I ate a lot but I could not replenish my energy. I live at Corfu island, Greece and It is raining almost non stop one month already. Today air dampness was 90%. As a result I got anxious also coz cold didnt got away and I had this breathing discomfort and heaviness in my lungs. I had to postpone all meetings. I know this is the period of Lung.
Then my stomach (CV 14, CV 15) made a knot and my hand palms got sweat.
I used cupping once and eukalyptus oil massage 3 times per day to take cold away and tonify the yang. I drunk hot water with ginger and honey. I used eukalyptus leaves steam for opening the nose and throat. I used P6, HT7, SI3, Yintang, CV17 for relax the mind. LI4, LV3. ST36 for tonify legs energy. Use of CV4 just needle without moxa made me more weak. SP9 for dampnes. I had remarkable results I gained my power in just one week but stomach - diaphragm knot like the one you get when your girlfriend goes away remained.
I have some things to discuss.
1. How can I protect my energy as a healer in general. Any acupuncture points that closes the opens so you dont lose energy so easy. What do you do?
2. How can TCM explain how dampness and cold affect the diaphragm and breathing. Where is the insufficiency?
3. How can I drop the stomach - diaphragm knot?
4. How do you fight the wind in the intestines that occur at night LI (05:00-07:00) time?
5 . I tried some points to remove the weight in my chest but I had no fast results.
I wish you a healthy winter.