So i treated a patient for his first ever acupuncture treatment yesterday.
After taking patient history, there was evidence of damp heat in the large intestine. He also woke every night to urinate. Very healthy diet but alot of dairy which doesnt help the damp heat. also signs of athletes foot. He works out alot and drinks protien shakes. Sufferring from mood swings alot, where he gets angry very easily and fed up in general. A highstrung type.
I gave him a general treatment along with damp heat points and liver/ kidney points:
Yintang, li11, ren 12, sp6, st36, GB34, K3, Liv 3 - all bilaterally.
I was talking to him today and he had already made 5 bowel movements by 4pm, of normal(to him consistency, but more) and he has been urinating an awful lot all day. He said he is also feeling tired and very down(emotionally)
I explained that this is just the healing taking change in his body and all the passing of fluids and Bowels are the releasing of damp heat and detoxing? Do you think this is correct?
Also i put the "down" feeling to the use of Liv3, unblocking emotions. Hes quite a "macho" personality.