“Never put a needle in a patient until you’ve already done the treatment.” – Bob Duggan L.Ac

My patient was a woman in her mid- thirties, mother of three , occupation care giver.  She presented with symptoms of pain in the lower left abdomen, reoccurring vomiting and diarrhea, especially after eating. We worked with diet changes, supplement support and acupuncture which all helped. The turning point came the day that we had a discussion, regarding her place of work and how she wrestled with fitting in with her female colleagues. We explored, her feelings relating to female energy and how she has always felt more comfortable with masculine energy. We spoke of her Yin feminine side and her Yang feminine side and how they played a part in her life, a life devoted to the care of others with little nourishment for her-self.   I needled the point Abundant Splendor and spoke about the reservoir of nourishment and energy that she could use to support her-self.

She returned home after the treatment and had a bout of severe diarrhea. Her symptoms of abdominal pain subsided at that point, and the diarrhea and vomiting dwindled.

She did some further research, ordered some texts that spoke about this issue.  She is still working with the symptoms but the shift towards health has been dramatic.

Together we recognized an aspect of her-self that was undernourished and unrecognized.  The Stomach meridian relates to digestion, absorbing and assimilating information. Abundant Splendor is a Stomach point. She needed to explore this idea and I was the witness. Even though, we talked a substantial amount, part of the communication was unsaid. The subtlest aspect of the treatment was the most influential.

Post by Jipala

Jipala R. Kagan is a healer and a writer. She is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and a NCCAOM Diplomat. Her work emphasizes Emotional/Spiritual Acupuncture, Trauma Recovery and Muscular-skeletal Relief. She has a working knowledge of Western Herbology, Homeopathic Medicine, Nutritional Supplements, Dietary, Lifestyle and Energetic counseling.