|Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 15:45: |
I have noticed with new patients the initial effect of acupuncture produces very good results. I also notice with some patients, that although they have good results initially, I have have difficulty maintaining this response. Some patients say that the later treatments do not produce the same effect as the initial treatments.
How can this be so? Does the body get used to the acupuncture?
|Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 17:38: |
Hi Ted. This is a well documented impression of many practitioners. The reasons for this phenomenon are those:
1. The first few sessions, when administered properly, start to change your patient's energetical condition in the proper direction. They mark a beginning of change from zero position to +1 which may be very significant in terms of symptomatic relief. Later treatments have less significant effect since the condition improves in smaller segments. Thus, the patient's impression is that there is a halt in his/her progress.
2. In chronic conditions, the disease usually tends to stick to its custom (mal) state of energy. This is why it is called stagnation. attempts to change this state resemble attempts to push a sunken car from a ditch back to its route. You push, and it sinks back and so on and on. This procedure continues until you gain enough momentum and the car is back on its route. I hope this analogue is clear...
|Posted on Monday, June 28, 2004 - 21:03: |
I thought as much, but it is better to hear it from an others perspective.