Monday, January 12, 2009
Keeping the focus is part of the healing. On the part of the acupuncturist the focus is the choise of a point needled and then the needling itself. From a text book perspective a particular point can perform any number of functions. However, in practice, not every practitioner can elicit every function. In other words, the efficasy of needling depends on skill and part of that skill is intent. Chinese medicine is regulatory in nature. Acupuncture points stimulate the movement of qi along channels or meridians running along our bodies. Properly placed and exicuted this energetic stimulation elisits a physical response which hopefuly results in healing. Acupuncture in particular and Chinese medicine in general demand focus and intent for success. In this way does the energetics of the practitioner's intent effect the strength of the needling and therefore the depth and effectiveness of the treatment.