Not all that infrequently (certainly a few times a week), I find I face this Sa’Am challenge . . . . . the primary Sa’Am signs and symptoms for an Excess Determination are weak to even non-existent and YET, when I assess the whole patient before me, I find I am drawn heavily to supplement the counterbalancing channel because the primary Qualities supported by that supplementation are, to the best of my perception and understanding, clearly needed by the patient.
For example, let’s say, there are really no strong primary signs and symptoms to make a San Jiao Excess determination . . . they are not notably polite, their eyes are not sparkly in anyway, they are not self-critical, their body is not particularly light, there does not appear to be any notable hyper-focus on external details, there don’t seem to be any remarkable shielding issues, etc . . . just really nothing there or very little to point to San Jiao Excess and YET, after a full look at the patient, I feel the thing they would benefit from the MOST is to be cooled down and moistened a bit (i.e. spend some time in a cool and moist forest). Everything about them just points to that (in spite of nothing particularly remarkable in the list of San Jiao Excess signs and symptoms)! Is this just a ‘rock level’ indication Liver supplementation is the thing to do in this case or is this legitimately compelling in its own right on a pearl / gem level?
In other words, can an identified need for the qualities we are supporting by supplementing a channel be considered legitimate high level status indicators for correct therapeutic action in the same or similar ways the primary signs and symptoms of the corresponding channel in Excess are?