A bit confused on a patient who seems so sj excess but doesn’t respond at all to Liv+. He is very sensitive to light, meticulous, prefers a darker room, can’t sleep when the moon is full, the first thing he does at the beach is find the shade, he has a fairly light body density (though maybe slight denseness in his calves), his eyes aren’t super sparkly but are also not dull. He is extremely sensitive to all sensations with acupuncture treatments, and can tell me exactly what is happening in his body and where, BUT He feels very shielded - he even used those words today. I get the feeling when I’m with him, that I am being keenly observed, but that he is behind a cloud. I can usually read people with more ease, and even after many treatments, I’m still not quite sure what makes him tick. His chief complaint is pain along the sj channel of his forearm. The first time I tonified liver he seemed to have a flare up in his arm (although could also have been flared up by activity). The arm is slowly improving with sp+ (he’s very industrious and mostly frustrated that the arm keeps him from household projects) but today I tried to tonify liver again - but no response. I’m wondering if the shielding in this case is actually trumping all the other apparent sj excess. As an aside (although nothing feels an aside in sa’am) his head is always tilted to the side I believe from a tight left trapezius - not sure if this goes under assymmetry or gb/pc/si/ki but it is very noticeable. Apart from +Lv, +Sp, I’ve also tonified SI due to the nature of his arm injury and the ropey sensations at the injured area - and his arm did improve - though he is still frustrated with the rate of improvement.
Here are some other characteristics
Pc: seems studious. Calm. Centered +8
Liv: feels shielded +7, sj channel pain, dull complexion +7
Sj: meticulous +8 light sensitive +8, sj channel pain
Li: industrious +8
Lu: driesh skin, soft belly +3
Ki: pain, injury, ropey sensation +8
SI: Assymetry + 7
There’s part of me itching to +sj - even though on paper it seems like that would be a crazy idea. Maybe this is a liv - sj toggle? Have you all seen that?