Do you think it makes a difference to the clinical encounter and result whether while needling a Sa’Am Treatment you are either
(a) just methodically needling a well memorised set of four points or
(b) engaged in intimate contemplation of precisely what supplementation and drainage dynamic you are signalling to the patient
For example, let’s say you decide a patient needs a Kidney+ treatment.
And you have performed this treatment so many times, you just know you need to do
Kidney 7 + , Lung 8 +
Kidney 3 - , Spleen 3 -
and under scenario (a), you just needle the well memorised points as a purely technical set of four needling actions
and under scenario (b), as you approach the needling and as you needle the patient, you fully contemplate the notion that you are supplementing the Metal functioning in the patient to enhance and support the functioning of Water and you are draining the Earth functioning in the patient to relax overbearing control of Earth functioning on Water functioning so weakened Water functioning has more unconstrained room to operate.
Do you think it matters? Does it make a difference? Beyond your thoughts on the matter, have you explored this question for yourself in clinic?