I am curious about what others experiences are with people who respond the direct opposite to HT+ or BL+. I have noticed that you can strengthen BL and people who feel cold start to feel warm or strengthen HT and cool someone down. I’ll give a few examples.
I had a patient who was female which I know adds weight to HT+ but she was running hot. Her face was red, her epigastric area was soft and warm and her pulse was a little rapid. Her chief complaint was headaches at the occiput. My first treatment for her was BL+. She settled on the table.
At her next appointment she said her headaches were mildly better but she was extra hot. Feeling super over heated. Because her headaches came down a smidge and with this overwhelming heat (with a red face and hot to touch) I thought I would try BL+ one more time. Mistake. She got a terrible headache after the treatment and felt ever hotter. I got her back in clinic and did HT+ opposite side. She felt cooler right away and is completely resolved her headaches. It made me wonder if I need to place an extra weight to her being female. It was so curious.
Today I had a gentleman who gets episodes of gout where it’s red hot and painful. He hasn’t had an episode in many months but came in to prevent any further episodes. His last episode of gout was right on his heel following the bladder line. He however talks about how cold he is and he has mild tension in his epigastrium. Remembering the last patient I decided to give more weight to him being male along with the red hot symptoms that come with flare ups and went for BL+. He settled really well. His observations- he felt more comfortably warm.
Curious. I am wondering if this happens often to others and I’m trying to dissect it a bit to see if I can understand it better.