In the same week, I have had two intense clinical reminders to Execute Sa’Am with care! And BOTH cases involved Small Intestine Supplementation gone way off the rails!!
Case 1. A 67 year old woman with severe right SacroIliac Joint pain and right low back pain in general ever since a May, 2019 Right hip replacement. She’d also had a right knee meniscus repair, an experience with a Baker’s Cyst in the Right popliteal fossa that had become very painful and eventually ‘blew open’. Last October, she had a stomach ulcer that, she said ‘blew apart’, requiring urgent and very complex substernal repair and hospitalisation for a month, during which time they discovered she had a hematoma on her Liver. The left side of her face is all droopy (lips, eye, cheek) and has been for 20 years since she had an acoustic neuroma removed from the back of her head. She is extremely hot, walks around in bare feet all winter. She is quite loud and has a very outgoing personality. When she gets really hot, she gets itchy and has a ravenous appetite. So, of course, on intake, my fingers were just itchy to get started - to supplement UB to cool her down and with all that low back and posterior leg pain - it was a channel and quality combo. I was also pretty keen to try Kidney supplementation for this intensely asymmetrical face of hers. But the pain was so bad, so severe and so longstanding, I decided the first session would be a Small Intestine supplementation. She returned a week later, reporting an excellent week - best in many months except for ‘last night’ when her pain returned with a vengeance. So I naturally thought, SI+ was just the ticket, we just needed to do it again. So I did. She returned a week later complaining of the worst week ever, an entire 7 days of blistering pain! She’d been to her doctor who could not figure out what was going on (I thought to myself , 'I know what happened . .combining that with her asymmetrical face that was staring me in the face, I’d obviously sent her body in the wrong direction! and Ki+ was very much what she needed. So I went for it. She fell into a deep sleep and for a while, I could actually see her left eye, left cheek and left lip straightening up!!!l She got off the table, delighting in the full disappearance of pain. A week later, she returned reporting the best week she had had in almost a year.
Case 2. Today, a 92 year old man showed up in my clinic. 92!! And on no medications at all, and his second wife - 76 years old. He’d been having quite bad low back pain on the right - involving PSIS and hip - for two months. We had quite a chat. He had a tremendous sense of humour. He even had all his original teeth! He’d led quite an industrious life - as an investments - finance guy, loves to dance, plays three instruments, is happily married, loves comedy, is very lucid and sharp. The only obvious pattern I could tease out of him was that after 35 weeks of radiation for a prostate issue, he had developed constipation - dry stools every other day and a dry mouth - not uncommon radiation side effects. Combined with his very active lifestyle, my itchy finger was aiming for a Spleen supplementation (pain was even at the UB 25 level). And being 92, I also thought a Kidney supplementation would just be a good idea. But when I saw him get on the treatment table and really wince in severe pain, I went for SI +. He got off the table and noticed he felt quite a bit better. So I thought, yes! I did the right thing. 90 minutes later, his wife called me - he had deteriorated badly, his whole left side had given out, his speech had grown weak. She gave him a tennis ball and he couldnt even grip it. Having just come off case 1 above, I thought 'dam! SI+ sent this 92 year old gent in the wrong direction badly!!. Luckily I had two hours till the next patient. At age 92, I was nervous and wanted to see him right away. So I drove right to their house. First thing to do was rule out a stroke. I ruled that out clearly. So with their permission, I inserted a Ki+ treatment. Within minutes, his voice strengthened and when given a tennis ball, he gripped it so hard, I could not get it away from him. After a 20 minute treatment, we got him up and he was fine. I asked him to shake my hand and his grip was fully restored! Having a treatment of a 92 year old go off the rails like that is quite the humbling lesson.
Two great demonstrations of the power of Sa’Am for good and bad - and how severe pain may be calling you to do SI+ but if there is very good reason to do Ki+ (strong asymmetry or high age), do THAT!!!