I got a cold a few days ago. The symptoms were runny nose, sneezing and a little bit of headache.
That night I just slept without any treatment on myself to confirm if I would get better without any treatment. The next day I still had a lot of sneezing and runny nose, and I was blowing my nose all day.
So I treated myself before I slept. I didn’t do the root treatment to know how effective the treatment without the root treatment would be. I just dispersed left LI4 and left ST39 by placing Ja Teishin for about a minute on each point. Though I was expecting I could stop runny nose and save Kleenex, the next day I still had to blow my nose all day.
That night I treated myself again. This time I checked my pulse and abdomen, and decided the pattern as Kidney Deficiency and I did the root treatment only. I tonified left KD7 with Yang. After the tonificaiton of KD7, my abdomen became softer overall, but there was still tightness of muscles under the both sides of the rib cage, especially on the left side. I checked and tonified TW4 with Yin technique. Since the tightness disappeared and I thought the pulse was good, I went to bed. The next morning when I woke up, I blew my nose once, but since then I had neither sneezing nor runny nose all day.
Runny nose related to the beginning of a cold is often treated as Lung Deficiency, but in my case I think Kidney Deficiency was appropriate. My Lung pulse is usually Sink and a little Excess so it tends to stagnate instead of deficient. The cause of runny nose seemed like the cold invaded Kidney. The reason that TW4 was used is the flow of energy between upper warmer and the middle warmer was not good, that means Lung was not weak but the breathing was not strong due to the stagnation at the diaphragm level, making the tightness under the rib cage. This is similar to seasonal allergies.
The second day I just did dispersion on some points but they didn’t work because I think that it didn’t approach the cause of the problem. The third day I could realize the importance of the root treatment and how effective it was when the pattern matched the condition.
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