In Meridian Therapy I had practiced before, the point selection was basically decided by Sho (Patern). For example, if Sho is Lung Deficiency (Weakness of Lung), Lung 9 and Spleen 3 are chosen as treatment points. If cough is a main symptom, Lung 8 and Spleen 5 are chosen within Lung Deficiency. But it was not sure whether the points would work well or not until the points were actually treated with needles.
Furthermore, it was not sure whether the selected points were correct or not even after the points were used because sometime the points were correct but the technique was not good, leading to a bad result.
Also Sho is decided by mostly pulse diagnosis, but the pulse diagnosis is very difficult so it could happen that Sho of the same patient determined by the pulse diagnosis was different between acupuncturists such as one acupuncturist says Spleen Deficiency, another says Lung Deficiency, resulting in totally different point selections.
So what is the best solution to determine the most appropriate Sho and points to treat?
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