An Acupuncture Treatment
Today was my first time performing a full acupuncture treatment on a patient. A couple of weeks ago, I took my patient's case, then had a week to come up with a TCM diagnosis (which is different than a Western medical diagnosis) and treatment plan. After a week, I presented the case and plan to my supervisor for approval. Finally, today I got to execute my acupuncture treatment plan on the patient. Overall, it was a really fun experience. I was even proud of my ability to remember many of the points' location, which made locating them on my patient a relatively easy task! Just a quick look in my point location textbook and suddenly I remembered all the points again. Today I even needled some points that I hadn't needled since first year acupuncture practicals. It was sort of like a scavenger hunt, searching for the correct point location (weird analogy, I know, but that is what it felt like). Now here's hoping that my patient finds improvement from my acupuncture protocol!