In 1977, shortly after I had finished my studies with Dr. So at the New England School of Acupuncture, I was practicing in Tucson, Arizona. A young man presented who had just ridden from Texas wearing no goggles on a motorcycle with no windscreen. His eyes were severely inflamed, nearly swollen shut, and painful; and the eyeballs were bright red. Following Dr. So’s protocol, I treated the patient this way:
I needled L.I.4 and L.I. 11.
Then I needled St 8, GB 15, Bl 2, TW 23, and GB 1
Last, since it tends to be a painful point and since Dr. So always counseled us to treat painful points last, I carefully needled Bl 1.
Result? Shortly after the treatment the patient’s pain was gone, and by the next morning he called to report his eyes were clear and the swelling had subsided dramatically. Please note, this is just one of the many exquisite, simple, and effective treatment protocols passed down to us by Dr. So to be found in his now out of print text, Treatment of Disease with Acupuncture. Why this is not a standard text at all U.S. acupuncture colleges baffles me. It’s no longer even used at the New England School of Acupuncture which Dr. So founded. Truly baffling.