I worked with two acupuncturist before surgery. Janney Li, who was Chinese trained, and Cali Gaston, a five element trained practitioner.
I did intensive work with Janney Li to see what could be resolved before committing to surgery.
Cali Gaston did more of an energetic balancing act for me pre and post surgery.
Working with my acupuncturist, Cali Gaston, before surgery, she came up with this rationale:
I am holding an intention to have Scott’s Qi moving smoothly, and in fully. I’ve been choosing points that help bring the Qi out of the corners and into the flow, and using plenty of moxa to help nurture is Qi. There has been a nice response in his pulses to these treatments, and I will carry on supporting his wise body/being as he approaches his surgery.
Great Bell Acupuncture
I also worked for an intense period with Janny Li at the M Clinic. I found that she could reduce the pain considerably. But even with the pain gone my knee didn’t function well. I was unstable and off balance. This is when I realized that replacement surgery was my best option.
I think the cartilage was too far gone to be able to regenerate itself. Probably the same for stem cell replacement therapy. I was about five years too late too get started with it. There was nothing left to regenerate. Also since it was post traumatic,