The Limitations of Origin TenderPoint Therapy:
OPT is not effective for two situations below:
* Body-Injury-Local. Sudden injuries - like shoulder dislocation, stepping on nail, knife penetration & fish bone stuck deep in the throat - cannot be treated with OPM. No amount of origin point massage can, pop-back the arm into the shoulder joint or dislodge the fish bone in the throat.
* 24-Hour-Symptom. This refers to symptom that affects the body non-stop, all the time, day & night. Tinitis ringing in the ear, floaters in the eyes, disorders in the 'head' like Parkinson's disease, dementia, Multiple System Atrophy, coma, etc.
On 24-Hour-Symptom, OPM still offers hope in some cases where the practitioners & the patients persisted. The emphasis is placed on building up the patient's heat-energy with 24-hour heat therapy, very strong dosage of ginger soup and daily antui routines.
Dr Chang also reminds learners/patients not to have blind faith in him and think that 'everything' will be okay once they see him in consultation. Success in OPM treatment depends very much on the patient's effort & cooperation in doing regular exercises, sleeping early, having positive thinking, antui origin points, wenfu heat therapy, drinking jiangtang ginger soup, avoidance of cold/chilling foods, drinks, medicine, raw food/fruits, etc.