Play the Leader/Follower game to learn sticking & reading skills; palpation skills follow.
Tide in / Tide out is subtle recruitment. When the Orthopod says “no weight bearing, no movement,” this exercise is useful for keeping the tissue connections valid and vibrant. Imagery is of the ocean Tide filling the estuaries, then as Tide goes out emptying them. The Tan T’ien is the ocean, the involved area the estuary. Teaching people how to “flow ch’i.” See Heng Ha.
Balancing chi flow on patients’ wound points/areas – perhaps through gravity exercises, fingertips on Lao Gong points, perhaps transition to theraband. Fibromyalgia patient’s response: “I don’t hurt!” Teaching people how to “flow ch’i.”