As one of the supplemental treatment, a practitioner sometimes uses a jin well point. Then, which Jin well point is the problem, either painful one or senseless one? In other words, which is considered as more deficient in terms of Hie?
Regarding other symptoms would help answering this question well. Almost all symptoms start from the state of yin deficiency, then develop through the yin excess, the state that heat was kept inside of the body, the yang excess, the heat starts spreading outwards, then the yang deficiency, the state that the heat itself diminishes in the end.
Namely, the deficiency of Jin-qi caused by some reasons, was something like discomfort feeling in the beginning, but as it gets Hie gradually, it develops from the pain inside to the pain outside, then finally it ends up with the state of desensitization without feeling of any pain. This is the process of the deficiency of Jin-qi growing. It is applicable to almost all symptoms, and an extremely physiological process. Then, it is possible to answer the question which is the more severe state of Hie.
Then, how can you confirm that the unresponsive well point is the more deficient in terms of Hie? It is obvious when you stimulate the jin well point and check the change of deep reference points responsive to the stimulation. That is, when you press the painful jin well point and see which reference point changes, and compare it with when you apply pressure to the jin well point without sensibility. One chooses the jin well point because it links with the deep Hie, not because it is simply the jin well point. It is notable that every step of Shakuju therapy is a process of getting rid of Hie, i.e.. tonifying the deficiency of Jin-qi.
* This article is translated from Japanese Shakuju Association blog.