The treatment is short, about
15 minutes, as it is only a demonstration. He directs my breathing,
asks me simple questions and reports about the state of my body.
“You have a lot of acid… but good energy… your
ovaries are okay… but your liver is suffering, too much
acid.” He presses into my tissue, my organs, deep, and the
burning is as he says, surrounding my liver. He cracks my back
and neck, communicating to me where the problems are, the possible
Some of Dr. Wang’s techniques are familiar to me and my
understanding of Chinese medicine, like taking my pulse, and probing
into specific points along the meridians of my body. But most
of his treatment is new and intense, the pain almost unbearable,
but safe, because I trust him. A couple of times he pulls at the
skin on my breastbone, lifting my torso slightly off the table.
He pushes his nail into my fingertips and presses against my tailbone.
“The indicator,” he explains, pressing on my coccyx,
“is not in the correct place.” He quietly reads the
language of my body, and then relays to me its complaints, making
adjustments along the way.
Standing up after the treatment is like occupying the body of
another person. My feet root themselves to the ground and the
throbbing I have come to expect in my back is not there. Dr. Wang
begins discussing the food that I should eat, and I listen carefully
to his prescriptions, by now having complete confidence in his
understanding of my ailments.
Within a few minutes, as I listen, tears start silently welling
up and pouring from my eyes. I laugh with embarrassment at the
impropriety of my outburst. He just looks me in the eyes and calmly
explains that my liver is opening up, releasing those tears. I
suspect they also might be tears of joy-it has been years since
I felt this good.
Before I leave, Dr. Wang looks me in the eye and tells me that
when I am ready for a very big change, I should come to see him.
“I will turn you into a warrior,” he promises.
Doctor Wang Hong
Authentic Chinese Tibetan Bodywork
749 27th Street, San Francisco, CA
Will Turn You Into A Warrior