I took my sorry body to an acupuncturist. I've done acupuncture before without much effect. This time I'm hopeful. There was a lot of talking involved. I described my art to her, food paintings, and yes clearly, looking at my body, I've had issues with food. When I told her about my Asian Influence series, I could not pinpoint when my fascination with Asia began. As far as I could recall the only link was my mother. My parents went to Japan and Thailand when I was young. Connie Francis had a hit song called "Mamma" at the time and I cried copiously each time it was played on the radio. About ten times a day for two weeks. My parents returned with wonderful pieces. I told her I also paint a lot of sailboats. She asked if I like to sail. I answered, no, I spent my childhood summers becalmed, run aground or lost in a fog bank. She said, "So you paint things that have had negative resonance." It was a startling thought.
So there you go, Psychotherapy and unblocked qi in one fell swoop.