Combining the App and the Wheel in Practice
Those who prefer not to work with an electronic device in the therapeutic setting with the patient but still want to take advantage of the benefits of the app can ideally combine both tools.
It seems irritating for many patients and/or acupuncturists to use electronic devices during the treatment. The patient deserves your full attention in the consulting room.
Anyway: The big advantage of the app, beside its attractive price, is the automatic calculation and setting of the solar time. In addition a lot of background knowledge can be found directly in the app whereas this information has to be looked up in additional textbooks when working with the wheel.
But the „Wheel of Time Acupuncture©“ still has its advantages, like the apparent depiction of the cyclic course of the various systems, or the complete independence of any need of an electronic device.
Ideally, the app and the wheel are used together in order to benefit from both tools. The user of the wheel has the chance to check his/her calculations and settings with the help of the app. He can prepare the acupuncture session by checking the different strategies with the help of the comprehensive information in the app. In the treatment room, however, no electronic devices are needed. Here, in the therapeutic setting, a glance at the wheel is quite enough to choose the best timely treatment strategy.