Acupuncture Notes

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by Calvin Lee, MD - Modesto Acupuncturist & Medical Doctor (General Surgeon).

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Eastern Medicine (sometimes referred to as Chinese Medicine) provides us with an alternate way of viewing disease and the nature of our bodies.  Eastern philosophy on medicine is powerful, yet flexible, requiring an art to choosing a particular acupuncture therapy.  No single system (Eastern or Western) holds all the answers.  However I try to put them together to help patients with their physical and mental health.  The basic ideas behind acupuncture have been used for thousands of years to help heal diseases of the mind, body, and spirit.  In my practice I work on patients with a wide variety of problems including depression, back pain, infertility, and cancer.

Disclaimer:  Stuff through the web, like this acupuncture page, shouldn't be a substitute for one on one conversations with your doctor.  So read this for enjoyment and not for medical advice.

These notes are probably very confusing to you if you aren't used to acupuncture.  You would probably only find this interesting if you are an acupuncturist or an acupuncture student.  These are acupuncture gems that I've discovered.  I've written these basically as notes for myself and for sharing with other professional acupuncturists.  Much of these were derived from the Stanford/Helms notes on acupuncture.

Chong Mo background info on this acupuncture curious meridian

Chong Mo acupuncture points

Example of a Chong Mo circuit coupled  with Tai Yang:

Plantar Fasciitis / Foot pain Local Treatment

All 30Hz x 20 minutes

Autonomic Cocktail

For problems of autonomic disregulation:  functional digestive disturbances, stress-related myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sympathetically maintained pain, trigeminal neuralgia

ST43 (on the foot)


GV20 to GV24.5 @ 2Hz (also used for jet lag, don't do at night; rather do it in the morning)

{HT5, HT7} to LR3 (low freq)

Add big Yang points: SI3, TH5, LI4, GB34, ST36, BL60

Niemtzow Pearls

Ear points for pain:

Smoking Cessation Protocol

Core input:  SP3, GB8, GB18

Manually tonify SP3 or connect in electrical tonification from one foot to the other.  45 minutes or bitter taste in mouth or increased salivation (give bell)

Day 0:  Early morning, core input, no cigarettes since night before

Day 1:  Afternoon session, core input plus symptomatic treatment for agitation, somnolence, or twitching, as necessary.  For persistent cravings, add NADA ear pointsfor addiction:  Shen Men, Sympathetic, LU, KI, ST and/or LR

Days 2-7:  Open door policy for ear points

Day 8:  Core input plus symptomatic treatment

Day 22:  Repeat

5-6 weeks:  Reinforcement visit

Another point for anti-smoking:  Bridge of nose at bony cartilaginous junction bilaterally (GB point on nose reflex map).  Tonify until eyes tear.

Acupuncture Meridian Clock

Acupuncture Meridian Clock
Yin Meridians Yang Meridians
3-5am: Lung (hand Taiyin) 5-7am: Large Intestine (hand Yangming)
9-11am: Spleen (foot Taiyin) 7-9am: Stomach (foot Yangming)
11am-1pm: Heart (hand Shaoyin) 1-3pm: Small Intestine (hand Taiyang)
5-7pm: Kidney (foot Shaoyin) 3-5pm: Urinary Bladder (foot Taiyang)
7-9pm: Pericardium (hand Jueyin) 9-11pm: Triple Burner (hand Shaoyang)
1-3am: Liver (foot Jueyin) 11pm-1am: Gallbladder (foot Shaoyang)

Acupuncture Dragon Treatments

Internal Dragons





External Dragons





External Links

HMI Medical Acupuncture Education

AAMA Medical Acupuncture


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Our Acupuncture Clinic is located with Dr. Tammy Wu's Plastic Surgery Office:  Next to the post office on Sylvan Ave.  Tel (209-551-1888)


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