Practitioner Resources

Here are a handful of resources I’ve developed that may be of use to medical practitioners in the clinic. Some are specifically for practitioners of Chinese medicine, others for healers in general. My emphasis (since I made these for myself) was on condensing information into something I could scan very quickly while developing a treatment.


Besides what’s listed here, please check out all the articles in the Pain section, which I wrote with both patients and practitioners in mind.


For practitioners wanting high quality educational materials to supplement their patients’ care, consider referring them to my online nutrition course, How to Eat, and my online pain management course, Live Pain Free. And if you are interested, we can set you up as an affiliate for one or both of these courses so that you can earn a commission for every sale you refer – just contact

I started this project in 1997, when I first began studying Chinese herbs. I organized all my notes into tables, then I began adding information from other sources, including some Western and Ayurvedic ones. As the project grew and grew, I started to realize that perhaps its greatest value was that it was searchable. You could, say, search for “breast” if you were treating a breast disorder and quickly see all the herbs and formulas that come up with reference to the breast, and then, working off your diagnosis, of course, make more ideal herb choices. The document this site is based on is about 500 pages and is more cleanly laid out, but I wanted to make it into a web site so that it would be accessible from mobile devices. In the conversion process, some of the formatting got screwed up, so I hope you can overlook that until I have time to clean it up (might not be anytime soon). Also, the linking menu at the top isn’t all set up either. However, you can use the Find function of your browser or the floating Search window on the page to search for key words. So… there’s a lot that I would like to do to improve this, but it’s all very time consuming. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy it.
Chart of Acupuncture Meridian and Yi Jing Interrelationships:
Inspired by my friend Peter Eschwey’s graphical representations of meridian interrelationships and Chinese clock correspondences, I made this chart as a quick reference for developing treatments based on the teachings of Richard Tan and Chao Chen. If you find the affected meridian(s) on this chart, the colored lines (and two adjacent meridians on the circle) show you each of the related meridians that can be used in your treatments. You can also look for meridian combinations that involve multiple interrelationships (e.g., Heart-Small Intestine-Bladder-Kidney or Heart-Small Intestine-Liver-Gallbladder),
and choose one meridian per limb using the arrangement depicted in Yin/Yang grid above (middle graphic) – one hand Yin meridian and a foot Yang meridian on the same side; then on the opposite site, a hand Yang meridian and a foot Yin meridian. This way, we’re balancing Yin and Yang as thoroughly as possible. On the top half of the body, one side is Yin and the other Yang. On the bottom half of the body, one side is Yin and the other Yang. On the right side of the body, one limb is Yin and the other Yang. And on the left side of the body, one limb is Yin and the other Yang. The more interrelated the meridians, the better. The symbols in the third image indicate the required relationships that Richard Tan emphasizes must exist between the meridian(s) chosen on each limb in order for a treatment to be “globally balancing” (there are 4 options; extra connections are okay). Each line in each of these symbols indicates a connection between the chosen meridians in the two limbs the line connects. The four resulting shapes, in Tan’s words, are all structurally stable. If you were to draw lines representing the connections between the chosen meridian(s) on each limb and it wasn’t a structurally stable shape, it would not be globally balancing. For instance, in #1, there is a connection between the two hand meridians (top horizonal line), there is a connection between the two foot meridians (bottom horizontal line), there is a connection between the right hand meridian and the left foot meridian, and also between the left hand meridian and the right foot meridian (the two diagonal lines). But there is no connection between the right hand and right foot meridians (no vertical line), and no connection between the left hand and left foot meridians.
Synopsis of Wrist and Ankle (“Floating”) Acupuncture:
This system, introduced by Zhang Xinshu in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, can be a useful adjunct to other forms of acupuncture. One of my acupuncture professors taught the use of this system for sports medicine, whereby a needle could be inserted superficially in one of these zones and taped down (put a piece of tape under the handle of the needle and then another piece to cover the handle) and then the athlete could often resume playing with the needle in place and significantly less pain. I can’t say this system is always effective, but it’s one worth keeping in mind. I do find wrist zone 1 to be useful in a number of psycho-emotional situations. My primary role in creating this 2-sided chart was to condense the material and make the diagrams easier to view by adding color.

Composite Chart of Sinew Channels:
Several years ago, I became interested in the sinew channels as an underutilized facet of meridian therapy. However, I didn’t have a chart that showed all the sinew channels in one place, which sometimes made it hard to determine which sinew channel was affected when I was investigating pain in a certain part of the body. This was a labor of love. I scanned pictures of the sinew channels from A Manual of Acupuncture and manipulated them to get them all onto three body diagrams, color coded and with descriptive text added. I hope someone can get some value out of this.

Classical Five Element Acupuncture:
This is the handout from a presentation I’ve given to acupuncturists on Five Element Acupuncture. It’s not a total training in this system by any means, but it covers a lot of the nuances of this system, protocols, point descriptions, etc. When I was first in school for TCM, I was under the impression that I could apply a bit of Five Element Acupuncture here and there – Internal Dragons and Aggressive Energy treatments, for instance – without really understanding the broader context of the system. After doing seminars with Lonny Jarrett and David Ford, I began to understand that it wasn’t really something I could just dabble in if I wanted to really help people transform. So I went back to school in Khosrow Khalighi’s Five Element
Training Program in Marin and studied under him, J.R. and Judy Worsley, and Joseph Soprani for the next 3 years. In the process I was repeatedly taken aback by how different it was from my TCM training. I had to do more than a year of point location, even though I already had a master’s degree in TCM, learning to use Five Element locations and to find the points by touch. I had to learn a completely different system of pulse taking. I had to learn to roll and burn moxa cones as fast as possible. But the greatest emphasis was on honing my rapport skills and learning to feel and test the space. This involved being videotaped while interviewing patients and then watching the tape with the class while everyone pointed out my mistakes. Unnerving but good for me. Anyway, I hope you get something out of this presentation.


By the way, when I was studying it, this system was called Classical Five Element Acupuncture – a term the Worsleys had trademarked, since many people were/are practicing systems they called “Five Element Acupuncture,” – though then and now, the great majority of the ideas and techniques that comprise what people in the West call Five Element Acupuncture derives from Worsley’s material. But since J.R.’s death, the name has been changed to Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture. This is probably a more accurate name, since the system is very much a synthesis of different philosophies and techniques by J.R., and not actually “classical” as a single cohesive system.

Please check out our line of health-supporting natural, plant based products. The MUSCLE MELT line has been the most popular by far. It has been used extensively in my practice, in our spas, and by practitioners around the world. They have been carried at New Seasons Market, Market of Choice, Zupans, Whole Foods, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine and other locations. People love them. Thanks. I apologize for interrupting your viewing pleasure with this advertisement. I tried to make it as unobnoxious as possible. ? Wholesale pricing available for stores and practitioners.

Five Element Point Chart:
This is essentially a condensed and color coded version of J.R. Worsley’s acupoint chart, created by a good friend of mine while we were studying Classical Five Element Acupuncture. Instead of being laid out over several pages, all the point names and categories can be viewed on a single page face. Also includes Worsley’s recommendations for needle depth, number of moxa cones and pregnancy contraindication.
Imaging and Mirroring in Limb Microsystems:
A simple chart to show how the head and torso can be mapped onto the entire upper extremity, the entire lower extremity, the forearm and hand, and the lower leg and foot; and how the lower extremity and upper extremity can be used to mirror each other for meridian therapies. On this updated version the torso and head get mapped onto each other and I depict “straight through” locations.

Graphical Depiction of Richard Tan’s 12 Magical Points System:
While I feel this system can sometimes be useful, it’s not always easy to come up with a treatment using this methodology. I felt it needed a system of charts in order to be clearer. If you have the book and/or have studied it with Tan, you may find this PDF useful. The nutshell version of this system is this: for complex cases in which most or all of the meridians are affected, you needle one point on each of the 12 meridians following a specific pattern. Starting with one limb, you choose either jing-well or ying-spring points from the three Yin or the three Yang meridians. Then, moving to the next limb either clockwise or counter-clockwise, you needle either ying-spring or shu-stream points on the meridians of the opposite polarity of those you chose on the first limb (i.e., if you did well and/or spring points on the right Yang foot meridians, you would then move to do spring and stream points on either the left Yin foot meridians or the right Yin hand meridians). Then, following the same direction (clockwise or counterclockwise), you move to the next limb, switch polarity again, and needle the shu-stream or jing-river points on these three meridians. Finally, at the last limb, you switch polarity again and needle jing-river or he-sea points on these three meridians. So, the gist of it is that you choose one starting limb, on which you needle very distal points (all three Yin or all three Yang meridians), and then, going clockwise or counterclockwise from limb to limb, you gradually choose increasingly proximal points. It’s as if you’re drawing an inward spiral. So, there are 8 possible places to start (right foot Yin, right foot Yang, right hand Yin, right hand Yang, left foot Yin, left foot Yang, left hand Yin, and left hand Yang) and 2 ways to go from there (clockwise or counterclockwise), resulting in 16 possible overall maps.
As for which of these maps to choose, you generally start by identifying some specific points you want to use (either based on their TCM indications or, more often, based on their meridian correspondences) and see which map they would fit into the best. This is where the charts I made come in handy. The 16 maps are labeled based on the starting limb and polarity (e.g., right foot Yang) and whether they progress proximally in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Here’s the twist: although Tan starts by laying this system out with only the command points (well, spring, stream, river, sea), in practice, he doesn’t at all stick to these points. It’s like learning music theory and then going on to break the rules and improvise. The key is just to start distal and move proximal as you go around the body. These points might actually be ashi points in the general area of the command points, or might involve other meridian points as long as they progress in a generally proximal fashion.
Acupoint Categories and Five Element Treatment Protocols:
The top half of this chart is the basic stuff – command points, celestial windows, etc. – for quick reference, and the lower portion covers some succinct treatment protocols. It will all print on one side of one handy-dandy page. I hope you find it useful.

Abdominal Acupuncture – Turtle, Yi Jing, and Other Approaches:
The abdominal microsystem can be a powerful adjunct to limb points or a great standalone treatment. At times I have done abdominal microsystem treatments that facilitated dramatic improvements in my patients. This double sided sheet is dense with information. I encourage you to take your time with it … there’s enough here to give you years of exploration. The primary system I cover here is Zhiyun Bo’s Turtle Abdominal Acupuncture, which I learned from Roger Batchelor while earning my doctorate at OCOM. The Yi Jing (I Ching) approaches come from David Twicken, Roger Batchelor, Chao Chen, and Wei Liu. What is presented here in the abdominal Yi Jing acupuncture section doesn’t quite approach the potential depth of this system, but should be a good starting point. In addition to the systems presented on this reference sheet, I should mention centering of the umbilical pulse, which is an integral part of Classical Five Element Acupuncture treatment. Here’s an article by Neil Gumenick that discusses the process. As I was taught it, the pinky is held together with the other fingers (Neil excludes the pinky). Believe it or not, there have been times I have centered the umbilical pulse and the patient has experienced a dramatic improvement in digestion or psycho-spiritual stability. The navel is an exceedingly significant point.
Notes on Acupoints and Needling Technique:
Several years ago, I was reviewing my old acupoint notes, and although I had pretty well memorized all the major actions and indications of most points, there were a handful that, as I read about them, made me think, “Oh yeah, I want to remember that!” So, I started to compile all the tidbits that I had forgotten (and some that I hadn’t quite forgotten, but wanted to use more), particularly of the extra points. I also organized my doctoral notes from studying needling techniques with Wei Liu here. I recognize that this document (2 double-sided sheets) is less of a quick reference than some of my other projects, and also that the points and indications that I want to remind myself of may not be the points and indications you want to be reminded of, but there’s a lot of good stuff here. Check it out.
Quick Reference of Migraine Therapies:
This is primarily a patient-targeted run-down of the most effective approaches for treating migraines, though practitioners may learn something from it too. If you want to share it with patients, please keep my authorship information on there – and note, I highly promote acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. We do superb work at treating migraines! There’s a slightly longer, though less pretty version of this in text form HERE.

Shizuto Masunaga’s Zen Shiatsu Chart:
I consider myself very fortunate to have gotten to study Zen Shiatsu for three years with Lindy Ferrigno. She is an excellent teacher and Masunaga was brilliant. Masunaga’s primary innovations were mapping “extensions” of the foot meridians on the arms and “extensions” of the hand meridians on the legs; and developing a highly effective system of abdominal (hara) diagnosis, which included diagnostic areas on the back as well. While the diagnostic areas of the hara can be palpated manually to discern the chief jitsu (excess) and kyo (deficient) meridians, my teacher found that off the body “palpation” – i.e., feeling the energy over the diagnostic areas was faster and just as effective. She would rapidly scan with her hand over the abdomen and determine the jitsu and kyo meridians in seconds. This chart was developed in 1970 and while it’s excellent, I felt that the contrast could be improved and that it would benefit from English labels of the meridians and extensions. On the right side of the chart you’ll see the ideal limb positioning to bring each meridian to the surface to work on it. Also included are cross section drawings of the limbs and neck showing the locations of the meridians. Utterly brilliant. If you like Masunaga’s work, the book that’s probably most highly regarded on the subject of Zen Shiatsu is Shiatsu Theory and Practice by Carola Beresford-Cooke. I also like Masunaga’s books, although they are less instructive in shiatsu than Carola’s. Check out Meridian Exercises and Zen Imagery Exercises.
Visual Reference for Richard Tan’s Element-Balancing Ba Gua Acupuncture System:
I learned this system a few years ago and immediately realized I would never use it unless I could make it easier to apply. So, I constructed this easy-peasy chart that tells you exactly which points to needle in order to invoke any combination of trigrams. I also included succinct notes to remind you of the methodology. If you’ve studied this system with Tan but haven’t used it, I hope this chart will make it much simpler for you. I know there’s a lot of material here. If it seems daunting, just don’t pay any attention to the Ba Gua in the lower left corner – that’s just some theory for you on the construction of the system. The blue and yellow tables are what you’ll be using to determine point selection.
The 28 Pulse Qualities:
Just a one page reference sheet of the 28 pulses and their descriptions. Wanted to have it handy for memorization.
George Soulie De Morant’s Weihe Points & Remedies:
George Soulie De Morant’s voluminous book covers a lot of esoteric stuff, including this: homeopathic remedies he considered associated with (or equivalent to) particular acupoints. I decided to peruse the book to find them all and organize them two ways – by channel flow and alphabetically by remedy. Fascinating stuff, though I can’t vouch for its clinical validity.

Tung Family Acupoint Notes:
These notes cover a random selection of several dozen points used in the Tung Family system (2 double sided pages) through studying with Yueh Chieh Young, Henry McCann, and Richard Tan. I tried to make this more clinically referrable by highlighting the indications. It’s not a comprehensive review of Tung’s acupuncture points or methodology. For this, I highly recommend Henry McCann’s BOOK.
Shen/Hammer Pulse Intake Sheet:
I made this pulse recording sheet after studying the Shen/Hammer pulse system with Brian LaForgia. If you’ve studied this system, I hope you find it useful.

Home Reflexology Prescription Sheet:
Use this sheet to give your patients a foot reflexology routine that they (or a friend/partner) can do at home. Big progress can be made if the patient works on their feet between treatments. I have multiple colored highlighter pens that I use to mark the various treatment areas. Then I usually indicate in the notes area, e.g., “Work the pink area (liver) first. Then the yellow area (small intestine) second. And the green area (large intestine) third. Stroke in the direction of the arrows.”

Moxa Instructions for Patients:
This prints as two per page, so you just slice the page lengthwise and you’ve got two handy instruction sheets. Send your patient home with a moxa stick & one of these sheets, and expect progress. Printing it on colored paper may add extra legitimacy to moxibustion.

More to come:

I have a lot more similar charts, tables, and note compilations that I hope to upload over time. I’d also like to collect clinic reference materials that other practitioners have made and link to them here, so contact me if you want to share.


Tooth Correlations with Organs/Meridians and Emotions by Dr. Ralph Wilson:
Pretty esoteric stuff and I can’t vouch for the clinical validity, but I occasionally pull this out when I have a patient with a problematic tooth.
Reference Ranges for Blood Tests:
I just found this cool chart on Wikipedia one day. It really would be great to print it as a poster if you would refer to this with any regularity. You can click to view it and then save it, or right click (or whatever the Mac equivalent of right clicking is) and select “Save link as…”.

  • Amy Zahm
    Posted at 06:05h, 26 November Reply

    Wow! This is a wonderful collection of resources. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing it. I’m glad to hear about your pain patches and look forward to trying them.

  • Robert Herbst
    Posted at 11:32h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for posting these valuable resources. So much time put into all this it seems. I really appreciate the fact that you are sharing this with us. Keep up the great work!

  • Linda Rago
    Posted at 11:45h, 04 December Reply

    Excellent work. I am a Meiso Shiatsu practitioner who studies with Master Yuji Yahiro in Italy. I live on North Stradbroke Island, Australia and am on the National Council for the Shiatsu Therapy Assoc of Australia. I have a treatment centre and offer yoga classes on the beach, aged & frail support and am hosting an International Conference on the island May 28, 2014.
    Your work is very helpful. I support and applaud the sharing and communicating of knowledge and practices. Conference website comes up if you google ‘International Conference North Stradbroke Island’.
    I found your charts by accident after a laminating machine ate my prized old ones! Good outcomes from +ve imagination and handy search engine skills by a determined commercial laminator who tried to appease the look of horror on my face! She ran to my car after I’d left the store.
    Love your work. Thank you, Linda Rago.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 11:49h, 04 December Reply

      Thanks! I’m glad it was helpful. Be well, Peter

      • Peter Borten
        Posted at 11:52h, 04 December Reply

        Thanks! I’m glad it’s helpful!

  • Mary
    Posted at 11:48h, 04 December Reply

    This is wonderful! Thank you for these incredibly thoughtful resources. I was searching for “sinew channels” and came across your site. Now it’s bookmarked!

  • Luis Miguel Trapaga
    Posted at 11:50h, 04 December Reply

    Thank Heavens I found your site. I was searching for a list of the Roger De La Fuye acupoint-homeopathic remedy correspondences when I stumbled across this site. Still haven’t found what I was originally looking for, but I love your work!

  • carmen
    Posted at 11:54h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for your sharing spirit, God bless your learning hunger and generosity!

  • murali
    Posted at 11:55h, 04 December Reply

    thank you very much. its really helpful.Thank you so much for your generosity

  • theodora kalfopoulos
    Posted at 11:56h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for the information you devoted your life in learning and bringing it to us; it is useful and lots of it commonsensical; thank you for the reminders and for honing in what we need to do every day – same as we feed our body, we need to carryon and feed our psyche and overall consciousness. I will be emailing you as I have specific questions and possibly work through Skype for consult. TK

  • stephanie
    Posted at 11:57h, 04 December Reply

    wow amazing site and info!! thanks for posting all this, what a great resource for acupuncturists!

  • Preethi Sutton
    Posted at 11:58h, 04 December Reply

    Wow! This is amazing information! You are so generous with your time and knowledge. I am a newly qualified practitioner and some of the things here are immensely useful. Thank you so much!

  • Diane
    Posted at 12:12h, 04 December Reply

    I’m currently in TCM school but also took 4 days of study with Dr. Tan. All i can say about your resources is WOW and THANK YOU! These are gifts for those who soon be starting our practice.

  • Dr. Rajan Naik
    Posted at 12:13h, 04 December Reply

    This is not a overnight job. Your Pains taking job has made me bow in front of you HUNDRED Times. No further words. You are a blessed human.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:14h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you, Rajan. I hope you enjoy the Tan & Tung material. Blessings to you, too – and Maha Saraswati. ?

  • Dr. Rajan Naik
    Posted at 12:15h, 04 December Reply

    Presently i am working on the direction of Dr. Coca’s Pulse method. I am thorough in Ayurveda. I am finding limitation in Dr. Coca’s method. Because Doshas in Ayurveda are just related to food and Prakruti (Constitution). There are certain medicines in Ayurveda which are proven best to correct the food Doshas. That is Called Anna-dosh, Jal-dosh and Sthal-dosh. Basic fundamentals of Ayurveda is your food is your medicine. But Prakruti dosha has relation with paripaak of food. So allergy is not given much weightage as like modern medicine. Most important Ayurveda is life science. If it followed there are list chances of Dis-ease and anybody can be shatayushi (Hundred years). The state of Dis-ease is due to Pradynaparadh ( Deliberately breaking law of Nature). Rest we will discuss latter. Please be in touch with me on my mail. Dr. Rajan

  • Carmen
    Posted at 12:16h, 04 December Reply

    This is unbelievably generous of you! Thank you for sharing your work; you truly are dedicated to the medicine. May you live a blessed life. I wish you continued success.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:17h, 04 December Reply

      You’re welcome. I’m happy to do this. It’s a labor of love.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 12:18h, 04 December Reply

    From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!

  • jayakumar
    Posted at 12:18h, 04 December Reply


  • Julei Busch
    Posted at 12:19h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you so much for such a generous dedication to sharing of resources. It is very helpful in cross-referencing information between teachers and systems!

    best to you.

  • Sue Graham
    Posted at 12:20h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic work

  • Michael Barr
    Posted at 12:21h, 04 December Reply

    You are a real scholar and mensch to boot. I stumbled onto your dizzying archive and graphic summaries in search of a cheat sheet for the Tan mirror systems. I found all that and more. Cannot thank you enough. I don’t know where you found the time to do all this, but I am very happy you did!

    I love the idea of giving patients reflexology homework. I was unable to download that penultimate graphic though. All the others downloaded “1-2-3,” as Teh-Fu might say. I will try to submit some of my stuff, however lame, over the next few months. Thanks again for your epoch-defying generosity.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:21h, 04 December Reply

      Thanks, Michael! I’m glad you found it & that it’s been useful. I think I fixed the reflexology chart. Try again now. I am having some problems with WordPress at the moment, but hope to get everything else fixed soon. -Peter

  • Abdul
    Posted at 12:23h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you very much Peter.
    As I can see you are generous and unselfish in your work because you shared all these to the world. In the name of Love.
    I appreciated very much.
    May God Blessed You. Give and you shall receive.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:24h, 04 December Reply

      You’re very welcome, Abdul.

  • Leah Olson
    Posted at 12:25h, 04 December Reply

    I was just sitting down to make a chart of the sinew channels when I thought I’d look on the web first. This is a fantastic set of resources. I’ve been looking for a good synopsis on many of these techniques. Thanks so much

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:26h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you. I’m glad it’s been helpful!

  • Leah Olson
    Posted at 12:26h, 04 December Reply

    Have you been in touch with Wei Liu recently? I am a student of his. At one point he was looking for someone to help him write a book about acupuncture and gynecology based on the work of one of his teachers. Looking through all these resources you compiled, I thought you might be a potential collaborator. He’s got a lot of information locked away and needs help putting it into a useable format for acupuncturists.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:28h, 04 December Reply

      Hi Leah,
      No, I haven’t seen him in about 6 or 7 years. I’m glad to hear he’s still in practice and wanting to share more of his knowledge. What a nice guy, too. Anyway, I’m too busy to be the one to assist in this work, but Portland is full of eager students. I wonder if one of the doctoral students might make a collaboration with him their capstone project.
      Be well,

  • Rana
    Posted at 12:28h, 04 December Reply

    You are blessed Million times !!!
    I’m looking for more of Master Tung’s Material esp his Points Chart but getting nothing much on net. In India, I’m not getting any of his books. If you have his Points chart with diagram ,plz help.


    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:29h, 04 December Reply

      Hi Rana,
      Sorry, I don’t have a Tung chart, but I suggest you check out Henry McCann’s book. We were in school together & he’s a very conscientious and devoted student of Tung’s legacy.
      Be well,

  • David
    Posted at 12:30h, 04 December Reply

    Wow! It’s obvious that you put much care and thought into what you produce. Thank you for sharing your years of knowledge and experience with everyone.

  • Angela Guerra L.A.c, RYT
    Posted at 12:31h, 04 December Reply

    It is so amazing to come across all these wonderfully and skillfully put together graphics. I am have deep bows of gratitude as well as kid in a candy store excitement over finding your page! It is so important to share and hold each other up. Thank you so much for your clear dedication to this medicine! Blessings, Abundance and Health-Angela

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:32h, 04 December Reply

      Thanks, Angela. I’m glad they’re helpful!

  • Claire Callery
    Posted at 12:32h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you Peter for your generosity in sharing this valuable information with us – Wishing you the very best.

  • Hugo Nunes
    Posted at 12:33h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you very very much for your genorosity ? i think this kind of partnership between colleagues is the best and most healthy thing that can improve all of our practice. Thanks again ?

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:34h, 04 December Reply

      You are welcome!

  • Nguyen Joseph
    Posted at 12:34h, 04 December Reply

    Merci beaucoup pour ce partage d’informations.
    Ce travail de synthèse est vraiment très précieux.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:35h, 04 December Reply

      de rien!

  • Curtis
    Posted at 12:35h, 04 December Reply

    Wow. This is a very comprehensive page with lots of cool stuff. Thanks for this.

    I myself just finished updating my acupuncture-related site located here:

    Right now the focus is to provide a comprehensive guide to the acupuncture meridians of the body. I also hired a professional artist to create images of each meridian that are free to view on the website, or you can purchase it in ebook format if you want.

    It would be cool if you could share my meridian guide in your list of resources for your blog readers.


    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:36h, 04 December Reply

      Hi Curtis,
      Sure, I would be happy to share your meridian guide.
      Be well,

  • Kamal
    Posted at 12:37h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for posting these gold mine informations trying to assist and help humanity, thank you so much.. may I ask you peter is there anyway I could help to assist my nephew 10 years old with specific acupuncture pts ( minimal ) he has seizures or epilepsy they are becoming too frequents (nothing showing in the brain any sign of damage or injury) I attended dr . Tan core foundation seminars could I help with that? Your advice would be much appreciated and thank you once more

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:38h, 04 December Reply

      Hi Kamal,
      you’re welcome. As for seizure disorders, well, I tend to gravitate more toward herbs. You could consider Ding Xian Wan, Wen Dan Tang, etc. for this. I like Dan nan xing for children with phlegm disorders. I think it’s also worth looking into CBD, one of the cannabis cannabinoids that has shown great promise for childhood seizures. Might also consider a ketogenic diet.
      Acupuncture could help, too, but I would need a pattern dx.
      Be well, Peter

  • Krish
    Posted at 12:39h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful resources. They are so easy to understand.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:41h, 04 December Reply

      You’re welcome!

    Posted at 12:42h, 04 December Reply

    I really appreciate sharing of your learning to others to reduce their learning time and contribute your hard work to others. Very few people have this kind of approach and those who share their knowledge become Big Master/Guru in future.

    May God bless you to lead a Healthy, Energetic & Happy LIFE!

    Bangalore, India +91-9845071426

    Note: Please share your email to send you my learnings to you, if it is going to be useful to achieve good health through proper chewing methods.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:42h, 04 December Reply

      Thank you, Ramadas. I just want to help more people access the information they need to be well and do good in the world.

  • Maureen Laverty
    Posted at 12:44h, 04 December Reply

    I stumbled upon these beautiful resources by accident. I was trying to research a little about Dr. Tan on his passing (RIP). I had heard so much about him from my acupuncture colleagues but had never met him or studied any of his courses. In doing so I somehow clicked on to your site- what a wonderful start to the new year.! They will always remind me of the death of Dr. Tan and his legacy.I have printed off the resources and hope to study them in more depth.

  • Balasundaram
    Posted at 12:44h, 04 December Reply

    Excellent work of your knowledge sharing ideas for mankind wellbeing. God bless you

  • Eline Klein Ikkink
    Posted at 12:50h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! Such great effort and help! Wow.

  • domain
    Posted at 12:51h, 04 December Reply

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s articles or reviews all the time along with
    a mug of coffee.

  • domain
    Posted at 12:52h, 04 December Reply

    Very nice post. I certainly love this site. Keep writing!

  • Igor Bouwens
    Posted at 12:52h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you for sharing. Great Job.?

  • sarah sangi
    Posted at 12:53h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you so very much Peter,
    I think that I’ve got more information from your page then from all years of school.
    Thank you for sharing with the world!!!!!
    May God bless you and make a great healer !!!!!

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:54h, 04 December Reply

      You’re so sweet. Thank you & you’re welcome.

  • Giulia
    Posted at 12:54h, 04 December Reply

    This collection of resources is very nice.
    I am second year student in Iokai Shatsu school of Eloise Sewell and Kazunori Sasaki who was close associate of Shizuto Masunaga.
    I am just at the beginning and I still have long way to go, but I am already amazed from this world.
    Thank you from the bottom of my Hara for sharing! ?
    Warm greetings!

    Ps. I can not open the video you have posted in youtube, it says “the video does not exist anymore”. Is it possible to watch the video somehow?

  • winnie
    Posted at 12:55h, 04 December Reply

    Dear Peter,
    Your resources you’ve put together are absolutely amazing. I greatly appreciate your effort and your generosity. I’ve been looking ways to view the sinew channels at a glance. Your chart is awesome!!! Do you find any particular points more effective than others when use the sinew channels?
    THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

  • Margaret
    Posted at 12:56h, 04 December Reply

    Hi Peter,
    I tray to visit the herb info page but the site does not open. Do you know why? I hope so.
    Greetings and thank you in advance for your answer.

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:56h, 04 December Reply

      Hi Margaret. I think it must have just been temporarily down. It works for me now.

  • Dr Prem Anand Nagaraja
    Posted at 12:57h, 04 December Reply

    Thanks Peter for a beautiful and valuable repository. Excellent charts, illustrations and diagrams indeed. I have been using your Tung point list for quite a while and have had excellent results. This web page has much more information than one could garner in regular studies. Thanks Peter once again for a fantastic collection of a valuable acu-repository.

  • kamal
    Posted at 12:58h, 04 December Reply

    Hi peter thank you for your time and kindness to answer my quest about the. Child seizure( le grand Mal) it’s idiopathic in its nature according to his scans and other monitoring hospital tests but he is under couple routinecontrolled his seizures as one always wish and hope for I will ask and research the herbal option and may be ketos diet CBD. Other concern is there any interactions when used together (with pharmaceuticals prescribed) thank you and sorry to unnoticed your reply for so long.. God Bless

    • kamal
      Posted at 12:58h, 04 December Reply

      Sorry just some. Words adjustment about herbs and medicines taken together or separately. Thank you

    • Peter Borten
      Posted at 12:59h, 04 December Reply

      I don’t think there’s really good research on these interactions, though I haven’t seen any issues myself.

  • Adriana de Cesar Oliveira
    Posted at 22:13h, 04 December Reply

    Obrigada pelo riquíssimo trabalho. Espero poder retribuir algum dia.

  • Julie Silver
    Posted at 01:54h, 13 December Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise! Very grateful to have found your charts as a resource!!

Post A Comment