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Yesterday I received a phone call from a patient who had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her doctor scheduled her for a biopsy of the pancreas next week but told her that she needed to get her blood pressure down before he could do the procedure.

She asked if acupuncture could help. My answer was “YES.” We scheduled her for two visits before her procedure so that we could work on lowering her blood pressure.

This morning she called me again… “They have an opening for me to get in for the biopsy today at 12:30. Do you think you can get the blood pressure down before then? Right now it is 200/100. It needs to be below 150.” It was 9:00 in the morning when she called.

I told her to come right over, and I would give it my best shot.


I was so happy to have Auriculo 3D available to me. No need to search a lot of books to find the perfect auricular points for her treatment. I do have a ton of books, but for this situation, I had very little time to prepare.

Instead, I simply looked up the protocol for hypertension in Auriculo 3D and treated the active points. A couple of body points were added to help calm her down: HT 7, CV 17, and Yin Tang. She was at my office for about 45 minutes.

Adjunct treatment:

I rubbed her feet some while she sat with the needles to help calm her down. Also, in the Auriculo 3D program it says that the apex of the ear can be pricked and bled to reduce high blood pressure, so I did that too once the needles were pulled. About 4 drops of blood were released from each ear.

And the results were???

Great! Her daughter sent me a text this afternoon to tell me that her blood pressure went down and they were able to do the procedure. When she arrived at the doctor’s office her blood pressure was 135/90 and when she left after the procedure it was 113/65. Her doctor was so impressed because her blood pressure had NEVER been that low.

Another rewarding day at the clinic—combining ancient Chinese wisdom with modern technology.

Life is good!

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Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology Inc.

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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

14 Replies to “High Blood Pressure

  1. I have many many such results.One such magical result of only ear acu massage is for you to see on a video link.
    Active painful point on the back of the auricle was pressed and massaged.


    This patient could not flex the knee for many days and had a difficulty in walking and getting down the stairs. Just a simple pressure massage on the back of the auricle gives this result.Ask the patient to lie down in prone position and then massage the back of the ear corresponding to the affected area and tell the patient to do the action which he was not able to do. After one to ten treatments he must get the result.

    1. Wow Kiran. That is a great story! Chinese Medicine theory truly is amazing. Those times when we get instantaneous results are the icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      1. Thank you for the comment.I am working on T2 DM with ear seeds. It has great potential. I will post the results when i complete my study. You have to apply five seed on points Pancreas by Nogiar3 points and shenmen and point zero,liver if it is fatty and ask the patient to press those seeds two min each after thirty min of lunch dinner and breakfast/ Seeds can be any seeds which sprout fast.I am using mustard seeds. (Mohori in India)
        If you want to use mother son relation then use fenugrik as it is bitter and will boost pancreas.Results are very promising

        1. Amazing to see, In Auriculo pc, i didn’t find knee points on the back of the auricule, would you kindly tell which points on the back of the auricle, you are using. Thanks for your you tube link.

          1. Back of the auricle gives results for movements of joints. So see the back of ear at the same place as front of the ear.Most probably you will find a painful spot. Pres hold with pressure and move in circular motion and ask the patient to move the joint.

  2. Very happy to see the results. I am having some similar cases treated with astonishing results. My patients impressed to the findings of the acugraph especially the emotional factors

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  4. Just read these posts. Kimberly, in your experience, how do you prefer to treat the ear (in this case, and in general, any guidelines).. seeds, needles, microcurrent, tacks, other, or a specific combination, and if it varies for specific class of conditions (ie, excess, deficient, hot, cold, etc.).. any more insights are welcomed. Thx.

    1. Hello George,

      For this case, I treated the ears with needles along with body points with needles, and that was it.

      When I am treating a pain patient, my approach is a little different. Generally I treat the body first and then look for residual pain after the treatment.

      Example: Patient comes in with shoulder pain. I treat the shoulder pain on the body. When I am done I have the patient move their shoulder and find any lingering pain. Then I find the electrically sensitive points on the ear to represent the areas of lingering pain. I pop an ear seed onto the point and stimulate it slightly. Then I have the patient try to recreate the pain. Usually it goes away with a few seeds. I give the patient a homework assignment to push on those spots if the pain begins to creep back. I have gotten excellent results with this method. (You might read my recent blog entitled Auriculo PC WOW! Experiences: http://www.miridiatech.com/news/?p=2362 )

      But I do have to say, that since the treatment with auricular seeds has been so successful, recently I have been putting the seeds on the ear first thing, before I treat the body, so that they can work in conjunction with the body treatment. The jury is still out on whether this will become my favorite treatment strategy. 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words. I really do love my job, and I especially love sharing experiences and learning from practitioners like yourself.


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