NCCAOM Provider: #1195 (approved until 2/1/2022)

To reach a distinctive skill level as a practitioner, many aspects of acupuncture must be understood. Point Indication and Channel Dynamics are the two key components of an Acupuncture Point prescription. Point indications are a necessity, but understanding channel dynamics is the key to achieving greater efficacy in treatment. HB Kim will teach the practical application of channel dynamics of three Circuits, needling orders, pain control with Fire and Water points, I Ching hexagram matching with meridians, Five Element and Six Energy concepts, and comparison pulse techniques used in Korean Meridian Acupuncture. HB Kim's Herbology and Biomed courses will further enhance your understanding of Integrative and Holistic medicine. With its valuable content, clear organization, and thorough handling of the various subjects, HB Kim will provide you with immediate applications of therapeutic pearls and your clinical success.

NCCAOM-approved PDA Units: Acupuncture60 hours / Herbology26 hours / Biomed38 hours / Total = 124 PDA units

Course Description Samples

Korean Meridian Acupuncture (10 Hours): ​To reach a distinctive skill level as a practitioner, many aspects of acupuncture must be understood. Point indications are a necessity, but understanding channel dynamics is the key to achieving greater efficacy in treatment. H.B. Kim will teach the practical application of channel dynamics of three Circuits (Earth, Heaven, Human) and needling in&out orders used in Korean Meridian Acupuncture. Practitioners will be able to use 24 Gate openings and Meridian connecting techniques.

Korean Yin-Yang Balancing Acupuncture (10 Hours): ​Pain control is THE reason many people want acupuncture. But how do you choose a superior method based on proven clinical results and not vague theory, which may or may not work? The Yin‐Yang Balancing treatment taught in this course is the answer. It excels in pain control. The Yin‐Yang Balancing Acupuncture technique (called Pyung‐Chim in Korean) is very effective for controlling pain due to channel or organ disorders. By using Fire and Water points of each channel, it balances Yin/Yang and the left and right sides of the body. There are six systems to treat each channel. By using a few key points and the tonification/sedation technique, this course enables you to excel in pain control.

Korean Four Needle Acupuncture (10 Hours): A patient comes into your clinic with systemic problems or mental disorders. What do you do? With so many modalities to choose from, how do you choose an effective one? This course will help. The Four Needle Technique has a 600+ year history of successfully treating systemic problems and mental disorders. The Four Needle Technique is called SaAm‐Chim in Korean and was developed by a Korean Monk. A tremendous benefit of this course is that it will provide an understanding of The Four Needle technique from two aspects: the Five Element aspect, AND the Six Energy aspect. Also, Five Element Harmonizing Acupuncture (called Hwa‐Chim) pulse technique and treatment is one branch of SaAm Acupuncture which this course explains.​

Point Indications & Dui-Xue (10 Hours): ​Point Indication and Channel Dynamics are the two key components of an Acupuncture Point prescription. Clearly understanding Point Indication will enhance the efficacy in treatment. When combined with proper application, the practitioner utilizes Channel Dynamics. This lecture focuses on the Point Indication and Dui‐Xue (Point Pairs) for academical and clinical application of point selection. H.B. Kim clarifies the difference between the single points and explains the principle of point combinations. The audience will develop more confidence in their ability to interpret and impose the proper point selection after taking this course.

100 Important Dui-Yao​ (5 Hours): ​If a single herb is an instrument and the herbal formula is an orchestra, Dui‐Yao (Herb Pairs) is like a Duet. With a solid understanding of Dui‐Yao, both single herbs and herbal formulas can be apprehended more clearly. H.B. Kim explains and clarifies 100 important Dui‐Yao in a unique way in his fast‐paced lecture. The audience can grasp the essentials of each herb pair and will be able to apply the information in composing and interpreting herbal formulas in a much more definite way.

​Essential 50 Formulas for Clinic (6 Hours): ​Choosing the correct herbal formula may mean the difference between a treatment’s success or failure. This class will provide the essential 50 herbal formulas for most clinical applications. HOWEVER the list of important formulas could be depend on the type of practice. This course will help you to modify your selections from this list to best apply to your type of practice. This course will give a solid understanding of a basic repertoire of formulas and their clinical applications. Important: this course includes actual case examples which are used to match tongue diagnosis with formula prescriptions.

Testimonials for Clinical Courses

Acupuncture media has opened a new resource for me in my integrated Western and Eastern multi-disciplinary practice. With its valuable content, clear organization, and thorough handling of the various subjects, Dr. H.B. Kim’s website has a nice, immediate application of therapeutic pearls for work with our patients. My high-volume caseload and varied diagnostic challenges require a convenient and quality source of useful information. Dr. Kim’s presentation is clinically precise. It has been easy to incorporate his lessons into my already-demanding schedule. I have been able to advance in my knowledge without interrupting the crucial care that continuing education supports. In my 30-years of experience, I recommend H.B. Kim’s site as a great resource for both seasoned clinicians and a prodigious learning tool for new acupuncturists. – Robert N. Darnell, L.Ac., D.C., Ph.D.


HB’s clinical courses directly teach practical clinical applications that really work. I have already achieved phenomenal results with patients using the Four-Needle Technique, and I am now integrating Yin-Yang Balancing into my practice as well. These methods are not part of the standard TCM curriculum, and it is so great to have an additional approach in my repertoire of clinical skills. All of HB’s lectures are clear and concise, yet intertwined with philosophical underpinnings that make our field so fascinating. His charts and diagrams make learning quick and easy. These courses will pay for themselves when your patients get results and call for another appointment. – Chanta V, L.Ac.


Dr. HB Kim’s classes have made me confident in what I do and how I treat. I am so extremely grateful for his wisdom, his thorough knowledge of both western and eastern medicine. He is truly a genius in every sense of the word, and the way he is able to break down information and teach it from the ground up is truly the biggest gift I have received in my career. Thank you, Dr. HB Kim, I can not express what a blessing you have been in my life and the life of others, I treat in the office. I owe you all the success my clients have experienced in my practice. – Yasmin H. L.Ac.


Hi HB! I am back from VN. Thank you very much for all of your teaching and sharing. I was able to help a good number of poor VN people feel less or no more pain thanks to your help. The Yin Yang Balancing (YYB) method really worked very fast for acute and even somewhat chronic cases; for mixed acute and chronic cases, I used YYB on the acute side, one of the four 8 Extra combos on the other side. There were so many patients and not much time! Each time a treated patient stood up with the help of a young volunteer asking how she or he felt and left with a happier face, I too felt really happy inside. Overall, I practiced VN therapeutic massage followed by Korean Meridian acupuncture, and almost 100% of cases got better from 50%+ to 100%! At the end of the trip, the Western doctors from the “Vets With A Mission” group with whom I worked this charity health mission told me how very surprised, amazed, and appreciative they were of our Eastern modalities. Please wish me continued discipline and clarity of mind! Thank you very much again for everything, HB. – Xuan An, L.Ac.


It was fascinating and I learned a lot from the course. The instructor demonstrated supreme knowledge of the course subject. HB Kim is brilliant and I always enjoy his courses. The instructor utilized very appropriate teaching methods. HB Kim always gives real-life examples of the subject matter, answers any questions from his students, and will reiterate a topic as many times as needed so everyone understands. I have been applying what I learned through HB Kim’s courses almost immediately. He encourages his students to slowly and methodically apply the principles from his courses into their own practices. It has been very rewarding. I would highly recommend these courses to other licensed acupuncturists. HB Kim has introduced me to the Korean Acupuncture methodology and I feel other licensed acupuncturists can benefit from it. HB Kim’s review courses for the NCCAOM board exams were key for me in passing. His tips, informative narrative, and style proved to be invaluable. I feel the same way about his clinical courses. – David G. Lic.Ac., Dipl.OM.


I recently finished your clinical course. I have been working on it for a year. Each section I went through three times, to solidify the knowledge you were sharing. It was very challenging, but I want you to know it has transformed my practice. Your gift to teach gave me so much confidence. I appreciate what you have done here. Watching my clients’ pain shifts instantly is so rewarding. Every time I listened to you, I felt like I was in the room with you. Many thanks for sharing your gifts of knowledge and skills with me. I will continue searching for knowledge to better understanding this system of acupuncture. – Terri A. L.Ac.


These courses were filled with valuable information which will contribute to the success of my acupuncture treatments. I feel more confident about applying these techniques into my practice than any other CEU course I’ve taken because the instructor explains concepts in-depth and makes them easy to understand. – Chereese M. L.Ac.


Since day one of finding my way to, you did not stop amazing me each day with your superior ethics, fine knowledge, and honest generosity, I can say with confidence: knowing you (even if not personally) was one of the few things which had a great impact on my heart and mind. – Fadi Assaad, MD

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