Advanced Protocols

Detoxification & Cleansing

Detox of the Liver

Detox of the Liver

Number of Patches Required

3

Protocol Timeframe

30

days

Combine this protocol with Tonification of the Kidneys if you have 6 Taopatches.

Acupuncture Points
LV 3, GB 42, CV 17

Place the 1st patch on Liver 3.

(Right Foot)

Located about two finger widths above the place where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join.

Place the 2nd patch on Gall Bladder 42.

(Left Foot)

One finger width from where your pinky toe and the next toe join.

Place the 3rd patch on Conception Vessel 17.

On the anterior median line of the chest, at the level of the 4th intercostal space,

at the midpoint between the two nipples.

Tonification of the Kidneys

Tonification of the Kidneys

Number of Patches Required

3

Protocol Timeframe

30

days

Combine this protocol with Detox of the Liver if you have 6 Taopatches.

Acupuncture Points
KI 5, CV 3

Place the 1st and 2nd patches on Kidney 5 of each feet.

Located behind the ankle bone.

1.5 finger widths down from its center.

Place the 3rd patch on Conception Vessel 3.

Located 5 fingers (4 fingers + thumb) below the belly button.

Emotional Wellness

Focus

Focus

Number of Patches Required

5

Protocol Timeframe

45

minutes

Everyday or Once a week

Acupuncture Points
GV 20

Place the 1st patch on Governor Vessel 20, also known as DU 20.

Central point of the line on your cranium. Imagine a line that connects the very tips of your ears.

Place the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th patch on the 4 corners of an imaginary square around the Governor Vessel 20.

The patches needs to be around 1 thumb length away from the central patch.

You can attach the patches on a surgical mask by using the adhesives to tape them on the mask.
Afterwards, apply the mask on your cranium by wearing the straps around your ears.
Alternatively, You can also place patches on a cap and wear the cap on your head to secure the patches.

Other than strengthening your neurological connections, the protocol also helps you with concentration, and level of clarity.​

Optional:

  1. Apply Taopatch right where you feel discomfort or pain on your muscular structure.​
  2. Apply Taopatch on one of the main proprioceptors:

2.1. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

2.2. The external edge of your eyes

2.3. At the center of the sole of your foot

Focus (Alternative)

Focus (Alternative)

Number of Patches Required

2

Protocol Timeframe

45

minutes

Everyday or Once a week

Acupuncture Points
GB 1

Place the 1st and 2nd patches on Gall Bladder 1 of each side of the face.

On the region of the face, lateral to the outer canthus of the lateral side of the orbit.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety

Number of Patches Required

4

Protocol Timeframe

2

weeks

Combine this protocol with Rebalance Your System if you have 6 Taopatches.

Acupuncture Points
HT 7, SP 6

Place the 1st and 2nd patches on Heart 7 of each arm.

At the ulnar end of the distal wrist crease when the palm faces upward, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon.

Place the 3rd and 4th patches on Spleen 6 of each leg.

3 finger widths directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Emotion Protocol

Emotion Protocol

Number of Patches Required

6

Protocol Timeframe

30

days

Acupuncture Points
HT 7, P 6, CV 17, SP 21, SP 6, KI 1

Choose any of the suggested acupuncture points to help ease emotional distress.

Heart 7

At the ulnar end of the distal wrist crease when the palm faces upward, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon.

Pericardium 6

2 finger widths above the transverse crease of the wrist,

between the tendons of muscle palmaris longus and muscle flexor radialis.

Conception Vessel 17

On the anterior median line of the chest, at the level of the 4th intercostal space,

at the midpoint between the two nipples.

Spleen 21

On the lateral aspect of the chest, on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.

Spleen 6

3 finger widths directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the medial aspect of the tibia.

Kidney 1

On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexion, approximately at the anterior third and the posterior two thirds of the line from the web between the 2nd and 3rd toes to the back of the heel.

Immune Boost

Immunity

Immunity

Number of Patches Required

6

Protocol Timeframe

30

days

If you only have 3 Taopatches, wear 3 on one side (right to left) and switch sides every three to five days.

Acupuncture Points
LI 11, LU 6, ST 36

Place the 1st and 2nd patches on Large Intestine 11 of each arm.

Bend your arm and look for the end of the crease on the outer side of your bent elbow.

Place the 3rd and 4th patches on Lung 6 of each arm.

Located in a depression between the 2 strands of muscles, 8 fingers + 1 thumb above the wrist.

Place the 5th and 6th patches on Stomach 36 of each leg.

Located 4 fingers under the outer lower edge of the kneecap.

Athletic Performance

Sports and Athletic Performance

Sports and Athletic Performance

Number of Patches Required

2

Protocol Timeframe

Use During Athletic Activities

Combine this protocol with Rebalance Your System if you have 4 Taopatches.

Acupuncture Points
LU 1, P 6, K 1, ST 36

Choose 1 out of 4 recommended placements depending on physiological need.

Place the 1st and 2nd patch on Lung 1 of each side of the upper chest.

Located on the lateral aspect of the chest, in the first intercostal space,

6 finger widths lateral to the midline, 1 finger widths inferior to Yúnmén LU-2.

Place the 1st and 2nd patch on Pericardium 6 of each arm.

Located on the flexor aspect of the forearm, 2 finger widths proximal to P7, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis.

Place the 1st and 2nd patch on Stomach 36 of each leg.

Located 4 fingers under the outer lower edge of the kneecap.

Place the 1st and 2nd patch on Kidney 1 of each foot.

Located on the sole of the foot, between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.

Approximately one third of the distance between the base of the 2nd toe and the heel, in a depression formed when the foot is plantar flexed.

Recovery

Recovery

Number of Patches Required

3

Protocol Timeframe

Use After Athletic Activities

Acupuncture Points
LV 3, GB 42, CV 17

Place the 1st patch on Liver 3.

(Right Foot)

Located about two finger widths above the place where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join.

Place the 2nd patch on Gall Bladder 42.

(Left Foot)

One finger width from where your pinky toe and the next toe join.

Place the 3rd patch on Conception Vessel 17.

On the anterior median line of the chest, at the level of the 4th intercostal space,

at the midpoint between the two nipples.

Other Advanced Protocols

Foot Drop

Foot Drop

Number of Patches Required

3

Protocol Timeframe

Continuous Use for Better Support

Combine this protocol with Rebalance Your System if you have 5 Taopatches.

Acupuncture Points
GB 34, ST 36, KI 1

Place the 1st patch on Gall Bladder 34 of the leg experiencing the condition.

The point lies below the outside of the knee in a depression below (inferior) and in front of (anterior) to the head of the fibula.

Place the 2nd patch on Stomach 36 of the leg experiencing the condition.

The point is located four finger widths down from the bottom of your knee cap, along the outer boundary of your shin bone.

Place the 3rd patch on Kidney 1 of the foot experiencing the condition.

Located on the sole of the foot, between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones.

Approximately one third of the distance between the base of the 2nd toe and the heel, in a depression formed when the foot is plantar flexed.

Headache

Headache

Number of Patches Required

Use Until Pain Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
GB 19, GB 20, LU 9, LU 7, LI 4, ST 41

Place the patches on any of these suggested acupuncture points to help relieve pain.

Gall Bladder 19

On the region of the head, on the lateral side of the superior border of the external occipital protuberance, 2 and a half fingers lateral to the midline of the head.

Gall Bladder 20

On the back of your neck. Feel the side of your head to find the ear bone, called the mastoid.
Follow it to where your neck meets your skull.

Lung 9

At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.

Lung 7

It is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. To find this point, interlock your thumb and index finger of one hand with those of the other. The point lies on the edge of the index finger, in a depression between the sinew and the bone.

Large Intestine 4

The fleshy depression just beyond the meeting point where our thumb and first finger bones meet, in a “V” shape.

Stomach 41

On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle, approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus.

Cephalalgia and Vertigo

Cephalalgia and Vertigo

Protocol Timeframe

Use Until Pain Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
GV 23, ST 36, ST 40, ST 41

Place the patches on any of these suggested acupuncture points to help relieve pain.

Governing Vessel 23

1 finger directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline.

Place a patch Stomach 36 of each leg.

It is on the lower leg, four fingers below the base of the patella, one finger's width to the outside of the ridge of the tibia and in the shin muscle.

Place a patch Stomach 40 of each leg.

It is located on the front of the lower leg, one finger width (use the width of your thumb at the last knuckle - nearest the end) from the crest of the tibia (the pointy front edge of the bone).

Place a patch on Stomach 41 of each leg.

On the midpoint of the transverse crease of the ankle, approximately level with the tip of the external malleolus, in a depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum longus and hallucis longus.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Protocol Timeframe

Use Until Pain Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
CV 24, GV 16, SI 3

Place the patches on any of these suggested acupuncture points to help relieve pain.

Conception Vessel 24

On the face, under the lower lip in the midline, in the depression (the mento-labial groove) between the point of the chin and the lower lip.

Governing Vessel 16

The point is located on the midline at the nape of the neck in the large hollow immediately below the external occipital protuberance.

Small Intestine 3

When a loose fist is made, at the ulnar end of the distal palmar crease proximal to the 5th metacarpal phalangeal joint at the junction of the red & white skin.

Muscle Contractures

Muscle Contractures

Number of Patches Required

2

Protocol Timeframe

Use Until Pain Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
GV 26, LI 4, LI 14, KI 7

Place the patches on any of these suggested acupuncture points to help relieve pain.

Governing Vessel 26

At the junction of the upper and middle third of the philtrum.

Large Intestine 11

With the elbow flexed, the point is on the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease.

Large Intestine 4

The fleshy depression just beyond the meeting point where our thumb and first finger bones meet, in a “V” shape.

Kidney 7

Starting from the depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the Achilles tendon, this point is located 2 fingers above on the anterior border of the Achilles tendon.

Rheumatic Pain

Rheumatic Pain

Protocol Timeframe

Use Until Pain
Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
CV 1, TH 12, LU 9, KI 6

Place the patches on any of these suggested acupuncture points to help relieve pain.

Conception Vessel 1

In the center of the perineum.

Triple Heater 12

Midway between TH 11 and TH 13 on line joining the olecranon and TH 14.

Lung 9

At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.

Kidney 6

On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.

Lung and Asthma Energy Regulator

Lung and Asthma Energy Regulator

Acupuncture Points
KI 27, UB 13, CV 14, CV 17, CV 22, ST 36

Place a patch on Kidney 27 of each side of the upper chest.

In a depression on the lower border of the clavicle, 2 gingers lateral to the CV line.

Place a patch on Urinary Bladder 13 of each side of the back.

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Conception Vessel 14

6 fingers above the umbilicus.

Conception Vessel 17

Midway between the nipples.

Conception Vessel 22

At the notch in the superior aspect of the suprasternal fossa.

Stomach 36

This point is located four finger widths down from the bottom of your knee cap, along the outer boundary of your shin bone.

Menstrual Pain

Menstrual Pain

Protocol Timeframe

Use Until Pain Is Relieved

Acupuncture Points
ST 25

Place a patch on Stomach 25 of each side of the belly.

3 finger-widths to the left and to the right of your belly button.

Constipation

Constipation

Acupuncture Points
ST 25, UB 25, TH 6, ST 44

Place a patch on Stomach 25 of each side of the belly.

3 finger-widths to the left and to the right of your belly button.

Place a patch on Urinary Bladder 25 of each side of the back.

On the back, 1.5 fingers lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra.

Triple Heater 6

3 fingers above the dorsal wrist crease between the radius and ulna, close to the radial bone.

Stomach 44

On the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the web margin between the second and third metatarsal toes, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Cellulite

Cellulite

Acupuncture Points
CV 9, UB 11, UB 13, UB 22, SP 9

Conception Vessel 9

On the anterior median line of the upper abdomen, 1.0 finger above the umbilicus

Place a patch on Urinary Bladder 11 of each side of the back.

On the back, 1.5 fingers lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra

Place a patch on Urinary Bladder 13 of each side of the back.

On the back, 1.5 fingers lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Place a patch on Urinary Bladder 22 of each side of the back.

On the back, 1.5 fingers lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra.

Spleen 9

On the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia in the depression posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia.

Bladder Control

Bladder Control

Protocol Timeframe

30

days

Acupuncture Points
CV 3, KI 5, LV 3, GB 42

Conception Vessel 3

On the anterior median line of the lower abdomen, 4 cun below the umbilicus.

Kidney 5

On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the medial malleolus, 1 cun directly below KID 3, in the depression of the medial side of the tuberosity of the calcaneum.

Liver 3

On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression proximal to the 1st metatarsal space.

Gall Bladder 42

On the lateral side of the dorsum of the foot, proximal to the 4th metatarsophalangeal joint, between the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the medial side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

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