Dr. Tammy Wu Plastic Surgeon &
Dr. Calvin Lee (me), General Surgeon / Acupuncturist / Botox
Picture from 2008 (I know, it is now
2014). Dr. Wu is looking younger and younger - I on the other
hand... well... this is why I use pictures from 2008.
The greatest sense of fine motor
control comes from playing a musical instrument. There
is nothing else that I know which develops as much
discriminating ability for the hands. Diligent and
purposeful practicing of musical instruments also allows one
to develop habits and strategies that last a lifetime when
it comes to perfecting other motor skills such as delicate
surgical maneuvers. Playing the violin and piano has
helped us become better surgeons. Dr. Wu plays piano,
and Dr. Lee plays violin (and now plays the piano).
Besides dexterity, music enhances the artistic capacities of
our minds and helps us realize the art in our surgeries.
Surgical Artistry, Inc. -
2336 Sylvan Ave. Suite C, Modesto, CA 95355
What is "Rising Piano Fire"
I just made that up: "Rising Piano Fire" is derived from "Rising Liver Fire."
Rising liver fire is a condition in acupuncture and Chinese
medicine which leads to ringing in the ears, irritability,
muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders, rising blood
pressure, and insomnia. The piano has caused all these
things in my life. I'm an acupuncturist and general
surgeon - the piano has really brought more joy to me than
rising liver fire. I just really liked the term rising
liver fire. Plus, a grand piano sort of has a shape of the
My Music background
- Started piano at age 5, quit at age 10.
- Started violin at age 7.
I love music - it has done so
much for me and is a big part of my life. Around November
2006, we bought a piano, it was mainly for Tammy to play;
however, I got some piano time in as well, and decided to keep
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