*Urgent* AcuGraph Update

Hello Friends, Two weeks ago we announced the new AcuGraph 4.2.7 upgrade.  We’ve had about 30% of you upgrade…and for security purposes…we need 100% of you to upgrade! It’s an easy process. If your AcuGraph is up and running simply follow Steps 1-5 on the right. If you haven’t used your AcuGraph recently we suggest the… Read More »

What is the Value of YOUR Solution?

The Value of the Solution This is part 3 of my 6 part series. If you missed part One or Two…just click and catch up! Okay…let’s continue: If customers in ANY business ONLY pay for solutions to problems that matter to them, it’s time to ask yourself what problems you solve. Do you get people out… Read More »

3 Ways to Prepare the Patient for Auriculotherapy

Hello Friends, I had a customer email me and tell me that he had a couple of patients who would not provide any reading on the ear at all. Even when using Auriculo 3D and the Stimplus Pro to locate the Master Points, there was simply no response. I found this a bit puzzling because… Read More »

Which method of Pain Relief works best?

Over the years we’ve spent a lot of time talking about various tools and techniques to use in your practice. Today I’ve created a short list of our most popular articles relating to Pain Relief. Just click on the thumbnail below to review the full article. There are some excellent case studies that I’m certain… Read More »

Death… It’s Not Always Peaceful: Part 2

Regardless of who we are, where we live, and what our life experiences may be—there are two things everyone of us are guaranteed to experience: birth and death. Acupuncture helps with both. If you didn’t read my previous blog, Death… It’s a Hard Subject: Part 1, you may want to catch up. We talked about… Read More »

Does Marketing Make You – Uncomfortable?

In my last Practice Management Blog (click here) I talked about all of the OTHER things you have to manage in your practice! Today’s acupuncturist is running a small business. As a small business, the most important thing you must do in your business is MARKETING. Everything else is driven by this function. Of course you… Read More »

Are You a Pulse Master?

You’ve been there and so have I… It was in my first diagnosis class in acupuncture school. Our assignment was to feel the patient’s pulse and report what we felt. I was gung-ho (or naïve) enough to volunteer first. There I stood, eyes closed, concentrating on feeling something meaningful in that regular thumping heartbeat. To… Read More »

WHAT is Superior to Pulse Diagnosis?

Have you been following the TCM -vs- Meridian series? This is Part 3. If you missed the prior posts, here are the links…click below and catch up! Dr. Jake Fratkin #1: “They didn’t Teach this in Acupuncture School“ Dr. Jake Fratkin #2: “Acupuncture’s Quiet Controversy“   “All health problems, whether due to trauma or organ… Read More »

Sneak peek at Dr. Fratkin’s blog Part III

Have you been following Dr. Jake Fratkin’s guest articles?  If’ you’ve missed them, here are the links…click below and catch up! Dr. Jake Fratkin #1: “They didn’t Teach this in Acupuncture School“ Dr. Jake Fratkin #2: “Acupuncture’s Quiet Controversy“ Dr. Jake Fratkin #3: COMING SOON! At the end of Part 2, Dr. Fratkin asked the… Read More »

Acupuncture’s Quiet Controversy – TCM vs Meridian

In my last blog I presented you with three questions: WHAT is Meridian Therapy acupuncture? HOW is it different from TCM acupuncture? WHY wasn’t this taught in Acupuncture School? If you missed it, click here to go back and catch up. Okay, let’s pick up where I left off. TCM acupuncture is a recent construct. In… Read More »

Another Thing they Didn’t Teach in School: Marketing!

Is THIS your Dream job? Are you doing things you thought you’d never do? You might not have planned on all this “business stuff.” You went to school to learn how to provide excellent care. Maybe you felt called, maybe you were simply fascinated. But one way or another, you ended up choosing a career as… Read More »

They didn’t teach this in School! TCM -vs- Meridian Acupuncture

Let’s face it – There are things they DIDN’T teach you in Acupuncture School! • WHAT is Meridian Therapy acupuncture? • HOW is it different from TCM acupuncture? • WHY wasn’t this taught in Acupuncture School? It’s important to know the answer to these questions.  Understanding the complete history and nature of Acupuncture will improve… Read More »

Death… It’s a Hard Subject: Part 1

Have you experienced the death of a patient? It hurts. You’ve shared part of my journey with a special patient in previous blogs. We cried together when she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in January of 2011. They gave her six months to live.  (Complementary versus Alternative) She and I worked together with her oncology… Read More »

Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions!

I don’t like New Year’s resolutions. Oh, I’ve tried them before, and frankly found it a waste of time. The trouble is this: once I’ve resolved to do something, or not do something, and then failed even once, the resolution is broken and soon forgotten. It’s a high-stakes gamble that I seem to lose! One break is… Read More »