Miridia Technology Inc., Makers of AcuGraph Computerized Acupuncture
 

I won't follow the rulesA quick review: In Part 1 of this series I talked about Entry/Exit points, (the doorways that allow energy to move from one channel to the next. Click here if you missed it.)

Now let’s talk about measuring the channels.

When measuring the source points for an AcuGraph exam, many practitioners get stuck in the mode of measuring according to the “Textbook” location.

My advice? Stop that!

Now that you are done with exams, let’s move on and learn something better. Sometimes the energetic locations are slightly off what the text book tells you.

Here’s How I Know

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Laser Case Study – First Place – Treatment of Adolescent Depression

datePosted on 13:05, October 15th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen

1st place ribbonToday I’m pleased to announce the First Place Winner of our Laser Case Study Contest!

There were lots of great entries, and deciding on the top 3 wasn’t easy – but here they are!

Third Place: “The Scar that Wouldn’t Heal” by Martha Hall, L.Ac.

Second Place: “She Walked without her Walking Sticks” by Debra M. Ashcraft, MD

First Place: “I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too!” by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.

So what did they win?

Everyone who submitted a case study received a free Value Laser just for submitting (a $30 Value!) Thanks for submitting!

Our first-place winner will receive a QiPulse/QiCalm red and blue laser set, along with two sets of safety glasses.

That’s a $420 value! Congratulations Jackie.

Enjoy her entry!

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Jackie Victor3I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too!

by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.  http://www.focus-sante1.com/

 

Chief complaint:

Severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts

History:

This 16-year-old male patient has had several bouts of severe depression and anxiety during his young life, to the point of suicidal thoughts.

The mother called me at home (during my daughter’s high school graduation family celebration supper) in tears. Her son was so severely depressed he hadn’t come out of his room for days and was refusing any type of treatment. She was fearful he was becoming suicidal again. Depression points

He finally relented and told her he would accept one acupuncture treatment if I went to their house NOW…so I excused myself from our guests, picked up my Red and Blue lasers, Stimulus Pro, needles and other supplies and was there in a flash.

Methodology

Laser Treatment: 20 seconds per point.

Manic-Depressive Disorder:

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  • GV 20, St 40
  • BL 13, 20, 23

Anxiety:

  • Yin Tang
  • CV 17
  • HT 7

Depression AurAuriculotherapy:

  • Auriculo protocol for Depression

THEN, I left my lasers with the mother and told her to treat the exact same points I had treated on his body with the lasers (I gave her clear instructions) and do the same for the Auriculo treatment.

She was to treat him every day until I could see him again in a few weeks. (I was leaving on vacation and hoped he would see me upon my return).

Results:

1 WEEK LATER the mother posted a picture of her son on Facebook…I was so relieved I had tears of joy. He was feeling so much better he decided to create a costume and participate in an Anime event in another city with his friends!

Conclusion:

I bumped into the mother the other day at our local Natural Foods store…the other customers probably wondered what all the hugging, high 5’s and animated talk about the wonders of acupuncture and lasers were…but that’s OK, that happens when you have amazing tools to work with!

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Laser Acupuncture tools

 

Products used in this case study are listed below. Click on the Image to learn more.

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Laser Case Study Winner – 2nd Place

datePosted on 12:16, October 7th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen

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Today I’m pleased to announce the 2nd Place Winner of our Laser Case Study Contest.

So what did they win?

Everyone who submitted a case study received a free Value Laser just for submitting (a $30 Value!) Thanks for submitting.

Our first-place winner will receive a QiPulse/QiCalm red and blue laser set, along with two sets of safety glasses. That’s a $420 value!

We’ll post the 1st Place Winner next week. Last week we sent out the 3rd Place case study.

Click here if you missed Martha Hall’s excellent 3rd Place entry.

Today, I’m pleased to present the Second Place winner! It’s given in two parts, below. Enjoy.

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What is TCM…Really?

datePosted on 08:00, October 4th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach

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I was talking with some friends recently and one of them said he read there are many different types of oriental medicine. He was confused as to the difference and wondered which method is the most effective.

So let me ask YOU - How many different types of Traditional Chinese Medicine are there?

Are you a TCM practitioner? Is your specialty Herbs, 5 Element, Meridian Balancing?

This conversation reminded me of Dr. Jake Fratkin and his story of how he combined various aspects of TCM to create an effective practice.

Many of you may already be familiar with Dr. Jake Fratkin, however, for those of you who aren’t, let me tell you a little about him.

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Biography

Jake Fratkin2Dr. Jake Paul Fratkin is a a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. He has been in practice for 33 years, and specializes in Japanese meridian balance acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  

He follows evidence-based Functional Medicine, with its emphasis on physiology, biochemistry, laboratory testing and the use of nutritional medicine. In all respects, he is a practitioner of natural and alternative medicine. He specializes in internal disorders, infections and pediatrics.

Because natural medicine promotes healing rather than control or suppression of symptoms, his success rate in general is 85% or higher. The internal disorders that he treats include respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, skin problems, allergies, fatigue and low immune function.

He also treats cancer patients for the side effects of medical therapy, and to enhance immune function and vitality.

Accomplishments

  • Jake is the recipient of 1999 Acupuncturist Of The Year, AAAOM (American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
  • 2006 Teacher Of The Year, AATAOM (American Association for Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
  • Author, Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines: The Clinical Desk Reference

History

Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac. trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics.

Dr. Fratkin is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products available in the United States, and the editor-organizer of Wu and Fischer’s Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Paradigm Publications, 1997.

He is the originator and program director for the Chinese herbal medicine programs at Bastyr University, Seattle (1984-1986), and Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe (1986-1990).

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Now that you know a little about him I want to share with you an excerpt from his seminar. Click on the Video below to watch the 6 minute segment. It’ll be well worth your time.

In the video, he makes a number of BOLD statements regarding the nature of TCM.

 

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The Meridian diagnostic equipment he uses, recommends, and is demonstrating is the AcuGraph System.

His complete training program can be purchased for online streaming or we’ll send DVDs. By the way, you receive 12 CEUs with the completion of Dr. Fratkin’s course…which is awesome!

Here’s the link: Clinical Applications of Meridian Diagnostics

I’d like to know YOUR thoughts regarding his comments and what YOU specialize in.

Share your comments below.

 

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Alan Gifford, MS
Practice Coach
Miridia Technology
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Laser Case Study Winner – 3rd Place

datePosted on 14:42, September 30th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen

3rd place ribbonWe had wonderful responses to our laser case study contest, and I’m pleased to announce the winners. There were lots of great entries, and deciding on the winners wasn’t easy. But Kimberly made me buy her lunch, we talked it over, (OK, even argued a bit) and came up with three truly outstanding cases.

Here they are:

Third Place: The Scar that Wouldn’t Heal by Martha Hall, L.Ac.

Second Place: She Walked without her Walking Sticks by Debra M. Ashcraft, MD

First Place: I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too! by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.

So what did they win?

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The week in Review – Pediatrics in YOUR Practice

datePosted on 08:00, September 27th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach

Here’s a quick summary of the excellent posts this week

Click the pictures below to see the videos or articles.  Enjoy!

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Video Excerpts from Wednesday’s Blog!

Qi and Archery – A powered Bridge!

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Qi in the Hands – Feel it through WHATEVER tool you use!

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Monday

Kids are brave

Do kids love acupuncture? Yes they do!

Kids respond really well to acupuncture and there are so many tools and techniques available.

If you want to grow a thriving practice, which includes kids–you’ve gotta meet my friend and colleague Robin Green, L.Ac. She is AMAZING with kids.

Lucky for you, she is teaching her newest Pediatric Essentials class and it begins next week.

FOLLOW us on Facebook by LIKING our page!

Click the Pic and check it out! Class starts Monday the 29th!

 

Tuesday

Pediatric Essentials course

Do you feel confident treating kids?

Robin Green, L.Ac., pediatric specialist, is teaching her Pediatric Essentials Online course starting next week.

She shares a ton of information on this link. Videos, testimonials, etc.

Click the Pic and check it out! Class starts Monday the 29th!

 

 

Wednesday

An Interview

How fun is this?

Recently I did an interview with Robin Green. We had such a great time talking about kids. I shared some great stories on how I use Laser and Stimplus Pro to treat kids in my own clinic.

I share how I’ve learned to feel “Qi” in my own hands, while using these devices.

We had a great time!

Click the Pic to watch the interview. Don’t have time? Watch it on your Lunch break!

 

Thursday

Guess What

 

Acupuncture Doesn’t Have to Hurt!

Not for Kids or Adults.

There are so many FUN ways to help children feel better!

It starts with Pediatric training and here’s an excellent course.

FOLLOW us on Facebook by LIKING our page!

Click the Pic and register…class starts Monday the 29th!

 

 

 

Friday

Having the right tools

LAST CHANCE!!!

What does it take to be an awesome Pediatric Acupuncturist?

The right tools! Here’s what you need…

#1: Pediatric Essentials Class with Robin Green, L.Ac.
#2: AcuGraph
#3: Qi Pulse and Qi Calm Laser
#4: Stimplus Pro

Do you have ALL the tools you need to be successful?

Here is a picture of one of our very own AcuGraph owners doing great things in her practice @Acupuncture Physicians Group in Sarasota, FL. Great job Kim Bociek, AP!

 

 

Robin’s class starts on Monday the 29th.

It all starts with training, so don’t miss out on this VERY IMPORTANT tool for your pediatric success.

Click HERE to Register!

The Sooner You Know Pediatrics The Better!

datePosted on 13:04, September 26th, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

It's True!Meet Olivia.

She’s 5 and LOVES acupuncture!

Are you treating kids in your clinic? I don’t run a full-on pediatric clinic, but I do treat kids fairly often. If you are treating mom’s in your clinic, I suggest you prepare yourself to treat kids too. Kid’s will eventually show up. Are you ready for them?

If not, I’ve got a great solution for you.

 

Back by popular demand:

My friend Robin Green, L.Ac–Acupuncture Pediatric Specialist–is offering her Pediatric Essentials class again.

It’s an amazing opportunity but you have to act quickly because the LAST DAY for registration is Monday, September 29–which is NEXT WEEK.

Instead of me giving you a whole list of what you will learn in Robin’s class, let me share my personal experience.

 

It’s not often you find someone who is amazing at treating kids AND amazing at teaching acupuncturists. I enjoyed her teaching style and the ease of her classroom experience. Robin’s passion for kids is obvious in everything she presents. I walked away from the class very comfortable in my ability to handle any common pediatric complaint that comes into my clinic– including food allergies, autism, ADHD, skin conditions, ear infections, common cold, asthma, and digestive disorders.

~Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

 

So what are you waiting for? Click on the link below and see for yourself.

Robin has a TON of information to help you make your decision. At the top of her page you can watch a video to preview the first segment of the class. This is a great opportunity to see her great teaching in action! (A “try before you buy” kinda thing…)

 

A few more bits of helpful information:

You can take the course at your own pace, from HOME, without the extra expense of traveling.

It’s a great way to get 15 CEUs put away (CA and NCCAOM approved).

You have six months to complete it.

AND–you can do it on a payment plan!

There’s not much more to say. If you’re treating kids or want to treat kids in your clinic, this class is a MUST! Click below for all the details.

 

Click here

I’ll see you on MONDAY in school!

Until then~

 

 

 

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Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology

kimberly@miridiatech.com

@acukimberly

 

Pediatric Acupuncture: This is What You Need to Know!

datePosted on 09:00, September 23rd, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

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Robin Green is doing it

AGAIN!

As you may remember, last year I had the opportunity to take Robin Green’s Pediatric Essentials class. I learned so much! Apparently, I’m not the only one. The class was so popular that practitioners have begged her to do it again!

This class is a MUST have for anyone who wants to treat kids–whether full time or occasionally.

You will love Robin’s approach to treatment. She incorporates AcuGraph, Lasers and the Stimplus in her diagnostic and treatment strategies for children. Robin has been treating children since 2003. She has the gift of working with children. And lucky for us, she will be sharing all the ins and outs of treating kids with acupuncture.

“If you want to feel more confident when you’re working with kids – it’s totally possible.” Robin Green, L.Ac.

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1-Fullscreen capture 9182014 115250 AMWhen our Research Analyst Kimberly Thompson writes an article or makes a Facebook post she ALWAYS asks to hear about YOUR experiences.

One or our Facebook followers posted the following experience on our page. We love hearing these stories…and will certainly share them with the world (with permission of course).

Like us on Facebook to see posts like those on the right…and share YOUR experience!

Today I have the pleasure of sharing an experience sent in by Cris Longacre L.Ac.

“I’ve gotta tell you, I’m here in Florida on a family emergency. I flew out of the house to run to Florida and only had time to grab my StimPlus Pro ear acupuncture machine and go!

The patient is a hospital administrator and had never tried acupuncture. I used the StimPlus and Auriculotherapy to completely eliminate her sciatic pain that has been present for the past 8 months. This was quickly done by treating the active points in her ears.  

She is now a total believer and thinks I am a miracle worker. The truth is, I know I was using a great tool. Practitioners need to understand how different the StimPlus Pro really is.

I’ve bought several stimulators over the years but this one really works with amazing results and ease of use. I have purchased units that were WAY more expensive and they never worked well. This one is so easy to use. I’ll never go anywhere without it again.

I also want to thank you for all the education and public awareness you provide. It has really helped me expand the services I offer and reach new patients.

I recently bought AcuGraph and I’m very pleased with it and learning to use it. It closely matches my more traditional 5 element style Akabane testing and pulse diagnosis, plus people love the visuals. Thank you and keep up the great work!”

Cris Longacre, L.Ac.

 

Thank you Cris. We love hearing that our products and services are helping YOU help others!

We work hard to increase the public’s awareness of acupuncture through social media. We work even harder to provide you with equipment and software that will make your job easier!

All of our products come with a 30 day guarantee so you can try them in your practice and make certain they are what you want.

Give us a call at 208-846-8448 or click the links below for more info!

 

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“Lunch and Learn” with Kimberly

datePosted on 10:55, September 16th, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Robin Green, L.AcWelcome to my FIRST “Lunch and Learn!”

Lunch and Learns are a great way to conveniently learn a little something new during your lunch break. Typically they last about 45-60 minutes and are presented via webinar, live discussion, recording or video.

Today’s lunch and learn will be presented via a prerecorded video I did with my friend Robin Green, L.Ac. from Acupuncture Pediatrics.

Robin and I had a great time chatting about acupuncture, kids, LIFE–and of course her latest Acupuncture Pediatrics Class which is starting September 29th!

As you know, Robin uses AcuGraph as a diagnostic tool in her clinic for kids. She is very comfortable using needles on kids, but she also knows that not EVERY child she works with is going to LOVE needles!

Here is what Robin has to say about Laser and the Stimplus Pro microcurrent device:

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8 Steps to a great Weight Loss program

datePosted on 13:45, September 11th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach

Health-and-Fitness-PictureThe world is obsessed with weight loss.

In recent polls, over 60% of respondents said they were trying to lose weight or would begin a weight loss program soon.

Can your practice benefit from offering a unique approach to weight loss? It certainly can! Below are the three key times to market a weight loss programs.

1. January 3rd – New Year’s resolutions
2. April 1st – Get ready for the Summer
….and swim suit season.
3. September 15th – Look your best for
….those holiday parties.

Follow the steps outlined in this article and you’ll enjoy a flood of new patients into your practice.

Each month there are nearly 4 million internet searches involving weight loss

It’s hard to believe THAT many people are searching for ways to lose weight…but those are the facts! There is a high demand for weight loss solutions, so…are you ready to promote a weight loss program in your practice?

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Dr. Nogier – Teaching in the USA!

datePosted on 14:53, September 9th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen

Telephone game2Remember playing the Telephone Game?  

This game consisted of saying a word or phrase to one person in a line and in turn they pass it on to the next person until it reaches the last person and then they share what they heard. The results are often hilarious!

Sometimes I wonder if that phenomena happens in the real world? We often hear things two or three times removed from the original source!

There is an old horse-racing phrase “straight from the horses mouth” that refers to getting the best tips about the condition of the horse you intend to bet on. If you can learn the inside news from the horse’s trainer or stable boy, that’s considered as close to the source as you can get.

Raphael Nogier_new_2008The only higher authority would be the horse himself. “Straight from the horse’s mouth” means you’re getting the inside information from the most authoritative source possible.

Learning from the original source is a great idea, and not just in horse racing. In healthcare, ideas get shared, passed around, interpreted, taught, and re-taught, which is great. But I like to get as close to the “horse’s mouth” as possible. That’s why I was so excited to see the following announcement:

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5 Keys to Re-Activate Past Patients

datePosted on 13:51, August 28th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach

5 Steps to Patient reactivation FBSometimes patients stop coming to see you for the strangest reasons. Understanding how to re-engage inactive patients can help smooth out the highs and lows and create a steady revenue stream in your practice.

What are the 5 steps you need to take?

Over the years, patients come and go from your practice. Some may have seen your treatments as a short-term solution, while others didn’t see the results they wanted.

Either way, understanding how to re-engage old patients is important to running a successful private practice. They were a patient once, all they need is the right incentive to become one again!

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In today’s video Kimberly talks about changes that have occurred over the past 5 years.

 

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Happy Horses Ahead!

datePosted on 16:28, August 19th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen

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AcuGraph Equine Edition Now Available!

 

You asked and we listened! All the power of AcuGraph acupuncture technology is now available for Equine Acupuncture Practitioners.

Whether for work, play, competition or companionship, we rely on our horses to be their best. But when they need our help, relying on signs, symptoms, and observation alone may not tell us all we need to know.

Months of hard work have paid off…The power of AcuGraph acupuncture technology is NOW available for Equine Acupuncture Practitioners.

Tell your friends, colleagues, veterinarians and horse lovers everywhere.

  • You can now directly measure the acupuncture meridians
  • Provide objective and comprehensive health analysis of the horse
  • Precisely pinpoint the source of the problem
  • Rely on proven treatment recommendations to bring rapid relief

Give horses the VOICE they lack with AcuGraph’s evidence-based approach.

Practitioners now have the assistance they need to get superior acupuncture results.

Come check it out!

www.AcuHorse.com

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