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 »

Referral Marketing for Acupuncturists

A couple of days ago I sent you a link to Kimberly’s latest Acupuncture Today article. Since then I’ve realized I never told you about her previous article. It’s really worth reading! In this article, Kimberly gives some marketing ideas that are both innovative and simple. They’ll make a huge difference for your practice, so… Read More »

TCM Food Therapy – it’s Simple & Effective

Our resident TCM expert has written another great article for Acupuncture Today! In it she manages to indulge her inner foodie while helping her patients (and yours) get outstanding results with TCM food prescriptions. Best of all, she makes it easy! Enjoy her Article!   It Pays to be a Foodie! If there is an… Read More »

Depression – One Visit Changed EVERYTHING!

A patient came in last week, desperately hoping acupuncture would work. Nothing else was helping… Her family circumstances were overwhelming to the point her emotions were out of control. She couldn’t stop crying. She wished she could run away from everything and everyone. She even said she wished her life could just end, although she… Read More »