Posted on 15:21, March 8th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
With an early spring upon us here in Idaho, we’re already looking forward to the BIG event of the summer.
Were pleased to announce our 2014 Live Digital Meridian Imaging training!
If you want to get the most out of your acupuncture technology and stand head and shoulders above the competition in results, this is the seminar for you! Updated with new information for 2014, this year’s training features classes from three top experts in the field of Acupuncture, Digital Meridian Imaging and Practice Marketing.
We’ll start with a full day of bedrock, foundational knowledge you’ll need to make you an expert in the technique, followed by a day of advanced TCM clinical knowledge and interpretation. And new for this year, we’re adding a third day completely devoted to practice management, marketing & Social Media for ultimate success.
This training that will help you get the results you want in 2014!
Posted on 10:03, March 5th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Today let’s bring together the patient retention principals talked about in my blog Patient Retention – Part I and demonstrate how the AcuGraph exam can serve as the bridge to move your specialty program participants to regular care.
Let’s assume you’ve done your target marketing and have a group of new specialty program clients coming in your door. They are hoping you can quickly fix this particular problem and then they’ll be DONE!
Posted on 14:22, February 26th, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I just wanted to remind you that if you sign up for Robin Green’s Introduction to Autism and Attention Disorders Online Course this week, you’ll get exclusive access to a special bonus: A Live Q & A Call with Robin. She’ll answer your questions about autism and attention disorders. Robin truly wants to make sure you can apply what you’ve learned in her course to help these kids! That’s why she’s offering this special Q & A session… But, you need to sign up by this Friday, Feb 28th to get in on the call.
If you can’t make it to the live call – don’t worry! She’ll send you the recording so you can listen at your convenience, but ONLY if you sign up by February 28th.
When you sign up for this course you’ll not only learn to treat autism and attention disorders, but you’ll also learn to help ALL kids with chronic inflammatory illnesses.
Watch Robin’s new video on the course to see what it’s all about:
Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn:
Posted on 10:22, February 25th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Do you have a successful “specialty” treatment program?
I like Specialty Treatment programs! From a marketing perspective they are excellent tools. They effectively target a VERY specific audience. They are relatively easy to promote and are often associated with a very large support group from which to attract referrals.
Perhaps you invested in our Acupuncture Weight Loss Program last month? This blog is Part I of a two part series that will help you improve the Patient Retention rate of whatever program you offer.
The only drawback to these programs is that they end. Programs like those listed below are traditionally marketed and treated for a fixed time period. They have a beginning and an end.
These are all great programs but unfortunately they come to an end…which means the income stops…and we have to go out and find new patients all over again!
Posted on 08:30, February 22nd, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Posted on 10:58, February 21st, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Are you concerned about the health of today’s children? Increasingly, children are getting sicker with chronic illnesses and as a parent you intuitively know this is true.
We are facing an alarming crisis when it comes to the neurological health of our children. Did you know that over 6.4 million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD? And approximately 1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
The problem is getting worse and the solution is NOT more drugs or gene therapy. The solution is helping the body heal naturally – with diet, herbs and ACUPUNCTURE!
In my last post, I talked about the multitude of physiological, energetic and even spiritual connections between the spine and the overall health of the body.
Nearly every major healing system recognizes the particular importance of the spine, and many healing systems recommend manipulation, body work, massage, exercise, stretches, or adjustment of the spine. In short, spinal body work makes all healing systems more effective.
Of course, the key to successful spinal treatment is knowing WHERE to work on the spine, and knowing HOW to do so. For the how, I’ll defer to the many healing systems that recommend spinal care. But for the where, let’s talk about AcuGraph.
Way back in AcuGraph 3, we added spinal treatment recommendations because we knew how powerful manual spinal work is in restoring health.
We did exhaustive research and built an intelligent algorithm to determine areas of potential spinal dysfunction based on innervation, meridian associations, energetic connections, and organ correspondence. The result? Based on the graph alone, AcuGraph can recommend areas of the spine most likely to need attention!
Posted on 09:03, February 19th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen
How many of you do body work with your acupuncture? Whether it’s massage, Tuina, chiropractic, or some other discipline, I’ll bet you find you get better results when you help physically move the Chi.
Of course, Chi can become blocked anywhere in the body, but there’s one special area that deserves careful attention: the Spine. No other body area has so many traditional, physiological, metaphysical, and even scriptural connections to the life-force energy we call Chi. It’s worth taking a minute to consider some of the major schools of thought and reasons the spine is so important.
Today’s topic: Laser Safety.
If you’re using lasers, you MUST know the rules to follow for both you and your patients’ safety.
In my last post, I discussed the unique properties of laser light. The unique properties of “coherrent light” can lead to permanent eye damage if not properly understood.
Today, I’ll tell you about the most important steps to take to protect yourself and your patients. And just to make it interesting, I put it all in a video for you and dropped it on our web page.
Just click the video link below and scroll down slightly when you get to the web page.
Posted on 19:16, February 12th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Southwest Symposium is THIS weekend in Austin TX!
Are you planning on spending any part of your Valentine’s Day weekend in Austin?
If so, please come by the booth and show me some LOVE!!
Let’s graph you AGAIN this year to see how much has changed since last year. This will be a nice way to see how to compare graphs for your patients!
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Miridia Acupuncture Technology
Posted on 11:00, February 11th, 2014 by Dr. Larsen
When I was a kid, my first flashlight fascination soon developed into wiring electronic circuits and messing with LEDs. When I set out, at age 10, to build a robot, the first item I included was the lights. By the time high school came around, I was studying laser physics and wishing I could afford an actual Laser. I still remember the day I got to play with my first laser–it was an obsolete helium-neon beast that had been donated to our school. By today’s standards, it was quite primitive. But it would put a dot on a building 200 yards away and I was hooked.
Well, times have certainly changed. Lasers are now common, affordable, and widely available–but they’re still not very widely understood. And they’re often confused with LEDs. So here’s a quick, non-boring primer about lasers, LEDs and light.
Posted on 11:21, February 8th, 2014 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Posted on 12:11, February 4th, 2014 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
We’ve talked about how to educate your patients about Bell’s Palsy. Now, if you’ve educated everyone well, your patients and their friends should know when to call you.
Next, we talked about how to treat a Bell’s Palsy patient to get excellent results.
When I finished up the last blog, I felt like something was missing. It’s been bothering me ever since.
How many times have we done an awesome job treating a patient, and then we never see or hear from them again?
“On horses? Are you serious?”
Oh yes, he was serious. He explained to me that horse acupuncture is much larger and more important than I had imagined. AcuGraph, if it worked on horses, would be a huge boon to practitioners because it would provide the same kind of powerful, objective evidence we find so valuable in humans.
I had no idea how to answer, so I just laid it out for him. “To tell you the truth, I’ve never tried AcuGraph on a horse. But I don’t see any technical reason why it wouldn’t work.”
And you know what he said?