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Posted on 15:32, April 17th, 2013 by admin
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
After nearly two years of anxious anticipation, I’m pleased to announce the Stimplus Pro is back!
No, that wasn’t quite loud enough. Let me try again:
The Stimplus Pro is Back!
Ok, that’s better.
This is the legendary point locator and stimulator that sets the standard for all others. Compact, powerful and convenient, this is the best tool I’ve ever found for both body and auricular points.
As you may know, there were practically riots when the manufacturer stopped making these gems a while back. I know we certainly got lots of phone calls here from people practically begging me to get them one. But there were none to be had. So we went to work with the manufacturer to arrange to bring it back. It took a fair bit longer than anyone expected, but they’re finally here!
I’ve only been able to get my hands on a limited supply of these to start with, but I’ve got more shipments on the way–so first come, first served.
When Kimberly hinted at this release a few days ago, I think this comment about summed it up best:
That’s great news! I have one and use it on a daily basis…I pretty much guard it like gold because I knew I couldn’t get another one. I may actually let someone else touch it now, lol! Can’t wait to get another one!
I never use the wrist strap–it’s not technically necessary–but now it finally makes sense! That’s a security device so nobody can get your Stimplus Pro away from you!
Ready for yours?
Have you heard? April is has been proclaimed NATIONAL FINANCIAL CAPABILITY MONTH by Presidential Decree. The proclamation calls for helping people learn responsible budgeting, financial literacy and sound decision making. Sounds good…right?
Since this proclamation was made on April Fool’s Day, there was a certain amount of chuckling. Some were sure it was a joke.
But aside from the obvious irony of any branch of the Federal Government attempting to encourage responsible budgeting and sound decision making, especially on April 1st, I think this is a good thing. Certainly budgeting and investing are crucial to financial stability and success.
Investing isn’t Always Easy…
AcuGraph is an investment. It pays back in your patient relationships, your quality of care, and your bottom line. In fact, most of our users tell us AcuGraph pays off many, many times over. Statistics show AcuGraph users make 35% more money than practitioners who don’t use AcuGraph, which is great, but AcuGraph is still a substantial investment.
One of the real hurdles most practitioners face when purchasing an AcuGraph system isn’t quality, usability, or need. It’s price. Unfortunately, many practices are living “paycheck to paycheck” and simply can’t pay a couple thousand dollars or more in a single transaction. What’s worse, the practices that need AcuGraph the most are often least able to afford the investment.
This is why I’m so pleased to announce our new, budget-friendly purchase options. How budget friendly? How about a manageable down payment and $179 per month? That works out to 3 or 4 patient visits to completely cover your monthly AcuGraph system payment. What’s even better? We’re not talking about 5 years of payments, either. This is a 12-month plan, and it’s done.
Here are the details: Put $995 down on ANY AcuGraph package and pay the rest off over 12 months. And since all packages are available, you save by getting the bundle you need at substantial bundle discounts, and a monthly payment you can afford. We’ve got all the details worked out for each of the packages; just click below for complete information.
It’s up to You
We’re giving this new financing plan a limited try to see how popular it is. If it proves popular, we’ll make it permanent. If not, we’ll stop offering it. Right now, the plan is ONLY available to purchasers in the United States. We hope to expand to other areas in the future, but for now, we’ll see how it goes here in the USA.
If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to invest in your practice with the power of AcuGraph, here’s your chance to lock in VERY favorable purchase terms that won’t bust your budget! So go check it out and we’ll look forward to welcoming you as a new AcuGraph practice! Meanwhile, happy National Financial Capability Month!
I don’t own an airplane. Investing in an airplane only makes sense if you use it to do what it’s designed to do–fly! Otherwise, it’s just an expensive toy that sits in the hangar, gathering dust. I don’t know how to fly an airplane, and I don’t own one.
Would you buy an airplane if you didn’t know how to fly it? I once saw a video of a guy who did this with a helicopter. He bought it and just couldn’t wait to try it out. You can guess the result…
You Want to Fly
When it comes to investing in your Acupuncture Practice, it’s not just about buying a piece of equipment. Just as the true value of an airplane is only realized when it’s airborne, the true value of your AcuGraph investment is only realized when you have the training you need to make it fly, so to speak.
When we developed the first version of AcuGraph in 2003, it was a great tool. Do an exam, get a graph–pretty basic, but useful nonetheless. And training? It came with a manual.
As AcuGraph has evolved with greater capability and value, we’ve also added additional training resources: videos, seminars, blog entries, and even personal coaching. The point is that AcuGraph is a high performance aircraft that will help your practice soar–but only if you know how to use it. And without proper training, it’s just a really nice airplane sitting in the hanger.
More Value than Ever Before!
And THAT, my friends, is why I’m so excited about our new AcuGraph system packages. ALL our AcuGraph packages now include incredible training that will get you up and flying fast. Options include all the following, depending on your needs:
What’s even better? The combined packages save you LOTS of money! In the past, our users purchased AcuGraph, realized they needed training, and purchased it separately within a few months. Those who got the most training, got the most benefit from their AcuGraph investment. But they also spent the most, and had to do it in multiple purchases.
Who wants to invest in equipment only to find they also need to invest in training they hadn’t planned on? With our new, integrated packages, you get everything you need up front, and save money doing it! Equipment, training, coaching–it’s all there to guarantee your success!
If you haven’t yet made your practice investment in AcuGraph, there’s no better time than now! Your package is positioned on the runway and ready for take off. We have equipment and training packages tailored to every need and every budget. We’ll even design a custom package for you!
Is your practice ready for takeoff?
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Posted on 15:21, March 23rd, 2013 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
In a nutshell…it’s because I want to give you something to ponder and consider before you get caught up in the activities of the work week.
We’ve been working with Practitioners for the past 10 years. We try hard to produce a quality product and deliver exceptional service. I think most of you would agree that we’ve successfully accomplished that goal.
We’ve also heard about your struggles and challenges. We’re not just “business people” that make equipment for the Acupuncture profession. We are a collection of Practitioners that HAVE been and still ARE right there in the trenches with you.
Posted on 15:06, March 14th, 2013 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I feel like it’s almost Christmas here at Miridia Technology.
Everyone is working on something important, but it’s all hush, hush. I just can’t stand it any longer… I’m about to BURST with excitement!
Can you keep a secret?
(Read this in a whispering voice….)
Posted on 15:50, March 8th, 2013 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Hello Everybody! Before I get started on the blog I want to share a little secret…
Months of work are about to pay off! Something BIG is coming…and we’re sooo EXCITED!
Watch your inbox…The count-down is beginning!
Now…back to our blog!
A few years ago my kids dragged me kicking and screaming onto a website called Facebook. They helped me create a profile and connect with them. Now I LOVE it! I get to see all of the cute pictures they post and I’ve connected with many of my long lost friends as well as many of you new friends and business associates!
Without a question the best thing about Facebook are the pictures. The picture to the right was posted early this morning. They communicate so much more than simple text alone could ever hope to.
We completely agree! Which is why we’ve created some of the best Acupuncture related posters in the world! If you’re following our Facebook page you’ve seen some of the discussions about Acupuncture posters.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
In case you haven’t heard, love is in the air, along with overpriced flowers, wafts of perfume, cards, and lots of chocolate. I hope you have someone to share it all with today.
But whether you do or you don’t, we’ve got some sweet AcuGraph love to share with you! We love all our customers, and our future customers!
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that after 3 years of holding the line, we’re going to have to raise prices on AcuGraph systems. Today, I can tell you a little more detail. AcuGraph system prices will be increasing by $300. We hate to do it, but our costs have increased to the point we must do something to be able to continue providing our legendary service and support to all our customers.
“But Wait! I thought you were sharing love, not price increases!”
You’re exactly right.
So here’s the love:
We’re going to hold 2010 pricing for a few more days, just to make sure you have your chance at love.
I know some of you have been watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity. Well, here it is. You can still bring all the power of AcuGraph to your practice and your patients–at 2010 pricing through February 28th. After that, the new pricing will be in effect.
Not ready for a commitment? No worries! AcuGraph gives you a full 30-day, money back guarantee. If you don’t find love, you can end the relationship and get a full refund. I bet you’ve never gotten a Valentine’s offer like that!
So don’t delay! 2010 pricing will end before you know it! Why complicate the relationship by waiting? Just click on the heart to meet your new best friend.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all your friends at Miridia Acupuncture Technology!
Learning to Work
One of the benefits of the family farm in days gone by was the opportunity to teach children and pass on a work ethic. Traditionally, the whole family pitched in to complete farm chores every day, and children began doing chores at a young age. They learned to work because they grew up working.
Miridia Technology, my family business, serves much the same role. My children have been involved in the work since I started this business, and they continue today.
Back in 2003 and 2004, when I ran Miridia from my home, my children were my only work force. They helped me with production, packing, shipping, and pretty much anything else I could get them to do. As the business has grown my children’s role has shifted. Now they’re the cleaning crew. My job has changed too. I vacuum.
That’s how it is when you have your own business. You know what I’m talking about. You do whatever needs to be done. I’m the president and owner of the business, and I’m also the chief janitor. As I push that vacuum while my children and wife clean the bathrooms and kitchen, I feel very grateful to not only have a business, but also to have a way to teach my children life’s lessons.
Changes and Challenges
One constant in small business is change. Business circumstances change and evolve, and the business must constantly adapt. I’m sure it’s the same in your practice.
Well, change is on the horizon. Today I’m writing to give you a heads up—the price of AcuGraph is going to be increasing soon.
For the past 3 years, we’ve kept prices the same on our AcuGraph systems. Though our costs have increased substantially, we’ve kept the same pricing model we used in 2010. And we’ve continued to deliver the same outstanding level of service and support to our customers, despite increases in the costs of providing such service.
We held it off as long as we could, but unfortunately the time has come to make adjustments. Before we do, I want to give you the opportunity to still get 2010 pricing on your AcuGraph system before it’s too late.
If you’ve been thinking about an AcuGraph system, now is the time to act. You’ve only got a few days before the new pricing kicks in on March 1st. I’d hate for you to miss out on this opportunity to save. And please understand, I’m still doing all I can to keep prices low. Heck, I even do the vacuuming.
In yesterday’s post, I discussed a bit about paired opposites–Dark and light. Cold and hot. Yin and Yang. I also hinted at a new technology I’ve been working on.
Today, as promised, I’m ready to tell you all about it. It’s an amazing laser acupuncture breakthrough you won’t want to miss.
Fact is, I already sent out all the information to our email list. If you didn’t get all the details, you likely aren’t on that list. But don’t worry, you can still get onboard!
Just complete the sign-up below and I’ll get the information out to you right away.
Paired opposites in lasers. Who would have thought?
If, after reading the title of this post, you immediately said “Pepper!” you’re probably pretty normal, even if pepper isn’t technically the opposite of salt. (No, I’m not sure what would be either.) The point is, salt and pepper go together. They’re a pair.
Matched pairs of opposites form a beautiful symmetry in Chinese Medicine. Everything has its opposite, ideally in perfect balance, and each member of the pair belongs with the other. In fact, in many cases, we could not recognize one without the other.
As an example, think about light. Its opposite is darkness, which is really just the absence of light. But we wouldn’t know how to recognize darkness if we never saw light. Similarly, wet and dry are opposites, but they are really just the presence or absence of water. And if we had never experienced water, we wouldn’t know we were dry. Opposites are important, even vital to all elements of life and learning. Without opposites, there is no growth or understanding. To put it simply, a fish doesn’t know he’s wet.
Back to Chinese Medicine. Here are a few you’ll recognize:
By now, you’re probably thinking, “That’s all well and good, but pretty basic. What does this have to do with lasers?”
You know, I’m glad you asked, because I’ve been working on a new piece of technology. Call it a surprise. It was certainly surprising to me, and after months of work, I’m ready to let you in on it.
So I’m putting together a special blog post with all the details. I should have it posted by tomorrow. I just wanted to give you the heads up so you would be watching for it.
And meanwhile, remember to appreciate the beautiful symmetry of opposites that define our world.
I hope you’re having a great
December! We certainly are!
Of course, the holiday season always puts us in a good mood, but this year seems particularly festive. Why so merry? Well, despite the sluggish economy, AcuGraph sales are up for 2012, and we continually hear from our users about all the ways our products are benefitting them and their patients. That definitely makes us happy.
And this year has also seen some important milestones, including the release of Auriculo 3D, hiring additional staff, and the production of our training seminar with Jake Fratkin. What’s more, we already have some more great products planned for 2013.
Looking back at 2012 gives us a lot to be happy about. Heck, the weather’s even been beautiful here in Idaho! So we want to celebrate.
Wow…I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we were in San Diego! We’re packing our bags this week and heading to California for the Pacific Symposium. We’re looking forward to some FABULOUS San Diego weather.
Hopefully, you are planning to attend the Pacific Symposium this year so we can get re-acquainted. It won’t be hard to find Adrian and me at the Catamaran Hotel, because we actually have TWO booths for you to enjoy this year—one for AcuGraph and the other for Auriculo 3D.
Have you read about us in Acupuncture Today recently? I just published a couple of articles you might want to review.