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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?
Posted on 10:15, March 28th, 2013 by Dr. Larsen
I’ll be honest. You were the subject of an experiment.
When we first released our new QiCalm lasers, the whole notion of a sedation laser was so “outside the box” that I really had no idea if anyone would buy them. True blue lasers are so rare to begin with, and nobody’s really heard about laser sedation yet. This is cutting edge, which means I had to take a risk.
So I only ordered 100 of the lasers from our supplier, just to see what would happen.
Little did I expect the response! We sold all 100 lasers in just over 24 hours, and I was caught with my pants down, waiting for my supplier to produce more of these very specialized lasers, which I couldn’t get nearly fast enough.
But the real question of the experiment isn’t how quickly the lasers sell; it’s how well they work in YOUR practice. So here are some actual results reported by actual users:
Posted on 08:50, February 5th, 2013 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
The “Chronic Dehydration” blog was quite popular. Your feedback has been amazing. I love that so many of you wanted to share this article with your patients! Together we can make a huge impact.
If you missed it for some reason, you may want to click below and catch up.
“Chronic Dehydration” plays an important role with regards to blood-related TCM patterns. Our Western analysis told us that 83% of the blood in the body is WATER.
Today we are going to continue our discussion on Chronic Dehydration in relation to blood in TCM.
I did a little research on the subject of blood in one of my favorite books. Okay, I’ll admit I’m a little nerdy. How many of you like to curl up in a big comfy chair, reading “A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine” in your spare time?
I LOVE reading this book! The words and explanations crack me up. When I was in college, my friends and I used to come up with random phrases from the TCM dictionary and try to stump the class. Everyone would get a chuckle. Now days, I don’t have many to chuckle with ‘in person’ because most of my colleagues have scattered around the world. Hopefully today, you and I can chuckle together.
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?
Posted on 14:57, January 16th, 2013 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Do you have patients who suffer from these symptoms?
If so, then keep reading… Each of the above symptoms can be linked to ONE common health problem–possibly the BIGGEST problem in the world!
Posted on 05:30, December 20th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Are you a planner/organizer? I’ve learned how to be “that girl” over the years out of pure necessity. Having 9 kids FORCED me to learn organization skills. Consequently, I am a list maker. I’ve even been known to file my holiday lists away in my computer so that I can bring them out the next year and use them again.
I’ve been doing some business planning for the new year–making lists of things that I want to implement in my clinic. While planning, I like to ask myself questions about my clinic in order to decide which new ideas to implement. Here are a few that I’ve asked myself recently.
The answer is–YES, YES, YES and YES!
Let me share an analogy that resonates with me. As you all know, I’m a mom with lots of kids. Cleaning day at my house can be a bit overwhelming.
Posted on 08:32, October 30th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
In my last blog, I told you about a woman who came in complaining of excruciating pain after having surgery to remove anal fissures. If you missed it, click on the link below so you will be up to date before we begin analyzing her graph.
As always, I graphed the patient before deciding how to treat.
The first two graphs I always review before deciding treatment are the Baseline Graph and the Yin/Yang Graph. Let’s take a look.
Notice that the Small Intestine, the Triple Energizer and the Large Intestine channels are all out of balance. Typically, when I see all three of these out, I like to think tendinomuscular because often the yang channels relate to tendinomuscular problems. Also, because the pathway of each of these channels crosses directly through the shoulder.
Posted on 05:30, October 26th, 2012 by Alan Gifford MS, Practice Coach
Our offices are located just outside of Boise,Idaho. Boise is a mid-sized metropolis with about 650,000 people. I tell you this to put things into perspective. Last month in the United States, there were over 9 million searches for “how do I lose weight?” In the Boise area, there were 320,000 searches! It’s hard to believe that many people are searching for ways to lose weight. I’m certain your area is similar.
These people are searching for help…and YOU are the best person to help them change their life!
Obesity is a real problem in this country. People are getting desperate and are open to new ideas. When you offer a new approach to weight loss it will attract people who have never considered visiting an acupuncturist.
Posted on 12:55, October 17th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I don’t know about you, but I have boxes and boxes of notes from college–not to mention all of the continuing education notebooks I’ve accumulated after graduation. On top of that, I have at least two bookcases filled with acupuncture resources. Can you relate?
I’m sure it is no surprise to you that I love studying points. I especially love to read about favorite points from practitioners who have a lot more experience than I do. There is only one PROBLEM with my love for learning. The older I get, the more I forget. I just can’t remember all of those helpful little tidbits that I have written in my notes, or highlighted in textbooks. Lucky for me–I work for Miridia Technology and the guys here at the office developed a software program to compensate for my tired brain.
Posted on 05:30, October 1st, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I was talking with Alan Gifford, our staff Practice Consultant, and he asked me if Acupuncture can help with Weight loss. I assured him that it certainly can, and then asked why he wanted to know. He said, “The Weight Loss topic occupies 4 of the top 10 Google searches! It’s a hot topic and if Acupuncture can help, then we need to help our practitioners promote it better!”
This week we’ll focus on Acupuncture & Weight loss. I’ll cover the “how to” and Alan will cover the marketing.
Let’s start with an article I wrote on this topic…
When a patient asks if Chinese Medicine can help with weight loss. My answer is always: “Yes, it can help, IF you are willing to help yourself also!” Acupuncture can help promote digestion, curb appetite, and deal with emotional eating.
Posted on 05:30, September 25th, 2012 by Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
I’m sure many of you are into social networking. Did you know Miridia Technology has a Facebook page? Of course we do, because we are THE technology company for acupuncturists–and we love to communicate with our practitioners through modern technology!
I love that I get paid to “socialize” and become friends with our practitioners. I have friends all over the world. It’s so much fun when I go to an acupuncture convention and practitioners come up and introduce themselves! It feels like I KNOW them because we’ve connected via the weekly blog, e-mail or through an Acupuncture Today article. It’s been fun to further connect through our Facebook page as well.
Recently, Dr. Larsen and I were involved in a really big Facebook conversation with a group of acupuncturists who had questions about AcuGraph, its reliability and how it works. This opened up the opportunity to talk to several practitioners who have heard about us, but were not AcuGraph owners.
Posted on 15:41, September 18th, 2012 by Dr. Larsen
Today, I’d like to share a very interesting case study I happened upon. I must admit, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.
First some background:
Any holistic approach to health must necessarily include the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the patient, together with the recognition that all these aspects are intertwined. Each affects the others. Today, I’d like to focus on the spiritual.
The Chinese concept of “Shen” literally translates as “Spirit, God, consciousness, awareness” and includes the spiritual aspects of the patient. Western religious traditions include a similar concept referred to as the “spirit” or “soul.” Of course, the harmony of the patient’s shen must always be considered when forming a diagnosis and treatment plan. Shen disharmony may be responsible for a variety of mental, emotional and physical symptoms. Treatment that includes shen balancing often helps to resolve many issues.
But what if the treatment is purely spiritual? What if it involves no needles, no herbs, and indeed no practitioner? We’ve all heard stories about miraculous healings brought about by spiritual means. But are they real?
Take a look at the following case. This long-time patient comes in frequently for maintenance and balancing treatments. She has a variety of health issues, and generally responds well to treatment, though lasting balance has been elusive.