AcuGraph and Children 5/5 (34)

Hello Everyone,

Just taking a quick break from the rush of AcuGraph 4 upgrades to post a tip. I often get asked about graphing children and infants. People want to know if it’s appropriate to do so, and the answer is YES.

I originally was introduced to Ryodoraku acupuncture years ago when I took my newborn daughter to the acupuncturist because she wasn’t sleeping very well at night. The acupuncturist used an old manual Ryodoraku system to find her problem and treat her. I was intrigued, and began studying Ryodoraku. One thing led to another, and here we are today. All because of a graph on a baby.

A few nights ago at home, a different daughter, who is 6 years old, said she wasn’t feeling well and asked if I would graph her. I did so, and provided treatment. Afterwards, she drew me this picture:

In case you’re not well-versed in classic 6-year-old art, that’s my daughter, myself and the laptop computer. She’s being graphed.

So there’s your recommendation from my 6-year-old daughter.

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

3 Replies to “AcuGraph and Children

  1. Hi Dr Larsen, since asking you last year about graphing kids I have graphed my 2 boys (6 & 4yrs old) quite a few times. I’ve done it when they have a cough or fever and also when they are fine, just to see what’s happening. I treat the recommended points with a teishin tapping tool and the qipulse laser and boy do they respond quickly!

    All the best,


  2. Dr. Larsen,

    About 50% of my practice is pediatrics and I have to say kids LOVE the acugraph. It is such a useful tool since kids can’t tell us the whole story about their condition the acugraph provides a lot of information and helps me draw out more details
    from the parents. I do have one question though. Do you use a special technique to get readings on kids who are fidgety? Sometimes I find it incredibly difficult to get accurate readings on kids who can’t sit still. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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