“Happy Hour” 5/5 (30)

It’s the beginning of March and it is cold and rainy outside today. Idaho doesn’t know if it wants to jump into spring or hold onto winter at this point because we fluctuate between snow and rain. I don’t know about you, but I’m wishing it was summer all over again!

Great Memories–AcuGraph Live Seminar 2010

I was just looking at some pictures in my office that made me smile. Last summer, I had a fantastic time at my first seminar hosted by Miridia Technology. Aside from the AWESOME training, the best part was getting to know the AcuGraph users on a personal level. We had so much fun! The seminar was awesome, the practitioners were great, and the “Happy Hour” dining adventures were filled with good food and great times!

On Saturday night a group of us went out to dinner. Our guests wanted to experience food that was “authentic” for Idaho. I decided that we had to take them out to enjoy good ole’ barbecued beef RIBS and POTATOES. You can’t get more Idaho than that! My husband and I had a fabulous time entertaining these ladies. I would venture to say that many of us ended the weekend not only smarter but thicker around the middle.

Okay, so we ate well, but the real meat and potatoes of this seminar weren’t in “food,” it was the wealth of knowledge gained in this incredible weekend. Hearing how everyone was using AcuGraph in their individual practices was so inspiring to me. I loved hearing story after story about patients who were benefiting from treatment and how AcuGraph was such a valuable resource for practitioners. There was a wealth of knowledge to be shared. It was especially heartwarming to hear the practitioners’ gratitude expressed to Dr. Larsen and our staff for the development of AcuGraph. We heard time and again how grateful they were for the opportunity to sit and learn about how to better utilize this amazing tool in their clinics.

Maybe it is just because I am such a “people person,” but I felt like I wanted to continue rubbing shoulders with these great practitioners after the seminar ended. Lucky for me, I get the opportunity to correspond with AcuGraph users on a daily basis. I wish that everyone could have been at the seminar so that I could get to know them personally! It is our practitioners that bring AcuGraph to life, bettering the lives of patients all around the world.

We missed you!!!

Now you are probably sad because you weren’t there! Dr. Seuss once said: Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened! The event was awesome and those who attended went home to become better practitioners. We know that it is impossible to gather everyone together in one place for training, simply because we have AcuGraph users all around the world. The GOOD NEWS is that we brought in a professional camera crew and recorded the entire training portion of the weekend and “The All NEW 2011 Acupuncture Seminar Series” is now available for every practitioner. You can still glean from the vast knowledge that came from this fabulous AcuGraph training seminar!

The EVEN BETTER NEWS is that the seminar series is available at a substantial discount through this Thursday. DON’T MISS OUT by waiting beyond Thursday–the discount will be gone.

Disclosure:  The ribs are NOT included…sorry about that!  If you are really nice, maybe I will send you a copy of my favorite beef rib recipe so that you can create your own Idaho style “Happy Hour” after you watch the seminar from home.

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Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology Inc.

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Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac.

Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac. is a US licensed acupuncturist in the state of Idaho and certified in the treatment of acupuncture, Oriental medicine and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Kimberly wears multiple hats in the acupuncture community. She owns her private clinic, Meridian Family Acupuncture. She has spent the last 10 years working for Miridia Technology as an acupuncture Research Analyst–where she helps plan, develop, and integrate modern diagnostic and treatment tools for the ever-evolving scientific world of acupuncture. Kimberly is a world-renown teacher, blogger, columnist, and mentor in the acupuncture community.

4 Replies to ““Happy Hour”

  1. I was just wondering if there was a plan to have another training seminar in Idaho, so that those of us who couldn’t come might get the opportunity to learn about Acugraph, eat some good Idaho food and spend sometime in the beautiful state of Idaho. I’m always looking for an excuse to do the latter!!

    1. Having another training seminar in Idaho is always a consideration. We are all here, which makes it convenient, and we have the perfect facility to host our AcuGraph users. We will definitely keep your suggestion in mind!


  2. Dear Kimberly,

    For sure the Idaho beef must have been delicious and joyful for you together.
    I don’t want to spoil the party however there might be many amongst us who don’t necessarily depend on or like meat.
    Nature has given us the best means of survival which are called plants which give us wonderful nutritious vegetables and fruits.
    Acugraph is something where West meets East in a wonderful way to tackle inconveniences and diseases when they were not or could not be prevented.
    The China Study is even more wonderfully meeting the East because it confirms that we can prevent and reverse most of the common western diseases by obtaining the eating habits of a herbivore.
    I strongly prefer the preventive approach combined if necessary with an effective treatment approach using wonderful tools like acugraph.
    I am not vegan nor a vegetarian but meat and dairy products are definitely not something to be promoted if you are concerned about people’s health.

    cheers and warmest regards from Tokyo – Japan

    1. Hello Fred,

      I would have to admit that our dinner choices that weekend were not intended for the sake of “preventative medicine.” That happens sometimes!

      Many choose diet according to what is best for their individual health. That is one of the things that I love about Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is all about balance. I teach my patients that food choices should be made based on pattern identification. Often I will advise patients who are struggling with blood deficiency, kidney deficiency or yang deficiency to add certain animal protein to their diet. I also give them food suggestions that are not meat based if they choose not to partake of animal products.

      Our body patterns are in constant change. At certain times of life, different foods are better for us.

      Thank you for your thoughts.


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