I love stories that illustrate life’s lessons. So here are two absolutely true stories that perfectly illustrate why we spent the last several months working on a new product to make your life easier.
True story number one: I spoke to a man halfway around the world this morning. He told me he had recently “learned acupuncture” and was busy treating patients.
His comments started me thinking: Is one ever really finished “learning” acupuncture? At what point is it “learned?” And what information must one master to “learn” acupuncture? I just couldn’t quite get my head around the idea that there’s ever a finish line to learning this incredible healing system.
But I DO know the starting line: The most fundamental, foundational, basic knowledge one must master is the function and location of each of the acupuncture meridians, and each of the points. This basic knowledge is common to all systems and philosophies of acupuncture; it forms the basis of all the nuances of skill and wisdom that follow throughout a lifetime of study.
And it’s not easy to accomplish.
With over 400 specific named points on the body, each having unique functions, anatomy, purposes, attributes, and uses, the task of “learning” the points becomes a lifetime pursuit. And if you’re like most practitioners, you have a group of 20, 30, maybe even 50 points you use frequently, and as for the rest…well, you can look them up if you need them.
True story number two: The first time my brother visited an acupuncturist, the man sat and thumbed through books for over 10 minutes before deciding what was wrong and what to do.
And this wasn’t an inexperienced practitioner. He took a careful history, performed an examination, and then spent a long time looking through his old textbooks for a specific piece of information he needed while my brother sat and waited. Needless to say, these actions did not build my brother’s confidence and he never returned.
How are these two stories related? Like so:
We all get into situations where we need to locate specific acupuncture information quickly and reliably–because we simply CAN’T be expected to keep it all in memory. And thumbing through old books for hours is NOT a great option.
So we made a new piece of technology that IS a great option. And we made it affordable for EVERY practitioner and student. You’ll want to see this.