Once you have used AcuGraph for a while, your graph analyzing skills become quite refined. Graphs begin to come alive and tell you a story of what is happening within your patient. Often, you begin to form a hypothesis before the patient even reveals their chief complaint.
Who wants to practice graph analysis?
I have two graph reports to share with you–from two different patients.
Tell me what you see when you analyze these two graphs.
- Are there similarities between the two graphs?
- Are there differences between them?
- What types of questions would you ask your patient if they presented with either of these graphs?
- What working diagnosis are you forming in your mind when you see these graphs?
- What common points would you use to treat both of these patients?
- What different points might you consider adding for Graph #1 or Graph #2 based on the differences between the graphs?
- Are there any emotional components you would want to ask your patient about?
- Are there any dietary factors you would want to ask your patient about?
- If you have a TCM background, what TCM diagnosis might you begin to hypothesize?
I was a tutor in college and found it very rewarding. One of the reasons I love to blog is because when I teach, we both learn. I’m looking forward to hearing YOUR answers. I’ll conclude with my own graph interpretation next week, so stay tuned!
Have a great day!
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Acupuncture Research Analyst