What would you like to see? 5/5 (39)

Hello Friends,

Michelle

From time to time, someone contacts me with a really great idea to improve AcuGraph—and I love it! In fact, nearly all the really great AcuGraph feature improvements over the last ten years have come from users like you who dared to dream.

Wouldn’t it be great if AcuGraph could…

I wish the software also…

I’d like to see this handled in a different way…

You get the idea.

So, I’ll let you in on a little secret: If you’ve got any items on your AcuGraph wish list, NOW would be a really excellent time to let me know (nudge, nudge, wink, wink.) I’m not saying there’s anything new in the works, but I do notice AcuGraph 4 has been around for quite a while now…

OK, so here’s what to do: Leave a comment below with your feature request or suggestion. It doesn’t matter how crazy, specialized or obvious your suggestion is. Nearly all our greatest ideas come from users like you, and your idea may spur someone else’s idea, and so it gets better and better.

Got it?

Leave me your thoughts, and you just may see your idea become a reality in the near future!

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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.

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      1. Please make Doris and the rest of us happy regarding this request!
        Treatment option via laser or micro-current and better both with wires would be great today.
        Wireless tomorrow.

  1. An automatic reminder for a weekly, monthly , quarterly
    Constant contact . With newsletter -“we missed you”, or seasonal updates
    Or tips for healthcare that we can email on a regular
    Basis- like constant contact but all our info is already
    In the Acugraph . Would be very functional.

    1. Hi Dr. Floyd,

      EMI is somewhat similar to AcuGraph 2, which was released in 2005. Since then there have been so many advances in accuracy, interpretation, treatment and patient communication that the current version of AcuGraph is far, far more advanced than the 2005 technology. (EMI hasn’t updated their technology)

      Going into all the details would take a lot of space here, so instead, I’ll invite you to contact me and I’ll send you a head-to-head comparison that goes through the features and highlights the differences.

      The bottom line is that AcuGraph is far more accurate, convenient, patient friendly, user friendly and powerful than EMI. AcuGraph also provides much better service, support, and warranty coverage.

      And I’ll somewhat ironically note that you’re asking this question on our blog, where we communicate regularly with our users (as well as on other social media) and where we are asking for feedback to continue to improve our products. We provide research, case studies, marketing help, ongoing training, and a variety of advanced technology tools for our users. I suppose you could ask the same question on the EMI blog–if there was one. 😉

  2. i would like the acugraph to be able to convert each channel’s highs and low numbers into frequencies and or volts to help with ph balance..thnx so much

      1. HI DR. LARSEN THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO COMMENT.
        THE ACUGRAPH IS BASE ON BALANCE LEFT,RIGHT TOP AND BOTTOM ALL 12 CHANNELS BY ADDING THE PH FACTOR WOULD MAKE FOR A MORE COMPLETE BALANCE WITHIN THE ACUGRAPH BY COMPAIRING OR CONVERTING THE HIGHS AND LOW’S OF ACUGRAPH CHANNELS WOULD HELP EVERYONE TO SEE A MORE COMPLETE AND BALANCED PICTURE.

        What it means is this…your body pH affects EVERYTHING.
        · Human blood is most protective in a delicate and precise balance of blood pH at 7.365.
        · When pH goes off, microbial looking forms in the blood can change shape, mutate, mirror pathogenicity and grow.
        · When pH goes off, ENZYMES that are constructive can become destructive.
        · When pH goes off, OXYGEN delivery to cells suffers

        pH MEANS “POTENTIAL HYDROGEN”, IT IS A MEASURE OF VOLTAGE.
        0 = + 400 mV
        7 = 0
        14 = – 400 mV
        Think about your home…it uses 110 volts. That is the conductive positive voltage in wire.
        In solutions we can talk about negative voltage or an excess of electrons (means we have donor electrons); this is called alkaline. If the solution has a deficiency of electrons (electron stealer), we call it acidic (0 to 7). We put a plus in front of it. An alkaline solution has electrons available to do work (voltage available). Every cell in the body is designed to run optimally at approximately -20 mV or a pH of 7.365 The pH level (acid – alkaline measurement) of our internal fluids affects every cell in our body. Extended acid imbalances of any kind can overwhelm your body.
        The pH of saliva offers a window through which you can see the overall pH balance in your body.
        Saliva pH is slightly more acidic than the blood pH [usually], but it is closely aligned with the pH of blood and interstitial fluids [fluids around the cells].
        Optimal pH for saliva is above 7 pH. A reading consistently lower than 6.8 is indicative of possible insufficient alkaline reserves. After eating, the saliva pH should rise to 7.8 or higher. Unless this occurs, the body has alkaline mineral deficiencies ( mainly Calcium and Magnesium ) and will not assimilate food very well. To deviate from ideal salivary pH for an extended time invites illness. If your saliva stays between 6.8 and 7.2 pH all day, your body is functioning within a healthy range. If the early morning salivary pH remains above 6.8, people usually see many of their problems disappearing.

        1. Thanks for the great information, Larry. Unfortunately, AcuGraph cannot measure pH or convert the resistance measurements into something meaningful to the pH picture. Kind of two different approaches. But we’ll keep this information in mind as we develop future products.

  3. I would like to see special instructions highlighted, italicized or underlined. As example ‘this point is treated only on the left”. Something to catch your eye immediately before you have proceeded to teat the right!

  4. I would love an easy way to see that I’ve completed the treatment notes on each patient for the day. For example, a list of patients whose files I’ve opened along with a way to check each off when I’ve completed their notes. As it is now at the end of the day I have to type in every patients name, then open the file and read it to be sure that I’ve finished it. It is especially important to have each completed at the end of the day because the acugraph does not allow me to go in after 24 hours to finish the notes. While I love not having to file folders, at least with folders I had a stack of completed and uncompleted file folders. With the acugraph there is no reminder to help me stay on top of charting. The 24 hour rule is limiting too although it forces me to finish all the paperwork before leaving the office every night. However at the end of the day I’m tired and my spelling isn’t always perfect. I’d prefer it if the file remained accessible until I had checked it off as completed. Some days are so busy it’s hard to keep up and the chance to review and complete the files on a slower day would be helpful.

    1. I have noticed some requests above are related to business aspects of documentation and daily office procedures. Some vendors of this type of software have capability to pull patient demographic and insurance data to other software programs via a data interface. Such a interface or your own healthcare business suite would be nice for future development perhaps. This avoids duplicate data entry of patient info as it call be pulled or pushed into fields in both programs. just a thought.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, using a dry metal (or even wet metal) electrode decreases accuracy and makes the reading technique much more susceptible to technique error. We’ve tried it. The cotton-tip electrode, though not as convenient, makes the readings much more reliable.

  5. I would love for the pictures of acupuncture points with the poit location description to be in laymen terms so my patients have a better idea of how to find the points for when they are asked to do homework. I try to go over the points with them and even mark the points on their skin if I have the time and they let me but my number one excuse as to why they didn’t do their homework the following visit is they couldn’t figure out where some of the points were and didn’t want to do the wrong thing so they didn’t do any.

    Also if there was a way to access the point pictures where I could have an option to add points for homework that I might want the patient to also do and be able to email those to them as well.

    Expand on any possible patient education information and again put it in laymen terms, so they better understand instead of TCM verbiage. I feel like I do the acugraph mainly for the patient and I think it needs to be very user friendly for them as well.

    I have more, I’ll get back to you.

  6. In the Info section, have the physical indications listed first, before the emotional aspects of the organ imbalance. I find it confuses patients when the explanation dives straight into the emotional part, especially if I’ve only graphed them once or twice, where the emotional aspects might not be as relevant at that point yet, without historical frequency to take into account.

    1. Hello Suzette,

      Have you done your most recent upgrade? Awhile back we made major changes to the exam findings portion within AcuGraph. Here is an example of how it looks now. The emotion is listed UNDER the symptom information. We have also reworded the Meridian Analysis Information for ease of patient understanding.

      ~Kimberly

      ***********

      LI (Low)

      The Large Intestine Meridian is responsible for transforming digested food into waste and reabsorbing fluids. This meridian works in conjunction with the Lung Meridian to regulate the skin and breathing.

      Your Large Intestine Meridian energy is deficient. Deficient energy in this meridian may be associated with the following symptoms:

      -Constipation, diarrhea, poor digestion;
      -Dry throat, toothache, tinnitus, skin conditions, frontal headache;
      -Cold teeth, fullness and congestion in the chest, coughing, asthma, and wheezing;
      -Disturbances of the face, cheeks, forehead, eyes, nose, lips, gums and teeth;
      -Weakness, pain, swelling or stiffness of the hand, arm, neck, shoulder or spine;
      -Inability to raise the shoulder;
      -Inability to rotate the neck.

      EMOTION: An imbalance in the Large Intestine Meridian may be associated with difficulty letting go of the past.

      SPINAL ASSOCIATION: Imbalances in this meridian may be associated with subluxation at the L2, L3, L4 and/or L5 level(s).

  7. kindly provide the active acu point detector, while giving the treatment, we should see that value of the chi increasing in real time, for example if spleen low on reading, we can use sp2,sp3,sp6, st.36 etc., same time we should know what point is really helping the patient, so we should know chi is increasing in graph while giving the treatment in real time.

    Thank for your technology

  8. I like the idea of making AcuGraph wireless and possibly adding a treatment component to the hardware, but I think that it would be more beneficial to add comprehensive dietary therapy information. This would increase patient education and hopefully treatment effectiveness. Also, adding qigong exercise pictures with descriptions would be beneficial for patients. Something simple like the nine breaths, with simple movements, that patients can add to their daily routine would improve patient outcomes.

  9. Since the software is constructed for homeostasis and balance, would it be possible to incorporate other treatment modalities like Dr Tans Balance method or Tung`s points as treatment options? If a patient w a shoulder problem e.g. exhibits imbalance in the triple warmer and large intestine meridians, they could be balanced with the 77.05,77.06 and 77,07 opposite side. Obviously a substantial challenge, but since we were asked for crazy ideas, this would be my wish for a futural update:-)

  10. I would like to see veterinary applications. If not full on software apps then something in the training to apply the accugraph to veterinary use.

  11. 1) Make the software keyboard-friendly.
    My mouse had broke down some time back in the clinic and I didn’t have a spare one on me then. I still managed to use my computer (Windows) using keyboard shortcuts. However I couldn’t do any Acugraph tests because there are no ways to navigate through the software using your keyboard only. Enabling keyboard navigation will help to use the program faster (like we use photoshop)

    2) In the Reference > Points section, there are two vertical columns … namely: “Channels, Source…” and “LU, LI …”. If a particular point has to be selected then it has to be located on the adjacent image and clicked on by the mouse. Displaying the right point is problematic when two points are close to one another. For e.g.: It is difficult to get the CV-6 pop-up on hovering over the point (usually doing so brings cv-5 or cv-7) and regularly when the pop-up of cv-7 is clicked, the program shows info for cv-6. The issue persists for other channels as well. It often causes a lot of anguish if one has to quickly look-up a point.
    A simple solution may be to have a third vertical bar displayed when the “channels” button is selected, and in this third bar feature all the points of the channel which can be selected individually.

    3) Add option to record what acupuncture treatment was given to patient. This will void the need to have other clinic management software like Shen Professional.

    4) Have the ability to edit whether a bar in the graph is excess, deficient, or split – in accordance with Dr Jake’s lectures.

    5) Option of setting birthday reminder of certain clients

    6) In add patients dialog, add field of “Primary complaint” and “Secondary Complaint” to which have option of having a dropdown menu of conditions. This can help in R&D of graph patterns of conditions.

  12. When creating a customized treatment, Acugraph it only takes the conditions of the acugraph measurements on each meridian. It would be very useful to be able to input manually some customized treatments indicating all points so we could create our own database of custom treatment points.

So, what do you think about it?