AcuGraph and Kids: How my daughter changed my future 5/5 (38)

Adrian01The year was 2002. My third daughter had just been born, and I was still a student. What was I doing with all those kids while still in school?

Not sleeping much.

See, the problem was that my newborn daughter wasn’t sleeping very well, and was keeping us up way too much at night, every night. So I took her to see one of my instructors, in hopes that acupuncture might help.

(WHAT? Acupuncture on a baby? Relax…he assured me he had non-needle ways of treating.)

Imagine my surprise when he started the visit by performing a meridian graphing exam! I was intrigued because I had been learning about meridian graphing in class, and now I was seeing it in action–and on a baby, no less! How amazing.

From that moment I was hooked. When I realized there was an objective way to locate meridian imbalances with a 2-minute test, and it would even work on a baby, I knew this was what I wanted to do. True story!

So when I wondered aloud why the process wasn’t computerized, and my instructor replied that he sure wished someone would build better equipment and incorporate computers to do it right. For some reason, I blurted out, “I’ll do it!” and AcuGraph was born.

I walked into his clinic with one newborn, and walked out with two.

So why did I tell you this story?


Because I get asked from time to time whether AcuGraph can be used on infants and children. The answer I give is always a resounding YES, and I sometimes throw in this little story about my daughter. (She’s now 11 by the way, and was later joined by two more sisters and a brother, for a total of 7 kids!)

So if you aren’t treating children in your practice, I think you should reconsider. AcuGraph is a wonderful tool to help children of all ages!

Meanwhile, here’s my youngest daughter, who asked me for a needle when she observed me treating her mother. She’s 4 years old, and very proud of herself. “It didn’t even hurt, Daddy!” Who says acupuncture isn’t for kids?

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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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