AcuGraph, Kids and Cupping 5/5 (38)

1-Fullscreen capture 1162013 40845 PMI know you’ve heard a lot from me lately about pediatrics. Especially if you follow us on Facebook!

Sorry…I just can’t help it! I feel like a kid. I’m so excited; I just can’t keep it in!

As you know, I run my own practice, along with my research at Miridia Technology. I don’t have a specific pediatric specialty clinic. I don’t direct my marketing towards kids.

In fact, I don’t even have toys in my waiting room. But–I do have kids that I treat on a somewhat regular basis, simply because I treat at lot of their parents and grandparents.

You’ve all heard about the law of attraction, right? Here’s a quote to think about..

“Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting.” ~The Secret

I’ve been participating in Robin Green’s Pediatric Essentials Online Course for the last couple of weeks. I’ve also been writing articles and creating teaching material, which incorporates AcuGraph as a diagnostic/treatment strategy for pediatrics. Because of this, pediatrics has clearly been “on my mind.”

Robin’s course is really great. Here is a list of what I’ve been learning so far:

  • How better to interact with kids.
  • Pediatric needling techniques.
  • Pediatric non-needling techniques.
  • Treatment strategies and herbal formulas for common childhood ailments.
  • How other practitioners are incorporating pediatrics into their clinic.

Do you know what has happened in my clinic since I’ve started focusing my thoughts on pediatrics? You guessed it…

All of a sudden I’m treating MORE kids!

But something is different. Before, I was getting kids because I was treating their parents. Now, I’m simply getting kids. AND–parents are becoming new patients because their kids are getting great results! Who knew???

As part of Robin’s course, I’ve been asked to create a 30-minute BONUS training video, for Robin’s course, incorporating AcuGraph diagnostics and treatment strategies for kids.

Here’s just a little bit of what I’ll be sharing in the BONUS training video…


Parents are funny. When a kid comes in for acupuncture, parents like to take a lot of pictures so they can show EVERYONE how cool their kid is. (I’m a parent. I get it.)

As you know, in AcuGraph, we have the option of balancing the graph with multiple treatment strategies. One option is by treating the spine. I like to click on the spinal portion of AcuGraph to show the parents where some of the graph imbalances may be manifesting neurologically along the spine. With adults, I usually needle the Hua Tuo Jiaji points. With kids, I tend to use pressure and cupping instead….

(I know you want to know more about this treatment strategy. If I told you everything now, there wouldn’t be any surprises for the video training, right? I promise–there’s more great information coming in the video training! For now, I’m intentionally giving you enough to pique your interest–and of course, I’m bragging about happy kids that come into my clinic!)


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Parents are always shocked that kids actually ENJOY the cupping session. Most parents haven’t experienced cupping themselves, so they are nervous while watching their children.

They typically ask the child, multiple times, throughout the session: “Does it hurt?!?” The child answers: “No Mom… It feels sooooo GOOD! Can I do this again next time?”

There’s always one last picture to be taken…AFTER the cups come off. This picture is for bragging rights!

Kids are SO proud of the cup marks on their back. Most can’t wait to get home and take their shirt off for everyone to see! Literally…

(Of course I remind them that it’s probably not a good idea to take their shirt off and show everyone.)


Kids think AcuGraph and cupping are the COOLEST THINGS EVER.


Sorry, but that’s all I’m going to give you for now. More will come in the BONUS Pediatric AcuGraph Training Video I’m working on for Robin.

If you haven’t signed up for Robin Green’s Pediatric Essentials Online Course yet, why not??? What are you waiting for?!

Robin’s class is a must have for ANY practitioner who wants to treat kids in their clinic. She is not only amazing with kids, but she’s also a gifted instructor. In the first two weeks, I’ve enjoyed developing new skills and gained the patient load necessary to more than pay for this course. I still have four weeks of training to go. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Three more things you need to know:

#1: The time is running out.  Tomorrow, November 8th, is the LAST DAY to sign up.

#2: If you feel like you are too busy to take this course right now. That’s okay. You can purchase the course now, and you’ll still have six months to complete it–earning 15 CEU’s in the process.

#3: If you feel like you can’t spend the extra money right now, because the holidays are upon us. That’s okay. Robin is offering a very affordable 3-payment plan option.

Really it’s an easy decision.

One final quote:


“When the opportunity or impulse is there, ACT!” ~The Secret

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See you in school!



Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Research Analyst

Miridia Technology In



P.S. To guarantee participation in the bonus module on AcuGraph and non-needle treatments that I will be hosting, you need to click on a link from our site immediately before registering. Full disclosure: I will not personally be compensated if you choose to participate, however, Miridia Technology (my employer) may receive compensation.


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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.

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