Remember when you were in school and you had that really cool teacher who played games with you and you actually learned something? I’m going to be that really cool teacher today. We’re going to play a game.
“The Graphing Game”
It takes time to become excellent at graph analysis, but the rewards are awesome! Expert Graph Analysis skills help you become a better practitioner.
Sometimes I play “The Graphing Game” with my patients. I’ll graph them BEFORE they tell me any current symptoms and then I guess what’s wrong, based on the graph. Patients love this! They’re amazed that I am so “smart!”
Are you ready to play?
This will be a two-part blog. In today’s blog, I’m going to post a graph. Your job is to analyze it and tell me what you think.
We need participation to make this work. Take a look at the graphs below and tell me your thoughts. Simply respond below in the comments section of this blog post so everyone can see your thoughts.
I’ll post a follow-up blog next week and tell you what was really happening with the patient and see how well you did at your analysis.
Really, there isn’t a wrong answer. The goal is to become really comfortable thinking about the graph from multiple perspectives.
Okay—let’s do this!
All of the really great teachers I knew had tricks up their sleeve to help with class participation. I’ve got a little trick up my sleeve too.
Until next week…
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Acupuncture Research Analyst