In my last blog post I talked about some exciting NEW changes in auriculotherapy technology. If you haven’t read part 1 of this series, you can access it here:
Before I talk more about the Pointoselect Digital, I feel the need to write a tribute letter to the Stimplus Pro.
Dear Stimplus Pro,
Some things have changed in my life, but I need you to know that you will always be considered “My FIRST love when it comes to auriculotherapy.” You taught me the value in finding electrically active points. You taught me that auriculotherapy can bring immediate results.
We have been best friends for so many years…
I’ve introduced you to my friends via blog posts, CEU courses, webinars, and Youtube videos. You have even traveled with me internationally to acupuncture symposiums throughout the world. You have been a great companion.
You might wonder if we are “completely breaking up”…
I am moving on to a new tool for auriculotherapy, but I’m not retiring you “completely”.
The truth is, sometimes BETTER is BEST. You are a good device, but let’s be honest. Technology has advanced and so have I as a practitioner. I am seeing more and more difficult conditions in my clinic. I owe it to my patients to give the BEST I can.
Don’t worry. We are not breaking up. I’ll still carry you around in my purse when I’m traveling. For fast, convenient, basic treatment, you’re still my Go-To.
Thank you for helping me to become who I am today,
Okay, now that I have given proper gratitude for the Stimplus Pro, can I tell you how excited I am to talk more about, and properly introduce, our NEW auriculotherapy device?
The Pointoselect Digital: A Game Changer
The Pointoselect Digital has been a real game changer in the clinic. Let’s talk about some of the differences between the Stimplus Pro versus the Pointoselect, and what that means from a clinical point of view.
The Stimplus Pro was good at finding points, but the Pointoselect Digital is BETTER! There are literally hundreds of points on the ear. Knowing which points are electrically active is only the first step in an effective treatment protocol. The next thing to recognize is this: Which points are positive and which points are negative? Did you catch that? Just like on the body, some ear points are positive and some are negative.
The Stimplus Pro was only capable of detecting positive (monopolar) points on the ear. Positive points are excess in nature. This is why the Stimplus Pro has been so successful for treating pain related conditions, such as shoulder pain, instantaneously. The positive points related to pain that is excess in nature are really easy to locate.
The Pointoselect Digital automatically detects both positive and negative points (bipolar) on the ear. This is HUGE!
Conditions which are deficient in nature tend to be harder to treat. Tonifying the deficient points amplifies the effectiveness of treatment.
Here’s the EXTRA cool part…
When you scan the ear, the Pointoselect automatically detects the points which need to be tonified or sedated and automatically changes the treatment according to what is detected. Now, when I scan the ear for shoulder pain, or any other condition, more SPECIFIC points are detectible and the results are even better.
More Treatment Options
More advanced practitioners know the value of using the correct frequency for different areas of the ear to get the BEST results. Nogier frequencies are my personal favorite. The Pointoselect gives you many options. It is pre-programmed to treat Nogier, Bahr, and Reininger frequency sets. And if you like to choose your own frequencies, you have that option too (2-128 hz when you’re choosing your own).
Clinical examples with the Stimplus Pro versus the Pointoselect
The effectiveness of the Stimplus Pro was “mostly good” because the frequencies offered covered “most of the ear”. The Stimplus Pro has the capability of treating 5, 10 and 20 Hz of electricity.
In the Auriculo 3D auriculotherapy software, you can click on any treatment protocol and see which frequency is best for treating specific areas of the ear.
Although it has been a good basic treatment device, the Simplus Pro has “some” limitations—especially if you are an advanced practitioner. The Stimplus Pro is only capable to treating three zones of the ear with frequencies that are CLOSE to the Nogier frequencies, but not “precise”.
Notice the differences in the image above. The Stimplus Pro has three frequencies: 5 Hz, 10 Hz, and 20 Hz. The precise Nogier frequencies for those zones are actually. 4.56 Hz, 9.12 Hz, and 18.25 Hz. Before we had the Pointoselect 10, 10 and 20 Hz were “good” because they were “close enough”.
Now that we have BETTER, is close actually “enough”?
With the Pointoselect Digital I can be VERY precise with my treatment. I simply scan the ear. Like I said above, Pointoselect is bipolar, which means it detects whether the points are deficient or excess. Once the electrically active point is found, I simply push a button and treat with the EXACT, PRECISE, frequency as I move from zone to zone.
Can you see how my treatment just moved from GOOD to BETTER?
Here’s the SUPER exciting part. Do you remember what I showed you in my last blog post? An experiment I did in my clinic CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Let me recap….
Miridia Technology asked me to try out the Pointoselect Digital. Of course, we always put our devices through “The AcuGraph Test.” Typically, I graph the patient, do a treatment, then regraph the patient 24-48 hours after the treatment to see how well the treatment changed the graph. The reason I regraph 24-48 hours later is two-fold.
1) If you put needles in the body it tends to scatter qi initially, and good graph results are not typical immediately following treatment.
2) It takes 24-48 hours for energy to run through the circadian cycle within the channels.
This time I broke the rules…
I graphed the patient, did an ear scan, used the Pointoselect Digital to treat the electrically active points with Nogier frequencies, and THEN immediately re-graphed the patient.
Did you catch that? I didn’t wait 24 hours. I decided to re-graph immediately after treatment.
That’s when everything changed. MIND BLOWING!!! Look what happened!!! One simple “5-minute” ear treatment balanced every single acupuncture channel in the body IMMEDIATELY.
I sent Dr. Adrian Larsen a message and said: “LOOK what just happened!”
Of course he questioned me…“You just graphed, treated and then, re-graphed? You didn’t wait for 24 hours?”
My answers was: “Yes! That is exactly what I did.”
He says: “Do it again and see what happens….”
Can you just imagine how this has changed the dynamics in my clinic?
Auriculotherapy alone changes the graph! It’s simple… Scan the ear, find the electrically active negative and positive points, treat with the correct frequency and create balance in the body. The Pointoselect Digital ear scan treatment works as an effective ROOT treatment.
Part 3 Coming Soon
The Pointoselect is a game changer on so many levels.
- Patients who are needle phobic
- Busy clinics trying to balance an effective root and branch treatment
- An adjunct root treatment combined with multiple practitioner modalities
- Wellness care–treating the imbalances before they become symptomatic
- The list goes on and on…
I have one more blog post to add to this series. We taught a lot about how to incorporate Pointoselect Digital into an AcuGraph clinic at our AcuGrowth Symposium in April.
The recordings from that weekend are coming out soon, so if you are on the Enterprise Plan, those will be available to you.
Practitioners who attended that seminar had the “extra early bird opportunity” to buy Pointoselect Digital BEFORE we released it. I’ve started to really incorporate the Pointoselect into my clinic since the symposium, and have a pretty amazing story to share with you!
Here’s a teaser…
In the meantime, watch the recording of out FREE Pointoselect webinar! More info below!
Webinar: Using the Pointoselect Digital for Superior Results
On Friday, July 13, 2018 Dr. Adrian Larsen hosted a free, live webinar about the Pointoselect!
The webinar was called “Using the Pointoselect for Superior Results.”
In the webinar, Dr. Larsen shared some interesting Pointoselect case studies, as well as information about how the device works, why it’s the best auriculotherapy tool he’s found, and how to use it.
The webinar recording is available!
Access the webinar recording at the link below. It’s a little over an hour long. https://events.genndi.com/register/169105139238447793/88661dc75f
Enjoy! If you have any other questions or comments, don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give the office a call at 208.846.8448. We’re here to help!
I’ll Talk to you Again Soon…
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.
Acupuncture Research Analyst
Miridia Acupuncture Technology