The Teacher, The Mentor, The Student

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Have you heard all the buzz? Everyone’s talking about what’s NEW at Miridia Technology. We recently released our brand NEW AcuGraph Certification Program (ACP). Truthfully, we are pretty excited about it, and proud of it! We believe it’s the training our users have always needed, and finally it’s here! We’re especially excited because the response from our amazing practitioners who have completed the certification process has been so positive and enthusiastic.

In fact, emails are coming in daily from practitioners who love the entire course experience. Even practitioners who have been with Miridia Technology longer than I have are telling us that they are surprised at how much NEW information they learned while completing the course.

I believe the #1 reason that practitioners are loving the AcuGraph Certification Program is because it’s more than a course—it’s also a mentorship program. Let me explain. Dr. Larsen and I have a unique chemistry when it comes to teaching and mentoring AcuGraph practitioners. 

Teaching versus Mentoring

Here’s what Google says about a teacher versus a mentor…

  • A teacher can be mentor.
  • A mentor can be teacher.
  • Both have an important and necessary place in education.
  • A teacher’s FIRST priority may be instruction—but they can be creative and interactive in their approach.
  • A mentor’s priority is on personal development. 
  • A mentee must possess “know-how” skills. 

The Teacher

Dr. Larsen is a dynamic teacher with an incredible photographic memory—and knows more about science and physics than anyone I know. In my opinion he is an absolute genius. He has the exceptional ability to take a complicated subject and simplify it enough so that you and I can understand it. He is a gifted man. 

Practitioners who take the AcuGraph Certification Program have the incredible opportunity to walk hand in hand with Dr. Larsen as he personally teaches them the dynamic intricacies of AcuGraph’s potential. 

The Mentor

I am not Dr. Larsen—I have learned through the years that I use a different approach. I am a “creative, hands on, touchy, feely, gain the experience, and share the wisdom with my colleagues” kind of mentor. I love learning, but more than that, I love sharing what I have learned with all of you, so you can progress as well. My greatest joy is watching YOU progress and grow. I have been blown away by the knowledge and progress of our practitioners, and I learn from YOU every single day.

The AcuGraph Certification Program gives you the opportunity to glean all of the wisdom that I have gathered through the years—not only from my own clinical experience, but also from the lessons I have learned from working with each of YOU. 

My Journey to Mentorship

When I began working for Miridia Technology, 11 years ago, I was NOT a teacher. I didn’t even have aspirations to be a teacher. Once, I tried my hand at substitute teaching for high school students and I HATED it. Honestly, I showed up once and never went back! Teaching was hard. And I just didn’t like it. 

I don’t know if you can relate, but going to college and getting a Master’s degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine when you are nearly 40 is hard. There were many time that I wanted to quit that too. It all sounded like a grand adventure when I began the program, but then the reality set in. The program was difficult. I had to study three times more than most of the students!

But I didn’t quit. Instead, I found a mentor. Someone who could tutor me and teach me how to learn. At some point along the way, I got it. I understood HOW to study and learn on my own. It’s then that I began mentoring other students—and my world changed forever. It was then that I felt called to help others the way I’d been helped, and so my mentoring journey began. 

We’re in This Together!

Keep learning. Don’t quit. Always strive to become BETTER than you were before. If you need help along the way, we are here for you. 

The world is changing. It is absolutely necessary that acupuncturists evolve with it. Ancient medicine combined with modern science is how we will grow our field.

AcuGraph is Your Tool!

We were already doing cutting edge diagnostics and treatments as acupuncturists. AcuGraph users have what it takes to help grow the field of acupuncture exponentially. 

Our team is committed to helping YOU grow exponentially. It’s not just a course. It’s also a mentorship program. Once you become an AcuGraph Certified Practitioner—your potential is unlimited. You’ll be ready for whatever comes next in the evolution of our medicine. 

Now, What are you Waiting For? Get Your ACP!

Have you taken the ACP training yet? I have three final thoughts to share that will hopefully persuade you to do so…

  • If you are brand new, take the training. You will gain confidence right away.  
  • If you have been around for awhile, take the training. I promise, you will learn something new. (I learned new things while helping to create the course. Even Dr. Larsen says that he learned new things while taking the finished course!
  • Finally, if you’re someone who tried AcuGraph for a while then put it on a shelf because you were too overwhelmedplease take the new training. This course was created to help YOU to gain confidence and utilize your AcuGraph to it’s highest potential.

A mentor’s priority is helping you to develop personally. I believe in you and your potential. I know that together we can change the world—one patient at a time. 

Be well,

-Dr. Kimberly 

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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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