Then Versus Now

Do you ever take a moment to sit down and think about how far you’ve come in your career? Many of you have watched me grow and learn as a practitioner over the years. Some of you have been reading my blog posts since day one, so you know that I’m not doing things NOW the way I did things THEN. I hope you aren’t either. We should all be growing and progressing as practitioners–just... Read more

2017 Europe AcuGraph Training

We’re excited to announce our 2017 Europe AcuGraph training in Amsterdam, October 21-22, 2017! Due to the success of last year’s training in Amsterdam, we’re offering an even better training this year! At this two-day event, Dr. Adrian Larsen will teach it all, from the basics of meridian graphing, to advanced clinical applications. Topics Covered Will Include the Following: Classical Ryodoraku measurement and treatment technique Scientific validation Meridian theory and electroacupuncture research Meridian Therapy vs.... Read more

The Top 5 Reasons YOU Should Attend Auriculotherapy Success 2017

How great would it be if you could spend someone else’s money? And just buy what you need, when you need it? What would you do in that situation? Sure, it’s a nice fantasy. But the reality is, when you’re in business for yourself, you have to count the dollars—because every dollar you spend ultimately comes out of your pocket. Right? That’s why it’s so important to get the most out of every investment you... Read more

Webinar: How to Get the Most Out of your AcuGraph Package

Have you ever bought something you totally thought seemed like a good idea at the time, only to have it sit on your self and eventually get discarded? You know, like that ab exercise machine that looked so good on the infomercial? No, but seriously, we all do it. Back when I used to have satellite TV, I called the company one day to find out why my bill was so high. They said it... Read more

Acupuncture Cured Angelina Jolie’s Bell’s Palsy

Have you seen the recent article on USA Today about Angelina Jolie’s struggle with Bell’s Palsy? The most interesting part is that Angelina “credited acupuncture for a full recovery.” See the Full Article Here>> Bell’s Palsy has been a topic of interest in the acupunture world, because it’s so effective at treating the condition, if done in a timely manner. Bell’s Palsy Blog Posts Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac., has written several blog posts about Bell’s Palsy... Read more

Posturology and its Connection to Auriculotherapy

About a month ago I received word from Dr. Raphael Nogier that he decided to bring a friend and colleague with him to teach at the Auriculotherapy Success seminar in October, Dr. Michel Marignan, a world-renowned expert in posturology. At first I was a little confused. How could anyone possibly help Dr. Nogier give a better seminar than he does on his own? As the son of the founder of auriculotherapy, Dr. Nogier is THE... Read more

Webinar: Seal the Deal with Auriculotherapy

I’ve always thought of myself as pretty great when it came to ear acupuncture. That was until I figured out how much I DID NOT KNOW. It takes a lot more than memorizing a handful of really great point locations to become an amazing auriculotherapist. How I see it, there’s a difference between auriculoTHERAPY and auriculoMEDICINE. In fact, there are some practitioners that use ear acupuncture ALONE as their only treatment to resolve really difficult diseases. Imagine... Read more

Are you Kidding? How did that Happen?

If you look at the title of this post, you’ll see my exact response when I realized that 2017 is now over half over. HALF OVER? The thought gave me a sudden shock. Now don’t get me wrong. I know how a calendar works. But in my mind, 2017 was still new. I have plans, ideas, goals to accomplish this year, and when I realized time was half gone, I really had to stop and... Read more

Dr. Nogier’s Surprise: The Big Announcement I Didn’t Expect

As I’ve helped organize Dr. Nogier’s auriculotherapy seminars the last couple of years, the most exciting moment has always been when he finalizes his syllabus and sends me a copy. Because that’s when I finally get to announce the topics that Dr. Nogier will teach—and that I’ll get to learn. But I’ll tell you the truth: I was getting a bit antsy this year. I kept thinking I should have the syllabus by now, but it... Read more

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AuriculoMEDICINE: Transform to Next Level Healing

Did you know there is a difference between auriculoTHERAPY and auriculoMEDICINE? I didn’t really understand this until last year, when I did training with Dr. Nogier. A couple of weeks ago I got an email from an average person who wanted to know if the Auriculotherapy Success Seminar was right for them. Here’s how the conversation went: Hello. I’m not an acupuncturist, but I want to know more about treating ears. I use pressure points... Read more

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The Hidden Benefit of the Nogier Seminar

I attended my first Nogier seminar in 2013. Frankly, I went because it was HIM—Raphael Nogier—the current world expert in the pioneering technique his father, Dr. Paul Nogier, developed: auriculotherapy. I already knew the basics of auriculotherapy. And I knew a bit about Nogier’s approach. I thought the seminar would mostly be review of familiar information. I was wrong. To be honest, I really wasn’t prepared for the richness and depth of information Dr. Nogier... Read more

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Webinar: AcuGraph – Why Does It Work?

OK, so maybe I’m kind of nerdy. I was 8 years old when I watched Star Wars the first time, and that’s when I decided to build a robot. Out of a trash can. Powered by a car battery. Just like R2-D2, right? Don’t judge. Yeah, I’ll admit I’ve always loved the engineering side of things. To tell you the truth, that’s what attracted me to acupuncture in the first place. But I also realize most... Read more

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Webinar: How to Be Great at Treating Pain

At the 2017 Acupuncture Technology Symposium a few weeks ago, Kimberly demonstrated a new technique and tool she uses to open up the channels and move qi and blood to prepare the body for a more successful acupuncture treatment. She’s been doing this in her practice for several months now, and the results are outstanding. This was so well received at the symposium that we felt the need to teach a webinar giving an overview of what’s... Read more

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Summary: 2017 Acupuncture Technology Symposium

Wow. Over the past weekend members of my staff and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Rockville, Maryland to put on the first-ever Acupuncture Technology Symposium. We had a wonderful experience and a great time interacting with each other as colleagues and friends. I want to share some some highlights with you from the weekend. This symposium has been in the works for months, and to see the weekend turn out so well... Read more

Health Fair Success Formula

Hello Friends, I’m not sure how things are where you are, but here, things couldn’t be better! Sounds like I’m loving the nice spring weather, right? Well, yes, I am, but that’s actually NOT what I was referring to— No, actually, I’m just trying to spread some good news! See, the acupuncture profession has recently taken a PR beating. I’m sure you’ve seen the ugly headlines and stats: 70% of acupuncturists work part time 25%... Read more