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AcuGraph is now posting regular updates on facebook and twitter. We will be covering the development of AcuGraph 5 and other projects happening here at Miridia Technology. These networking sites will offer you a great opportunity to network with other AcuGraph practitioners and will allow us all to work together to advance the research and development of modern acupuncture. From time to time we will also be offering special discounts and other special offers through... Read more

Got Headache?

We’re pleased to announce Headache: our latest App release for iPhone and iPod touch! The aptly named “Headache” is an acupuncture reference specifically for researching and treating headache pain. Treating? Yes, that’s right. Now you can use your iPhone to research the cause of headache pain according to Chinese Medicine, then go one step further by actually treating the recommended acupuncture points with sound, vibration or pressure. Headache helps you (or your patients) quickly distinguish... Read more

From Sweden to Thailand

I just received the following letter from Dr. Heinz Kiso, an AcuGraph user from Sweden: Hello Adrian! While working in Thailand, I saw your mail about launching the new AcuGraph 4 in short. Congratulations and I hope it will be successful… I recently came home from Northern Thailand, after working at Chomthong Hospital in Chiang Mai area. All my patients appreciated the DMI [Digital Meridian Imaging–AcuGraph] and the confirming of the symptoms of their ailments... Read more

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Greetings and best wishes for 2010! What a busy year-end it’s been–and what a great year! 2009 was certainly an exceptional year, and not just in bad ways. I’ll write more about that later, but for today, I’d like to show you a quick case. Take a look at the following PIE Graph: What do you think? Honestly, if someone showed me this PIE without any other information, I’d think, “Hmm. Score is just a... Read more

Falling Down the Stairs 5/5 (1)

I was in Kansas City last weekend where I taught a module on meridian graphing at the Acupuncture Society of America. I ran across an interesting case: One of the students in attendance at the seminar had slipped the night before and fallen down some stairs onto concrete. She landed on her right side and noted that she had pain in her right hip and the right side of her back, as well as her... Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Lohiya!

We came across this nice news article about a fellow AcuGraph user, so we thought we’d pass it along with our hearty congratulations to Dr. Lohiya. Can you believe he has treated over 200,000 patients and trained over 6,000 practitioners? Click here to view the article. Dr. Lohiya, thanks for the example and keep up the excellent work! Please rate this Please Rate This Post: Read more

Ears Follow Up

Just a quick note to thank everyone who downloaded Auriculo and provided feedback. We got lots of great ideas and input, and we’ll be implementing the best ones to make Auriculo even better. I’ll keep you posted when the next version is available. Meanwhile, thanks for all you do to support our efforts to provide the best Acupuncture software available! Our customers are the best! –Dr. Adrian Larsen Please rate this Please Rate This Post: Read more

Tonification Squared 5/5 (1)

Today I’d like to address a question I’m often asked about the appropriate way to needle the acupuncture points that are suggested by the AcuGraph system. If you don’t use needles in your practice, this information is equally applicable to laser, electricity, or whatever treatment modality you use. The question usually is phrased something like this: “How do I know which points to tonify and which points to sedate?” or “I understand that I should... Read more

Herbal Madness

Well, I’m pleased to report I got my computer back, got my data restored, and I’m back in business with nothing lost. But, as they say, when it rains it pours. I’ve called today’s post “Herbal Madness.” Let’s start with the Madness: I’m in the middle of a 2-week span that includes my children starting school, my oldest daughter getting her driver’s permit, moving our company to our new offices, releasing a major update to... Read more

Losing it All

This week I’m writing from a foreign country. Or at least it feels that way. I’m writing from a foreign computer, which is like a whole different world. I feel completely displaced, somewhat ignorant, and definitely alien. I probably deserve this exile, but I’m glad to know it’s only temporary. You see, I’ve written and spoken literally for years about the need for secure backup of computer records. I’ve continually offered our customers pearls of... Read more

A Sense of Proportion

Question: What’s the difference between the two graphs below? The answer may be a little more complicated than it first appears. As you can see, both of these graphs have exactly the same values for every meridian. In fact, both of these graphs were produced from the same exam. But one shows all meridians in the normal range, and the other shows a deficient Small Intestine and a split Large Intestine. What gives? The answer... Read more

How Much? How Often? 5/5 (1)

Today’s blog entry is really more of a mini-survey. Let me explain. As professionals, we all tend to gauge our equipment investments based on the potential return on those investment. We buy new equipment, take training courses, select our office location and furnishings, and pretty much make most business decisions based on the bottom line. And this is as it should be. Can I make more money if I do, or learn, or purchase the... Read more

The AcuGraph PIE Score: how do you explain it? 5/5 (1)

First of all, thanks to all of you who responded and commented on my last post. I really appreciate your input and the lively conversation. This is exactly what I wanted to see. For today’s post, I’m using a question posed by Dr. Jerry Nesseler: “How can I quickly explain the new graph/pie chart on the updated Acugraph?” Here’s a bit of background. The chart he’s referring to is our patent-pending P.I.E. (personal integrated energetics)... Read more

TCM, AcuGraph and Herbs 5/5 (1)

We get lots of questions about TCM interpretations of AcuGraph results. TCM practitioners are sometimes confused about how to interpret graph findings that don’t *seem* to agree with their TCM training. One common example is Spleen Excess. What do you do when you see an excessive reading for the Spleen meridian in a graph, though TCM teaches the spleen can’t be in excess? What does it mean? Well, in this case, dampness is usually the... Read more

Hello world!

I’ve resisted as long as I can. It’s time to give in and start a blog. There are way too many interesting things to discuss, and not nearly enough room in our sort-of-monthly newsletters to discuss them. So I’m going to write a brief, and hopefully interesting blog post every week. Most of all, I want to hear from you–and the blog format is excellent for comments and interaction. So here goes! Please read, enjoy,... Read more