Tonification Squared

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

This Stuff Really Works

Hello Everyone, Sorry I’m a little late on the post this week. We finally got all moved into our new offices, and the next day started our annual quality system audit for 2 days. I’m just now catching my breath! But I hope this week’s entry will be worth the wait. I’ve just posted a new case study over in the forum. Here’s a teaser: Go have a look and let me know what you... 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

So you like video training…

Thank you to everyone who responded to last week’s question about video training vs. email. Here are the survey results: I think you can guess which format we’re going to emphasize. Of course, we’ll still keep the eMail training in place too; we’ll merely add the video option as we go. Read more

Because We Don’t Read Manuals…

Last week I highlighted one of the most useful and least-used features of AcuGraph–the proportional graph interpretation system. I say most useful because it really does make the graphs much more meaningful and valuable. And I say least used because I was really surprised at the number of people who weren’t even aware AcuGraph could do that. Hey, I’m glad to help–and I’m glad so many of you were impressed with this feature, but I... Read more

A Sense of Proportion

Question: What’s the difference between the two graphs below? The answer may be a little more complicated that 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?

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?

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

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