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Prescribe a business plan to help your practice stay healthy
If you are just starting out with your acupuncture practice, you need to put together a business plan, especially when you go to a bank or other investors to raise funds. It will help you convince them you are serious about being successful, and about making money. But even if you have owned your operation… Read More
You want to run your own business. Will it be a franchise?
Should you consider buying an acupuncture franchise? Similar to other professions, (law, architecture, accounting, etc.) the school that taught you the basics of acupuncture and offered clinical experience to prepare you to become an excellent practitioner, may not have given you much information about running a business. So in addition to your work treating patients,… Read More
How to work with western medicine to integrate acupuncture into total patient care
Cooperation with the traditional medical establishment could offer an area of growth for acupuncture practitioners, but it will require persuasion and cooperation where historically distrust exists. Fortunately, western-trained medical doctors often come around to the benefits of acupuncture and other aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine when they see the results of its application. Still, you… Read More
Acupuncture gains acceptance, with much room to grow
There are two ways to look at the numbers about acupuncture patients in the United States. On one hand, the latest surveys show more Americans are taking advantage of acupuncture. But overall numbers are still low – well below 5% of the population. That leaves room for opportunity. And the industry has open paths to… Read More
Spread the word: Acupuncture can ease opioid use
As the opioid crisis expands across the country, leading to more and more deaths, governments and health professionals are looking for ways to not just treat addiction, but to prevent it. The effort has led to doctors’ offices, where physicians for years have been prescribing opioids for chronic pain. As experts concluded that opioid treatment… Read More
Change is Afoot. With Turmoil Comes Opportunity.
April 4, 2018; posted by Steven H Stumpf, EdD Change is afoot. Turmoil has returned to acupuncture. These are times of opportunity. “These are times when the profession might grow up – as it downsizes – to fit in the healthcare mainstream.” I wrote my response to a March 6 post by the… Read More
North Carolina Dry Needling Dispute: Interview with Cissy Majebe
DRY NEEDLING LEGAL BATTLE SPILLS INTO NEW TERRITORY…REGULATORY BOARDS SUE REGULATORY BOARDS! New ground on dry needling has been broken in North Carolina. The North Carolina Acupuncture Board (NCALB) has sued the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (NCBPTE) for “telling physical therapists they can perform dry needling despite a ruling from the North Carolina… Read More
Washington LAcs Block PT Dry Needling Bill…for At Least One Year.
February 8, 2016 “Physical Therapists want dry needling in their scope of practice because they want to expand their scope to include invasive procedures. They also want to be identified as primary care providers.” anonymous Are these statements true? Let’s examine the facts. Senate Bill 6374 was referred to the State of Washington Committee on… Read More
Acupuncture Labor Goes to Work in Sacramento
January 15, 2016 The Guild and the Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Associations (CAOMA) assembled in Sacramento for the Tuesday Jan 12 hearing in the Assembly Business & Professions Committee on Assembly Bill 758 (AB758). Doing the grunt work. Michelle Lau and this writer spent Monday Jan 11 walking the Capitol building going from office to… Read More
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