Many people think that the life of an acupuncturist is just poking people with needles, but in reality, much of what we do is about communication. Being able to clearly articulate a patient’s diagnosis and plan for treatment, and talking about the business aspects of your practice can make or break your success as a practitioner. Here are a few communication tools you need in order to be effective, both as a practitioner and as a business professional.
1) What do you do? As an . . . → Read More: Seven Communication Skills Every Acupuncturist Must Have
Several years before I had become a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I sought out the services of an acupuncturist. This particular practitioner was actually a chiropractor who performed acupuncture, but it was long before I knew to ask about credentials and training hours.
This particular practitioner kept me waiting in his exam room for what felt like a really long time. There were no books or magazines—just a table, chair and a five-phase wall chart. After waiting for the better part of a half . . . → Read More: The Importance of Educating Your Acupuncture Patients