Welcome to all of you who’ve logged in. We will go ahead and get started. It’s my pleasure to welcome you today. I’m Dr. Adrian Larsen and today’s webinar
is something, kind of new, that we haven’t done before. This is hot, off-the-presses stuff. And Kimberly, I gotta tell you, this was a
gutsy move for you because you’re teaching things today that you learned how long ago? –Literally, less than… five days ago. –Five days ago. And in those five days, you brought those
things home. Starting Monday, you were treating patients
using these techniques, applying what you’ve learned, you’ve got some cool results to share
with us today. And five days later, you’re already teaching
this stuff because you’re just that good. I’m… I’m amazed at what you’ve managed to put together
so fast. And… I’ll be honest. I was… I was thinking about it this morning when
I got out of bed, that alarm went off and I went eyes wide-open, “Its webinar day,
did Kimberly get it together?” And I came into her and Kimberly showed me
what she had, and I was blown away. We are in for a treat folks. So, a couple of things before we get rolling
with Kimberly. Number one, if you’re having any trouble with
the reception with the sound, with the video, then, the best thing to do is reload your
page, your web page there, I just hit reload or hit the little circle arrow button and that usually will fix any problems you’ve had. Secondly, if you have a comment or a question,
then, over on the side of your screen there should be the little chat window and you can
put in a chat. I see that… there’s a welcome. We have a lot of folks that are… that are
signing in and telling us who they are, where they’re from, thank you for that. And when you put in a comment, you can also
tag the comment. You can either tag it as a question or as
a comment. If you tag it as a question, we’re a lot
more likely to notice it. And that’s why we do these things live, we
want the interaction, we want the questions, and so please do that. And other than that, we are ready to roll,
so I’m gonna quit taking my time, and we got to get it over to Kimberly because she has
great stuff. Ready, go. –Okay. I am really excited. We have a full house of acupuncturists today,
and we’ve got… they’re from all over the world. And that is exciting. People ask me often where… where AcuGraph is… (inaudible) I just need some (inaudible)… Adrian… Are you hearing an echo as I am? –I’m not hearing an echo. What I’m hearing is it keeps cutting out your
sound so try turning down the volume on your computer a little bit. –Okay. Is that better? –That’s better on your voice. Can you still hear me? –How’s that? –You sound good, keep talking. –All right. If there is a problem cutting out, I’m sure
you’ll send someone in to rescue me. Can everyone hear me? Can you hear me now? Actually, I can’t hear you. Are we good now? –Keep talking. –Okay. So, just as a little bit of a background, I just
returned from Jake Fratkin seminar this last weekend and this was not hosted by Miridia Technology, this was hosted by Jake himself. And I first started studying with Jake about
five years ago. And… recognized that he had an incredible gift
in what he had to offer the AcuGraph users. And I learned a lot as a basic foundation for expanding my AcuGraph use. So this was quite the treat to be able to
go back five years later and learn from him. And I’m gonna… I’m gonna go ahead and show you my presentation here. Although, Jake and I… both have been using AcuGraph, we both been AcuGraph… acupuncturists for the last five years, there are a lot of
things that have changed. Let’s see. So, I’m gonna tell you what to expect from
this seminar. First, I want to give a disclaimer, Jake,
absolutely taught some incredibly, detailed information these last three days. In fact, I am anxious to take some time, months
even to assimilate, begin to put it all together and get it clear in my mind. What I’m sharing with you today are the differences
from what he… what I learned from him five years ago versus what I learned from him now. And, there are a lot of new and different
things. Jake has changed some of his styles of treatment. And then, I just want to say that what I’m
teaching you is the very simplified, minute version of what Jake had to offer. I, like I said, it’s gonna take me months
to… to think through this, solidify it, transform how I’m treating patients. But I can say this, I learned enough in the
weekend that I could come home, and immediately make some very quick changes and get extraordinary
results. So, I’m gonna teach you a few of those things
that I learned this weekend. And then, at the end of the webinar, we’re
gonna tell you how you can learn more. If you like what I’m presenting and you would
like the opportunity to learn more, we’re gonna talk about that as well. One of the quotes that I have from Jake this… this weekend was what I’m going to teach… Well, actually this is… this is a quote
from five years back. So, when I went back to my original notes, I thought it was profound that Jake taught me then. What I’m teaching you right now is my current
understanding of acupuncture. Ask me what I think five years from now and
I’ll give you a different answer. Absolutely, I mean, this… this is the theory that I live by because we’re always ever-changing, right? We shouldn’t be stagnant in our learning process,
and I am absolutely amazed from what I learned five years ago to what Jake is teaching now. It really was… he’s come so far. We’ve all come so far. And with the modernization of ancient Chinese
medicine, and different styles and techniques, and treatment tools, and devices, there are
many things that are changing in our world. And I’m excited that Jake had this opportunity
to share with me. I want to give you a little bit of a background. Many years back… for years and years Jake
has been an avid studier of Chinese medicine. He started out as a TCM. And he learned the basics of TCM. And then, he was very drawn to Japanese-style
acupuncture. And he studied with many of the masters all
the way through. And, without naming all of the people that
Jake studied with, I just want to say that there was one point in time when he studied
the works of Manaka. And there was this complicated, extremely amazing treatment strategy that had to do with a lot of mathematical equations. They had to do with extraordinary channels
and divergent channels. And Jake was fascinated by all of it at the time. But, as a real-life practitioner, he says,
“Yeah, that is really good stuff but nobody’s got time for that… that… nobody has time
for all that thought process in the acupuncture clinic”. So he continued to move forward. He became a master at pulses. He became a master at herbs. He became a master at treatment strategies. He became a master at being able to feel energy. He has a unique approach to muscle testing. And so, he just continued to develop himself
over the years. And five years ago is when we introduced you
to Jake Fratkin in the AcuGraph world. And that is when he was… I’ll get more into that the things that I
learned from him five years ago. But, to make a small… a long story short,
he put… he put that information that he learned way back when with this Japanese-style
treatment of AcuGraph and he tucked it away. And some point… at some point in time, within
the last five years, he found this secret little place inside AcuGraph that he clicked
on a button and a light bulb went on, and all other things that he had learned based
on Manaka’s treatment strategies was hidden in AcuGraph. So, it’s a… it’s amazing that Manaka had
the treatment strategies years back. Jake recognized them, thought that they were good. And then, you bring Adrian Larsen along, who
at some point in time, as he was studying all of the different types of Japanese-style acupuncture, and putting the diagnostics into AcuGraph, he tucked this information in there because he saw it was valuable and there it sat. And I’ll talk more about that as we move forward. But, so five years later, here we are and
things have changed. So… (whoops), let me just go back one more. So, this weekend, I was able to study with… (there we go) I was able to study with this incredible group of acupuncturist in Boulder,
Colorado. It was exciting to rub shoulders with these
folks because these are the AcuGraph users that I have known and loved in my time here
at Miridia Technology. Many of these AcuGraph users have been around
before me and have been some of the original owners of AcuGraph. They… they are already… they already know
the basics. They already have a basic understanding of electronic diagnosis, and they chose to come to this training because they wanted to become
an expert, even more expert. I… many of these practitioners have been
to the training that we’ve had here at Miridia Technology, in Meridian, Idaho. I’ve talked to many of them on the phone. They read our blogs. They read our articles. Now, here they were altogether in Boulder,
Colorado. And this is the cream of the crop group. These are the ones… I can now say you’re looking at our most expert
AcuGraph users right here because they are the ones who decided that they wanted to take
everything to a next level. So, my comment about not being stagnant – here’s…
here’s our group. So, let’s talk about what I learned from Jake
five years ago. Here’s… here’s a quote from Jake, “There
is no pulse diagnosis in the world that is better than computer diagnosis.” Now, I have to say that is a really bold statement. And that is a statement that if you share
that in the TCM world, which I have, I’ve written articles about it, we’ve put it out
there, we’ve thrown it out there and you will have so many people raise the hair on the
back of their neck going, “How can computer diagnosis be better than pulse diagnosis?” And… that is the main thing that I learned
from Jake that weekend. Quick synopsis, we… we started out the weekend,
and we were all feeling pulses and he was telling us what we should be feeling in, what
we needed to feel based on tonification and sedation points. And then, he’d come around and he’d re-feel the pulses that we were all feeling and he’d say, “No, no. You got it all wrong.” And then, he’d tell us what we were supposed
to be feeling. And I remember being very frustrated and confused
because I thought I was pretty good with pulses and I realized that I wasn’t. And then, he shared how AcuGraph is a very
accurate diagnosis of what he has found in pulses, and all these years, and that he trusts
the graph and that that’s what he uses. So that was my first ‘Aha’ with Jake Fratkin
five years ago. Next, he taught me that TCM is not a root treatment. And that channel diagnosis is the absolute
root treatment in acupuncture. He taught me how has evolved over the years
and how it became a conglomeration of many things. It was very political and that it has left
out the theory of channel diagnosis. And if you treat the channel first, and then
move on to TCM that you would get better results. Jake also taught me that there were many ways
to treat the tonification and sedation points. So, originally, as many of you know, I was
the TCM practitioner and had a hard time really accepting the basic strategies in AcuGraph. The tonification and sedation points that
AcuGraph recommended, sometimes, they were points that I would never want to treat like
Kidney 1 or Heart 9 as a tonification point. And in my theory, as far as TCM, those are
Xi cleft points. Those are for great extra conditions in the meridian. But from a Japanese-style, when you do the math… when you
do the equation and figure out where the tonification and sedation points
are based on the mother-son relationship, those are the points and they’re very effective points. But he also taught me that I could use… if I wanted to tonify a point, I could use the tonification point or I could use the
Source point. And he taught me that if I wanted to sedate
a channel, I could use the sedation point, or a Xi cleft point, or a Source point. So recognizing that I had choices and options,
I had a little more creativity. And I began to think outside of the box. And I began to trust… trust the graph. Then, he taught me that Yin leads, Yang follows. So, to simplify an AcuGraph treatment, I learned
to click on, not the baseline graph but the yin-yang graph, and look at the yin channels
on the left and recognize that if I treated the yin channels, I could trust that the yang
channels would balance themselves. And that was based on a book called ‘Meridian Therapy’ by Shudo Denmei. And after I came back from Jake’s seminar,
I just absorbed that book. And… let’s see. Hold on, we got a little technical thing going on here. Thank you. (Inaudible) …the pointer off the middle. Okay. So, I just absorbed that book. I came back, and I read the book, and it made
perfect sense and it changed the world on how I was thinking about AcuGraph. So, obvious… obviously, moving forward here,
learning to think outside of the box. The next thing that I learned from Jake…
from what I learned from Jake, when I came back and applied it in practice, I learned
that if I utilize AcuGraph, the appointment… the point treatment strategies in AcuGraph using the tonification and sedation applications within the channels that my patients began
getting better twice as fast. So it’s kind of good that I had a couple of
years that I wasn’t treating with a AcuGraph and then… and then I did, because once I
did start using AcuGraph, then, I could absolutely see the difference. So, those were the key things that I took
away from Jake five years ago. And I’ve been teaching that. I’ve been writing articles. I’ve been teaching all of you those concepts…
since that time. So this time I learned something new. We… we’ve always been taught about the
extraordinary channels. We’ve got the Ren, the Chong, the Du, and
the Dai and then, the opposing Yin Qiao, Yin Wei, Yang Qiao, and Yang Wei, and using the
mastered and coupled points in order to treat those channels. And those are the four… or the eight extraordinary
channels with the eight points that treat them. So, what I learned this… in this seminar is that there are actually new extraordinary channels. And they have to do with the Large Intestine,
the Stomach, the Liver and the Heart. So if you… this was based and I’m… and I’m giving
you a very broad overview. And you can study this deeper. If you want to study a book that gets into
more detail about this it’s called, ‘Chasing… ‘Chasing The Dragon’s Tail’ by Manaka. And I’m told that… I haven’t even dug into it yet because I’ve been busy getting ready for this webinar this week. But I am told that it’s very, very deep and
there’s a lot of thought process into it. But that is the next book that I’d like to
dive into. So, having these additional extraordinary channels
begins to put the body together in a whole different way. And what I learned… here are some basics. In fact, before I say what I learned, sometimes we get bored and stagnant in our treatment strategies. And in the last while, it’s so interesting that I have begun experimenting and this is before I even knew what Jake was teaching,
before I even went to his seminar, I’ve been experimenting with using the original extraordinary
channels because I didn’t know there were more using those to balance the graph. And I treat a lot of complicated patients
and when things just aren’t shifting quite the way I needed to… need them to, AcuGraph makes recommendations all the time. We tell you to treat the Dai Mai if there’s
an upper body or a lower body imbalance. But I’ve been exploring a lot with the Ren
Channel and the Chong Channel in… and even the Du when I am treating patients and getting
good results on graph analysis. So, I haven’t started right… haven’t started
writing articles about that yet but I was recognizing changes. And then, when I went to Jake’s seminar this
weekend, I was blown away because I found out that not only was intuitively was I right
on in treating, it actually comes back from a Japanese-style of acupuncture, back from
Manaka, many years back. And he recognized that there was… this quadrilateral way of looking at the body from a three-dimensional perspective. And if you treated the extraordinary channels,
you got a full body balance. And he then can… he then created the master
points for these other four channels. And one of the things that he was known for
was muscle-testing and testing which points were… conducive for treatment. So, interesting that this whole theory of
muscle-testing, which I have played around with over the years and Jake has taught for
years, that’s how these extra master points were chosen for the extra meridians. Here’s what Jake has to say about the the
extraordinary pathways and the divergent channels. He says, “If your channel is blocked because
of trauma, the extraordinary pathways and the divergent channels are detours which help
the body to continue to function, kind of like absorbing the extra traffic in a traffic jam”. I love this. This really makes sense to me because when
I show patients that a channel is blocked in AcuGraph, and you know, there’s excess
in this channel or a deficiency in that channel, and I click on the channel,
I’m showing them the channel. I’m showing them the internal pathway. I’m showing them the muscular channel and
they say, “Well, so are you saying that my lung isn’t going to work if this channel
is blocked? Or my kidney isn’t going to work?” And our bodies have this beautiful way of
recognizing that we have blockages in the primary meridians. And then there are these other secret pathways,
which we are not showing pictures of in AcuGraph yet, I would like to incorporate that in,
but we have these extra internal pathways which absorb the problem so that the body
can keep functioning. And so, when you have chronic conditions that
have been around for a really long time, when you treat these extraordinary and divergent
channels, then, you are… you’re treating at a much deeper level. So, here’s a question that I get from AcuGraph
users all the time. They’ll… when I’m at a seminar, symposium
or if… they call me on the phone and they go, “Hey, this AcuGraphing looks really
good, can you measure the extraordinary channels?” –And, Kimberley, I’ll add, we’ve been getting
asked that for 12 years. People have wanted to measure the extraordinary
channels not realizing that you could get that from what it’s doing. So you’re not the only one getting asked that. –Exactly. So, where was I here? Okay. So, we’ve been getting asked that question forever. My old answer when people would ask me that
question was, “No, AcuGraph can’t read the extraordinary channels”. And then, I explained to them that the extraordinary
channels aren’t on the regular pathways. And they include a lot of points from multiple
pathways so there’s really no way for us to do a measurement. And then, I tell them, “But, when you measure
the channel… when you… when you treat the channels that the extraordinary channels are
being affected,” which that is not a false answer, I would say, that is a true
answer. But, it’s a stagnant answer. So, if we break up the stagnation and we take
it to a new level, let me just tell you what my new answer is. My new answer is, “Yes, AcuGraph does measure the extraordinary channels and it also measures a whole lot more. There’s this little button at the bottom right…
left-hand corner of your AcuGraph screen and you’ll recognize these pictures.” If you can see my… you know, the first one
is the baseline treatment. The second one is an advanced treatment, if
there are multiple points that you could use to treat the individual channels on the graph. The third one has to do with… when there are… when a patient has come in multiple times and there are certain patterns and certain
graph findings that show up over and over again, and maybe they didn’t show up today
but they tend to have. Let’s say, they tend to have an excess in
the spleen but today it’s not showing up. This… this box here will help you to recognize
that maybe you should treat it, anyway, because it’s a… it’s a common problem for the patient. You can balance the graph by treating the
ear and you can balance the graph by treating the Back Shu points. But this little button here in the bottom
right-hand corner, white arrows, in… if you click on this button, you actually can
treat extraordinary divergent and left-right imbalances. So, it not only covers the extraordinary but
more. And I’m gonna show you how that works. So, here’s a picture of a graph. It’s actually my graph. And if you’ll recognize, it’s the baseline
graph so it’s showing hand channels versus foot channels. And, the next thing that you want to notice
is down in the left-hand corner of the screen, where it says treatments, I’m going to blow that up for you, there’s the divergent channel button. And if you click on that button, this is what shows up. So notice, all the points there at the bottom? There’s a whole list of points. And then, the next thing that you would want
to do was add those points to the treatment plan and then they will all show up. And.. then they all show up in the screen like so. So I’m going to take these treatment plan
buttons because, well, honestly, I’ll tell you what people… would I have told people
about that button when I… when I’m at a show and they’ll go, “Oh,
well what is that button for?” And I’ll click on it, and I’ll show them all,
say, “You know, that has to do with divergent channels and using tonification and sedation. And it’s really complicated. And I don’t know much about it. Nobody uses it.” And so, that would be my typical answer is
that, “Nobody uses it”. And for the most part, I would say that’s right. They’ve even asked Adrian. He says, “Yeah, there’s few practitioners
out there who’ve asked for this type of treatment so we’ve added in”. And like I told you earlier, Adrian had studied
this theory of acupuncture and put it in. And then, this is the secret button that Jake
recognized in the last five years. So, Jake clicked on that button and he started
looking and… that’s when the light bulb went on. He realized that… I’m gonna take you to the next screen, he
realized that this was a breakdown of the theories that he had learned from
Manaka many years ago. The ones that he had put aside because nobody
has time to do the mathematical equations on that, and it was just complicated and,
“Yeah, that’s a really great treatment but it’s too complicated. I don’t have
time for that in my practice”. So, Jake began exploring with this, and pulling
out his old notes, and pulling out Manaka’s book and incorporating it with a lot of other
different styles of treatment that… treatments that he uses and here’s what he found. So, the first four points in this example, they’re extraordinary points. And this includes… when we’re coming up with a treatment
plan for the graph, you may see the eight traditional extraordinary…
the… you know the… eight traditional extraordinary points but it also has the four new
channels in relation to… extraordinary. So, in this combination, there’s a San Jiao 5 and a Gallbladder 41, which is a Dai Mai treatment. And there’s a Large Intestine 5, and a Stomach 40. And the Large Intestine 5 and Stomach 40 are new extraordinary points. –Hey, Kimberly.
–Yes. –Can I throw something in really quick? –Please do. –I just want to tell you, when we first put this in AcuGraph,
because you were right, you know, this is the button nobody uses. This is a treatment style nobody understands. And when we first put this in AcuGraph years
ago, I taught a seminar on this and everybody still didn’t understand it. And so, I think it’s… I think it’s delightful that Jake understood it. And then, also, the fact that you have taken it and
broken it down, put… put that slide back up for a second. –Sure. –Broken it down into the the three categories,
the three ways that it treats. The thing that I wanted to point out, and
you mentioned this earlier so I’m just reiterating what you said, that you’re dealing with a
three-dimensional treatment. You have the left and right, which obviously…
we’ve been doing that for a long time. But then, you have the divergent channels,
which the divergence is between yin and yang or front and back. And then, the extraordinaries, which is the
differences between upper and lower. So by balancing top to bottom, left to right,
and front to back, you end up with a three-dimensional balancing of the patient. And the way that you’ve divided it up on this
slide I think is absolutely delightful to show people that yeah, all those points that
get stuck up there in that treatment plan, there is some rhyme and reason to why and
how it’s recommending these. And I know you’re gonna go through more of
that, but I just wanted to say, hey, way to go, you’re teaching something that I could
never manage to teach. Back to you. –Thank you. And that is why Adrian is the genius and it’s…
it’s the mathematical stuff. Jake and I are the same in that way, like yeah, the mathematical stuff, it all sounds good but even… I get… I get confused, left and right when I’m looking at my patient. Or if I’m looking at the graph and then, looking
at the patient, and if I’m standing in front and move my right hands on the opposite
of their right hand, you know, it’s that whole dyslexia thing. I don’t know that I’m dyslexic but I feel
like I’m dyslexic when I’m looking at patient. But I love that AcuGraph has laid it out for
me. I’ve already learned to trust the graph. I know that the measurements are… the measurements are correct. You have to be good at graphing and I am good at graphing and most of you are good at graphing, as well. And when you have a good graph and you know, you can take this to a whole new level. So, the extraordinary channels, here are some
things that I kind of learned about these different aspects of what we’re looking at
here. So, the extraordinary channels are the underlying
system for the structure of the body. Manaka said that structural problems are best
treated with the… with the extra channels. And he said, he… he called it a beautiful
combination of yin and yang. And then, he… so he started out with the
eight extra and then he expanded the system to include the Liver the Large Intestine,
the Stomach and the Heart. Divergent channels. I really didn’t know a lot about divergent
channels. In fact, even when I go back into the textbooks
of what they taught me about divergent channels in school, they’ll tell you where they go
and how they’re connected in the body but not really how to treat them. So, divergent channels start at the Hussey
points in the body, so those are the one… the points that are somewhere around the ankles
and the knees. And then, they… they move up the body and
then they join at the coupled channel, typically, at the exit point or they’re coupled point. So, when yin and yang pairs aren’t balanced
well, let’s just say the lung and the large intestine, the… the lung and large intestine
are not balanced well. If you will treat the divergent channel, then,
it… it brings those two channels together to work well in combination. And so, if I could give you… and there’s
so much more study that I want to do about this but here’s… here’s a basic analysis:
“When energy is stuck in the extremities, treatment of the divergent channel brings
energy back to the core organ system, which takes it to the bones and the marrow, thus,
divergent treatment is fantastic for people with chronic, deep, long-term, constitutional imbalances”. And so, that’s kind of where I’ve been at
the next level in my treatment of patients. There’s… you’ve got that group of patients
that you can get well fairly, quickly. You’ve got that one group that you just… a few treatments, musculoskeletal, it’s a done deal. You’ve got the next group where if you work
with their channel… basic channel imbalances, and they come to a new level. And then, you have that next group that’s
just a little bit harder, and you’re not able to get through and those seem to be the ones
that I’ve been wanting to research and study more. And that’s why I’ve been expanding to the
extraordinary treatments. But now to add the extraordinary and the divergent
is just amazing. So, those are… those two are the key ones
that Jake taught about this weekend. The left/right imbalances. Typically, in AcuGraph it has to do with the splits. And that is when… when you’re… when the large intestine… one channel on one side is a big difference than on the other side. So, when we see it in AcuGraph, we see it
as a split. If you were actually able to see it on the
graph, and if you can see it on the graph, we… the typical treatment is the Luo. But, the truth is there are splits within
every graph. I’m gonna go back and show you this, go back
and take a look at the graph that we were just looking at. Okay, so if you were looking at my graph,
notice there are no splits in that channel but AcuGraph does the mathematical measurement to find the biggest differences between certain channels. So, you know, the heart channel is low but
there’s a pretty big difference between it and it’ll actually… it’ll take the differences between organ systems. It… I love the complication and mathematical equations
that AcuGraph does, that I don’t have to do. And so AcuGraph takes that into consideration when coming up with that diagnostic treatment strategy. So, even though, no splits show up on the
graph, there will always be generality splits within the channels, and the Back Shu points
can be used to balance those. So that is my quick analysis of the secret
button that is inside AcuGraph. Adrian, did you want to say any more about
the secret button? Not that it was a secret but it was something
I didn’t understand. –No, the only thing I’ll add is that keep
going because soon people will understand how to use that button and how to really get
some cool results. –Okay. I’m moving on. Next, we learned about ion pumping cords. These ion pumping cords are pretty amazing. I had seen them before. I had heard of them before. I knew that some practitioners were using
them more for a Japanese-style of acupuncture. I knew they existed but never learned them
in school. And… I’m gonna teach you a little bit about what
I learned from them. So before I move to the next slide, notice
in the center between these you’ve got the red, and the black, and then you’ve got this
little black thing that looks… that’s… that’s in the center of it – that is called
a diode. And that keeps energy… if you have a diode
in the middle of a positive and negative wire, it keeps energy flowing only one direction. The black side of the ion pumping cord will
pull energy out. So, realize that we’re not adding any of… these wires are not like your typical microcurrent where you’re adding electricity to the body
to work with a blockage. This… this black clip will actually pull
excess energy out of a channel. So if you put it on a channel that’s excess,
it’ll pull energy out, it’ll go through the cord, the direction that it needs to go because
the diode, and then, you’ll have red, the red side which is clipped to a needle on a
deficient channel and it pushes energy in. This is fantastic for extraordinary vessel
treatment, divergent treatment and left-right imbalances. And it’s a complicated system to come up with
how to treat it if you’re getting into it in great detail. But AcuGraph makes it easy because it literally
tells you in your treatment strategy. Notice, there were reds and blues
on the treatment plan. And if you just always recognize that you
put the red side on the red, on the point that’s colored red in your treatment plan,
then, you’re good to go. It’s that simple. So, I came back and
I used this right away in clinic. I needed to… I needed to see how it worked and this is
what my patient looks like with her ion pumping cords on her. And the patient experience was that she hears what they were saying, hands down throughout the day, way more relaxed, pain resolved immediately
and the graph changed. Let me go back to the ‘pain resolves immediately’. I decided to try this out and not use my treatment,
my typical treatment strategies. I would literally just put the ion pumping
cords based on the graph analysis with the focus, obviously, on extraordinary vessels first. And people who had headaches, and neck pain,
and back pain as they’re laying on the table they would say, “Wow, my pain is just going away. My pain is just going away”. And I would leave them. You leave them for about 10 minutes, that’s
how long it takes for the ion pumping cords to work and the pain would just resolve. So the next big question everybody wants to
know, does it change the graph? So, here are two example patients because
I came back just over the weekend, so February 21st and February 23rd. The bottom one was the first graph treated
for the patient and the second one was the second. So, that’s all I did was ion pumping cords. And these are the graph changes that we had
because you don’t want the patient to feel pain. And if you want to make your… your treatment strategies less painful,
and I’ll talk about that in a minute. Let’s move on to the next one. So this one was ‘Fee the Vortex’. I… I’ve been feeling chi on the body for a very
long time and I’ve always known to… When I started out using my finger, I would
feel the point and I would move my finger to find the right angle. And then, I learned to use my needle and put
it into the point. You can kind of feel a hole, and if you put
the needle in, and you’re feeling that hole, and you get it to the right angle, you’re
obviously going to get a better treatment. When you’re using a laser, and you’re feeling
the Vortex, and you’re feeling the hole, you will get better treatment. Then, the final thing is when you’re graphing
the patient and you’re feeling for that point to graph, if you go with the Vortex, you get
a better treatment. I’ll probably talk about more… more about
this as we move on in time but this was kind of a ‘Wow’, ‘Aha’ to me and I thought
it was worth sharing. Next, Jake talked about painful treatments. Here’s a quote, “If you cause pain, you
ruin the effects of tonifying the channel.” It’s okay if you’re doing musculoskeletal
work but not for tonifying a channel. So, when you are treating the tonifo… when
you were tonifying the channel and you’re putting the channel in balance with that…
that first original treatment, you don’t want to cause your patient pain. If you get good at feeling the Vortex, and if you get good at a Japanese-style needling effect, try not to cause pain and you will
get better results. After you’ve put those needles in, and then,
you’re moving on to other aspects of your treatment, and maybe, you’re going into the
shoulder, and you’re doing some deeper needling, it’s okay to cause pain then but not when
you’re initially balancing the graph. –You know, I’ll add, first time I ever had
a treatment from from Jake Fratkin, I was amazed at how… how much he follows us, that
he really doesn’t cause any pain. And he actually talked to me about aggressive,
heavy, harsh needling techniques and that he really doesn’t see a whole lot of value
in doing that particularly, when you’re trying to balance qi. So, yeah, an important tip because some…
some techniques are quite aggressive and they’re needlessly so. –Exactly, so I… that was… that was just
eye-opening experience knowing that I could come back, and be even better… in my practitioner
work. And of course, he uses a lot of Qi Gong and
there are lots of ways that you could change the painful effect of a treatment just in
how you breathe, and using the Vortex and everything else. So, lots to learn there for all of us. Finally, is root and branch… root and branch. And you’ve heard me talk about this a lot
but the next level, five years later, when you’re doing the root treatment and an extraordinary channel treatment
works as the root treatment, and it will handle all of the internal disorders. So, Jake will tell you, “If they’ve got
digestive orders, if they’ve got lung problems, if they’ve got asthma, if they’ve got a gut prob, whatever they’ve got, your root treatment will handle the internal disorders”. And then, you want to do that first. And then, the next one is where you handle
all the leftovers, and that’s your branch treatment. And that’s where you handle the shoulder pain
or the headache that’s still lingering behind the eye. Or… whatever they’re feeling at that moment. Then, you can add more points immediately
after you’ve put there, you know, the initial treatment into… for them to relax. You could go right into the branch treatment
and anything goes. What’s your style of treatment? Do you do Dr. Tung? Do you want to use auriculotherapy? Do you do structural work? Do you to use TCM? Whatever your knowledge is, it’s perfectly
acceptable. Whatever you’re good at, you can take it from
there. So, that allows us to all have our extreme differences and it’s awesome. So I have one more thing that I learned from
Dr. Fratkin this weekend and honestly, it was surprising because it was a personal thing
that I learned. So… I always had tons of questions within class
and if something was going on with AcuGraph that somebody didn’t know the answer to… Jake would say, “Kimberly, tell us what
you know”. And then, his quote of the day was, “Every
time I teach I learned something from Kimberly”. And I just thought that was pretty… pretty amazing, and rubbing shoulders with all of these acupuncturists, and hearing feedback,
and having them… I just recognized something about myself and
my role in this evolution of Chinese medicine. And in the next graph here, so there’s me. My role at Miridia Technology, I obviously… I do a lot of the background development. I am the liaison between the practitioners. I’m the one who’s going out there and hearing
what you’re doing in practice. I have a practice myself. I’m younger in the field of… of our medicine. Jake’s been around for years, and years and
years. Do you think Jake needs to build a practice
with AcuGraph? People just come to him. He’s got a waiting line. I had to build a practice and I… I’m… I’m out there teaching other practitioners
how to build a practice, coming up with the creative ways on how to utilize your AcuGraph
to build a practice and do all of that. So, I recognized as I was sitting there, I
am not the Adrian Larsen, the genius, who put all this together, came up with the idea,
recognized that this was an amazing tool for acupuncturist all over the world, and how
they could build their practice, and how they could be better practitioners and the whole
mastermind behind it all. And I’m not Jake Fratkin who’s the master. He studied with the most amazing practitioners
all… for over years and years of experience. And he’s rubbed shoulders with the master
acupuncturist in Japanese. I, at least, get to rub shoulders with Jake
and who knows where my journey will take me beyond here? But, I’m this girl who sits in the middle and I get to work between the genius and the master. I get to travel and meet all of the acupuncturists. I get to help develop new ways. I’m the one who gets to go back to our guys. Our guys who are… or engineers and say,
“But this is what we need next. This is what is needed in our field”. And I love my job and I’m grateful to… to
be part of it and part of this amazing team. And with that, I get bet that many of you are wishing that you had been at the seminar this weekend, and wish that you had expanded
with the master, new advanced AcuGraph users. And there are many of you who probably want
to learn more. And I’m going to let Adrian tell you where
you can do that. –Okay. Hey, first of all, Kimberly, thank you for putting together all of that information and making it so accessible in such a short period of time. A couple of things I wanted to share. So take-home tips for those that just got
hit with a firehose of stuff, where you touched on so many different things, some take-home
tips that I took out of this: number one is if you use the divergent channel treatment
in AcuGraph, it’s a three-dimensional balancing, and it’s as simple as tonify the red ones,
sedate the blue ones. Whether you do that with laser, or ion pumping
cords, or electric, or needle or whatever you’re going to do, tonify the red, sedate the blue and see what kind of results you get. So that’s point number one. Point number two: I liked what you talked
about the energy Vortexes and then, also the De Qi sensation and being able to feel that
for those that are energy sensitive, which I know you are. And I’ve seen you be able to do amazing things
just, you know, pointing and saying, “Oh, yeah, it’s right there. There’s the point”. And you can always just feel it. So it’s really cool for those that have that gift. For those that don’t, well, there’s some technology
that kind of helps to compensate for that. And then, the third point I wanted to make
is you’ve really lowered the worldwide definition of genius if you’re calling me one. But, thank you, that’s very kind. Now, for those who are interested in learning
more about technology and practice, hearing from Jake live, I saw people asking, “Was… was Jake’s seminar recorded?” “Can I buy the recordings, etc.?” Unfortunately, no. It was Jake’s seminar. That’s up to him and it was not. But, we have a great opportunity coming up
in May for everybody. In fact, I’ll… I’ll put that up right now. It should be on the… yeah, there you go, should be showing
up on your screen. We have our acupuncture Technology Symposium
coming up in Maryland, May 4th through 6th. And we have not only Jake teaching,
but Kimberly’s teaching. I’m teaching. We’ve got also Deb Davies coming. And we’re very excited because we’re going
to go over all of the cool things you can do with technology in your practice including
some things that we have never taught or shown anywhere. Kimberly’s been working on a big secret project
and she’s treated me. And I’m really excited for what she’s going
to be teaching there. So, for those that have not looked at it yet,
there’s a link over there, (whoops) probably, that side of your screen, check it out. We do still have early bird pricing but it
ends Tuesday, February 28th, that’s the last day you can get the early bird pricing. So, if you think you’re interested, jump over
there and check out the details. And we still have some seats available. We would love to have folks. So that’s what I had. Kimberly, go ahead. –So lots of people… we have… this is…
this is a really big webinar and there are a lot of non-AcuGraph owners. And I just wanted to share that if there are
any practitioners in Canada, I will be in Vancouver at the end of March, at the infertility
symposium, I’ll have AcuGraph with me. I’ll be doing demos and I’ll have lots of
other things with me. And if any of our practitioners are in that area, that would be a great time to come and see me. And if anybody wants, I mean… you should always come see me if I’m in town, we might go shopping together. –And so, the Integrated Fertility Symposium
Vancouver and that’s… that’s March 31st and April 1st, right? –Correct. –Okay, very cool. One last thing, one second here… –Oh… –Here we go.
–Oh Boy! –Yeah, sorry. Everybody it’s Kimberly’s birthday. It’s number 50. You don’t have to sing but we got her a giant
black balloon. I think that’s that’s the size of me (laughing). And… we are very proud of her, very impressed. I hope you’ll all join me in wishing Kimberly
a happy birthday and thanking her for spending her birthday with all of us doing this today. So, thank you Kimberly.
–Thank you. What a fun day! –Well, all right your candle, make a wish. –Okay. Ready? Thank you. I… I have really enjoyed putting this webinar
together. One of the best things… I get paid to learn and I… I wouldn’t be happy to be a stagnant acupuncturist. And AcuGraph allows all of us to progress,
and excel and move to the next level. And I think that our ancient, the ancient
practitioners of old, 4000 years ago, would be really impressed with how things have moved
forward in the world of acupuncture today. –And we have some questions here.
I’m sorry, go ahead. –Okay. And… and you can’t take.. when you’re…
as we moved forward in the future, and you’re looking at the key players like Jake has studied,
the key players that have progressed the medicine as far as Japanese-style. And he taught a lot about that over the weekend
– how they progressed along the way. I think there’s going to come a time when
somebody down the line is going to be teaching on how the medicine is… has progressed and
Jake Fratkin is going to be on their list, and Adrian Larsen is going to be on their
list. Maybe, maybe somebody will say, “And that Kimberly Thompson she taught a lot about what they do”. But it’s it’s pretty impressive. So we’ve got a few questions here, Adrian,
will you answer the question from Sarah about tonifying red, sedating blue? –Yeah. The color that is shown in AcuGraph, when
the point is red, not on the graph forget the graph, no graph… –Do you want me to bring up my screen. –No, no that’s okay. In the treatment plan window, okay? Not the graph but treatment plan, it is telling
you how to treat. So if the name of the point is red, it means
tonify it. It is a treatment so forget… forget graph
stuff and then it all makes sense. Red means please tonify me, and blue means
please sedate me. And that’s why… so, hopefully, your… to answer your question Sarah you’re not tonifying excess, it’s asking for tonification that’s
why it’s red. And then, Jim, “If one is not an AcuGraph graph
user, will it still be a benefit to come to the symposium in Maryland?” Yes, we are covering all facets of Technology,
not merely AcuGraph. AcuGraph is a part of it. It’s not really even a major part of it. We have all sorts of other things including
non-needle treatment, ways that you can in… (excuse me) integrate technology into your
practice, even if you’re not using AcuGraph. So, it will definitely be worth your while. Anna says, “Was the webinar recorded?”
It was recorded. “Does the symposium offers CE credits?” Yes, this… the CE credits are in process
right now. They have not been verified, and so we can’t
say, “Yes, we have CE credits”. We can tell you that we fully expect to.
We’ve always had them in the past. I don’t see any problem but they are in process
not only with NCCAOM but also Florida and California. So all three, we are expecting, hoping to be able to offer some credits there, we will know shortly. –I’ll answer Janet’s question, “What are the indications for using the new extraordinary channels?” That was my big question. And… when I asked… when I asked that question
to Jake I said, “Where can I read about that?” He said, “Yes, go read about that.” So the answer is I have not done… I haven’t had a lot of time to go and read
and come up with a fantastic list where, you know, you can say the Ren channel does this
and the Du channel does this. What these extra… these new extraordinary
channels do, they tie together all of the other extraordinary channels. They bring the body together. They… they include the missing links. So oftentimes, they are coupled with one of
the… one of the older, extraordinary channel pieces. So, I am told that when I start reading the
book ‘Chasing The Dragon’s Tail’, that I will learn more about that. And so, that’s where… that’s where to go
to find more information. –Cool. And then, for those that have asked about
‘how to access this webinar later?’ It has been recorded and it will be available
in your… in the webinar section of your AcuGraph account for those that are AcuGraph users. For those who are not, I don’t have the answer
to that question. I’ll find out momentarily here. Jim says, “Back to CE credits, how many
hours do you anticipate a practitioner can earn?” We’re aiming for 20 Jim. Thanks, good question. We’re aiming for 20 credits there. And I would expect it might land at 18 but
somewhere in that neighborhood – 18, 20. And bear with me, one second, I’ll find out
if the recording of this webinar will be available for those who don’t use AcuGraph. Be right back Kimberly, catnaps. –Okay. I have a feeling that the way that will work
is that you’ll receive an email. And if you were signed up for the webinar,
then, you’ll get an email of the recording afterwards. “The recording of this will be sent out”. Yep, Cameron just answered the question.
And I guessed right. –Nice going. Okay. Well, thank you very much Kimberly. Thank you everybody for attending. –Wait, You didn’t talk about my boots. –Oh my goodness. If you go to… if you go to one of these
trips, if you go to Vancouver with Kimberly, she spends the evening shopping. And so, check it out. –Exactly, this was my fan… not only did
I get all those great tidbits but I got these awesome boots in Boulder, Colorado, 80% off. Anyway, Steve Madden, 80% off. One of… the last time we did the Nogier
seminar, I had a practitioner come up to me, who’s been watching me go to all these shows,
and buy shoes, and get whatever, you’ll hear it in my… in my blog post, he says to me,
“Kimberly, I’m… I’m guessing my boots are cooler than your
boots today”. I’m like, “Really? Show me your boots!” And he pulled up the Buse pant legs, and he
had these awesome cowboy boots from Texas, and they had the yin-yang sign in leather
right engraved into them. And I was like, “Ahh, so I’m on a mission
to find those boots”. –Yeah, you had a picture in that up. –I did. So these are my new ones and I’m gonna wear
them for my birthday. –Alrighty. Hey, thanks everybody. It was… it was really great to have such
a good turnout. This was… this was a huge turnout for our
webinar. One thing I want to say in closing, you know,
Kimberly looks so amazing and she’s such a genius. And she’s got it together, there I use ‘genius’
on you, she’s got it together. She’s… she’s got a successful practice. She does all this cool stuff. I want you to realize she’s just like you. She went to acupuncture school. She’s went out there started trying, started
learning. And this is stuff you can do. So don’t ever get… get the notion in your
head that… that this is beyond you because it’s not. Everybody can do this work. Everybody can a difference in the lives of people. And if we can help you do that, then our mission
is successful. So thanks everybody! Kimberly, anything else?
–That’s it. Have a great day. –All right. Bye everyone.