All right. I’m gonna go ahead and do a quick introduction. And then, I’m going to turn my camera off
so you don’t have to look at me the rest of the day and we’re gonna turn it over to Kimberly. I want to just give a little bit of quick
background. First of all, welcome! We’re glad you here. For those that didn’t hear the announcement,
go ahead and drop into the little chat window there, put your name and where you’re from
so we can say, “Hi”. If you’re having any problems with the webinar,
if audio or video becomes a problem, then, usually reloading the window is the best thing
to do and that should solve most problems. And then, if you have questions, you can type
those in the chat window as well. And we’ll be looking for those questions throughout
the presentation today. Now, for some background, Kimberly we were
talking about our next webinar. It must have been, Oh, I don’t know, almost
a month ago and not less than that but we were… we were talking about it, and we were
brainstorming some ideas for what we should speak on next. And then, Kimberly, I don’t know, out of the
blue, she gets this look on her face and she gets all excited and says, “Hey, I’ve got
this new stuff that I’ve been doing and I’ve got these graphs and they’re getting green. You won’t believe this stuff, Adrian.” And I’m like, “Really?” And so I said, “That sounds like a webinar
to me.” And so, then she comes out with this title
about ‘Patients are getting better faster’. So, like all of you, I’m really excited to
see what she has to say. I’m gonna quit taking up her time and let
her get started, tell us what’s going on. So, without further ado, here is Kimberly
Thompson. –Hello! I am gonna quickly bring up my presentation
here. And… –And it’s up. –It’s up. Thank you so much! –Thanks! –Okay. So, in our webinar, we are gonna talk about
how patients are getting better faster. And I have a little bit of extra information
that I want to talk about really quick. So I sent out an email and in the email, I
sent out a blog post and it’s called ‘Then versus Now’. And… and if any of you have ever been to
any of my webinars, when I get excited about something, I could… I could go on and on and on and an hour isn’t
enough to teach at all. So I wrote a pre-webinar… pre-webinar information
in the blog post. So if you’re watching today, I’m assuming
you probably have already read the blog because we sent that information out. But I’m just giving information because there
will be those who watch this webinar later when they are newer to AcuGraph. And I want to be sure that if you are getting
ready to watch this blog, that you have read the blog post ‘Then versus Now’. A lot of information is in there and it really
gives progress of what I have taught in the last seven years of working with AcuGraph. And there have been a lot of perspectives,
and a lot of thought processes along the way, and all of them are good and all of them work. And the important part is for you to recognize
that what we’re teaching today is more of an advanced theory and it does not negate
any of the other stuff. There are times to use the basics and there
are times to use the advanced. So, I just wanted to make that… make that clear. And this is the picture that’s in that blog
post. So when you go to our website and you find
it, that’s what you’ll be looking for. Let’s see. I am guessing that if you are an AcuGraph
owner, in general, that you own AcuGraph because you want to advance. You want to advanced with the way you educate
your patients, the things that you see and recognize when you are talking to your patients. And… I’m gonna turn my face off real quick so you
can see the whole screen. So, you’re either already an advanced practitioner
if you’re sitting here watching this today. Or you are newer to AcuGraph and you want
to become an advanced practitioner. So I have a few thoughts for you in your progression. If you’re brand new to AcuGraph, if you go
to your AcuGraph User Resources, you log into your account, we give a ton of information. You can actually write in your AcuGraph. You can click on the Help button and then
click on AcuGraph User Resources and it will get you into your account from there. But if… if you’re new to AcuGraph, this
is where we send you first, you know, ‘Getting Started’, ‘Practice
Management’, ‘How to read graphs’, these are all the typical questions we get from
new AcuGraph users. But if you aren’t new to AcuGraph and have
not seen this page, you really should go there because over the last year we have taken all
of the information that we have shared over time. We’ve looked at frequently asked questions
and we’ve combined this into one place for… for your value. So, regardless of where you are in your practice,
whether it’s marketing, or learning how to analyze a graph, becoming an expert, and this
is where you’ll go and find more information about that. If you are interested in TCM strategies, I
just thought the direction that I would guide you would be the ‘Case Studies Book’. If you… because you read the blog posts
that I talked about, there were… there was at least a year or two that my focus was on
recognizing TCM strategies within AcuGraph and a lot of those are can be found in the
‘Case Studies Book’. And then also, in the 2010 AcuGraph Training
of Module 9, that was my first teaching, when I began teaching about TCM patterns and how
I recognized them in AcuGraph. The next level of training, back in 2014,
we did a training here in Idaho, if you are part of the… enterprise plan, I believe…
then you get this for free. It’s available to you. There’s twelve CEU credits. We go into Ryodoraku style acupuncture which
is how AcuGraph is based. We go into expert graph analysis from multiple
different perspectives and marketing. So that is all available to you. And then, this last year, we… this year, it’s not even this last year, this was this year, we just finished up with our Acupuncture
Technology Symposium. We did this back in Baltimore and there were
20 CEU credits available. Dr. Larsen talked about technology and science. I went into all kinds of clinical experience
on how I use AcuGraph with non-needle techniques and graph analyzing. We had Jake Fratkin who was there and he was
teaching the divergent treatments. And we had Deb Davies there teaching pregnancy. So, I probably I’m gonna ask Adrian to pop
in here for just a moment. This is for those who are upgrading, which
it is upgrade time, that is free for enterprise users. Can you give us an update on that Adrian? –Yeah. On the symposium for enterprise users? –Uh-huh. –Yeah, it’s all built out. It looks totally fabulous. We just got word that the CE credits are approved. And so we’re adding the CE credits and the
test-taking ability so that you can complete the quiz, get your certificate, download it
right online. That’ll all be built out probably, within
the next week and go live. So, looking forward to that. It’s really looking good. –Okay, so having said that, I’ve given you
some background on where you can gain more information in order to become more of an
expert AcuGraph user. So the next level is ‘What’s New’. I have been doing some cool, exciting new
things in my clinic and I am about to share that with you today. And here are some… here are just some tidbits
of what’s changed in my clinic. So graphs are changing faster, if you will
take a look here, noticed this first one here, July 26th, August 1st, August 3rd, that is
really fast for a graph to be this dysfunctional. The way it was on August or July 26 and up
until August 3rd to change this much. There are some new things that I’m doing and
this is not just an anomaly of just that one segment of graphs. I keep taking pictures like this. They’re all over my desktop because I’m amazed. I’m excited. I’m amazed and it’s fascinating to me to see
the graphs change this quickly. This is… here’s an example back in 2010
when I would graph a patient, a patient on June 18th, June 24th, and July 22nd. Obviously, things weren’t changing as much. And it didn’t mean that I wasn’t getting good
results in my clinic. All I can say now is within seven years time,
I am getting much better results, phenomenal results, and it has to do with some of the
things that I’m going to teach you today. Another thing that I have recognized over
time is… so this is a wellness patient of mine who comes in once a month. And… I used to teach… I used to teach the practitioners that when
your patients came in a month later, you can expect to see chaos in the graph. You’re not going to be… these are my old
words, you’re not going to be able to take a graph from November and then have them come
in in December and see a tremendous amount of change. It’s when you’re treating patients closer
together that you’ll see change. But what I am recognizing now based on some
of the things that I’m doing, patients are coming in a month later and their graph is
fairly well-balanced, which is really exciting because the patients are noticing it. A lot of these wellness patients of mine have
been around for years so they’re noticing that they’re doing better. And I can’t… I can’t get up and claim anymore that “Yeah,
it’s really rare that you’ll see an all green graph on occasion. And if they’re just a really great athlete,” or those types of circumstances, and if you’ve watched any of our older webinars, those are
things that we’ve said over the years. But I just do not find that that is true anymore. Graphs are changing faster. So, the other thing that I’m recognizing is you know how in time as… as life changes, as you gain more experience, you get harder patients. The universe… you’re just ready for harder
patients. All of a sudden I’m getting really hard patients
and when these patients come in I… there are times when I sit down and do their intake
and I gather all of their information and I… I literally, like question myself, “Is this
a patient that is out of my league? Am I going to be able to help this patient?” And what I’m recognizing is that the hard patients are coming in, they’re obviously being attracted my way but I am getting great
results with them, results that I wouldn’t have been able to get at an earlier time. And it’s because I have some newer techniques,
some newer tools, some newer strategies that I’m working with. So… so the other thing is this advanced
treatment strategies. I’m just going to call it the divergent box. So a little background in history, I go to
the acupuncture shows and conventions and I teach people all about AcuGraph and they
say, “Oh, so how do you treat?” And so I give them examples and I click on
this little box down in the corner of your AcuGraph screen and I tell them the basic
philosophies that you know, “Oh, you know, if channel is excess, you sedate it. If the channel is deficient, you tonify it.” I show them that they can use ear points. I show them that they can treat Back Shu points. And they get all excited about and they say,
“What is that other little box?” And I would click on it, and show them, and
I would say, “Those have to do with the divergent channels. And nobody really… nobody really uses those
but they’re part of AcuGraph and it’s one extra advanced way of treatment.” And that’s… that’s literally how I would
make the explanation of that little box. So my… my disclaimer on that is ignorance. Ignorance is what I knew
about the little box. I knew that divergent channels existed and
I knew that they were in AcuGraph. I knew that nobody ever uses them. And what’s funny is here’s that… here’s
a quote that Miki Shima said regarding divergent channels. He says, “Although channel divergents…
divergences are intriguing. They tend to fade from most Western acupuncturists
consciousness soon after being introduced. This is due to the fact that few Western acupuncturists
have any idea of what to do with the channel divergences in actual clinical practice.” So if you have followed me over time, if I don’t know something about a certain treatment strategy or certain tool, my first inclination
is to think, “Oh, it just doesn’t work.” But, once I study it out, and I gain some
knowledge and actually try it, then, I find out amazing things. For me, the key factor is studying it out
because I don’t trust easily going, “Oh, well, so it says to treat all of these points
I guess I’ll just treat them and see what happens.” That’s just… that’s just not the way my
mind treats. So my goal today in this… in this webinar,
as you’re looking at this little box and the little… the black arrows known as the divergent
box, I want you to… I want you to… I want to give you enough knowledge that you
can go in and understand what’s in the box so that you can begin trusting AcuGraph knows
what it’s doing when it gives you points suggestions. I’m going to give you a little bit of information
of how the… what those points are, and how they’re chosen and how they work. And then, my hope is that as you go in and
you practice these, that you’ll find the phenomenal amazing experiences that I am experiencing. I really believe that in all honesty, that
we’re just beginning to touch the surface of what we can do by adding this little box
into our treatment. So having said that, we’re going to move on
and we’re going to talk about the diver… the divergent box. So, first, let’s talk about the history and
development of the channel divergences because I really didn’t know a lot about them. I knew they existed and they’re part of all
of the books where we teach about acupuncture channels and pathways, and I’m definitely
fascinated in pathways but I didn’t know much more than that about them. So where did they come from really? Really, the modern philosophy of the divergent
channels and all we know about them – or not all, most of what we know about them started
in the 1980s. And there are four key players in the field. And I’m not good with pronouncing all of these
names but we’ve got Irie, Seiki, Naomoto, and Miki Shima. And Miki Shima is the big player that… that I will be focusing on later. But let’s… let’s begin to look at them individually
and see how they came into… into existence. So, back in Japan, they were in… they were influential
developers of the diver… divergent channels systems. All of these gentlemen studied Japanese-style
acupuncture. So their theories, the things that they did
in the clinic were based on acupuncture channel theories and not TCM theories. But, in reality, divergent channels are spoken
of all the way back in the Neijing but they were never expanded upon. There were people who were treating and using
them but the deep understanding of how they… how they worked and where they went, those
philosophies didn’t come forward until later after deeper study. And it is these four… it’s these four guys
who kind of brought it to the surface. So each had their own contribution to the
expansion of the divergent channels. Irie, he began testing and he used O Ring
testing diagnostics. So you’ve seen… you’ve seen where there’s
muscle testing with the O Ring type of diagnostics, that was the thing that Irie brought into
it. And then he… he discovered the master divergent points. So there are points on the… each of these guys had a different
combination of points that they were recognizing and how to put
them together but Irie discovered the specific points that are on the head and… and that
is kind of what has held in relation to Irie along the year…. along the years. So, let’s see. Seiki, he would use pulse Diagnostics – so
he didn’t use O Rings. He used pulses to diagnose which channels
needed to be used. He also introduced ion pumping cords. And… ion pumping cords are different than
electrical stimulation of an acupuncture channel. If you use an ion pumping cord, it’s a single
cord and one end has a black clip, and one end has a red. And so, the basic theory that was understood that is… and there’s something in the center called a… my mind is like, a… Adrian will pop in here in a second. –A diode. –A diode and the diode only allows the energy
to move one direction in the cord. So if you were going to put the cord on an
acupuncture point, one was black and one was red, one end would put energy, and one end
would pull energy from an excess channel, and the other end would put energy into a
channel from… from the other angle, from the other end of the wire. So that is the basic philosophy of ion pumping
cords. And we’ll get more into that later. But they realized that you could bypass the
mess within the body of imbalances in the channel. And you could actually pull energy from…
from a point on the channel and put energy into another. So instead of introducing energy to the channel,
you actually are redistributing the body’s own energy so which fits really nicely into
the Japanese style of gentle balanced treatment. Then, Naomoto, he added tuning forks into treatment. He used pulse and he also added abdominal
diagnostics. And he was a key player in adding auriculotherapy
into the treatment. So he had a different combination of what
he was doing. And then, Mikishima, he… his contribution was that he began using
the Akabane approach to diagnostics, which if you’ve taken any
of our advanced… our classes in any of our CEUs that we’ve done with Dr. Larsen, Dr.
Larsen talks about the Akabane testing and how that progressed into a diagnostic to test
with AcuGraph. And it’s figuring out which channels were
excess and which channels were deficient. So Akabane Diagnostics was with Miki Shima. And then he added extraordinary channels into
the divergent channels. So he would treat not just with divergents,
but he would also treat with the extraordinaries. So, the next generation after Miki… so Mikis
Shima, he… he obviously took what… what was good or what he had recognized from these
others. So the master divergent points, the ion pumping cords. And I believe, he even added in auriculotherapy. I don’t have that underlined but then he added
in the Akabane Diagnostics, and the ion pumping cord, and he developed his own system. So if you go back and you study the history
of Miki Shima, he first began studying or began his interest in acupuncture in 1967. In 1983, is when he began studying the divergent
channels at a deeper level or the divergent channels in general. 1985 – he began teaching about the ion pumping
cords and how he was using them. 1986 – this was his only style of treatment. So he had moved on to all of the basic training
that he had learned over the years. And he was convinced that treating with the
divergent channels was the most effective in all of the experience that he had done
over time, it was phenomenal. In 1990, he was part of the group of practitioners
who lived in California and because of the laws in California, he wasn’t allowed to use
the cords. He wasn’t allowed to use magnets. He wasn’t allowed to use any type of electrical,
anything. And so, at that point, he reverted his treatment
to the style of treating with silver and gold needles. And so, again, a tonification and sedation
technique, which was very specific too, similar to what you can do with the ion pumping cords. So the take-home message at this point right
here is as we discussed the… the divergent channel treatment further, recognize that
over the years there have been many forms of treatment. There have been many forms of Diagnostics
and so that this is sort of where the silver and gold needles came in, and they’re been
magnets and at this point in time, we’re using lasers and ion pumping cords. So there’s a lot of different things that
have progressed in this generation. So we are part of this next generation from
1980 and beyond that has expanded the medicine. So… and it’s… its modern. 1980s is when the real study of these divergent
channels came into existence. And this is where we have writings of different
people who’ve studied in different ways and were able to analyze, and cross analyze and
put it all together. So then, there’s the next generation, Jake
Fratkin. So Jake Fratkin studied with Miki Shima back in the 80s and he learned all about this divergent channel treatment. I remember sitting with Jake when he was explaining
all this to me and he told me, he says, “Oh yeah, it was the coolest thing ever. And you would do this mathematical diagnostics,
and there was all kinds of science behind why you would choose specific acupuncture
points and… and then you would… you’d have to do the mathematics. And then, you’d add the ion pumping cords,
and you’d put everything together and you get this great… great treatment.” But then, in Jake’s word, he’s like, “Yeah,
cool theory, too much work, I’m not gonna do the math on all of that in order to treat
a patient.” And so he moved on and that was something
that he had learned. And then he tucked it away in his knowledge
base, in the back of his head, and he moved forward to other treatment strategies. So still, were in this next… the next generation
how this treatment wound up in AcuGraph. So Jake Fratkin had been using AcuGraph for
quite a while and again, it was that little box that we didn’t know anything about, and
never went in there and looked at it. But before that time, there was Adrian Larsen. So there’s… Adrian Larsen develops AcuGraph, and he understood
the value of taking the Akabane diagnostic test and putting it to… into a computer
system and have a computer help you recognize excess deficiencies to tonify-sedate the luo
points. And so, he put all this into the system. So Adrian Larsen is the next guy who helps
advance our medicine. And I remember asking Adrian about the little
box and the divergences. And I’m sure I’m not telling the story as
gracefully as it should based on a lot of time and I’m… and I bet there’ll be a time
when Adrian talks about this more. But, I said, “Well, so why do we have this divergent channel in here and who created it? And is it any good? And what does it do?” Well, Adrian had a… there was a gentleman that… that came to Adrian and said, “Hey, you… you really need to add these divergences
in here, and here’s how it works and here’s where it comes from.” Introduced him to Miki Shima and all of the
information and so, Adrian put all of that into AcuGraph and in order to make that guy
happy because the rest of us didn’t even know how to use it or what to do with it. So it was in there and it was just another
cool function for those few people who knew or understand or you could at least go, “Oh,
cool! AcuGraphhas divergent channels.” Well, whatever that is. So we just ignored it or me… I’ll even just speak for myself. I ignored it because I didn’t understand it. Then, Jake finds it and he calls Adrian up
and he’s like, “Hey, Adrian, do you know what you have in here?” And Adrian gets really excited and he begins using divergent channel treatments and he taught class. And I went… and I went to his class and I got super excited. I knew that ion pumping cords existed. I knew that divergent channels existed. I didn’t know what I could really do with
them but Jake got me excited, things were changing in Jake’s clinic. And so, I came back and I started using them
and things began changing in mine. So that’s a little bit of a background on how… how the divergent channels wound up in AcuGraph. So if you want to dig deeper, I got my little
book here, “The Divergent…” “The Channel Divergences.” If you want to dig deeper on this stuff, and
you want to learn and you want to get… I mean look at all of my tags here, there’s
so much to learn about divergent treatments. And in this book, Miki Shima and Charles Chase,
they take all of the different practitioners that were contributors along the way. They help you to understand the different
philosophies and then they focus on Miki Shima’s philosophies with 20 years of experience and
where it went from there. So, this webinar is an introduction to teach
you how to…why it’s in AcuGraph, how it got there and how to understand what you’re
looking at in AcuGraph. But this is my invitation to you to… to
purchase this book and go deeper if that is what you’re looking for. So I’m gonna turn my face off now for a moment
and we’re gonna move forward and talk about the next levels here. Oh, you could also dig deeper with the sympo…
the technology symposium. Jake, as our guest speaker at that symposium,
divergent channels is what he talked about and again, that is free for enterprise users. So when it’s… you can jump up to the enterprise
plan at any point in time that you want to. And so that’s not a problem if you’re only
part of the professional plan, you can… you can get that symposium through the enterprise
user group. It’s not going to be for sale individually. It is only offered for enterprise users. So let’s talk about when you would use this
style of treatment because I still use other styles of treatment that I have used over
the years. And so, based on my newest analysis, you asked
me a year from now and I’ll have a better answer but… because I will have progressed
but as of right now, this is my analysis. If you have a really messy graph and you don’t
even know where to begin, the divergent channel is… the perfect place to go. Deep viscera and bowel disorders, I can say that with quotes because that is what they talk about in the books, that is what they
talk about in the classics. When you have really… to me when you say deep viscera and
bowel disorders that’s the tough… that’s the tough stuff that you’re
trying to treat in your clinic. Autoimmune disorders, emotional disorders,
the stuff that the… stuff that’s just beyond the normal, “I have a headache”, or “I
have a shoulder pain”, or “Can you help with my arthritis?” This is the really deep stuff. So that is another reason to consider this
treatment. Emotions – if you have a patient, I’ll go down to my last note here – when nothing else works, I was… are you getting dizzy with me coming back and forth with my picture? I was getting to a point in my clinic where
I felt like I was a really good practitioner, and I was treating a lot of patients, and
getting really good results and getting a lot of referrals. But you know how sometimes you get those patients
where you’re doing everything that you know how to do, which… and their problems should resolve. It’s pain in the hip, “why can’t I resolve
this pain in the hip?” I know tendinomuscular points. I’m balancing the graph first. I’m working with Qi and blood stagnation. I can add auriculotherapy. I’m doing everything that I know that would
work for a patient and they’re just not getting better. This is when a divergent channel treatment
is phenomenal because it goes deep and it makes an underlying interchange that you just wouldn’t even be able to do with typical acupuncture treatment. And then, when I add all of the other treatment
protocols in, that’s when those types of patients are getting better. Also, if you have really sensitive, depleted
patients, so like my chemotherapy patients or extreme autoimmune disorder patients, those
patients work really well with this type of treatment. So let’s break it down. If you have opened a graph and you’ve treated
your patient, all you need to do is you need to click on the little arrow. I’m curious, are you guys seeing my… my
mouse move over the screen? Somebody? –I’m not seeing it now. –Okay, so I won’t… I won’t try to show you with my mouse. So, click on the arrows and then, what you’ll
find is a bunch of points will come across the bottom of the screen. And the next step is to just click ‘Add
these points’ into the treatment plan. Now, you have a… now you have a… you have a bunch of blue and red points, and some are left and some are right. And if you didn’t know or understand that,
you would think it was really confusing and maybe you would just say, “Yeah, I’m not
gonna do that treatment plan.” And you’d move on to something else. But I’m gonna explain the differences of these
points and how to think about them. So that’s how you get to this treatment plan
within your AcuGraph. So here is what you need to recognize, within
that whole bunch of points that are blue and red that will show up on your screen, what you see on the circled one, what you see there is a bunch of points but there are actually
three different sets of points that are listed there. And I have delineated those over to the right. So I’ve just highlighted them yellow green,
and light red just to show you the differences. That’s not how they’re going to show up in
your AcuGraph but this is to help you recognize when you’re looking at points what you’re
going to see. So there is a group of points that are
extraordinary points. Those are the Extraordinary Vessel points
that are showing up. The next group of points that are green are
the divergent channel points and the bottom ones are left-right. You guys, do know how excited I got when I
found out? I was already experimenting, getting a little
bit bored with my treatment strategies and I was thinking I just really want us to treat
extraordinary channels. And if I was looking at the graph, how would
I choose which extraordinary vessel I might treat? And I was wanting to balance the graph using
extraordinary channels. And funny how it was already… in my mind
and I was already playing around with it. And then, when I sat with Jake and he showed
me that the extraordinary points were right in AcuGraph, I just got so excited, just giggly with excitement. So I’m gonna talk more about those and you’ll
recognize that a couple of them, you might be questioning me right now, but two of those
aren’t extraordinary points because you see San Jiao 5 and Gallbladder 41. And then, there’s an LI 5 and a Stomach 40. Don’t worry, I’ll explain that in a moment. So let’s move on. The three modes of treatment give you a three-dimensional treatment. You… the extraordinary channels help balance
the upper body and the lower body. The divergent channels balance the Yin and the Yangs, and the front,
and the back of the body. And then these points that are the left/right imbalances which are the UB channels, notice they’re all bladder points. They balance left and right and each of these
are based on certain strategies of treatment which each strategy… each of these strategies
are all combined into this one treatment when you click on the box, okay? So just recognize there’s three different
strategies of treatment within them and we’re going to talk about each one. And… and of course, it’s… it’s a beautiful
treatment because it is the most three-dimensional all-over everything treatment the you can…
that you can get because of the combined effects. So I’m starting from the bottom and working up. And the reason that I’m starting from the
bottom is because if you were going to choose different portions of your treatment that you wanted to use, the left/right imbalances, those are at the bottom. And if you were choosing not to use those,
you could just click the red X’s next to the left-right ones and pull all those points
off and then, your treatment plan would be just extraordinary and divergent. So you can pull off different chunks of these
if you choose to after I explain all the differences between them. So the back ones, the Back Shu points, they
are to balance both sides of the body left and right. It balances splits but the thing you need
to remember is your graph may not show any specific splits. You may not see any purples but there will
always be number variances between the two and so there is a mathematical equation on
how AcuGraph comes up with those. But the split… the channels that have the biggest
differences between left and right show up as point recommendations in AcuGraph
even if there aren’t a ton of splits. So, just because there are no purples in your
graph, there will always be left-right point recommendations that show up in… when you
put all of these points on. So, just recognize if you’re using the Back
Shu points as part of your treatment strategy, what you’re doing is you’re balancing left and right. A good theory for using these would be, if
you had a lot of splits and that were real, not because you need practice graphing but
you had a lot of real splits, that might… those points would be a good section of this treatment strategy to use. The next one is the divergent channels. And… Let’s see. Let me catch up to my notes here, some things I wanted to say. So divergent channels – let’s just talk about
them for a moment. They start very superficial on the body then,
they go deep. They bypass all of the main channels in the body. They bypass the musculotendino. They bypass even the organs. And then, they go all the way down to the
visceral level. And then, they submerge back up and they connect
to the face. So there will always be a set of points that
are on the face, head or neck. And there will always be points that are on
the limbs. So the divergent channels will connect yin-yang pairs. They will connect all of the organ systems
to the face and all… every divergent channel trajectory has a pathway
that goes through the heart which I think is interesting. A few notes that I pulled out of… out of
the channel divergent book that I thought were interesting, the divergent channels help
you… help to explain why certain acupuncture points
work. Let’s talk about Bladder 57, for instance. It’s the universal point for hemorrhoids, right? So Bladder 57. The bladder channel doesn’t go to the anus
on an internal or an external level, muscularly. I mean, the UV channel goes near the anus
but it doesn’t have an exact pathway to the anus. The reason that Bladder 57 works for hemorrhoids
is because of the divergent. It’s divergent pathway goes right through
the anus and that’s why that one works so well. And then, there’s lots of points on the head,
in the face that we don’t understand why they work for different things. And the reason the points on the face work
for things is because again, something from the limb, there was a divergent point from
the limb then, went internal into the body, and then winds up on the face. So that connection between the end of the divergent channel, the two ends of the divergent channel connects the rest of the body to the face. So that’s a basic understanding. And I’m… claiming that it’s very basic. If you read the book you will find so much more. And I know that as I study more and get to
understand more of what I’m doing, I’ll be writing about this more and talking about
it more. But it’s fascinating to really get in and
study the divergent channels. So, at this point AcuGraph makes an analysis
and will say which divergent points to use. My next screen actually shows what all the
divergent points are. So these are the points that would show up
in that section. So, the bottom was the bladder points. The next four points, there’s always four
points in the divergent, the next four points that show up will be one of the first… it’ll be… it’ll be a combination of the limb and the face. And so, it’ll be a combination of points based off of this chart. So notice, two of the divergent points on
the face are Bladder 1 and Stomach 1. Who needles Bladder 1 and Stomach 1? You… you just don’t… you don’t put a needle
in… in Bladder 1 in the corner of the eye and Stomach 1 right down, underneath the eyeball. That wouldn’t be a good day to day treatment. What I learned from Jake is that he uses Bladder
2 and Stomach 2 as alternative points. So AcuGraph will tell you Bladder 1 and stomach
1 because we put the real points based off of the real divergent points. But the alternative point that you could substitute,
that would be Stomach 2 and Bladder 2. And then, it was also reading this morning
that Miki Shima says, “that Bladder 1 could be substituted Bladder 11”. And I don’t have a lot more details on that. I would like to read further but that’s another
thought process that you can add to your notes. I suggest that you print off… well, you have a handout. In your handout, this divergent point list
is in it. I suggest that you print that off so that
when you’re looking at your list of all of the blue and red points, you kind of are recognizing. So you know that the bottom ones are the left/right
imbalances and they’re all UB points. The next chunk of points, which there will
always be four, comes from this list. And… I think that is for the most part what I… what you
need to know and understand so that you can begin recognizing what shows
up in your AcuGraph. –Hey, Kimberly, I just… I just posted the handout in case anybody
doesn’t have it already. It should show up there in your… in your
control screen where you can hit download file. And I’m not sure how it looks for the attendees. They may have to select a different icon from
the chat icon in order to download. –You do not worry about it right now. And when we post this in the user group and
we send you the recording afterwards, you will get the handout and it will be available
to you. And so, this message is also for those who
will be watching the webinar later who aren’t watching it live, your handout is in your…
in your account when you look where the webinars are, the handout link will be there. And also, we’ll have the link for the… blog posts that you should watch ahead of time. Okay, let’s move on to the extraordinary channels. The extraordinary channels are the top set
of points. If the extraordinary channels balance musculoskeletal
structure there are reservoirs of energy. If beyond the main channels… that if your
main channels aren’t functioning properly, the extraordinary channel is the next place
to go to gather energy. They are great for psychological uses and
it’s very important to recognize that Miki Shima, when he analyzed the extraordinary
channels, the… eight channels that… (let’s see… just somewhere in my notes, here they are). So there are eight extraordinary points. Well, there are also… there are four more
and those include points from the channels that are not used. So because there are four more that Miki Shima
has recognized are beneficial, in AcuGraph you will see some of the eight plus four other
points that could show up in there at any given time. They’ll never be more than four. Sometimes there are only three and… we’ll talk more about that later. But, just so you know, those top points, there
will either be three or four, and they are all extraordinary points and there are some
points that you… are not currently aware of. So here’s a list of what those are. So the… the original eight extras are listed
as you’ve always known them. And here are the extras, the large intestine,
the stomach, the liver, and the heart and these are the points. I tried to… I tried to analyze looking at all the typical
eight extras and trying to see if there was some type of a common denominator between
each of them, like some of them are Luo points, and some of them are River points and some
of them are River and fire points. And then, I looked at the new ones and tried
to see if there were… there was something common and there really isn’t. This came from 20 years of experience and
Miki Shima testing and recognizing, I guess the same way that the original eight extras
were found. So this is a matter of trusting. And Jake would tell you that he muscle tests
and goes, “Oh, yeah I’m supposed to use this point. I’m supposed to use this point.”
And he does them. I have other things that I do and we all have
ways that we’re testing whether or not we trust a point. But at this point, I’m giving you enough information
so that you can move forward and trust it yourself. Let’s see. So here’s how you treat. You now know how to find the points. And you know how to bring them all up and
this is what you would see. You would see a big list of points and the
basic treatment. If the point is colored red, you would tonify it. If the point is colored blue, you would sedate it. How do you want to tonify and sedate? If you have special needling skills where
you tonify and sedate a specific way, you can do that. Based on the history of coming up with extraordinary
channels, we have found that practitioners over the years have used different tools. One of them used tuning forks, and somebody
else use magnets and there’s ion pumping cords, Miki Shima moved on to gold and silver needles. I, at this point in time, I have had great
experience using laser. So you could… if you were using laser, the ones that are red, you would treat with the red laser. The ones that are blue, you would treat with
the blue laser. If you were using gold and silver needles,
you would treat accordingly. The blue ones are to sedate so you would use silver. The red are to tonify so you would use gold. If you were using magnets to treat, you would
treat based off of negative and positive polarities. And then, if you’re using ion pumping cords…
ion pumping cords aren’t red and blue on the two ends they’re red and black. If you put the red on the red needle, and the… black on the blue point… so red goes to the red point, black goes to the blue so
intermingle blue and black together if you are using ion pumping cords. There are combinations of which point, which
needles you would… the ion pumping cords is a little bit more advanced and there’s
some thought process involved in that. We’re not going to get in extreme detail on
that in this webinar. We actually… our next webinar, we’re going
to go into detail with ion pumping cords. I’ll give you a little bit of information
but we’ll talk about that more later. So let’s practice. Here you are… if you were to grab your red
and blue laser, treat what you see. San Jiao 5 treat it with the blue laser, Gallbladder
41, treat it with the red. You really just need to graph the patient,
put the information into your treatment plan, break things down into sections. The front of the body – if you’re treating just a front treatment, I would needle the points on the front of the body, on the left to right side. If I was just doing a front treatment, I would
delete Bladder 15, Bladder 23, and Bladder 11, I would… I would delete all of those, the portion that’s red and I would
just use the 2… the yellow and the green portion. And if I was just doing the front of the body,
so I’d be using the extraordinary treatment and I would be using the divergent treatment. If you are using ion pumping cords just for
basic, recognize that you have to break those into sections. So the first section is the extraordinary points. So San Jiao 5 and Gallbladder 41 go together. Large Intestine 5 and Stomach 40 go together. So I would use cord one, I would put the black
on San Jiao 5 and the red on Gallbladder 41. And I would continue like I’ve told you with cord 2. Cord 3 and 4 are connected to the divergent
channel treatment. So, Pericardium three goes with Gallbladder
12 and Heart 3 goes with Bladder 62. And we’ve explained how you would do those. The thing to recognize is the balance that
needs to happen for this type of a treatment, it only takes 10 minutes for the body to balance. And so, if you get those needles in and get
the clips within 10 minutes, your root treatment is… is done. So what else am I doing? This is a root treatment so if you go back
to the original picture where… are you… how are you going to balance your graph? Are you going to do a tonification? A basic treatment? Are you going to do a Back Shu treatment? Are you going to do an ear treatment? Or are you going to do a divergent treatment? This is a ‘balance the graph’ treatment,
this is step one, balancing the graph. I also do add points, if you come in to me
because you have knee pain and I’m choosing to do a divergent treatment, first, I’m
putting the needles in for divergent treatment, I’m hooking you up to the wires and then,
while those wires are sitting, I’m moving to your knee and I’m doing whatever points
specific treatment that I’m doing to break up stagnation in the knee… in the knee. So, just recognize that the divergent treatment
is a root treatment and you can still do other things. Want to add auriculotherapy to take away
shoulder pain? Want to add, you know, after that 10 minutes you
want to turn them over, and do a back treatment and still treat their neck and shoulders? You have many options. The fun part for me is the patient experience
because this is new and I’ve had patients for years, and years and years now, it’s been
fun for them because they’re always watching, “Oh, what new thing are you doing now Kimberly?” And I’m like, “Oh, I’ve got this experiment. I’m trying this out, trying to see how it
works with AcuGraph”. So this is what I found, the… the graphs are definitely getting green faster whereas, it used to take six treatments to.. to get
to the point where you have a green graph. Then, at this point it’s happening so much faster. Now, here’s a disclaimer, just because the
graph is green, it does not mean that my patients symptoms are all gone. It means that their body is in a place to
where energy is running the way it’s supposed to so that I can get in and work on that deep
musculoskeletal problem or whatever their chief complaint is. Their body is in a position to where it will
help me to help them better. People are falling asleep during treatment. And they’re not just fallen asleep, they’re
going into a deep sleep. It’s just very, very relaxing. They feel movement. We have the discussion of a pinball game on
a regular basis you know, you pull the little ball and it goes up and it goes Bing, Bing,
Bing, Bing, Bing, Bing, Bing and then, it moves and it falls into the… into the cup in the end, well, patients are recognizing when they’re laying there when I come back
I go, “Okay, so tell me what you felt?” And they’re like, “Oh, I felt a little something here. And then I felt a little something here.” They are feeling major shifts during treatment
and it’s kind of fun. They’re intrigued. They’re fascinated. And wellness patients… when I started incorporating this into
wellness patients, that’s when they come the next time and they’re
graph looks fabulous. Let’s see in comparison to what their normal. Their normal imbalances that they would come
in with a month later, their graphs are looking better the next month than they have for years
on a monthly basis. So, I have given you enough to get started. I’ve given you enough to be excited to trust
what’s in AcuGraph. I’ve given you some history. I’ve told you where you can go and learn more. And when I sat down to put all this, I… I got it all down what I wanted to teach you,
and I said to Adrian, “I won’t be able to keep this within an hour.” I want everyone to look at their clock real quick. I kept this within an hour. And… the… so I have already… I already have my outline for next month’s
webinar. But your input is going to be part of that webinar. So what you’re going to get from me between
now and my next webinar, I’m going to create some case studies. I’m gonna give you some real-life experiences
of how I’m using this in my clinic, and kind of show you what’s going on and give you the
day-to-day. We’re going to get into in-depth theories
and strategies for ion pumping cords. You will have questions. Those people who have taken the little bit
of excitement that I’ve shared about the divergent channel and ion pumping cords, they’re going
out there and using it and then, they’re texting me or sending me emails and “Kimberly, what
would you do about this? And what would you do about that?” My friend, Robin Green I’m pretty sure
she’s sitting in here, Robin and I talk on a regular basis and we were chatting one day and I said,
“Hey, Robin guess what I’m doing?” And she’s like, “Tell me more about this Kimberly.” So I started telling her and I gave her just
enough information and before you know it, she was texting me she’s like, “Kimberly,
I can’t even believe how amazing this is and how it works.” So that was just with a phone conversation. I’m hoping with what I’ve given you today
that I’ve given you a lot of excitement and confidence to go out there and try it. But then I want to hear back from you. My email is right here, send me emails, you can send me questions. I may not answer all of them in a big detailed
email to get back to you but I will take your question. I’ll respond to you, and I’ll take your questions
and my next webinar will be filled with your questions. And so, I’m going to do frequently asked questions. And I’m going to talk about some of the branch
treatments that I’m doing because to be clear, my graphs are getting greater faster. The divergent channel is one element of that,
plus, other things that I’m doing. So I want to hear from you what’s happening. I want to hear about your patient experience. I want to hear your questions and you can
count on the next webinar coming soon. I think I am done. –We should look at questions you’ve got. –Okay. I’m gonna have a drink of water, throw the questions at me. –All right, you want me to read you some? –Actually, I see… I see here. So, James says, “Do you know a way to use
ion pumping cords without needles?” You know, the first time I went and learned
from Jake, he was using needles in the face, and he was taping them down and
he was clipping on them. And he gave me all kinds of information. The next time that I learned from Jake he’s
like, “Yeah, sometimes I just tape the ion pumping cord on the face in the right place.” And so, he’s actually just using the ion pumping
cord. I think there’s a lot of creativity here. There’s lots of expansion to figure out. I have some theories and thoughts but I’ll
save more of that to the next ion pumping cord portion in our next webinar. Robin says also, “Are the pair’s always
listed in order when you get the list of points?” “Are the pair’s always listed in order when
you get the list of points?” So I did break down the different sections,
so, yes, like you’re… you’re to San Jiao 5 and Gallbladder 4… let me go back to that screen. It’ll just take me a second here. So here, San Jiao 5 and Gallbladder 41 were
listed next to each other. LI 5 and Stomach 40 were listed next to
each other. Pericardium 3 and Gallbladder 12 they go together. Heart 3 and Bladder 2 they go together. So I hope that’s enough to answer that question. There are a few… Sometimes, and we will talk about this in
the next webinar, sometimes in the extraordinary channel section, there aren’t four, there
are only three in your handout. I’ve explained that kind of… put that in detail but we haven’t talked about it in a webinar yet and we will next time so please
read your handout for more on that. Robin also asked about the book it’s called ‘The Channel Divergences’ by Miki Shima and that… that is the book where I’m reading
for more detailed information. Am I missing any questions Adrian? –No, I think you got them all. Oh wait, Heidi asked, “Why treat bladder
11 on the left only?” I already explained that was actually
coming in as a different purpose. It was a substitute for the Bladder 1 that
you said Miki Shima identified and used. And so, it was not there as a left-right balance
thing but it ended up down in that list on your picture. –Right, okay, I see. And my other disclaimer on this webinar, typically,
I wear like one month out to the next webinar. I have a grandbaby that is going to be born
in October so I will be in Baltimore and that grandbaby has to stay inside her mommy until
I get back. And then, I’ve got a baby coming so we may
push this one out just a little bit maybe early November. We’ll… we’ll try to find a date that works
for everyone on our… on our end. But, I get to be a grandma so…
–Oh yeah, that’s awesome! Well, Kimberly, thank you. Excellent job! Looking, I don’t see any other questions coming in. Did I miss anything? Oh, Heidi says, “Adrian, you bringing ion
pumping cords to Hamsterdam?” Yeah, I will. Also, “Why some Back Shu points are only
unilateral?” In treatment plans, we covered that one. Robin says, “Congrats! So, cool, thanks everybody. I hope you got a lot out of this. This is really exciting stuff Kimberly talks about. The shifts, the patients are seeing not only
on the graph but having these weird delightful out-of-body experiences, and deep relaxation
and feeling changes in their body as a result of this treatment going on for days. So this is very exciting stuff. I hope you’ll try this out. Kimberly, we’re going to be excited for part
two when you start demoing this and showing us exactly how you’re treating, right? –That’s right. We got more to come. –All right, thanks everybody! –All right, bye-bye.