In this podcast, AJ sits down with Nicholas Haines, a 35 year veteran of Chinese Medicine. Nick has a successful complementary health center in Nottingham (UK), is the co-founder of the Northern College of Acupuncture in York, and the founder of the Five Institute, which offers webinars and practice development based on individual 5 element profiles. Nick explains how he formed a 6mo-2yr waiting list without traditional marketing. He shows listeners a different way of non-marketing that involves creating your personal “Legend” as a platform to attracting your ideal client.
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On this episode AJ sits down with Dimitri Boules an acupuncturist from Queens, New York. Dimitri recently authored and released a clinic manual called the Oak Point Method. He shares his clinic secrets that has helped him build a very successful pain management and sports injury clinic. He goes through step by step processes from assessments to treatments of different sports injuries.
As a New York State licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, Dimitri takes a holistic approach with his patients—tailoring treatments to individual conditions and needs. He began working in the health field as an Astoria-based personal trainer in 2006. While he very much enjoyed helping people who wanted to improve their health and fitness levels, he quickly recognized that the majority of his clients suffered from chronic pain or medical conditions. They viewed pharmaceutical drugs and/or surgery as the only treatment options but Dimitri knew there were better alternatives and decided to continue his education. After obtaining his personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, he continued his education at New York College of Health Professions where he completed his associate degree of occupational studies in Massage Therapy and his bachelors and masters degrees in Acupuncture. He also completed a holistic health counseling program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Dimitri continues his education by attending seminars and reading the latest research in massage therapy, acupuncture and holistic health.
Today, his blend of traditional and contemporary acupuncture, massage therapy, corrective exercises, and posture rehabilitation truly addresses the root cause of dysfunction and not just the symptoms. Dimitri is experienced dealing with a wide range of conditions and concerns but has specialized in neuromuscular skeletal problems, such as sports and orthopedic injuries, sciatica, lower back pain and more.
On this episode AJ sits down with Jeffrey Schifanelli. An acupuncturist from Savannah, Ga. He had built a thriving business in St. Augustine Fl but recently relocated and is in his rebuilding stage.Jeffrey and AJ talk about his methods of how he built his successful business in St Aug and his ideas and strategies going into his new business.
On this Episode AJ sits down with Ginger Reed. She is a Doctor of Veterinary medicine who has devoted her entire practice to TCVM. She own Equipuncture located in Austin, Texas. She shares her education, and how she fell in love with acupuncture and why she treats animals with Chinese Medicine. She mentions where vets learn about TCVM, and what she treats on a daily day.
Ginger has been a fan of AOF for a while and connected with AJ through social media. If you want to share your story and knowledge please reach out to AJ.
Lorne Brown shares with us his experience of 16 years in the acupuncture field. He introduces his new book Missing the Point: Why Acupuncturists Fail and What They Need to Know to Succeed.
Check out Lorne’s amazing website ProD seminars where we can get CEU credits from amazing teachers at very lost prices – Pro D Seminars
Buy Lorne’s book here – http://missingthepointbook.com/
LORNE BROWN B.SC., CPA, DR.TCM, FABORM, CHT
After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lorne has extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine.
Internationally known for his ground-breaking work as an educator and advocate for integrated fertility care, Lorne was the first Canadian to be a certified fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).
Dr. Brown has successfully integrated his entrepreneurial skills and background as a CPA with his passion for Chinese Medicine, establishing a very successful fertility practice (Acubalance.ca) and pioneering online continuing education through Pro D Seminars and Medigogy.com for the continued success of Chinese Medicine Practitioners world-wide.
In 2012, Lorne published the Acubalance Fertility Dietwhich is made available for free through the Acubalance website.
The latest addition to his bucket list is the March 2016 release of his latest book, called Missing the Point: Why Acupuncturists Fail and what they Need to Know to Succeed.
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On this episode AJ sits down with Maureen Feeney. An acupuncturist ( maybe comedian) from Nebraska. She takes us through the in’s and out’s of being a solo business owner.
Maureen mentions how they are fighting for better laws passed for acupuncturists in Nebraska. Below is a crowd funding page that we as acupuncturists can donate to help our fellow needlers in Nebraska!
Maureen has 20 years of experience as a registered nurse. During her tenure, she cared for patients in long-term care, telemetry, intensive care and interventional radiology.
An Omaha native, she traveled the United States serving patients of various socio-economical backgrounds, educational levels, ethnic groups, and religious/spiritual belief systems.
In 2005, Maureen had her first experience with acupuncture. Intrigued with the results, she initiated further study of Eastern Medicine. As her investigation progressed, Maureen noticed a need for bridging the gap between Western and Eastern Medicine. She completed her degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota in 2011 and practiced there while she prepared for her return to her home in Omaha.
Maureen Feeney opened River Point Acupuncture with a goal to provide the Omaha/Metro Area with the highest quality of acupuncture available. She hopes to educate others on the extraordinary benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine, while bridging the gap between Western and Eastern medical philosophies.Maureen believes active listening is one of the most important elements of patient care. She understands that each person is unique and deserves to be treated as such. Maureen works with each patient to create a plan to rebalance the system through nutrition, lifestyle, acupuncture and herbs. She believes in joining Western and Chinese Medicine to provide the highest quality of care possible.
On this episode of AOFire AJ sits down with Dr. Sam Collins of the AAC. He is a chiropractor by trade but has devoted the recent years of his career to acupuncture billing and coding. AJ and Sam talk ICD10 codes. Sam tells us about how to bill them properly and how to not set off red flags to the insurance companies. This interview can help you make money by just knowing how and what to bill properly. ENJOY!
About Dr. Sam Collins
Samuel A. Collins is the director of the H.J. Ross Network, a consulting group for doctors on billing and collection for insurance claims. He is a featured speaker on billing and coding for the AAOM and the California State Oriental Medical Association, as well as many acupuncture colleges. You are encouraged to submit your billing questions to him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
On this episode AJ sits down with Michelle McGlade of www.michellemcglade.com
She shares 5 tips on starting a business in the acupuncture field.
Michelle McGlade is a Business Strategist and best-selling author of the bookUnstoppable: Strategies to Launch and Grow Your Holistic Practice. A former 6-figure clinic owner with corporate prowess, Michelle teaches entrepreneurs in the wellness industry how to accelerate their business growth to the levels that match their dreams.
Her extensive list of qualifications includes her Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University, her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies from the University of St. Thomas.
Michelle is also a Certified Massage Therapist from the Colorado School of Healing Arts, a Licensed and Registered Acupuncturist by the Minnesota State Medical Board, and a Certified Acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
On this episode AJ sits down with Brodie Welch, together they go through steps on avoiding burnout for the acupuncturist.
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Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M., is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and Self-care Strategist in her 13th year of practice in Corvallis, Oregon.
In her clinic, as well as through workshops, retreats, and innovative online programs, Brodie helps people to apply Chinese Medical principles to their daily lives, re-connect with their own inner wisdom, and tweak their daily habits so they can feel their best.
She has taught classes on Chinese Medicine, meditation, qi gong, stress relief, diet, women’s health, digestive health, essential oils, yoga, and habit change to audiences of lay people and fellow health care providers across the US and abroad. She is a featured guest blogger for the Huffington Post. To support other practitioners, she offers affiliate programs for her online courses. Subscribe to her free self-care strategies newsletter at www.brodiewelch.com.
On this episode AJ sits down with Andre Zitcer. An English-American Licensed Acupuncturist living in California. Andre specializes in treating people who have an traumatic experiences in their lives. Andre shares is life, experiences, his schooling, and how he incorporates his methods into his treatments. He also shares how he has created a course that he has recently started teaching fellow healers how to use these somatic techniques along with Chinese medicine to help heal out patients.