What Acupuncture Can And Cannot Treat

By identifying the obstacles that are hindering practitioners from building successful practices, Matthew believes that the general public, policy makers and other health professionals will have a better understanding of what we offer. An important obstacle is acupuncture's credibility. Most people find the claim that acupuncture can treat dozens of conditions by simply sticking needles in people hard to believe. Acupuncturists need to be honest about what acupuncture can and cannot do.

Matthew teaches participants a simple and logical way that they can identify which types of conditions will respond best to acupuncture. By first knowing and then being straightforward about acupuncture's limits you gain credibility and achieve success.


Goals of the course:

1) How to identify and solve obstacles to a successful private practice
2) How to bridge acupuncture's credibility with the general public
3) Promoting that acupuncture works by stimulating the body's own healing resources
4) How to identify which types of conditions will respond best to acupuncture
5) Managing patient expectations and communicating this with patients


This course is £15 for non JCM subscribers.

This course is £11.25 for JCM subscribers.

To obtain your discount code, sign into your account on www.journalofchinesemedicine.com for the US and Canada or www.jcm.co.uk for the rest of the world and navigate to the 'discount codes' tab under the 'shops' heading.


Running time: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins

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Speakers Biography

Matthew Bauer is the founding President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation. He began his full time practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1986 and has worked with several acupuncture organisations in the USA as well as serving as an Expert Witness in both California State and in private cases. Having served as a consultant in the managed care industry since 1998, Matthew helped to create the first managed care acupuncture based credentialing and utilisation guidelines and now serves on the Board of Directors of American Speciality health group, Inc. Matthew has authored dozens of articles and two books 'Making Acupuncture Pay' and 'The Healing Power of Acupuncture and Acupressure'. Matthew loves teaching acupuncturists how to prosper in primary care.