“What do you know anyway?” This is what a lot of your patients are thinking when they first meet you and considering you and acupuncture in general as a possible approach for them to take for their symptoms. They think you’re “woo woo” and that you don’t believe in science! Little do they know, the highest form of research is tried-and-true experience and, let’s see, I think 5000 years is substantial!!
Chinese Medical doctors have spent thousands of years analyzing how, when and why the multitude of pathologies arise. The information and theory has been painstakingly documented and then reanalyzed by thousands more practitioners. It’s been discussed and debated and revised and refined. Hundreds of our doctors gave their very lives to ensure this knowledge was maintained and passed down for posterity.
has stood the TEST of time.
Our medicine is actually science AT ITS BEST! But, your prospective patient doesn’t know that! So, let them know that you actually embrace science and scientific thought by telling them pertinent Western Medical research related to our industry and your abilities with their symptoms. Here’s a goodie for you: Science has found a specific gut bacteria that is responsible for food allergies.
Position yourself and abilities by telling them how scientific Chinese Medicine is since you successfully treat food allergies! Therefore, you are able to reestablish gut flora and balance!! WHERE’S YOUR PROOF, YOU SAY??? “Proof is in the pudding” I say, i.e. the very fact that symptoms improve and frequently completely resolve (if you’ve really honed your skills in this area) are ALL THE PROOF YOUR PATIENT NEEDS!
Just mention that you know about the study and that you have the skillset they Need! They’ll be impressed and you’re one step closer to a new patient!
To Your Success!
Caroline & Bryan
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