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I Heart Safety Data

There sure is a lot going on around here lately. Anybody else feel like it’s hard to keep up? Anyway, this could be two separate blog posts but I’m putting them together because they’ve got a common theme: safety data. Which I like


Job Task Analysis Data

Happy early AOM Day! To celebrate, we’re releasing all the data analysis we have of the JTA so far. If you want more, you’re going to have to help us crunch it. (Seriously, we are looking for willing volunteers to plunge into the depths of


It's the Annual POCA Survey of Clinics Time!

I bought the world's worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, it's terrible.

Hey- I know my audience. Might as well give you what you want, right? 

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Right. Now about that POCA Survey of CA clinics. That's


It’s the POCA Annual Survey!

It’s the POCA Annual Survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015POCAsurveyGC296KY

This blog post is gonna be a little bit different. You know those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Those books that after reading a few pages it asks you to make


Survey Says: 750K + Treatments in 2012

177 clinics responded to the 2012 POCA Survey, reporting a total of 750,513 treatments in 2012. EDIT: whoops! User error on the spreadsheet, actual number is 753,428! I admit that I am amazed by this number. You guys, look what we DID! There have been a lot of discussions on the interwebs lately about


POCA members respond to the AAAOM survey

Summary: 

The community acupuncture profession is moving clearly in a direction toward simplicity in practice, accessibility to services, and ease of entry into the profession. Our legislative and educational institutions should reflect this reality. 

Demographics of practitioners and practice: <


POCA members respond to the AAAOM survey

Ah, the survey from the AAAOM. A large number of questions made presumptions about the profession in practice and future that simply don't reflect the reality created by community acupuncturists, our clinics, and most importantly, our patients. In order to clarify that reality, several of us have chosen


(Harpers-Style) Community Acupuncture Index - Winter 2012

 

 

Much has happened since Community Acupuncture was born in the early 'aughts in Portland, OR.

Here are some numbers to demonstrate how affordable, group acupuncture geared toward average wage-earners has been found to be terrifically popular around the U.S. and


Volunteers: everyone wins!

Pre-CANference 2, in preperation for Ellen's and my break-out session on using volunteers in your CA clinic, I surveyed the volunteers at PCA.  Here are excerpts from their responses:

How has volunteering (at PCA) made a difference in your life?<


Replicability and the Economics of Practice

This blog post originated from comments on More on Replicability. Eric asked a number of good questions and in the process of preparing meaningful answers to his questions, this post grew into a blog of its own. (I have noted the 'question' and 'response' for ease of following this


How Much does Acupuncture School Cost?

List of Acupuncture Schools by Total Estimated Program Cost (Tuition, Fees, and Books) ( in the U.S.)

        10 Most Expensive Acup + Herb Programs             95500 Bastyr University Kenmore WA 91124 National College of Natural Medicine Portland OR 84128 Tai Sophia Institute Laurel MD 79920 Pacific College – New York, NY New York NY 77200 Finger Lakes

189+ Community Acupuncture Clinics and I need help!

This post is more administrative/research oriented than most posts here, but hopefully you will derive a bit of fun from it as well. Most importantly I need you to check what I have done to see if it's correct before I go any further. But I am getting


GUEST BLOG: Investigating an Innovative Acupuncture Service Model by Dr. Kim Tippens, ND, MSAOM

strong>Investigating an Innovative Acupuncture Service Model: Characterization of community acupuncture clients

Kim Tippens, ND, MSAOM

Maria Chao, DrPH, MPA; Erin Connelly, MA

strong>Background

span style="font-size:small;">Acupuncture has become more popular in the United States with


Community Acupuncture Network 4th Annual Clinic Survey Results

Community Acupuncture Network

4th Annual Clinic Survey

INTRODUCTION:In January of 2011, a survey was sent out to all the clinics listed on the Community Acupuncture Network


MACHOPUNCTURE

Yesterday half of my patients were men.  Black, white, and Latino men.  Working class, middle class, and professional men.  Young men and older men.  None of them are athletes; they aren't coming in because we advertise “sports medicine.”  They were coming to manage everyday stress, serious chronic illness, acute


News from the New

 

*Disclaimer*

This is a really long post; you might want to pour yourself a cup of tea.

As a new Community


*Tri-State Alumni Survey 2010; or Gathering Deceptive Data 101

 

I just received a survey from my Alma Mater, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and want to share portions of it here for a couple of reasons.First, it’s been a while and I need to blog lest the blog-goddess smites me.Second,


AT Says NCCAOM's Terrible Numbers Are Actually Even Worse. Wait, What?!?

Thanks to the alert readers who forwarded me this article in Acupuncture Today, and particularly to the alert reader who said: Hey, where did those graphs at the end come from?

Yeah, I know, it's kind of surprising that AT would devote an article to the NCCAOM's 2008


NCCAOM and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Numbers

This is the first of a series of posts in which I am going to be blogging about various kinds of data. We are looking forward to the release of this research project soon, and I'm guessing that there will be plenty to talk about. And it's almost time


Problems With the ACAOM Second Resolution and Recommendations

Why did ACAOM decide at its August 2009 meeting to revisit a February 9, 2008 resolution on the development and piloting of accreditation standards for accrediting first-professional doctorate programs in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine, as stated in its Second Resolution on First-Professional Doctoral Standards?Why did it adopt


"Support for FPD Increasing"

I received the latest issue of Acupuncture Today in the mail yesterday.  On the front page was THIS ARTICLE.  Read and weep.  Then do something about it!

At the beginning of this article, Tina Beychok, Associate Editor, describes the FPD as "a doctorate degree that prepares a


A Spike in Acupuncture Numbers, 2007 NIH survey.

The National Institute Of Health has just published the results of its 2007 survey on the usage of CAM ( Complementary and alternative medicine). Its last one was published in 1997 and there have been some signifigant changes in acupuncture usage, CAM usage and what we spent our out -of - pocket


Survey Says: 27,965 Licensed Acupuncturists in the U.S. as of July 2009

But the whole picture isn't rosy - the current trends indicate that acupuncturists are leaving the practice in high numbers.

** update (8/4/09) ** Wisconsin numbers came in at 401 active licenses, lower than my projected 445.  NH licensing reports 110, although I think NH is actually closer to 100.  These are


What People Like About Community Acupuncture (and what they wish could be different...)

Maybe this information comes as no surprise to all of us who already practice, but I thought it would be nice to share it anyways.  Although these responses reflect the feedback of my own patients at my own clinic, I do think some of the comments do pertain well


More survey results

Some clinics in the survey described in my blog, "Survey of CAN clinics" also included data about how many people pay at what level on the sliding fee scale.  The conventional wisdom outside of CAN seems to be, "Why would they pay more if they can pay $15?"  Below is


Survey of CAN clinics

Skeptics in the acupuncture community say that CA clinics can't be successful.  A variety of reasons are cited - prices too low, patients want one-on-one attention and wouldn't like treatments in a room with other people, Dr. Tan's methods don't produce lasting results, using second hand furniture means the clinics