The Last Frontier For Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine . . . Is The Mainstream

-Christian Nix

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Hospital Based Acupuncture

The moment of mainstream inclusion is upon you . . . You either get it now or hold your peace.

Here Are A Few Of The Secrets I Will Give You Inside This Essential Book

First of all . . . The mainstream will not likely come looking for you . . . Which means you need to go to THEM!

  • How and why you should have a good needs assessment document on-hand? . . . p. 13
  • How do you get a hold of one? . . . p. 14 -15
  • What should it show? For whom? . . . p. 17

The more you understand about how to succeed according to free market business principles, the higher your perceived value. PERIOD.

  • How are you addressing the communication chasm? . . . p. 18
  • What are the most common errors you need to avoid? . . . p. 19
  • What have you done to educate the people who need you most and upon you will count to get busy? . . . p. 17
  • What have you done to clarify in your own mind how to explain acupuncture in a way that clearly adds value for the people you are working with? . . . p. 20
  • How confident are you that you could get up and teach other medical professionals something intelligent about what we do? . . . p. 22
  • Do you need to use holistic terminology or have you read enough research to have created equivalencies, so they understand you? . . .
  • How are you going to explain the concept of Qi when the question arises? . . . p. 30
  • If you had to – could you do a bring-down-the-house demonstration of acupuncture and how it is supposed to affect the patient?

Your physician champion . . . “What do you mean, what do you mean?” . . . p. 27

  • How to get one and grow your way into the mainstream . . .
  • Can you confidently demonstrate the arrival of the qi sensation in an MD colleague?
  • What do you know about leadership and how focused are you on solutions to the problems faced by mainstream medical professionals? . . . p. 33
  • How strict is your linguistic accuracy in teaching about acupuncture and Chinese methodology – i.e. logic in holism?
  • What have you done to adopt standard terminology or ignore it and create your own ad hoc lingo? . . . p. 41
  • If you had to – could you do a bring-down-the-house demonstration of acupuncture and how it is supposed to affect the patient?

Did you do your math?

  • What does it take to actually be profitable? . . . p. 23
  • Why should this be your highest directive no matter whom you are dealing with?

Communication is the big block – what should you be doing to knock it down? . . . p. 46

  • Communication is the problem – by overwhelming consensus . . . So what are you doing to communicate effectively?
  • Diagnosis is key
  • Needle skills are key . . . But the big key is . . .

Can you educate different audiences? . . . p. 47

Professional medicine – what is the best definition of professionalism? . . . p. 49

What are your standards for each of the following:

  • Fundamentals
  • Fitness
  • Performance

9 Clinical Essentials For HBA . . . p. 52

  • 1. On How to THINK Correctly . . . p. 52
  • 2. On the Pivotal Cognitive Skill of Medical Practice: Diagnosis . . . p. 53
  • 3. 10 types of pattern discrimination . . . p. 54

“The important thing about Chinese medicine is the prescriptive methodology. . . It’s not the medicine, it’s the theory . . . what’s important about Chinese medicine . . . is how we prescribe things.”

  • 4. Pathophysiology of liver-spleen disharmony
  • 5. Patterns related to pain, stress, anxiety and depression (Spirit disease in professional-quality holism)
  • 6. The 10 to 20 Most Common Patterns in Chronic Disease and their Acupuncture an Internal Medicine Treatment Protocols
  • 7. Microsystems – Tung, Tan, Ear, Sooji (hand), et al.
  • 8. Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatments
  • 9. Ten Stem Theory – “looking is godlike”

Herbal Practice in a Hospital Setting

  • How do you avoid the essential danger of herb-drug interactions?
  • What are the essential formulas and how do you modify them for greatest effect?
  • How do you make your herbal pharmacy profitable?
  • How is it possible to gain access to such a privilege in a hospital setting?

Why Is Pattern Discrimination Important?

Because It Is Pattern Diagnosis That Permits And Promotes Management Of Chronic Disease.

Why Is That Important?

Because It Is Chronic Disease That Is The Plague Of The 21st Century And Foreseeable Future.

Hospital Based Herbal Practice

  • Can you speak about the three primary factors which determine possible herb-drug interactions? . . . p. 68
  • Protein binding
  • CYP (P450)
  • Therapeutic index (narrow)

Essential Formulas for Hospital Based Herbal Practice

  • Which formulas are most useful? . . . p. 69
  • DO you know which formulas are best for mixed vacuity and repletion conditions like:
  • Liver and spleen disharmony
  • Liver and stomach disharmony
  • Stomach and Spleen disharmony
  • Stomach and intestines disharmony
  • Constructive and defensive disharmony
  • Qi and Blood disharmony

The Benefits of Owning and Operating Vs. Hospital Employment . . . p. 74

What are the “10 Cardinal Sins Acupuncturists Make When Speaking to Physicians And Hospital Administrators” . . . p. 80

  • 1. Don’t Show up and throw up.
  • 2. To ‘assume’ makes an ass out of u and me
  • 3. Peeling the Onion
  • 4. The handshake and ‘So what now?’ aspect
  • 5. To chase or not to chase?
  • 6. On the topic of Money
  • 7. On Different Personalities
  • 8. On Not Taking ‘no’ for an Answer
  • 9. On the Issue of Image
  • 10. The System is the Solution

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Christian Nix is a graduate of the first-ever Master’s degree program for integrative healthcare administration.  Prior to obtaining his degree, he completed a 5-year apprenticeship in acupuncture and holistic Chinese medicine while living in the rural highlands of Guatemala – allowing him to achieve Board Certification in 2005.  He currently runs training ‘boot camps’ and hospital externships to aid other licensed acupuncturists in their efforts to make an impact within mainstream medical settings.  He is the author of 6 books including, Tao of Integration, Hospital Based Acupuncture Essentials, Bridging the Chasm: How to Talk to Physicians About What Matters to THEM! (which he co-authored with Dr. Raford) and Patient Empowerment and Self-care.  In addition to his teaching schedule, Christian has been a top-performer among acupuncturists on-board cruise ships.  He has lectured at medical conferences from Jerusalem, Israel to Colombia, South America and is a frequent contributor to industry publications on the topic of mainstream practice.  Christian is also an avid dancer and an aspiring super-hero and family man.