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4 Strategies for Attracting More Patients

I hope your year is off to a fantastic start.

Are you ready to uplevel your pediatric acupuncture skills? Do you want to help even more kids in 2019?

Kale yeah you do! Me too!

In this week's video, I share the 4 main strategies my team and I are using to attract the type of patients we LOVE to work with!

What type of patients do you want to attract? What conditions do you want to treat more of? Let us know in the comments below.

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Be Like a Farmer and Add This to Your Pediatric Acupuncture Treatments

Trust is Like Planting Seeds If you’re beginning to work with kids and you’re not feeling the confidence you’d like to feel about your treatments – it may be due to a lack of trust. I don’t mean trust between you and the patient. I mean a trust in your abilities,  trust that the body can heal itself and a trust to bring those to factors together. Over the last year I’ve had a chance to talk to lots of pediatric acupuncturists and this issue is quite common. If you feel a lack of...

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How to Thrive in Pediatric Acupuncture by Luriko Ozeki, L.Ac.

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Are you considering expanding your practice to include pediatrics, but not sure if it’s the right path for you?

Or, you’re excited by the possibilities, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you’ve been doing pediatrics for a while, but aren’t experiencing the success and satisfaction you anticipated in your work with children?

Based on my own hard-earned experiences, the following 5 best practices are essential to building a thriving pediatric acupuncture practice...

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5 Reasons Why Pediatrics is the New Fertility

  5 reasons why Two years ago I made a prediction that pediatrics was becoming the new fertility—meaning it's poised to go mainstream. Today I feel even stronger that is the case. Since I wrote Is Pediatrics the New Fertility?, a LOT has happened in this direction...

1. Kids are Still Sicker than Ever

First of all, not much has changed with regard to the increases in chronic childhood conditions such as ear infections, eczema, allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism, or obesity. Millions of children...

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Marketing Doesn't Have to Be the M-Word

M is for Marketing Are you ready to see more kids in your practice this year? If you are, then the big question you’re probably asking yourself is how do I get more kids on the schedule?

I can tell you with certainty, there is no shortage of children that can benefit from acupuncture.  With an estimated 7.1 million children suffering from asthma and 9 million children with ear infections annually you could have a full practice just treating these two conditions!

The main...

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Are you falling into the over-discounting trap?

To make sure you start the year off right, I'm focusing on some of the blocks we all face in our acupuncture practices. A few days ago I sent you an e-mail about Uncertainty and how it can silently sabotage our efforts.  Today, I want to address the over-discounting/undercharging trap. This is probably even more prevalent in pediatrics.  It got me thinking about my experience with choosing a vet and paying his expensive fees… Let me explain.   A couple of years ago my...

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Will Uncertainty Stop You from Treating More Kids?

Has this ever happened to you?  You've decided you want to treat more kids and you're totally pumped about it.  The thought just lights you up and you want to share it with the world. You know you can do it. Then something happens… days, maybe weeks, later you're not so sure about your goal. You haven't gotten any new pediatric patients. Uncertainty kicks in. Uncertainty is a tricky beast (I was going to use another B-word here but I'm gonna keep it PG). It can show up in...

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If You Can Answer these 3 Questions About Pediatrics You're Golden

Top 3 Questions about Pediatric Acupuncture

When it comes to seeing kids in my clinic, giving the treatment often feels like the easy part. Children's bodies are so full of Qi and yang energy they readily respond to treatment and quickly heal.  

The ear infection a baby has isn't due to stress, lack of exercise, or drinking too much coffee. According to the principles of TCM, the cause of the problem is straightforward, easily treatable, and often makes antibiotics unnecessary.  

Shouldn't it be a no-brainer?

Parents can...

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Do You Have These Fears About Treating Kids?

One of the most common things I hear from acupuncturists who are interested in working with kids is they're afraid they might hurt or frighten a child during treatment.

This is totally understandable!   

Few of us received enough training to feel totally comfortable treating kids with acupuncture.  And no matter how much training you did get, you still have to practice before it becomes easy.  Nobody wants to hurt a kid while they're learning.

That's why I'm sharing my top...

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