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An Acupuncture Podcast designed to help new Acupuncturists feel supported, informed and confident during the transition from school to practice. We help you streamline systems, make decisions from an empowered place, cultivate an efficient practice, attract your dream patient, explore all career possibilities, adopt a confident and empowered mindset, heal more people and make great money in your first couple years of practice.

Hosted by Stacey Whitcomb, Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, Podcaster and Creator of Magical Networks. This podcast delivers marketing, money and mindset motivation, inspirational interviews with other new practitioners, exposure to career paths you may not have considered and suggestions and support from the more seasoned among us.

Visit https://www.acusprout.com/ for community, special opportunities and savings for new acupuncturists. We've cultivated partnerships with services we use and want you to benefit by saving time and money while establishing your practice.

AcuSprout: Acupuncture Podcast Stacey Whitcomb Dipl OM

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An Acupuncture Podcast designed to help new Acupuncturists feel supported, informed and confident during the transition from school to practice. We help you streamline systems, make decisions from an empowered place, cultivate an efficient practice, attract your dream patient, explore all career possibilities, adopt a confident and empowered mindset, heal more people and make great money in your first couple years of practice.

Hosted by Stacey Whitcomb, Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, Podcaster and Creator of Magical Networks. This podcast delivers marketing, money and mindset motivation, inspirational interviews with other new practitioners, exposure to career paths you may not have considered and suggestions and support from the more seasoned among us.

Visit https://www.acusprout.com/ for community, special opportunities and savings for new acupuncturists. We've cultivated partnerships with services we use and want you to benefit by saving time and money while establishing your practice.

    ACU-057 Business Basics: Ask A Biller: What A New Practitioner Should Consider, With Cortney Nadeau

    ACU-057 Business Basics: Ask A Biller: What A New Practitioner Should Consider, With Cortney Nadeau

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    Are you considering taking insurance to jump start your acupuncture practice? Here are some things to consider that I bet you didn’t learn in school.Are you a new practitioner and getting ready to launch your clinical practice? Maybe you are not so new, worked for someone else and are now ready to experience the entrepreneurial life. Taking insurance might help you get to financial stability much more quickly…. depending on where you live.
    I interview Cortney Nadeau in this episode who owns PDXpert Medical Billing in Portland, Oregon. I learned SO much and am excited to share with you information that we did NOT get in school.
    you’ll learnWhy most billing companies don’t want to work with you.What credentialing means and how and where to do it.Why you should be familiar with your “scope of practice” and the people who wrote it.Why it’s important to belong to your state organization.What diagnosis, CPT and E&M codes are.Why it’s important to have a non-discriminatory policy for providers in your state’s regulations.How to find out if your state has a non-discriminatory policy for providers.Lastly, we do a deep dive on our treatment codes. They are time based, but should also be treatment based.
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    • 48 min
    ACU-056 Business Basics: Proper Medical Documentation For Your Acupuncture Practice with Stacey Whitcomb LAc. and Megan Lindsey DACM

    ACU-056 Business Basics: Proper Medical Documentation For Your Acupuncture Practice with Stacey Whitcomb LAc. and Megan Lindsey DACM

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    Proper medical charting is crucial in maintaining accurate and organized records for your acupuncture practice. ACU-056 This highly requested episode comes on the tails of episode 055 where Megan and I discussed treating multiple patients an hour. As a result of that episode I got a lot of requests to review proper medical charting and specifically what should be in the re-evaluation. Listen in as Megan and I discuss proper medical charting for your acupuncture practice.
    you’ll learnWhy proper charting is SO important. It’s not just about getting paid!What the language of medical charting consists of. The most important items the need to be in the evaluation and follow ups.What should NOT be in the evaluation.What S O A P stands for.What the heck is OPQRST and how can it help you streamline your interview?How to use “life effect” as part of the rating scale. What outcome assessment tools are and how to use them to ensure reimbursement.How to use CPT codes properly.Why a prognosis is so important and how to frame it.
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    • 59 min
    ACU-055 Business Basics: How To Run Multiple Treatment Rooms with Megan Lindsey DACM

    ACU-055 Business Basics: How To Run Multiple Treatment Rooms with Megan Lindsey DACM

    Explore What Jane Has To Offer!!! Are you ready to level up? Not sure how to transition from 1 room to 2 or 3? This is such a common question I often get from my coaching clients. How do you treat 2 patients an hour? As a business coach to new practitioners, I get this question SO often! So… I called in my friend Megan who purchased a very busy clinic as a relatively new practitioner and basically started her career treating multiple patients an hour.
    We all definitely have our comfort zone as practitioners, but I think it’s important for you to consider getting to two rooms as quickly as possible. It’s more time and financially efficient and oh-so-fun! As new practitioners we often spend way too much time and do way too much per visit in one hour. Running 2 rooms an hour forces you to be efficient with your time and trust your needles to do the work. I promise it works! Listen in as Megan and I share our processes.
    today’s guestMEGAN LINDSEY, DACM, OWNER OF SILVER SAGE ACUPUNCTUREMegan completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Northridge before switching gears and coninuing her education at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Taoist school with a 38-generation lineage, located in Los Angeles, Ca. She is a Nationally Ceritfied Diploamate of Oriental Medicine and a California Board licensed acupuncturist. After graduating in 2014 she struggled with opening her own clinic and finding her way. After some stops and starts in 2017, she landed on purchasing an acupuncture clinic from a practitioner who was retiring, She has unique insight into the pros, cons and profitability of this route of practice. More recently, she graduated from Pacific College of Health and Science as a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM).
    Megan is a direct and open person who has a knack for creating soft nurturing, aesthetically soul comforting environments. Her space helps patients sink deeply into healing while feeling safe and supported. She advocates for her patients to empower themselves through education and lifestyle changes. Megan practices in a wholesome, raw, heart-centered way. She provides patients with the support and tools they need to gracefully pivot into and through, life’s challenges.
    FIND HER HERE:Instagram: @silversageacupuncture
    Website: Silver Sage Acupuncture
    you’ll learnMegan breaks her treatment down minute by minute to show you how she works.I talk about my process when treating 2 patients an hour.We discuss some of the systems you need to have in place to streamline the process.Did you know that you can actually hold credit card information on file and run all payments at the end of the day to save time?How to get new patients scheduled for their whole treatment plan on the first visit.How to maximize your face to face time in order to fulfill proper treatment codes if you bill insurance.How to chart efficiently and quickly.Why treatment style matters if you run two rooms and take insurance.How to manage rescheduling and collecting money efficiently.How to train your patients and create healthy expectations from day one.
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    • 1 hr
    ACU-054 Case Study: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease With Sa'am Acupuncture, with Toby Daly PhD., LAc.

    ACU-054 Case Study: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease With Sa'am Acupuncture, with Toby Daly PhD., LAc.

    Acusprout has partnered with the BEST EHR company ever! Find out why everybody LOVES Jane! in this episodeACU-054 Welcome to this episode of the AcuSprout podcast where we explore case studies with expert acupuncturists to learn more about the application of acupuncture in clinical practice. In this episode, we have Toby Daly, a licensed acupuncturist and expert in Saam acupuncture, to discuss his approach to treating inflammatory bowel disease using this modality.
    today’s guestDR. TOBY DALY, PHD., LAC.Toby recieved his undergraduate degree in Food Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam, a Korean monk trained in the Sa'am tradition. He earned his masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 upon completion of training at the American College of TraditionalChinese Medicine in San Francisco and Chengdu University in China.
    During his four years of training in San Francisco, he interned with the prominent acupuncturist Dr. Angela Wu and learned to apply the lofty theories he was studying in school into the pragmatic setting of a busy clinic.
    In 2013, he developed the Chinese Nutritional Strategies app to provide digital access to the wealth of Chinese dietary wisdom. In 2016, he completed a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine under the guidance of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen. In 2021, he developed the Chinese Medical Characters app to enable direct access to foundational Chinese medical terms and concepts. In 2023 he published his first book, An Introduction to Chinese Medicine: A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition & More.
    He lectures internationally, sharing his 25 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.
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    you’ll learnToby’s introduction to Sa’am while traveling in India and perchance meeting a Korean wandering monk beats any “entry to the medicine” story I have ever heard!We talk a bit about the wandering monks and what their lifestyle looks like.Toby presents an acupuncture case study where the patient has severe Irritable Bowel Disease that was unresponsive to western pharmaceutical medications.We journey thru this case thru the lens of Sa’am acupuncture which is based on yin/yang, five phases and six confirmations.Lastly, Toby discusses his 4 needle selections with a brief description of why he chose them.Then we follow up with how the treatment plan went and how his patient is doing now.
    resourcesToby’s new book, An Introduction to Chinese Medicine: A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition & MoreToby has a Chinese medical nutrition app that I used extensively when I was in school. His latest app is Chinese Medical Characters. Check them out here.Want to learn more about the DAOM at ACCHS? Contact Phil Settels here, and be sure to put DAOM/AcuSprout in the header.Follow AcuSprout on a...

    • 58 min
    ACU-053 How To Buy An Acupuncture Practice, with Megan Lindsey DACM

    ACU-053 How To Buy An Acupuncture Practice, with Megan Lindsey DACM

    Explore What Jane Has To Offer!!! Acusprout has partnered with the BEST EHR company ever! Find out why everybody LOVES Jane!
    can a new practitioner really purchase a busy clinic and succeed? Yes! And Megan is going to tell you how. I LOVE when people want to contribute hard earned knowledge to the AcuSprout community! My guest today contacted me because she wanted to share her experience with YOU of purchasing a practice as a BRAND NEW ACUPUNCTURIST. Yes. She. Did.
    today’s guestMEGAN LINDSEY, DACM, OWNER OF SILVER SAGE ACUPUNCTUREMegan completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University Northridge before switching gears and coninueing her education at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a Taoist school with a 38-generation lineage, located in Los Angeles, Ca. She is a Nationally Ceritfied Diploamate of Oriental Medicine and a California Board licensed acupuuncturist. After graduating in 2014 she struggleed with opening her own clinic and finding her way. After some stops and starts in 2017, she landed on purchasing an acupuncture clinic from a practitioner who was retiring, She has unique insight into the pros, cons and profitability of this route of practice. More recently, she graduated from Pacific College of Health and Science as a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM).
    Megan is a direct and open person who has a knack for creating soft nurturing, aesthetically soul comforting environments. Her space helps patients sink deeply into healing while feeling safe and supported. She advocates for her patients to empower themselves through education and lifestyle changes. Megan practices in a wholesome, raw, heart-centered way. She provides patients with the support and tools they need to gracefully pivot into and through, life’s challenges.
    FIND HER HERE:Instagram: @silversageacupuncture
    Website: Silver Sage Acupuncture
    you’ll learnWhy it’s so important to have a plan as a new practitioner but to keep your options and mind open.Many of us are hesitant to purchase a practice because we think the patients might leave. Guess what?! They don’t!Megan talks about making dream money her first year. A solo practitioner making over $200k a year? Yes.We talk about where the transition of ownership could have been handled differently.Megan makes suggestions for a smooth transition into practice.How she went from treating 0 patients to over 50 a week.We talk about what changes she has made over the years.We talk about how she has managed to escape the constant struggle of launching a new practice and how GOOD that feels.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    ACU-052 Case Study: Treating Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome With Electro-Acupuncture, with Anthony Von Der Muhll DAOM.

    ACU-052 Case Study: Treating Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome With Electro-Acupuncture, with Anthony Von Der Muhll DAOM.

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    If you are an Acupuncturist you NEED to know about Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. The pain level and duration of CRPS is so debilitating that people often take their own lives but this is something we are well equipped to help manage. There are also some pretty important contraindications that we need to take into consideration.
    In this episode Anthony Von Der Muhll DAOM, who teaches Orthopedic Acupuncture and Sports Medicine at the Doctoral Program at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS) introduces us to CRPS. Listen in as he walks us through the case and becomes an integral piece of this patients pain management process.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

jlong425 ,

A must listen for new acupuncturists!

This podcast has been incredibly helpful to me as a new acupuncturist. Stacey and her guests cover pertinent, real world, and helpful topics that new practitioners should know, especially if you are planning to open up your own clinic. Stacey herself is also a great human, always willing to help out fellow practitioners and share her knowledge. I can’t recomendable AcuSprout enough! 🙏🏼

Anitya Acupuncture ,

Officially my 2nd year in business

…and I don’t know what I would’ve done without your podcast. I recommend it to ALL of my colleagues. You and your guests have generously shared a wealth of information while I’ve chartered through these unknown waters of being a newbie & first time business owner.

In fact, it was BECAUSE of your podcast that I enrolled (and graduated) with my doctorate, have an amazing accountant (Sarah Quiggle) and use JANE.

I am so truly grateful.

✨Michelle from NYC

BrittnyMAI ,

Aspiring to be great!

This podcast is literally my favorite to listen to as a 3rd year student close to graduating. I love that there are so many subjects that have been taught in class and the episodes sync with these concepts and offer great advice on expansion of the topics and being able to feel like I can get the actual clinical experience of professionals already doing it. I’m constantly sharing the episodes with my classmates! Such a valuable resource.

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