Coming Soon….

Each post idea I have reminds me of at least two or three related subjects that also deserve exploration.  Here is a taste of things to come —

  • Scope – does it mean what we think it means?
  • If there is a shortage of practitioners why is it so hard to have a successful business?
  • Where are the experts? (Not the experts in the medicine, we’ve got some great ones.  I mean the experts that help us understand the policy issues.)
  • What’s up with our national organizations?
  • Education — not enough or too much?
  • Being part of the system — pros and cons.
  • Regulation/Legislation/Policy — What’s the difference?
  • Sharing — a good thing or the sign of a “sucker”?
  • Unintended consequences — if only we could see them coming.
  • Why can’t we all just get along?
  • The economics of energy medicine, or, what about assistants?

That’s a start, anyway.  A few of those will take multiple posts.  Let me know if there’s anything you’re especially interested in reading about.

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2 thoughts on “Coming Soon….

  1. I’ve heard conflicting reports about whether NCCAOM still allows an apprentice path to sit the exam. I know they intended to phase it out, but have heard that it still remains. It might be worthwhile to check with them — and to report back! Also, there are some states that do not require NCCAOM and of those a few may allow apprenticeship. I am fairly certain that West Virginia would allow an apprenticeship path to licensure — and West Virginia is certainly a state that is underserved by acupuncturists! The apprenticeship is the traditional path, and it seems to me that it would be more economically feasible for potential students. The topic is worth exploration as part of the list above — being part of the system, education, unintended consequences, regulation, institutions, successful practice, economics…. It’s all related.

  2. I’m interested in apprentice-type training, which is very administratively inconvenient for the NCCAOM. Too bad! I see a growing need to return to that model. I am an elder who is willing and desirous of offering my richness of experience to new folks coming into the field. The catch is it’s more difficult to do in today’s economy.

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