This class will zero-in on the most essential skills you need to achieve stellar clinical results while also building a successful practice. You will learn the proper way to conduct an initial consultation that will serve to provide you with the information you need to give a reliable estimate of treatment success while also creating a positive working relationship with your patient. Doing this will increase the chances of a successful treatment outcome while also greatly increasing the chances of referrals.
2 CE units/PDA points
Matthew Bauer became interested in acupuncture and Chinese philosophy after meeting Master Ni, a 37th generation Chinese doctor in 1978. Matthew began studying Taoism (ancient Chinese philosophy) with Master Ni at that time and enrolled in acupuncture school in 1983. After graduating and passing the California Acupuncture Licensing exams, Matthew began practicing in 1986 when he founded the Holistic Care Center in San Dimas.
In 1989 Matthew studied Qi-Gong and related advanced healing techniques with Master Si-Tu Ji, as well as having studied with respected acupuncturists and herbalist from China, Japan, Korea and Europe. Matthew incorporates aspects of Qi-Gong together with acupuncture, acupressure, and massage techniques in his treatment sessions as well as working with Chinese Herbs, nutritional education and general lifestyle counseling.
In addition to his practice, Matthew has worked in various ways to help educate the public about the value of Chinese Medicine and make this form of healing more available to all. He served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the California Acupuncture Association, a Blue Ribbon panel of acupuncture experts advising the California Acupuncture Board, and serves on the Board of Directors of American Specialty Health Group, the nations largest insurance company that specializes in providing insurance plans for Complementary/Alternative Medicine methods. Matthew also writes articles for various acupuncture publications and gives talks on Chinese Medicine to both the public and acupuncture profession. In 1998, Matthew was honored by his Alma matter, Yuin University, when they awarded him an honorary Ph. D. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in recognition to his contributions to the field. In early 2005, Matthew’s book on acupuncture, “The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture”, was released and is currently available at Amazon.com.