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So it is in your head and you're going for it - set up your own acupuncture business that is. However it is a new business for you - you've in no way done it formerly and you need assistance, baby steps to achieve your goal. Don't worry we will cover all the support you will need.

So how do you run a business? You have for ever and a day been the one who is told what to do. Immediately the shoe is truly on the other foot - you bestow the commands now. But what orders do you give to your employees? What signals do you transmit? How do you know if what you are doing or saying is the decent thing for your new acupuncture business? It was straightforward before...the boss spoke...and you executed what he/she said then you got rewarded at the end of the day. This is a little harder, if you get things wrong now, not only will you not get paid (or get remunerated less), your lack of decisiveness could impact in the negative upon your workers.

This is finally it; you've completed the jump and you're running your own business. This is the moment in time when you need to truly focus on what you want for your business and your way of life. Try to keep the two apart as much as possible...this can be extremely testing for a lot of people especially if you now work from home a lot. Keep in mind nonetheless the entire point of working for yourself is to improve your life in it's entirety. Do Not let the new business be "A millstone around your neck"...it's there to get you the rewards you have always wanted.

Although, of course, the money helps!

Having something to establish is also a good motivator. Having a spouse,sibling,parent or other major person that is doing well in business creates a fantastic motivation for others to have a go. Not out of a awareness of competition but for the reason that it is easy to have a feeling the love people get from running their own business, and their own lives.

In actuality there are constantly a mix of features at work and no two particular industrialist conform to the same mold; in a substantial company people become institutionalized although with your own venture you get to do things your own way and motivate the staff you have (assuming you have any).

Serious acupuncture businesses are planned that way by people just like you. Entrepreneurs turn out well because they plan to be victorious, they take the time to bring about how they want their business to be; they prepare it that way and take great pleasure as their business and their life begins to tally their dreams.

Open your acupuncture business now!

Paul Stanton Interested in setting up your own acupuncture business? You need a acupuncture business plan

Following the Christmas and New Year celebrations it's a good idea to give your body a little extra support in readiness for the challenges ahead and to replenish depleted reserves.

After all the festivities your body can feel sluggish and low in energy. In Chinese medicine terms, this is commonly due to the depletion of the body's Yin energy from excessive indulgence in rich food and alcohol as well as late nights and generally overdoing things. Common symptoms include fatigue, soreness and weakness in the lower back and legs, light-headedness, dizziness, irritability, mild anxiety and depression, poor concentration, night sweats, insomnia, unrefreshed sleep, dry skin, dry or sore throat, hot palms and flushing of the face. In Chinese herbalism this syndrome is defined as "Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency".

The Liver and the Kidney meridian systems serve as the basic reserve of Yin energy, which is said to nourish and revitalise the cells, tissues, organs and systems of the entire body. It is believed that abundant reserves of Yin energy fortify all the biochemical and physiological processes of the body and provide the foundation for healthy physical and mental activity as well as balanced emotions. In turn, this allows for the free flow of Qi (pronounced "chee") or expendable energy derived for air, food and water, which invigorates and animates the body and its organ functions.

Good reserves of Yin energy and free flowing Qi, together with well nourished Blood and ample physical and mental drive (Yang energy) helps restore health, promotes resilience and manifests as vitality.

Examples of herbs to tonify the Yin, Qi, Blood and Yang are as follows: -
1. Yin tonics include Ligustrum or Chinese Privet berries, Poria mushroom, Schizandra berries, Rehmannia root, Codonopsis root and Lycii fruit
2. Qi tonics include Panax Ginseng root, Atractylodes root and Codonopsis root
3. Blood tonics include Polygonum root, Rehmannia root and Lycii fruit
4. Yang tonics include Cinnamon bark and Schizandra berries

When properly combined into a balanced whole body tonic these herbs: -
- enhance vitality and wellbeing;
- increase resistance to illness;
- provide energy;
- relieve tension and mild anxiety;
- improve resistance to stress and illness;
- aid digestion and the assimilation of nutrients;
- tonify the Liver;
- enhance the elimination of waste;
- gently activate metabolism;
- promote circulation;
- strengthen ligaments and tendons;
- support brain function;
- improve sight and sense perception; and
- provide antioxidants

Finally, for best results when taking Chinese tonic herbs it is recommended that people exercise regularly, eat fresh wholesome foods, drink adequate pure water, practice relaxation and maintain healthy relations with family and friends.

Paul Keogh ND, DMH is a qualified Naturopath and medical herbalist with 20 years combined experience in clinical practice and the development of medicinal-grade, integrated Chinese and western herbal medicines. Paul regularly reviews the benefits of vitamins, supplements and vitamin tablets for different goals and conditions.