Mel Hopper Koppelman, Director of Evidence Based Acupuncture, presents the model of Spiral Dynamics, the Rosettas Stone of human consciousness, and how we can use this to more effectively understand doctors, scientists, healthcare policy makers, skeptics, physios and patients so that we can choose the most helpful message in each context. By understanding the big picture, we can enjoy much greater success with less effort.
Before we treat a patient, we begin by gathering information about them such as their symptoms, history, bodily symptoms, appearance and smell. We then synthesize this information into a diagnostic pattern so that we first understand what processes are at play before addressing our patients concerns and goals.
It makes sense that a similar approach would be useful in successfully communicating with medical practitioners, policymakers, patients and the public about what we do. Before we launch into what we want to say about our medicine, its crucial to accurately understand the worldview and beliefs of these listeners so we can be effective in our communication and increase access to acupuncture.
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