How to enhance people’s lives every day, working 25 hours a week. Make more money than your current job, and have a waiting list, instead of wearing yourself ragged with a job that eats your soul
Hi my name is Michael Arnold. A woman came into my office, burst into tears and told me how ashamed she was at not being able to have children. Her sister has 3 kids and her sister in law is pregnant with their first. Grandma is all excited and they’re buying baby stuff “and I’m struggling with depression. I can’t even go to Starbucks because I just sit there and cry, looking at all the mothers and babies”
I started working with her and four months ago they had a beautiful baby boy. They sent me an email with pictures of their beaming new arrival.
And you know what the best part is:
I get to do this every day.
I used to do research in a neuroscience laboratory. It was kind of glamorous and I got to tell people I was finding out about how the brain works, but really it left me cold sitting in a lab cutting up bits of brain when I knew I could be in the real world, helping real live people.
It wasn’t until my best friend killed himself and I was plunged into despair that I discovered acupuncture. It helped me to come to terms with his death and rid me of the dreadful insomnia that came with it. But not only that it put me in touch with a part of myself I had almost forgotten existed. I remember thinking:
“Ok so this is what it should feel like to be alive!”
I was very lucky to find this amazing system called Five Element Acupuncture. It’s a very interesting story because Chairman Mao actually outlawed it. He became very ill and and was treated by an acupuncturist, who basically saved his life. So he thought “Well maybe it’s got some merit”. So they stripped out all the spiritual aspects and standardised it and westernised it and exported it to the west. And that, by the way, is the acupuncture that the rest of the world knows about.
Five Element Acupuncture is a living, vibrant system that recognises that the cause of most illness these days is due to a malaise of the spirit. We now have more physical and mental nourishment and sustenance and yet there is more illness in the world than ever before. The American Medical Association even recognises that 90% of all illness is caused by stress. We have forgotten how to truly connect with the most vital part of ourselves - our soul.
I’ve now been teaching this wonderful system of acupuncture for over 10 years and the practitioners I helped to train are helping people with all kinds of problems from depression and anxiety, to migraines and fertility. From stressed out executives to pregnant mums there are so many people who can benefit. If you’re reading this now it’s likely acupuncture has touched your life in some way.
If you have a passion in life, A certain kind of person you want to help we can teach you how to do that.
But here’s what’s even more interesting:
Those of you who don’t have business degrees might find this kind of boring but just so you know, we’ve set up a system where every £1 we spend on adverting results in £11 in the cash register. This is exceedingly rare and this is why we have waiting lists. This is why we are able to charge higher rates that other acupuncturists and work less and have meaningful lives and go on long holidays.
I would love you to join our growing tribe of healers who aren’t begging the world to listen to them.
I’ve seen a lot of people struggle to maintain a busy practice simply because they don’t know how to market themselves. A recent survey found that less than half of all acupuncturists practicing in the UK make a full-time living from their acupuncture practice.
I know for a fact that this is because most healers (including myself) have all kinds of stories going around in their heads like:
"It's not spiritual to charge for healing"
"Marketing is unethical and evil"
I used to believe that Marketing is just what big evil companies like Coca Cola did. But then I realised that if I'm marketing to people who are actively interested in what I have to offer and I'm offering them something life afirming that I believe in with my whole being, how can that be evil or unethical.
Anyway, the good news is I've spent the last 10 years developing an ethical marketing system that works. And now it's time to use it to help the practice of Five Element Acupuncture take off like a rocket!
We only take people we think are going to fit and we have an extensive application and screening process. But if it’s a fit and if you qualify I’d love to help you create a new life.
Our undergraduate programme is two and a half years and in the final year you'll be treating on your own, earning money with patients we send your way.
What happens after I finish the training?
At the end of the 2.5 years, if the fit is right, you get to apply to become a member of our growing team of acupuncturists. We provide you with a constant stream of patients and with ongoing mentoring to help you grow as a practitioner. You get your own unique geographical area to practice from, where you can build your practice. Locations are already being allocated to practitioners and graduates so the sooner you complete your training with us the more choice of locations you'll get.