The World Needs
More Acupuncturists!

**UPDATE** Insights For Acupuncturists is undergoing a renovation! So much has changed since I originally created this website it in 2007. I'll be updating the best information, resources and the latest, greatest marketing strategies for acupuncturists. If you have a topic you are struggling with, let me know by clicking here. Thanks! ~Lisa Hanfileti, LAc

Can you imagine a world filled with acupuncturists who all have a thriving practice and serve people-in-need every day?  I can!

The world would be an even better place with more of these bright, unique and dedicated healers. I would like to see every acupuncturist reaching a comfortable level of success so he or she can help as many people as possible for as long as possible.

The question is… how does an aspiring acupuncturist (like me), who has little experience (and even less interest) in business planning, practice management and financial anything, plan, start and grow a successful acupuncture practice?

Almost 15 years ago I was asking myself that question. And avoiding a whole bunch of other questions. I just did not have an inclination for business and naively resisted the whole notion of practice management and marketing.

I often wished I had a real-life acupuncturist who had "been there, done that" to guide me along the way.

This website is an answer to that wish.

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist with a full-time acupuncture practice who has developed to provide FREE Information and Resources to you, whether you are:

When I graduated from acupuncture college, all I wanted was to BE an Acupuncturist and ignore everything else.

"All I want to do is
practice Acupuncture"

I was dragged kicking and screaming into the world of the self-employed. And now, years later I can actually say words like, "B&O Taxes", "Profit & Loss Statement", and "Federal Tax I.D. Number" without getting sick!

Fortunately, through plenty of hard work and LOTS of help I was able to build a successful acupuncture practice. Now I want to pass on what I learned, to help YOU get your acupuncture practice up & running with a solid foundation beneath it.

Insights-For-Acupuncturists answers all the questions I had when I was pushed from my cozy college nest and forced to fly.

The goal of this website is to help you plan, market, manage, and enjoy your own Successful Acupuncture Practice so that you can:

  • Avoid common (and often costly) errors.
  • Create an organized file system for your financial records.
  • Plan for your future, including school loan repayment & retirement preparation.
  • Monetize your unique knowledge, experience, and skills.
  • Explore strategies for supplemental & passive income.
  • Think "outside the box" about what success means to YOU.

Although your acupuncture school curriculum will address some of your practice management concerns, these valuable courses and seminars are often "too little too late" or "too much, too soon".

Like Goldilocks, I hope this website gets it "juuust right"!

Use the information provided here as practical guidance to support your endeavors to become a successful business owner and happy acupuncturist.

Always seek out the advice and support of qualified professionals when opening or modifying your acupuncture practice.

If you are relatively comfortable with business terminology and entrepreneurial concepts, or like me, intimidated by the mere mention of profit margins and marketing, you may benefit from examining the following:

Concepts, Strategies &
Resources For Acupuncturists

This website is expanding to include additional quality content, but the acupuncture profession is changing rapidly and it is a challenge to keep up. As you build your career in acupuncture, remember you are not alone. Check back here often for support and encouragement.

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My hope for you is that ultimately you will enjoy your very own acupuncture practice of your dreams!

Because I really, REALLY believe...

The World Needs More Acupuncturists!

Be One!


"Money Can't Buy That Kind Of Advice!!"

"Thank you for all the information you provide. I knew so little when I started about marketing, what to do with my website that wasn't getting any visitors. I have used your site over and over. It is on my favorites. I have also shared with other acupuncturist's starting out who have thanked me for turning them onto you. Your tips are always helpful and I have taken many of them to heart. I am now busier than ever. The quality of your resources are amazing. The 10 big mistakes article you wrote will help many new acupuncturists from making the same mistakes. Money can't buy that kind of advice!! We are really blessed as a profession to have you."

Marji Lee Pearson
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"I wish there were more people like you when I started"

"Thank you... I've been in business since 2001 and have made some of those mistakes myself. I wish that there were more people like you when I started, but then again, maybe I had to make those mistakes myself so as never to repeat them. I will forward your site on to some new acupuncturists I've met. Best of health."

Dr. Melissa Carr, B.Sc., Dr.TCM
Vancouver, BC