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When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
Poll Results for the following Question:
As a massage therapist, in what type of setting do you primarily work?
Total Respondents: 669
Note: These comments are reproduced as written by visitors
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home As a therapist I have worked in a PT office, Chiropractic office, Spa/Salon, and now at home.
I must say that other than working at home, my favorite place was at the Salon. People come there to feel good. When I worked in a medical setting, it was totally different. People were in pain and their moods reflected it. In the salon, even if they might be in pain, they did not show it. It was a place to feel more upbeat. I had great opportunity to help many that thought massage was just relaxation, and showed them it is so much more. The tips were great at the salon, no tips at the medical office. The last thing people want to do when they are in pain is give out more money!
massage office I do at least 25% of my business onsite mostly chair massage.
dayspa This is the best situation for now, as I complete my Bachelor's degree in Amma Therapy (Oriental bodywork). Eventually, I'd like to work in a multidisciplinary office.
massage office First, I Enjoy being my own boss, I can make my oun hours and can focus on my clients . I can run specials on 1 hours massages or any other service's I have. I can sit down and talk to my clients and make them special and listen to their problems without them feeling I'm chasing them out after completion of their service. Also, I work hard and I feel I am worth every penny. If you stop and think, how much a doctor charges for a office visit for 15 minutes and what the results are when you step out of the Massage office. You feel wonderful , Mind, Body, and Soul.. Don't get me wrong Doctor's are great also.
It's just a little different concept.
home I love the versatility of setting my own hours.
i want some information and pics about breast massage.
please send me.
home I like to barter (I do home inspections-car too)
I like to exchange massages.
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) I rent space in a Chhiropractic Physicians office for a reasonable rate and see on the average of 4-6 patients per day. Most are referrels from the doc. D.C.s fully support and believe in massage. I owe them my gratitude for the great practice I enjoy.
massage office I STARTED MAY PRACTICE RENTING A ROOM FROM A CHIRO. HE WAS TRYING TO BUILD HIS PRACTICE TOO. I HAD THREE YEARS WITH HIM AND I WAS DOING VERY WELL. THEN SOME OF MY CLIETS STOPPED COMMING. FOUND OUT THAT AS I WAS ON VACATION HE WAS SEEING MY CLIENTS. I THEN MOVED AND ALL MY CLIENTS FOLLOWED AND EVEN GOT NEW ONES. FOR THE CHIRO. HE DIDN'T MAKE IT. MY PRACTICE IS BOOMING. I LOVE BEING ON MY OWN. SUE
massage office Being self-employed is the way to go. When I worked at a spa, they would give me 10 massages a day. My goal is just 10 a week. I the only killer is buying health insurance.
home After many years renting clinic space within a chiropractic clinic, I have semi-retired, taking those clients who wanted to follow me into home practice.
My clients and I like this setting much better as my house is surrounded by gardens and the setting is quiet, restful, and peaceful.
dayspa I was wondering how a person, general public, would know to go to this website to find a massage therapist. Is there a link from somewhere else in which they would be brought here?
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) After spending 15 years as a LMT I'm at a point that I must consider the physical wear & tear on my hands. I have the best of 3 worlds now, working at a spa at home and in a multi discipline facility. So, I satisfy my head my heart and my pocket.And, of course I can afford the time off to get what most LMTs don't receive.............Therapy! I implore all therapists to seek out and utilize any and all modalities that aid in maintaining mental,physical, spiritual, emotional,(etc.) health
massage office I recently left a chiropractic office due to some un-ethical billing practices, ie fee splitting.
dayspa I've been working in a day spa for 6 1/2 years. It's really nice having a variety of clients, some coming in for specific therapuetic reasons, with the other half just to relax. The theraputic work keeps it interesting while the relaxation massage gives my hands a break. In the beginning I only wanted to do therapuetic work in a clinical setting but the pay was about a quarter of that for spa work and all deep tissue too. Sure glad I chose the spa!
dayspa Even though I work four days a week in a Dayspa setting I prefer to work out of my own office at home. I find that it is sometimes difficult to keep accurate records when on some days the work seems like an assembly line where the goal is to get as many "parts" done as you can by the end of your shift. At home I work at my own pace and can be assured that the Quality of the Massage is the best I can give.
Doni R. Miller, NCTMB, LMT
massage office Thats right! The LAc's should mind there own business. Not only are they trying to prevent the massage profession from practicing Asian Body work but they even have the gall to try and stop MDs and DCs from practicing acupuncture even though acupuncture was first formally taught by DCs and them MDs in America. The massage profession has also been around in America much longer than acupuncture and oriental medicine. They have some nerve suggesting that their NCCAOM accrediting body is in some way superior to our NCTMB when it come to liscensing massage practioners to perform any type of massage they want to. We are perfectly capable of performing our own certification process in Asian Body Work, Shiatsu etc. through our own continuing ed. process and the NCTMB. What gives them the right except a gang of them getting togeather to devise a sinister plan to bully and control us and other professions. Leave massage alone!
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) We should ask this question!
What gives the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine community the right to proclaim that only they can practice or certify a practioner in asian body work like Shiatsu, Anma and Tui Na. These fall under the umbrella of massage! We need to take controll and perform our own continuing education certifications. Who are they to dictate to the massage profession what type of massage they want to limit us to. They need to stick to their needles and herbs and leave massage to the professionals!
dayspa I enjoy working at a salon, however, you have to be careful on scheduling back to back massages...
I work at a hospital developing a hospital based massage therapy program. I began the program three years ago and it has been well received. This is my full time job of which I find extremely rewarding and challenging. The program offers a vast range of massage treatments for: outpatient, inpatient, maternity, infant massage (both therapeutic and instructional), on-site chair massage, geriatric and wellness. It's exciting to be apart of the discipline of massage as it moves forward in recognition from the community and mainstream medicine. I'm very proud to be a licensed massage therapist and look forward to an exciting career.
on-site >>I do in-home sessions only, in the tampa area...I work with many HIV/AIDS patients through the medicaid PAC Waiver program...and i LOVE this email newsletter as i spend much time in the evening, on the computer and find this alot more convenient than the newspaper (in the mail)...this was the first issue i have rcvd and look forward to future ones!! thank you....laura archer
massage office My massage office is in my home. I have an office designated for my massages.
None of the above listed locations. Holistic Alternative Healing Center was totally left off!
This poll does not allow multiple choices. I work at a spa/resort primarily, but also have my own massage office, and do chair massage in businesses ( on-site massage was left out of the choices)