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The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
Term Limits: What's in a Word?
It was the French historian and philosopher Voltaire who once declared the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire.
Sleep, Less Sleep or No Sleep?
I had a dream I wasn't getting enough sleep. It was a very realistic dream, even though I was probably slightly awake and not really deep dreaming. Most likely I had been dozing, caught in that twilight of sleep and wakefulness.
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
Functional Hip Impingement (Part 1)
Every time I sit down to write an article, I realize how much more there is to know about musculoskeletal pain. I also learn something new every time. (I want to give special thanks to Lucy Whyte Ferguson for assisting with this article.)
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Low Back Pain in Professional Golf: A Common Muscular Relationship
Every sport creates its own unique demands on the body. Some sports require such a myriad of body positions that assessing pathology is often difficult and unpredictable.
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Talking to Patients About Lumbar Facet Denervation (Medial Branch Neurotomy)
Lumbar facet denervation, more appropriately termed medial branch neurotomy (MBN), is a procedure that may be considered when patients suffer from recalcitrant non-radicular axial back and/or leg pain.
A House Divided?
The American Chiropractic Association's House of Delegates voted on 30 resolutions at its annual business meeting in Washington D.C., but two in particular took immediate center stage due to their controversial nature.
Optimism = Compassion = Trust
A randomized clinical trial recently published online in JAMA Oncology examined how patients viewed their doctor based upon how the practitioner presented bad news to the patient.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
Applying the Thin Skull Principle
The "thin skull" principle, also known as the "you take your victim as you find them" principle, is a legal principle that can be summed up by the following statement.
A View From the ER
The University of Western States has inked an innovative agreement with local nonprofit health system Legacy Health whereby UWS sports-medicine fellows can experience observational clinical rotations in emergency-room settings within the Legacy system.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
Poll Results for the following Question:
As a massage therapist, in what type of setting do you primarily work?
Total Respondents: 669
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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)