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Five Element Acupuncture Can Enhance Your Practice
For eight years I have been teaching and supervising TCM students at an acupuncture college in Colorado, in Five Element acupuncture.
News in Brief
Life to Open Branch Campus in Italy; Northwestern Research Arm Benefits From Big Donation.
Chronic heightened emotional states create a perfect breeding ground for illness. Through my practice I noted the increasingly obvious relationship between one's mental focus on negative thinking, emotions, resistance to experiencing feelings and disease.
Chinese Medicine: The Natural Way to Children's Wellness
As a child, I did not like going to the doctor. For the most part, when I had to go I wasn't feeling good to begin with, and I was heading into a sterile environment to be awkwardly probed by a man in a white coat for a very short, impersonal period of time.
Solving the Pain Puzzle
Legendary former New York Yankees baseball player Yogi Berra once said, "You can observe a lot just by watching." He would have been a great chiropractor. We are trained to become experts with our hands: palpation, adjusting, soft-tissue release, etc.
The Power of Mu Xiang to Treat Irritable Bowel Disease
Bloating and gas pain is something that everyone has had to deal with at one point or another; however, that's usually reserved for holiday dinners and other large gatherings.
It Pays to be a Foodie
If there is an inner foodie in you, just waiting to burst out—this article is for you! Do you want to know how I know? I'm that girl. My middle name might as well be "Foodie." I love food! And if my patients are any indication, many of them do as well.
Meat in the Middle
Have you ever wondered what's the truth about meat? Is it really as bad as many people think?
Are You Ignoring the 10,000-Hour Rule?
Having trained interns and mentored new practitioners, it has been my observation that their No. 1 clinical concern is adjusting skills. Their second clinical concern is their ability to read X-rays. Physical diagnostic skills are a distant third.
Avoiding "Just a Pop Doc" Syndrome
Yes, it's harsh. Patients don't like to admit it. They have an unspoken plan when they first visit you: to come one time, get rid of their pain and then get rid of you. They know it's unrealistic, but they'd like to pay nothing for this service.
Introduce Your Patients to Collagen Induction Therapy
Cutaneous (skin) aging generally occurs from either intrinsic or extrinsic processes. Intrinsic aging results from natural skin tissue damage and degeneration.
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Is It Time for a Popeye Moment? The Flaw in Recommending Chiropractic as a Career.
Treating Menopausal Women in Your Practice
I love what I do for a living. It's a great way to trade health for bread. And no topic of health, with the right bedside manner, is taboo.
Home Safety: Help Families Avoid Common Injury Hazards at Home
These days, many parents childproof their homes before a baby is even mobile. You will see an array of electrical outlet covers, bumpers on the corners of the coffee table and safety latches on the cupboards.
DC App – The Next Generation
According to a survey by technology firm CDW, health care professionals gain approximately 1.2 hours per day in productivity simply by using a tablet computer in practice.
Capturing the Essence of Tai Chi
Over the last 12 years, I have been working on one of the few documentaries about Tai Chi. It's called The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West and it's about Cheng Man-Ching who moved to New York in the 1960s.
Acupuncture Detox as Part of Drug Rehabilitation
In the U.S., more than 2,000 alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs have added ear acupuncture to their practice. The development of the protocol was determined by Lincoln Hospital as it delivered 100 acupuncture treatments daily.
Following the Thinking of the Classics
I have heard about the "best time of day" to carry out certain examinations or therapies. For example, I remember making a note years ago that early morning is the best time to take someone's pulses.
Peer Points: Promoting TCM Knowledge
When Elaine Wolf Komarow, LAc, received her first acupuncture treatment in 1989, she said it changed her life. "I felt more aware, calmer, and happier. I was so fascinated by the changes that I began to learn everything I could about the underlying philosophy of Chinese medicine," said Komarow.
The Death of the Travel Card
As long as I have been in practice, the travel card has stood as the primary style of documentation for chiropractic. It is quick, simple and direct. Unfortunately, the rules have changed.
Are You Ready for the 2016 Patient?
In October, Apple released its iOS 8 operating system for the iPhone and iPad. The new system includes Health, a new app that will interface with an ever-growing number of other apps.
Inspire Your Patients to Make Healthy Choices
Have you tried to get your patients to change their eating habits or their diet and couldn't get them to succeed? Were they confused and unsure of what the right thing was to eat? You are not alone!
Step by Step: Long-Term Treatment of Soft-Tissue Injuries Combines Skill and Care
Treating soft-tissue injuries with long-lasting results starts the moment an individual enters the office. When it comes to pain, the only thing that matters to the patient is relief.
The Acupuncture Now Foundation: What Our Profession Needs
Although acupuncture is growing in popularity it continues to be underutilized due to misunderstandings about its true potential. Only a fraction of those who could be helped by acupuncture know enough to seek it out.
Make Low-Level Laser Therapy Part of Your Evidence-Based Practice
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also referred to as photobiomodulation, has been increasingly utilized in the clinical setting over the past decade.
Treating Chronic Depression with Acupressure
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there already exists a comprehensive theory linking the body and mind.
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Announces First Group Member
The Michigan Association of Chiropractors has joined the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress as its first group member.
Implications of Section 2706: The Non-Discrimination Provision Survey
In late April 2014, NCCAOM diplomates received an email survey with the subject line: "End discrimination against acupuncturists" polling CAM practitioners for a Request for Information from the Department of Health and Human Services, released in mid-March.
Treating Acute and Chronic Neck Pain With Ischemic Compression and Exercise
There are many reasons not to manipulate the neck with cavitation: the patient is too old, their neck is too tight, etc. But the most common reason is that plenty of patients are afraid of "the crack," mostly because of the bad publicity about that procedure.
Why Drugs and Supplements Can't Cure Disease
Chronic diseases are the outcome of disease-promoting, goal-oriented behaviors. So, the notion that diseases can be cured with drugs or supplements should be abandoned. Hypertension is the best example of this.
Micro-Needle Dermal Roller Use in the Treatment Room
Recently micro-needle dermal rollers have been getting a lot of media attention. As a practitioner who specializes in acupuncture facial rejuvenation, I know that skin needling with a dermal roller (also known as collagen induction therapy), promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter.
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)