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Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
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
to this Web site.
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)