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Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 2
A talented young woman presented herself with emotional mood swings, which included being nervous, anxious and jittery.
TMF 2015 Scholarships
The Trudy McAlister Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization established to support students who are on track to make contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine, has announced the 2015 scholarship recipients.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
The Year to Make Things Happen
It is hard to believe that the Year of the Ram – 2015 is half over. Time seems to be moving especially fast. This is the year for things to happen for the acupuncture profession.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients, in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2 to 4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
How One Little Symbol (#) Gets You More Patients
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers for your acupuncture practice? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with your patients? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)?
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
The Modern Acupuncturist
You studied ancient Chinese medicine, but I'll bet you don't practice it! Contrary to popular belief, our medicine has evolved A LOT over the years. Let's take a brief walk through history and discover the differences between ancient and modern acupuncturists.
Acupuncture in the U.K. Today: A Personal View
When asked to write a short piece on the current state of the U.K. acupuncture profession, my first response was to say it has all been relatively quiet.
Use Technology to Gain New Patients and Improve Efficiency
From the smartphone in your pocket to your microwave oven, advancements in technology have made almost every aspect of our lives easier.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Calculating Billable Units
I recently learned of an office that was audited based on the number of acupuncture sessions performed in one day. Is there a maximum number of sessions that can be performed in one day?
What Does Success Mean to You?
Recently, I was asked to speak to young, budding businesswomen about running a successful business — and at first I thought, "Me? You want me to speak to others about success?!"
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Breath: The Movement of Oxygen and Energy
I remember with surprising clarity the first time a patient started crying during an acupuncture treatment I was giving. This is now quite a long time ago, back in 1999, when I was a student.
The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine
Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren't on the radar screen for acupuncturists.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
The Source-Luo Point Combination
The luo collaterals are part of the acupuncture channel system presented in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu (The Nei Jing). The function and clinical application of the luo mai are primarily presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, however, they are also found in others chapters in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu.
Poll Results for the following Question:
Which aspect of your massage career do you find most enjoyable?
Helping others as a health care professional
Total Respondents: 759
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Work environment (incense, music, overall atmosphere) I read that a massage therapist is in the top ten best jobs to have.!!!!
Helping others as a health care professional I find great satisfaction in being able to help people feel better. However I highly resent the small minds of the people in the South. Except in Florida, the people in the South think massage therapy is sex or pampering. When they call for massage work they expect to find a female. When they find the therapist is a male they just hang up. If by some fluke they come to the studio before finding out the gender of the therapist they make some lame excuse and leave. To overcome this it will take more than just one person trying to educate the masses. I am trying to do this one person at a time.
Helping others as a health care professional As a licensed therapist and instructor of massage I must say that I not only enjoy helping my clients relieve chronic pain, but I love seeing my students get excited about learning to do the same. If those people who are looking to make our profession into something perverse would just get a life and stay away from using massage as a front for their nastiness, I think more people would benefit therapeutically. GNL
Personal interaction with clients I learn as much, if not more, from my interactions with clients. Sometimes I feel as though I should be paying them.
Helping others as a health care professional Helping others and personal interaction they are both the most important part of why I enjoy MT
Helping others as a health care professional So let me guess. The last option, which of course will get the least amount of votes (what a ridiculous option to offer as a reason to work in this field) is another stab at the AMTA? Can't you guys just stop?
Helping others as a health care professional Regarding helping people, there's nothing more rewarding for me than to make someone feel better. Many people are suffering from stress, also emotional and physical pain. Helping to remove that for even an hour is extremely rewarding to me and also amazing. I have chronic health conditions to contend with and it makes me happy that I can still be useful to help those others. I think this work also improves my own condition, as well as my thinking about it.
Personal interaction with clients Personal interaction with the environment you are able to create with your client plus atmosphere, helping others to help themselves understand their own bodies
Helping others as a health care professional At my age I am only interested in helping others if I can. I like personal interaction with clients, but that is not my first priority. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to know I have helped in some way.
Work environment (incense, music, overall atmosphere) Its great having your own biz.....till tax time
Helping others as a health care professional There is no greater satisfaction than knowing you are helping people improve the quality of their lives.
Helping others as a health care professional I think it is so important to inform my clients that massage is not a luxury any more. Of course it's a treat for all of us (giving and receiving) but it is vital to your overall health as well. It is a very important part of a good matainance health program. I absolutly love when people come back to me and say "you really made me feel better, not only physcially, but mentally as well." What a GREAT profession!!!!
Helping others as a health care professional I really like the idea of have the power to relive plain and make a person feel good in body and mind. I haven't started a career in massage but will be starting school very soon.. I have wanted to go to massage school for two years now and it finaly going to happen. I like the fact that there is so much to learn about massage that if would be hard to get bored with it. If you have any info that you feel well incourage or inlighen me please e-mail me...Thanks Sarah
Helping others helps me feel like I am giving more than I am taking from life. I am a blind massage therapist who got in this business because of my vision. Now I feel that I have found my place in this world.
I have been working with some others to establish a massage school designed to train blind people to do massage therapy. We feel that everyone has some ability and the blind have a more acute sense of feeling in their hands as well as being more preceptive of other peoples mental state.
Please email me with your ideas on this subject and any support you can offer.
Personal interaction with clients it is also a great5 relaxing and healthy environment for the massusse as well with the relaxing environment with music candles etc..