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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.
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!
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
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.
God and the Chiropractor
My wife went to church last Wednesday night and brought home a CD of the pastor's message. As she handed it to me, she said, "You should listen to this; you'll like it." Our family regularly goes to church and our faith plays a major role in our lives.
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.
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.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
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.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
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.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
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.
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."
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
Striking a Blow to the Medical Monopoly
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
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.
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.
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.
Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
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, etc.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
Poll Results for the following Question:
In general, what do you think the term bodywork means to your average patient/client?
Total Respondents: 537
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automobile dent repair
automobile dent repair Bodywork is jargon used in the therapeutic massage profession. The general public is not aware of what that term means. The average person I use that terms with simply asks me for further information. Some confuse it with automobiles, and others are attach immoral connotations with the term. I live in northern Illinois, mind you. Some areas are better educated about the complementary modalities. As a profession we are serving more than just one territory or state. To better serve each other as professionals, let us not forget the large spectrum of the people all of us together are attempting to serve. Bodywork, in my opinion, is best left out of advertising to public.
automobile dent repair It's a toss-up. I'm too close to it to be objective, but think the average
person would think auto, rather than human body.
Maybe Body Therapy would be more appropriate than bodywork.
automobile dent repair Definitly Automotive Bodywork.
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automobile dent repair Most people seeking therapeutic massage know it in thoes terms not as "bodywork". Bodywork is jargon for what professional massage tharpists and physical therapists do.
massage therapy I believe many of my clients are unsure of what the term "bodywork" means. I think they infer that it might mean massage therapy.
automobile dent repair People are not well educated at all about massage.
automobile dent repair To the general public bodywork is auto.
The general public is so under informed.
The term bodywork is not used in conjunction with massage and healing to a large enough extent for a client to associate the two.
automobile dent repair Even when I use the term body centered work, I
usually need to give an explanation.
massage therapy Most patients do not know the difference between the hundreds of techniques available and nor do most practicioners of "bodywork". The scope of practice of massage therapy should include all massage related bodywork. The NCBTMB should take the leading role in continuing education with reguards to certifying MTs in all forms of body work especially the asian?oriental modalities. Mts should not have to go to another disciplines accrediting body to become certified in any massage related technique like Shiatsu, Tui-Na, Anma etc.. We are the massage and bodywork experts. The acupuncturists should come to us for in school training and accreditation as we go to their schools to aquire acupuncture training.
automobile dent repair
automobile dent repair I have a real problem with the term 'bodywork,' primarily becasuse it confuses the public, and secondarily because it is most often used by persons using quack methods that claim to effect or control human energy, bit do no physical work with customers.
The public knows for the most part, what a Massage Therapist is. Few recognize 'bodywork' as anything but collision damage repair.
On the other hand, those who practise Massage Therapy, if well trained, use a variety of techniques which are both physical and energetic. Some focus or lead with the energetic, like the MT who uses Shiatsu or Polarity; others focus on the physical, using deep tissue, MFR,etc.
The term 'bodywork' undermines the profession. At the least it confuses consumers. At worst it is associated with fringe eneregy work that is unproven, ego-centric, and like Reiki, smells of secret knowledge and cultism.
We are indeed not well serrved by the term.
automobile dent repair I think the public sees the word "Bodywork" mainly as a term to describe auto-dent repair, and when used in relation to "Massage and Bodywork", most see it as a Cute-sy advertising ploy, like we are playing off the 'repair' idea. But I also don't feel it is that big of a deal; I do massage, and am quite happy to advertise that I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. We could be called Musculoskeletal Manual Mobilizers, but how much of the public would recognize that?
I'm afraid that the expression "bodywork" has been in existence for many years in respect to automobile repair. In order for massage therapists to use this term you would always have to lead it with massage such as in "massage and bodywork". When I saw a sign with "bodywork" in front of a building in Fairbanks, AK, I also thought that it referred to automobile repair, however, it was a massage therapist's ad. - and I am a massage therapist! It is very misleading!
massage therapy In has been my experience that when clients here the word "bodywork" they associate it with therapeutic massage therapy, and not some shady massage "parlor" with inapproriate activities going on. Personally when i hear the word "bodywork" it makes me think of a relaxing massage that invigorates and heals the body.
automobile dent repair You should offer other answers, such as lame question, not interested or try again. I'll close now and go fix the dent in my car.
massage therapy Are yourunning out of questions? There are many topics about massage therapy that could stir up alot more interest in the MASSAGE POLL than what you have came up with here lately.
The last really good question you asked was about insurance. I think this forum could truly be an asset to the profession.
Hey Guys WAKE UP or we'll go somewhere else.
massage therapy Why only 1 choice?
Most clients of massage understand there are several
components to a good massage?
I suggest you rachet up the quality of your polls - to
allow us to give more complete opinions rather than
the narrow answers you force us to give.
And please - the car repair answer?
If you want to be taken seriously by the profession,
respect our intelligence and don't try to be cute with