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Business Lesson #1: Adapt or Else
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent meal at a restaurant recommended by some friends. We often have concerns about restaurant recommendations, as many have been disappointing.
NCCAOM Launches New Membership Organization
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recently launched a new national membership organization, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
How to Find and Fix TL Nerve Impingements
The thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) and the peripheral sensory nerves that exit from it are frequent, important and rarely recognized sources of lower back, pelvic and hip pain. Let's outline a clear exam protocol for diagnosing the problem.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Take Center Stage
Looking for the latest on the musculoskeletal pain epidemic and the increasing premium placed on preventive strategies including chiropractic? Check out The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans – Opportunities for Action.
Vitamin D Fails to Help Knee OA? The Proper Perspective
The March 8, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a study about vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a really weird study.
Essentials of Assessment: The Squat
The squat is a simple, fast and functional tool to evaluate patient symmetry and function. As simple and easy as it is to implement, it can yield considerable amounts of valuable, clinically relevant information.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
The IME System: A Current Public Health Risk and Solutions That Are Working
I strongly believe in the independent medical examination (IME) system. There are far too many doctors in every profession who are not following E&M protocols and never claim MMI (maximum medical improvement) has occurred for their patients, which has caused financial stress for many private and public carriers.
The Power of Eccentric Exercise: Hamstring Injury Prevention and Rehab
For almost 20 years, I've worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. It goes without saying that hamstring injury (HSI) prevention and rehabilitation is a big part of what they expect from a sports chiropractor.
Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
Recording and Appropriate Billing of Timed Physical Medicine Services
There is a common misunderstanding about timed therapy services and although you do have some knowledge of timed service documentation, based on your comment on the 8-minute rule, your understanding is correct, but incomplete.
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
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