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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.
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.
The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
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.
Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the Equine
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif.
The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
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.
PCOM Granted Regional Accreditation
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
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.
Medicine is Clumsy, Don't You Be
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 1
This article was written in response to the unheeded acceptance of marijuana as a harmless substance that potentially does good when used for the medical relief of pain.
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.
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.
5 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Practice
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet.
The Acupuncturist's Problem
I want share with you some observations and insights into what seems to be the most common problem my colleagues in the acupuncture profession struggles with. If you also struggle with this problem, I hope you get a valuable "aha" moment from reading this.
Integrating Art with Clinical Practice for Patients with PTSD: The Artemis Project
Are you restricted by those one-on-one clinic dynamics? Why not join colleagues and clients in experimental group settings? Three of us volunteered to do just that in Austin on behalf of women veteranss from all branches of the service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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