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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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Other Would like to see more statistical data related to who/what/when/why people used massage therapy.
More Pathological issues around the Massage Therapy field. Most of Schools DON'T teach Pathology for M.T.'s and in the Practice most of the students don't know what to do with their clients when thy're suffering a desease.
I can provide email documents to show that the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy has prohibited the practice of craniosacral therapy in Mississippi under the Massage Therapy Act.
Having completed all seven Milne Institute courses, and having used craniosacral as the foundation for my successful massage therapy practice, I am in need of advice about what to do next. Can you help me?
Brenda Eiland, NCTMB, RMT
Point of view stories/editorials Counter points to regular writers by other "heavy hitters" in the trade would be great.
Expanded spa section I receive a massage every month. I have notice that people don't shower before they get a massage. should they be told?
Other articles that focus on anatomy and physiology and specificity on other modalities is what i'm most interested in.
Point of view stories/editorials Especially stories of success in Massage Therapy and success in specific ECU areas; ie. NMT or Lypossage, etc., with clients. As well as new concepts in Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy Traditional vs Medical Massage.
Other You have a great magazine. I would appreciate more articlces on how to combine massage into a healing session, especially through energy medicine techniques.
Human interest features I would like to choose more than one of the selections i feel that there is a need to expand all of them. Jill
Other I would like to see some sort of massage humor article. Every massage magazine I subscribe to is so serious. It would be fun to lighten up a bit. :)
Other A major concern among therapists seems to be where to pursue CEU's or further education. A series of ongoing articles describing and reviewing the major avenues ie: Barnes, Waslaski, Taws, Lowe, Upledger, etc. would be appreciated.
These article would please me if they were a good explanation of what the student would learn and how it would impact how they work with clients.....and rate the effectiveness of the teachers. This would optimally be done by writers with a good critical eye and an unbiased viewpoint. And printed in an magazine that would not worry how it may affect the advertising revenue from said reviewed teacher.
Other I like the articles on specific problems and how they are helped through bodywork therapy.
I'd love to see more about current research into all kinds of touch therapy.
Other more CST and energy articles...
Other Massage DVD,Video and Software reviews.