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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
October, 2001, Vol. 01, Issue 10
AOBTA Returns to the Big Easy? 2002 Convention Preview
By Yolanda Asher, BFA, AOBTA-CI, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA
There's never a dull moment in New Orleans! This enchanting, seductive city is renowned for its magical history, southern hospitality and sultry ambiance. Every day there are hundreds of events, festivals and concerts, plus Dixieland Jazz and the Mardi Gras Museum! From the romantic courtyards of its famous French Quarter to its fabulous hotels, world famous dining and exquisite nightlife, the Big Easy ranks among the most unique cities in the world.
For four exciting days - January 4-7, 2002 - New Orleans will be hosting the national convention of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) in the French Quarter's Doubletree Hotel. The theme is "Coming Full Circle," is a celebration of our first national convention held in New Orleans in January 1991, and a tribute to our beginnings.
We'll celebrate the first day of Mardi Gras with a Sunday night costume banquet and dance. The convention's keynote speaker will be Lonny S. Jarrett. Known for his book Nourishing Destiny, Lonny teaches and publishes extensively on inner/spiritual traditions of Chinese medicine and pulse diagnosis. Renowned authors Harriet Beinfield and Effrem Korngold will be presenting on the Five Element Constitutional Types of Chinese Medicine.
Other highlights include a variety of internationally-acclaimed speakers, instructors, and authors, including Pamela Ferguson; Pauline Sasaki; Robbee Fian; Arnie Lade; Rylen Feeney; Steven Schenkman; Kamala Quale; Susan Krieger; Steve Mertens; Stuart Watts; Peter Tai Hom; and Michael Gaeta.
Thirty hours of continuing education seminars will be offered at the convention, covering topics such as meridian stretching; medical qigong; wholistic nutrition; headaches (outer signs, inner causes); jin qi and gu qi; applications of kyo and jitsu; pulse and tongue assessment/practice; Okazaki techniques to restore qi; the 12-hour organ clock; and professional ethics.
There will be a post-convention NCCAOM ABT Exam Preparation Course on January 7-8. Also on January 7-8, AOBTA certified instructors can attend a free COMTA onsite-evaluator training workshop. Prior to the convention (January 3), NCCAOM diplomates can strengthen their exam writing skills at the free NCCAOM Item Writing Workshop.
The convention will provide a special opportunity to connect with other therapists, learn from extraordinary teachers, and make lots of wonderful memories. For more information on the AOBTA 2002 National Convention in New Orleans, see the AOBTA website: www.aobta.org. You can also contact the AOBTA by phone: (856) 782-1616 or e-mail: .
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