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Changes in Herbal Medicines from Ancient Times to the Present
The classical literature of Chinese medicine remains highly relevant in the modern era, as many of the basic theories and herbal combinations emphasized in clinical practice were first established in texts that are nearly 2000 years old.
Medial Knee Pain: 11 Potential Causes (and Corrections)
We have all seen patients with medial knee pain that either has no traumatic origin or lasts well beyond when it should be resolved. How can we help these patients? Here is an overview of clinical scenarios and how we can provide conservative care.
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Imagine What More Could Be Achieved With Your Support; A Lesson in Hygiene: What Do You Do in Your Office? Open Letter to the Profession.
The Boston Benevolent Chiropractic Clinic: Standing Up for the Needy
Our chiropractic assistant, Bridget, greeted an arriving patient at the Emmanuel Church in downtown Boston. She said, "Hi, Michael, good to see you. It's been awhile. Have a seat and Dr. Ken will see you soon."
Halt Allergies With Moxibustion Therapy
An allergy is an immune system disorder in which the body is hypersensitive to normally harmless substances in the environment.
News in Brief
D'Youville Vet Program Gets High Praise; A Moment of Silence for Dr. Paul Reginald ("Reg") Hug.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part I
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Coronary heart disease, in just the United States alone, costs close to 109 billion dollars a year.
Vibrational Medicine: Frequency Micro-Current and Color Acupuncture
Vibrational medicine involves the application of various forms of energy frequencies to the body for pain relief, healing and rejuvenation. Vibrational medicine will become a major growing trend in our medical systems for the following reasons:
Shared Mechanisms Between Computer-Assisted Mechanical Adjusting and Contemporary Acupuncture?
Can contemporary acupuncture provide clues to the mechanisms responsible for pain relief provided by computer-assisted mechanical adjusting instruments, and clarify whether certain mechanical frequency combinations are superior to others for modulation of acute peripheral pain?
Working With The Yuan-Source Level: Resonance and the Extraordinary Vessels
How do we stay fresh with our medicine? As healers, how do we balance our medical selves with creative artistry? Chinese Medicine is not a fixed dogmatic entity, but a living system, reliant on a mysterious force called "resonance."
The Search for the Origin of the Wiggle Technique
When Bob had adjusted me previously, most of the time I knew what he was doing. But this time, he had me lie on the treatment table in the usual side-posture position, and he "wiggled" my sacroiliac with the fingers of both hands, while stabilizing my pelvis with his forearm.
Deciphering the New CMS-1500 Claim Form
Q: I am confused about how and when to use the new 1500 form, particularly block 14 and block 15. What is required and how do I properly fill out these fields? And do I actually have to use this new form or may I continue using the old version?
Don't Trust What Your Patients Say
When a patient presents to the office for care, they typically have a specific complaint – lower back pain, whiplash, sinus congestion, sciatica, etc. They are often not interested or engaged in what they consider "unrelated" personal health history.
Employers Need Chiropractic First and Sooner
From the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine comes a study that gives excellent direction to employers (and insurers) regarding the management of low back problems (LBP).
Low Melatonin Linked to Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Epidemiological and experimental studies suggest the hormone melatonin, which plays a role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, may play a role in the development of prostate cancer, as lower melatonin levels have been associated with an increased risk of prostate (and breast) cancer.
Home Sweet Medical Home
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has received its fair share of praise and criticism since its adoption, few question the value of its emphasis on collaborative, patient-centered health care.
The Importance of Knowing Mainstream Lingo
There is a secret lingo within mainstream medicine of which the vast majority of acupuncturists and Chinese medical professionals are unaware.
Don't Trust What a Patient Says
When a patient presents to the office for care, they typically have a specific complaint in mind – lower back pain, whiplash, sinus congestion, sciatica, etc.
"Doctor ... Always Do the Right Thing"
So says "Da Mayor" in the iconic Spike Lee movie. As a fresh grad questioning in-network versus out-of-network, it struck me that some doctors have explicitly skirted the issue, while others have argued adamantly for the latter and "sticking it to the man."
News In Brief
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine obtains grant funding from NIH; Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Announces New President; Kentucky Gets Licensed; PCOM Receives Approval from WASC to Offer FPD.
Wellness: A New Buzzword at the Aging in America Conference
Aging in America is "the nation's largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals in healthcare, social service, government, business and philanthropy with expertise in providing services and products for older adults."
New Leadership Era at the WFC
The World Federation of Chiropractic recently announced not only a new president, as is customary every two years, but also an incoming secretary-general, marking the first time since the WFC's inception in 1988 that someone other than David Chapman-Smith, Esq., will serve in that capacity.
Replenishing and Restoring Jing
I learned an important principle from my great Taoist Master Sun Hak. He taught me that all people "leak" Jing, and that we can mitigate or stop this leaking, and as a result strengthen our life force, develop enhanced adaptability and lengthen our life.
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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