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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.
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.
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.
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."
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
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!
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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