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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
March, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 03
By Editorial Staff
The Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort in Orlando, Fla., has raised the spa concept to a entirely new level with the opening of the Sugar & Spice Kids Spa.Massage chairs, pedicures, facials and glamour photos are just some of the amenities available to young guests of the resort.
With the recent opening of the Spa at JW Marriott, Cancun, Mexico, now boasts the largest spa in Latin America. Guests of the 35,000 sq. ft., three-level spa can enjoy a variety of Mayan-inspired treatments incorporating indigenous raw materials, including fresh fruit; stone; crystal; incense; mud; and milk.
Expansive new spa facilities are on board the cruise ship Crystal Harmony, which recently completed a multimillion-dollar overhaul. The Crystal Spa & Salon, including its fitness center, has been completely renovated in accordance with the principles of feng shui. The spa now features seven treatments rooms, state-of-the-art sauna and shower facilities, and a luxurious dry-float sensory bed suite, ideal for aroma spa and other treatments.
The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa in Lafayette, Calif., opened a full-service, European-style spa in November 2002. The $1.6 million facility, a mere 30-minute drive from San Francisco, features five treatment rooms, and plans on adding at least two additional outdoor treatment areas in the near future.
Hilton Kuwait opened the Hiltonia Beach Club and Spa in late 2002. Located on one of Kuwait's longest private beaches, the spa offers a full range of services, including massage; hydrotherapy; reflexology; endermology; and detoxifying treatments.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and its sister brand, Angsana Resorts & Spa, recently announced the addition of eight new spas. Four of the spas are already operational: Angsana Day Spa in Sydney, Australia; Angsana City Club Taichung (Taiwan); and Angsana Spa at Guam Marriott opened in December 2002, while the Banyan Tree Spa in Shanghai opened in February 2003. In the next several months, Angsana will open spas in four Hong Kong locations: Ma Wan Island; Causeway Bay; Tsim Sha Tsui; and Central Commercial District.
As of October 2002, Hong Kong/Macau now boasts not only its first world-class day spa, but the world's first "fully oxygenated, pollution-free spa": Spa Philosophy. A specialized air processing unit ensures clean air throughout the two-story, 3,500 sq. ft. facility, which features eight treatment rooms decorated to reflect the Five Elements of Chinese healing philosophy - water, earth, wood, fire and metal.
England's famed Bath hot springs should attract a larger-than-usual crowd this spring with the reopening of the Thermae Bath Spa. The extensive restoration project (the spa has been closed since 1978) included renovation of five historic buildings and construction of a new glass and stone building. Among the spa's many amenities is an open-air, rooftop pool, supplied by the Bath hot springs and operational year-round.
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