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Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
Acupuncture and the Pulse
In 1991, I attended a martial arts workshop hosted coincidentally by Sung Baek, a martial artist and the head of his lineage as a Korean trained acupuncturist. I was enamored by the details Sung could attain from the pulse, as told to me by some of his apprentices.
The Year to Make Things Happen
It is hard to believe that the Year of the Ram – 2015 is half over. Time seems to be moving especially fast. This is the year for things to happen for the acupuncture profession.
The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine
Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren't on the radar screen for acupuncturists.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients, in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2 to 4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
Calculating Billable Units
I recently learned of an office that was audited based on the number of acupuncture sessions performed in one day. Is there a maximum number of sessions that can be performed in one day?
TMF 2015 Scholarships
The Trudy McAlister Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization established to support students who are on track to make contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine, has announced the 2015 scholarship recipients.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
How One Little Symbol (#) Gets You More Patients
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers for your acupuncture practice? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with your patients? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)?
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 2
A talented young woman presented herself with emotional mood swings, which included being nervous, anxious and jittery.
Acupuncture in the U.K. Today: A Personal View
When asked to write a short piece on the current state of the U.K. acupuncture profession, my first response was to say it has all been relatively quiet.
What Does Success Mean to You?
Recently, I was asked to speak to young, budding businesswomen about running a successful business — and at first I thought, "Me? You want me to speak to others about success?!"
The Source-Luo Point Combination
The luo collaterals are part of the acupuncture channel system presented in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu (The Nei Jing). The function and clinical application of the luo mai are primarily presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, however, they are also found in others chapters in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu.
The Modern Acupuncturist
You studied ancient Chinese medicine, but I'll bet you don't practice it! Contrary to popular belief, our medicine has evolved A LOT over the years. Let's take a brief walk through history and discover the differences between ancient and modern acupuncturists.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
Breath: The Movement of Oxygen and Energy
I remember with surprising clarity the first time a patient started crying during an acupuncture treatment I was giving. This is now quite a long time ago, back in 1999, when I was a student.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
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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