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Targeting the Bad Apples in the Bunch
While everyone was focused on the conversion to ICD-10, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services released a new report on chiropractic titled "CMS Should Use Targeted Tactics to Curb Questionable and Inappropriate Payments for Chiropractic Services."
Making Sense of an Increasingly Obvious Conclusion
Where's U.S. health care heading? Like it or not, the list of telltale signs is growing to a point that stands out to even the most myopic observer. Consider this list of facts as you look into the future of health care in the United States:
North Carolina Acupuncture Board Files Dry Needling Lawsuit
In early September, the NCALB filed a complaint against the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners over the issue of dry needling, a form of acupuncture that uses solid needles to puncture the skin and muscle tissue to relieve pain.
Footsteps of the Sages: An Apprenticeship with Dr. Kezhan Zhang
When I met Dr. Kezhen Zhang in May 2013, I was his translator and the integrity, creativity, and passion he demonstrated as a practitioner and advocate of the medicine convinced me to travel to Beijing to study with him.
Chinese Herbs and Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Case Study
"Mary M."* recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Even the former sheriff dropped by to kiss the hand of this diminutive retired teacher, to honor the years she interpreted for him during interviews with Latinas and Latinos.
Syncretism: Acupuncture and Public Health in Cuba
"Syncretism" is defined as a union of diverse tenets or practices. On a recent trip to Cuba designed to demonstrate the integration of Traditional Medicine and biomedicine, our group witnessed this union firsthand.
Omega-3 Fish Oil: An Underappreciated Element of Men's Health
As a clinician with many male patients -- and as a man myself -- I am all too aware of the fact that we like to convince ourselves that we are doing great, when that may be the farthest thing from the truth.
Designing a Fitness Plan (Part 1)
It doesn't matter if you come to my practice for pain relief, weight loss, healthy aging or something else. The formula I talk about for each patient's fitness strategy is pretty much the same.
Mechanism: Experimental Approaches to Understanding Acupuncture, Part 1
The clinical benefits of acupuncture are difficult to ignore, but also can be difficult to explain to a Western audience. For nearly 50 years, relentlessly inquisitive scientists and physicians have been working toward a conceptual model to explain acupuncture.
Too Many to Remember: Tips to Revive Your Ortho / Neuro Test Skills
When I was at Palmer in the mid-1980s, we were given a set of notes in one of our diagnostic courses. The notes covered approximately 70 orthopedic and neurological tests for various regions of the body.
Diagnose Sprain Injuries in MVA Cases With Dynamic X-Rays (Pt. 1)
Am I the only person to notice hospitals are doing a seemingly insufficient job lately in their initial radiological workup of motor vehicle accident (MVA) victims?
F4CP Making a High-Impact Impression
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress has released details of its 2016 strategy, certain elements of which are already in play. The strategy includes ads, posters and other resources available to all F4CP members.
Tailor-Made Knee Pain: The Sartorius Muscle
A patient was referred to my office after receiving treatment from various providers with no results. The patient was training for the Olympics as a marathon runner and was unable to run or walk without severe medial knee pain.
The Modern Application of Ancient Mei Rong
Chinese Medical Cosmetology (Mei Rong) has a well-documented and venerated history dating back to the Qin (221-206 BC) Dynasty.
Your Billing Questions Answered
I hear a lot of the following questions: I am afraid I may doing something illegal. I have heard I cannot have different fees for the same service.
Which Way is the Energy Going? Are You Burning Yourself Out?
One of the simple methods that I use to define Yin/Yang theory to patients is to ask the question, "Which way is your energy going?"
Dietary Fat and Prostate Cancer: An Important Update
K.M. Di Sebastiano and M. Mourtzakis published a review paper examining the role of dietary fat on prostate cancer development and progression late last year that does a stellar job of summarizing the available data on fat and prostate cancer.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Exercise and Nutrition According to Your Yin/Yang Body Type
There are countless new exercise and nutrition plans out there, emphasizing the latest ground-breaking research and claiming to revolutionize the way we view health.
It's Time to Review
It is amazing to see the changes that are occurring in the acupuncture profession. Let's look at some of the news and events that have contributed to this growth and awareness.
Acupuncture Rising: From Acupuncture Anesthesia to Assisted-IVF, Part 2
Acupuncture's cultural and historical roots go back to the emergence of Chinese civilization. For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture needling has been continuously practiced on the largest population in the world.
The Concussion-Subluxation Complex
In the Aug. 1, 2014 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic, I reviewed some of the literature demonstrating the role of the chiropractic adjustment in post-concussive care.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the West
We know acupuncture and Oriental medicine as the indigenous medicine of East Asia; in particular China, Korea and Japan are the countries of origin of this wonderful healing system.
Pro-Con: Swaddling for Newborns
The practice of swaddling has been used for thousands of years and was popular until the 1700s, when it was slowly abandoned by many cultures that considered it old-fashioned or barbaric.
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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