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Interpersonal Skills 101: Enhancing the Value of Our Patient Interactions
Recently, I read an interesting article in our local newspaper titled "The Value of Human Interaction." The article presented comments from a senior editor for Fortune magazine who discussed "Civility in the Business World."
Avoid Random Treatment of Trigger Points (Part 2)
We must acknowledge that the fascia, which surrounds literally everything in our bodies, including every muscle fiber, is more than just a covering.
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.
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.
Atypical Femoral Fractures and Bisphosphonate Use: What to Watch For
Bisphosphonates (BP) are popular drugs, with more than 8 billion in sales in 2008; however, profits have declined as patents began expiring. Nonetheless, BP remain the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures, with several million prescriptions written every year.
Impacting Chiropractic's Future With Technology
When it comes to electronic health records (EHR), Robert Moberg and Dr. Steven Kraus are two of the leading industry experts on the topic.
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.
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.
Primary Spine Care: Addressing Concerns & Criticisms
The Dec. 1, 2013 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic included an article describing the implementation of a training program for primary spine practitioners (PSP) within a metropolitan region and supported by a large BC/BS plan.
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.
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.
Treating Beyond Pain
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... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
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.
Expanding Access, Branch by Branch
The big news coming from Capitol Hill isn't merely the recent introduction of a pair of bills designed to expand chiropractic services in the Veterans Affairs and military health care systems; after all, similar legislation has made its way through Congress before, never reaching the Oval Office for presidential signature.
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.
Low Back Pain: Posture and Movement Analysis
When performing static and dynamic movement analysis of the lumbopelvic hip area, begin with standing visual posture analysis of the pelvis, and then perform lumbar range of motion and assess what you might see during normal versus abnormal lumbar flexion motion.
Help Update the LBP Practice Guideline
The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters has announced the release of an updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain for stakeholder review and comment.
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!
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."
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.
A Reality Check – and a Chance to Educate
Imagine working in the public relations department of nutrition retailer General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) and reading the The New York Times announce...
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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