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Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
Billing and Coding for Moxibustion
Q: I am trying to locate a code for cupping and moxibustion, and have had various fellow acupuncturists indicate that they bill using the existing codes for heat, 97010 hot packs or 97026 infra-red for moxa and 97016 vasopneumatic device for cupping.
RAND Study Recruiting DCs
Dr. Ian Coulter, RAND / Samueli chair for integrative medicine and senior health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation, has issued a call for participation, recruiting doctors of chiropractic for a practice-based research study that will examine "the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and neck pain."
How to Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships
Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to make a human connection.
East Meets West
Gung Hay Fat Choi. Welcome to the year of the Monkey. There will be fireworks for both January and February this year. What great celebrations.
Taking Another Step Toward a Secure Future
In 2008, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) released a literature review on chiropractic care for low back disorders.
Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes
Cross-fitness centers are expanding in number and increasing in popularity. To remain relevant to this growing portion of society, practitioners need to learn about the exercises and injuries common to this group.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
Do Doctors Lie to Patients? (Do You Lie to Yours?)
In a previous column ["When Patients Lie (Bribe or Flatter)," Oct. 1, 2015], I discussed the issue of patients lying to doctors, and the many reasons why this can occur.
Diet, Nutrition and the Context of Risk (Part 1)
Food and supplement safety is a topic that often comes up when I speak to chiropractors for CE relicensing, even when it is not the advertised subject.
Is There a Neurological Basis and Correction for Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, aka AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is a common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 years and older, according to the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
Treating Pain: The Hypermobile Coccyx
When I write about the coccyx, I recognize that I am talking about a relatively small subset of patients. When I write for Dynamic Chiropractic, I am trying to reach 60,000 chiropractors.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
Chiropractic Around the World: WFC Country Reports December 2015
The following country updates are reprinted with permission from the December 2015 World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Quarterly World Report. Information is excepted for space and edited to DC-specific style guidelines.
Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
The MRI: What to Do With the Results
As I wrote in my previous article on this topic, it is my goal for you, the doctor, to be an expert in interpreting MRI images yourself; and to be able to independently make decisions based upon a combination of clinical presentations and findings, followed by the MRI images.
Lab Rats (Roaming the Streets)
The title of this article is an accurate description of American consumers (regardless of age) in the modern era.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
The Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 2)
Evidence is growing that the silymarin complex of flavonolignans from milk thistle can impact serum ferritin and iron overload in various clinical circumstances.
June, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 06
Complementary Health-Care Leaders Attend "Beyond the Dura" 2003 Conference
By Editorial Staff
More than 20 speakers and panelists from diverse fields of complementary and alternative health care joined host John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, world-renowned developer of CranioSacral Therapy, at the eighth biennial "Beyond the Dura" research conference, April 30-May 4, at the Jupiter Beach Resort in Jupiter, Florida.The five-day event, which offered a mix of individual presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions, focused on the use of complementary techniques in conjunction with mainstream and other alternative approaches for specific conditions.
One of the hot topics discussed was the case of conjoined Egyptian twins, Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim, whose story appeared on NBC's Dateline and in previous issues of Massage Today (see www.massagetoday.com/archives/2002/10/01.html and www.massagetoday.com/archives/2003/05/02.html.) Dr. Upledger, Sally Fryer, PT, and several other event presenters, have provided crucial therapy to help prepare the twins for separation surgery. Kenneth Salyer, MD, one of the separation team's lead surgeons and founder of the Dallas-based World Craniofacial Foundation that brought the twins to the United States in June 2002, also spoke during the conference.
Andrew Fryer, MD, FAAP, delivered the conference's keynote address. Dr. Fryer, a pediatric cardiologist from Dallas, Texas, has increased his use of CranioSacral Therapy from tentative office trials into the armamentarium of therapies he offers his patients. He has successfully introduced the technique into the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and at the scene of major, life-threatening traumas.
This year's event included numerous presenters covering a wide range of topics, including:
Other presenters included: Don Ash, PT, CST-D; Judith Bluestone; Cloe Couturier, LMT/CO, CST-D; Sally Fryer, PT, CST; Alison Hazelbaker, MA, IBCLC, CST; Rebecca Flowers Giles, OTR, SCP, CST-D; Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, BCP; Sally Morgan, PT; Sheryl McGavin, MBA, OTR/L; Dalia Nitzani; and Sanno Visser, DO, CST-D.
Beyond the Dura 2003 also included a reception to honor the Upledger Institute for including massage therapists in the network of other allied health professionals; and a Friday evening wine tasting, with silent and live auctions to benefit The Upledger Foundation's programs (including the Conjoined Egyptian Twins Surgery Fund).
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