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Is It Time to Rethink Mental Illness? (Pt. 1)
Invariably, patients will ask their chiropractor about depression or various mental illnesses. Some practitioners will reflexively offer a cervical adjustment, suggest St. John's wort or contemplate a referral to a specialist.
New Relationships, Old Trauma: AOM & Other Healing Strategies
Being in love is one the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences. Most of us are willing to pay almost any price to have that experience, and still often find it elusive or fleeting. Navigating the ups and downs of loving relationships are often challenging — even for the most psychologically balanced among us.
Bill With Confidence: Learn What to Collect
Q: I am trying to understand what I may collect from my patient when there is insurance. Do I have to accept the amount allowed by the plan or may I collect up to my billed amount? Please note, I am not a member of any insurance plan.
The Visual Error Scoring System: A Concussion Tool
Postural stability and oculomotor function are the most easily recognized physical indicators of neurologic motor dysfunction associated with concussions.
Why I Quit Doing House Calls
My father was a chiropractor who did house calls, so when I became a DC, I figured doing house calls was part of the job. My March article recalled my experience as a small boy, accompanying my dad while he went to patients' homes to treat them.
A Major Role in Back Pain: The Multifidus
Back pain affects roughly 80 percent of the population at one time or another and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
An Unexpected Diagnosis: The Result of Lacking Communication
A couple years ago I had a case that showed me the importance of open communication between health practitioners. We need to show up with less fear, and let go of our judgments so we can do better for the patient.
Clearing Blocks: A Way to Improve Cosmetic Acupuncture
As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists.
Women's Hormones: A Western & Eastern Perspective
Sometimes it may seem that you require a degree in medicine to understand hormones and how they function.
Eczema & Acupuncture: A Sound Solution (Part 1)
Eczema affects approximately 3.5 percent of the global population and is one of the most common skin complaints seen by dermatologists.
Balancing Spring Challenges
As the winter months come to a close and warmer spring weather appears, patients may begin to present with new challenging pattern presentations.
News in Brief
ACA Adopts New Governance Model; ACA 2017 Awards; CCA Helps Calif. DCs "Share the Love"; $1 Million to Help Advance the Profession; D'Youville Raises the Bar on Anatomy Education; ErRatum.
Is the New Medicare Reporting Exemption Right for You?
What you've heard is not a rumor – there will be exemptions for providers of Medicare patients, with no penalties assessed for offices that do not do Quality Payment Program (EHR, PQRS, MACRA and MIPS) reporting.
A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox
In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels.
Raditation & Your Smartphone: Is it Worth the Risk?
If radial arteries could talk (and in my experience they can to some extent), they would say, "Step away from the smartphone." At least that is the message I am receiving loud and clear as I feel the pulses of many patients.
An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain
Findings from a unique Medicaid pilot project in Rhode Island involving high-use Medicaid recipients from two health plans were recently presented to the state's Department of Health, demonstrating stellar outcomes with regard to medication use, ER visits, health care costs and patient satisfaction.
Creating Good Business Buzz
What do patients really think about working with you? Rarely do you hear the whole truth. Those who improve may be candid in their gratitude.
Give Yourself the Digital Advantage
When you see this article in the print version of this issue and swear you read it already, don't be alarmed: you probably did. That's because by that time, the May issue will have been available online in digital format for three weeks.
Universal Design: Principles & Practice
In many respects, universal design serves as the core of ergonomics. It's also a good tool to use when designing a return-to-work program for injured and/or ill patients. Let's take a closer look at universal design and why it should matter to you and your patients.
Taking the Chiropractic Message to the Press
"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and often the world.
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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