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International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
Code Connection: Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Let's Talk About Biceps Injuries at the Elbow
While most muscles cross over only one joint, the biceps crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Injuries to the lower biceps cause considerable elbow pain. Here's how to assess and treat an injury to this area conservatively.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
Work Stress and Musculoskeletal Health: Do Your Patients Get the Connection?
Most people underestimate the impact their job has on their health, especially if that job isn't particularly physically demanding. Big mistake.
The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse during cold weather.
Less Time Than Required
Q: When is it appropriate to use a modifier -52? Can I use it for a timed service when I do less than the time required by the code?
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
July, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 07
By Editorial Staff
Open since March 2003, the Aquaest Retreat, nestled in Missouri's Ozark Mountains, is a serene combination of water and wilderness. Guests can choose from a number of services, including the retreat's signature service, WaterJourneys: a special combination of massage, mobilization and music designed to encourage inspiration and personal transformation.The retreat offers bath houses; a warm-water pool; showers; massage and rest areas; and nature trails.
Sundara Spa, located in the wooded hills of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., touts itself as the state's first luxury destination spa. The spa features 26 luxury suites and offers a wide range of services that combine modern wellness philosophies with ancient wisdom, including spa therapies and wellness programs; healthful cuisine; yoga instruction; and a fitness studio. Spa visits begin with a purifying bath to "cleanse the skin and clear the mind." Sundara Spa opened earlier this year.
The recently opened Spa at Estrella, located within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs, Calif., features 10 treatment rooms inspired by the simplicity of its desert location, including three massage rooms, one of which is designated exclusively for couples; four outdoor massage cabanas; two facial rooms; and a wet room with Vichy shower. The spa also features a fitness center offering yoga, tai chi and Pilates programs; a relaxation lounge; and men's and women's locker rooms each with steam showers.
The Spa Grande, located at the Grand Wailea Resort on the island of Maui, recently incorporated seasonal themes into their line of spa offerings. The themes celebrate Hawaii's indigenous healing properties. "Our seasonal spa themes are designed to incorporate the qualities of environment, connect our clients with the nature of our island destination, and offer something unique to their spa experience," says Lucia Rodriguez, the spa's director. The themes include herbs in the fall/winter; floral in the spring; and fruit in the summer.
The 3,800 square-foot Stonewater Spa and Boutique, open since March in Greenwich, Conn., boasts more than 30 treatments, including signature services such as the Relaxation Ritual, a warm stone massage treatment; the 90-minute Harmonious Journey, which includes the Relaxation Ritual; full body polish; papaya body masque and tonifying body cream; and the Aroma Stone, a 75-minute treatment of sea salt exfoliation, followed by a hot stone massage.
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