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9 Common Causes of Thyroid Imbalance and How You Can Help
How you sleep, how easily you wake up, and how much energy and stamina you have during the day are directly related to levels of the thyroid hormones.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
A Vibrating Capsule for Constipation? Relevance to Your Chiropractic Practice
The relationship between gastrointestinal (GI) complaints and back pain is not typically written about or discussed.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
Why Young People Need Chiropractic Now More Than Ever
According to a recent study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, "It is now widely acknowledged that neck pain (NP), mid back pain (MBP), and low back pain (LBP) (spinal pain) start early in life and that the lifetime prevalence increases rapidly during adolescence to reach adult levels at the age of 18."
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
Pain Underfoot: Metatarsalgia
Foot pain can interfere significantly with normal activities and severely limit participation in sports. Metatarsalgia is foot pain involving the metatarsal bones in the forefoot – the complaint of pain on the bottom of the ball of the foot.
Don't Turn a 2 Into a 10
The Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale1 is so useful because it can be used by almost anyone. Patients can use the numbers associated with the faces depicted on the scale or select the face that demonstrates their current level of pain from 0-10.
Chiropractic Research in Review
Chiropractic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis; Cost / Benefit Analysis: Different Doses of SMT for Low Back Pain; Imaging for Occult Rib and Costal Cartilage Fractures; Treating Neck Pain: Thoracic Thrust Manipulation vs. Non-Thrust Mobilization.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
Waking Up the Gluteus Maximus
In previous articles in this series, we expounded on the importance of the gluteus maximus (GM) in athletic performance and protecting the knee from injury. We also know there is a link between iliotibial band syndrome and GM weakness.
MPA Media Wins 7 Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Dynamic Chiropractic and DC Practice Insights, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecedented seven publishing awards by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
CCE Finally Takes a "Baby Step" Toward Reform
During a 16-month period from October 2010 to February 2012, I devoted four separate columns to the heavy-handed attempt by the Council on Chiropractic Education to radically change the chiropractic profession through the accreditation process.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
News in Brief
National Chiropractic Health Month: Be Proactive; Collegiate Roundup: Academic Appointments at Parker, Logan.
September, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 09
Resolution Formalizes Massage Therapy Awareness Week in Texas
By Editorial Staff
Texas legislators and their staff members must have been pleasantly surprised when they reported to work on May 29. Thanks to the efforts of some enthusiastic and dedicated massage therapists, the Texas Association of Massage Therapists (TAMT) hosted its first annual Legislative Massage Awareness Day, during which volunteers treated Capitol Hill staffers to a day of complimentary massage in the building's rotunda.
The event was part of a larger effort to help illuminate the benefits of massage to those who have the power to advance the profession - state lawmakers.Much to the delight of the event's organizers, the efforts paid off in the form of a state resolution sponsored by Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio); Lt. Governor David Dewhurst read the resolution on the senate floor, which, among other things, declares the week of May 26 Massage Therapy Awareness Week in the Lone Star State (visit www.tamt.org/TxmassageWk_Resolution.html to view the full text).
This good news came as no surprise to Florida massage therapist Lynda Solien-Wolfe, who participates in Florida's Legislative Awareness Days, a 15-year-old tradition and the model from which the Texas event was drawn. Ms. Solien-Wolfe provided logistical support for the event, but she credits TAMT organizers for its overall success. "This event was run very smoothly under the leadership of TAMT President Sharon Stumpf and Legislative Chair Brooks Kassan who spent many months preparing to make [it] the success it was," she said.
According to Stumpf, "response to the event was overwhelmingly positive. Legislators and staff alike look forward to the return of these eager and dedicated Texas [massage therapists]."
Founded in 1995, the TAMT boasts several hundred members and continues to grow. For more information, visit www.tamt.org.
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