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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.
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.
Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
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, etc.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
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."
Striking a Blow to the Medical Monopoly
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
God and the Chiropractor
My wife went to church last Wednesday night and brought home a CD of the pastor's message. As she handed it to me, she said, "You should listen to this; you'll like it." Our family regularly goes to church and our faith plays a major role in our lives.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
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.
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
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.
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
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.
December, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 12
A Convention Massage Therapists Can Look FOREward To
By Editorial Staff
There is still time to register for the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) Winter Convention, scheduled for Dec.12-14, 2003 in Naples, Fla., where massage therapists can earn continuing education units by attending "The Mattes Method for Golf," a unique massage therapy seminar that focuses on golfers.Therapists will learn how to help golfers prevent injury and maximize performance, as well as how to expand their practices to include working in this specialized field. The seminar will be co-presented by Aaron Mattes, founder of the Active Isolated Stretching Method; Jeffrey Banazak, PGA Tour strength and conditioning coach; and Frank Costa, PGA teaching professional and former PGA tour player, over the course of the three-day convention. To register, contact the FCA at (407) 290-5883 or visit www.fcachiro.org.
First Lady Enjoys Thai Foot Massage
While touring Thailand with her husband for the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum, first lady Laura Bush made an unscheduled stop between activities at a foot massage booth at the Queen Sirikit Convention Center in Bangkok, where she sat for a 20-minute treatment with therapist Waree Jaithanee. "I cherished the opportunity to introduce the first lady to traditional Thai massage to soothe muscle aches," said Jaithanee, according to an article in The Nation. "At the end of the session, the first lady gave me a name card and asked whether I was interested in launching a Thai foot-massage service in the United States," she added. Evidently, Mrs. Bush enjoyed her massage: She praised Jaithanee for the refreshing treatment, then purchased $250 worth of massage oil and powder.
SOTO-USA Honors Dr. John Upledger
Massage Today columnist Dr. John Upledger was honored recently with a lifetime achievement award from the Sacro-Occipital Technique Organization (SOTO)-USA. The award was presented during the SOTO-USA 2003 Clinical Symposium, Oct. 9-12, in Washington, D.C., in recognition of Dr. Upledger's "outstanding dedication and generous commitment to furthering health care and pioneering innovative methods of healing." Dr. Upledger delivered the keynote address, "CranioSacral Therapy and Beyond," and participated in panel discussions during the symposium. Dr. Upledger is the founder and medical director of The Upledger Institute (www.upledger.com) in Palm Beach, Fla.; SOTO-USA (www.soto-usa.org) is a nonprofit, chiropractic-based organization based on the promotion and understanding of the Sacro-Occipital method of chiropractic, developed by Dr. Major Bertrand DeJarnette.
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