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TMF 2015 Scholarships
The Trudy McAlister Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization established to support students who are on track to make contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine, has announced the 2015 scholarship recipients.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 2
A talented young woman presented herself with emotional mood swings, which included being nervous, anxious and jittery.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Calculating Billable Units
I recently learned of an office that was audited based on the number of acupuncture sessions performed in one day. Is there a maximum number of sessions that can be performed in one day?
Breath: The Movement of Oxygen and Energy
I remember with surprising clarity the first time a patient started crying during an acupuncture treatment I was giving. This is now quite a long time ago, back in 1999, when I was a student.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
The Year to Make Things Happen
It is hard to believe that the Year of the Ram – 2015 is half over. Time seems to be moving especially fast. This is the year for things to happen for the acupuncture profession.
The Modern Acupuncturist
You studied ancient Chinese medicine, but I'll bet you don't practice it! Contrary to popular belief, our medicine has evolved A LOT over the years. Let's take a brief walk through history and discover the differences between ancient and modern acupuncturists.
Acupuncture and the Pulse
In 1991, I attended a martial arts workshop hosted coincidentally by Sung Baek, a martial artist and the head of his lineage as a Korean trained acupuncturist. I was enamored by the details Sung could attain from the pulse, as told to me by some of his apprentices.
The Source-Luo Point Combination
The luo collaterals are part of the acupuncture channel system presented in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu (The Nei Jing). The function and clinical application of the luo mai are primarily presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, however, they are also found in others chapters in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu.
Acupuncture in the U.K. Today: A Personal View
When asked to write a short piece on the current state of the U.K. acupuncture profession, my first response was to say it has all been relatively quiet.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
What Does Success Mean to You?
Recently, I was asked to speak to young, budding businesswomen about running a successful business — and at first I thought, "Me? You want me to speak to others about success?!"
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
How One Little Symbol (#) Gets You More Patients
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers for your acupuncture practice? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with your patients? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)?
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients, in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2 to 4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
Use Technology to Gain New Patients and Improve Efficiency
From the smartphone in your pocket to your microwave oven, advancements in technology have made almost every aspect of our lives easier.
The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine
Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren't on the radar screen for acupuncturists.
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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