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The Qi Focus: A Guide to Managing Stress
Stress, are you experiencing heightened stress levels? Your own, and your clients? Is Trumpitis getting to you? I recently polled a cluster of acupuncturists, Asian Bodywork Therapists (ABT) and psychotherapy colleagues on the issue.
The Chiropractor's Guide to CRISPR
Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year" award for 2015 was described as "the gene-editing tool called CRISPR." CRISPR stands for "clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats."
Give Your Patients the Ergonomic Advantage
Prolonged sitting contributes to low back pain and is a health risk. When I discuss my POLITE technique practice recommendations with patients, ergonomics may be last, but not least!
The First (Only) Choice for Spinal Pain
The study on NSAIDs for spinal pain summarized on the front page of this issue is intriguing on a number of levels, the most obvious being the conclusion that "compared with placebo, NSAIDs do not provide a clinically important effect on spinal pain, and six patients must be treated with NSAIDs for one patient to achieve a clinically important benefit in the short-term."
Scope of Chiropractic Practice: Why Now Is the Time to Expand
In my January article, "Scope of Chiropractic Practice: Is It Time for Change?" I discussed the use of the term primary spine care practitioner, the loss of privileges to diagnose in Texas, and the fact that the definition of "chiropractic" varied from state to state.
5 Ways to Enhance Your Family Practice
Every practice has a personality style. A practice that caters to athletes, PI cases or adults, for example, projects differently to patients than a family wellness practice.
Insomnia Treatment Based on the Yu Theory
In recent years, acupuncture has risen in popularity as a form of alternative or supplemental medicine for the treatment of many different types of disorders.
Shedding Light on the Benefits of Heliotherapy
I can't imagine anyone not feeling good strolling in the sun on a beautiful spring day. The sun is responsible for all life on earth and is best illustrated along the equator touting the richest biodiversity on the planet, in stark contrast to the Arctic Circle and South Pole.
Caring for Refugees in Greece
At the beginning of 2016 I had no idea what was in store for me, but I was looking forward to a personal retreat on the Greek island of Paros; a graduation gift to myself after 22 years of motherhood, and four-plus years of Chinese medicine school.
Making Sense of Liver Regulation
In Chinese medicine, the liver has the function of moving and storing qi and blood. In its moving function, the liver smoothly distributes qi and blood to the tendons, muscles and flesh through microcirculation.
Integrative Cardiology: The Heart of TCM & Western Medicine
Patient centered therapy is a growing trend in hospitals that are expanding to boutique services.
News In Brief
A "Modern" Business Model. Acupuncturists may have a new professional atmosphere to consider, as a new concept is on the horizon - at least for one business.
Help Save an Important Chiropractic Landmark
The chiropractic profession has a splendid and varied history. Sadly, many landmarks have been lost to bulldozers and wrecking crews, such as the Ryan Building, Little-Bit-O-Heaven, Spears Chiropractic Hospital, and Clearview Sanitarium.
How to Correct a Cuboid Subluxation
Cuboid subluxation is a poorly recognized condition, even though it is not uncommon. It has been described in the literature under various names: cuboid subluxation, cuboid syndrome, locked cuboid, dropped cuboid, cuboid fault syndrome or peroneal cuboid syndrome.
NSAIDs No Better Than Placebo for Spine Pain
A meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials comparing the efficacy and safety of NSAIDs with placebo for spinal pain concludes that among 6,065 spine pain patients, "NSAIDs reduced pain and disability, but provided clinically unimportant effects over placebo."
Treating LBP the Right Way: Think Natural
An updated clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends spinal manipulation and other non-invasive, non-drug therapies as first options for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain, rather than pain medications, as stipulated in the original 2007 guideline.
Toxicity & Kids: The Importance of Environmental Intake
The old adage is true that children are not little adults. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has long known that the physiology of children is unique, as are the diseases that plague them.
Chiropractic: A Great Fit for the White House
Dr. Eric Kaplan is a New York Chiropractic College alumnus; a No. 1 best-selling author whose books include Awaken the Wellness Within and The 5 Minute Motivator; a chiropractor for professional sports teams and elite athletes; and even served as an advisor under the Clinton Administration to the President's Council on Sports & Physical Fitness.
Waist Circumference: A Conversation Starter (Part 2)
Now let's discuss the clinical approach to reducing WC and implementation in today's chiropractic practice. The primary intervention centers around dietary modification and lifestyle habits aimed to reduce adiposity, improve insulin sensitivity and ultimately, diminish systemic metabolic dysfunction.
What's Bugging You? Probiotics and Your Health
An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function.
Good Works at the Canandaigua VA
Faculty and students of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (FLSAOM) of the New York Chiropractic College have provided acupuncture to veterans at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Canandaigua, New York since September of 2007.
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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