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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 History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
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.
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.
News in Brief
National Chiropractic Health Month: Be Proactive; Collegiate Roundup: Academic Appointments at Parker, Logan.
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.
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.
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.
January, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 01
Industry Leaders Gather for Annual Medical Spa Conference
By Editorial Staff
The Medical Spa Professional Alliance, a resource dedicated to disseminating accurate information concerning the medical spa industry, hosted its fourth annual Medical Spa Conference and Expo, Nov.2-5, 2003, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Calif. The conference, specifically designed for medical spa, fitness and esthetic professionals, touts itself as the only one of its kind that offers continuing medical education category-one credits.
"This highly exclusive educational conference has built a strong reputation for providing physicians, medical estheticians, nurses, medical clinicians, spa directors and spa management teams with the educational tools and technical information they will need to be successful," said Marian Urban, CEO of the Medical Spa Conference and Expo.
The conference featured approximately 90 exhibit booths that demonstrated the latest medical spa innovations, as well as a range of special topics, including "Sports Medicine in a Medical Spa" by Elizabeth Leeds-Pinto and Randal Schober; "Hormone Replacement and Human Growth Hormones" by Ron Rothenberg, MD; "Lasers for Your Medical Spa" by Dima Ali, MD; "Hydrotherapy as a Medical Treatment" and "Effectiveness of Electrolysis Water Therapies and Vitamin C Antioxidants" by Priti Odedra; "Protecting Your Skin with Vitamin E" by Andres Papas, MD; "Noninvasive Rejuvenation" by Mitchel P. Goldman, MD; and "Integrating Massage and Medicine Into Your Medical Spa" by Maria Turk.
Other speakers included Richard Foxx, MD, Randy Alvarez, Pamela Price, Gary Bucher, MD, Robert Bradford, Nancy Griffin, Susie Ellis, Manon Pilon, Colby Smith, Sharon Norling, MD, Sarah Noble and Sylvie Archenault.
Mark your calendar for next year's conference, scheduled for June 13-16, 2004 in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.medspaconference.com or call 877-255-7727.
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