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Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
How Many of Your Patients Have Sarcopenia?
Figure 1 demonstrates the typical appearance of sarcopenia in the paravertebral muscles. Have you considered evaluating your patients for this problem? Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function that affects the older population.
Excited to Share the Science of Chiropractic: An Interview With Dr. Heidi Haavik
Dr. Heidi Haavik has become known in the circle of chiropractic researchers as not only a rising star, but also one willing to do research that can have a major impact in the scientific world and how chiropractic is perceived.
Identify & Adjust the Apex Posterior Sacrum
Low back pain involving an apex posterior sacrum (+θX-axis misalignment) typically presents with signs of lumbosacral joint impingement or facet syndrome.
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
An Alarming Lack of Accountability
Accountability seems to be a lost quality today. The simple act of taking responsibility and doing the right thing just doesn't happen as often as it should. Maybe it is the litigious nature of our society.
Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
Day in the Life of an Advanced-Practice DC
Can you tell us a little about your background in the profession? Why did you want to become a DC? I studied at Boston University from 1968-1972 as a pre-med student majoring in biology.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
Designing a Fitness Plan (Part 4): Blending Pain Relief With Healthy Aging
Pain relief is still the No. 1 reason patients come to my office. However, most of my patients have other goals as well, such as: "I want to lose 10 to 20 pounds"; "I feel old and want to slow down the aging process"; "My doctor says I am becoming a diabetic and need to exercise"; or "I'm tired and want more energy."
Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators: 21st Century Inflammation Fighters
Specialized pro-resolving mediators, or SPMs, are a portion of the omega-3 fatty-acid spectrum that have been shown to have a powerful effect on reducing inflammation.
News in Brief
Northwestern Student Honored for Addressing Concussions Head-On; Northwestern Announces New CFO; Life U. to Provide Unique Opportunity.
F4CP Launches New Social Media Campaign
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress has launched a new service to help member doctors: a social media campaign called "Accelerator."
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
NCCAOM Launches New Membership Organization
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recently launched a new national membership organization, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates.
Misconceptions & Opportunities With Medicare
As I speak around the country on how to properly document Medicare patient encounters, I get questions regarding opting out of Medicare. There are many misconceptions about opting out of Medicare, including just what it means to opt out.
Filling the Gap: The Role of Alternative Practitioners in a Broken Health Care System
I have been asked many times what got me into alternative medicine. My answer is simple: I want to truly help and make a difference in people's health.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
March, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 03
What Are My Choices?
By Editorial Staff
You've made the decision to become a massage therapist and invested a lot of money in your education, practice location, marketing, and everything else you need to be successful.Now what? Where can you find information on products, continuing education information and other goods and services to help your practice grow?
"What Are My Choices?" is a periodic column that gives you the information you need, straight from the experts - the companies themselves. This installment focuses on companies that offer lotions, oils, analgesics, linen cleaners and other similar items - all important components of a successful massage practice.
All in One Linens: Tel: 866-299-0803; Web: www.allinonelinens.com.
Aviana Body Products and Body Work: Our goal is to improve the quality of life for all individuals, including those living with cancer, pain or extreme stress. Based on meticulous study of ancient wisdom and healing techniques, coupled with the latest scientific studies, we have developed our products and services with loving intent to provide gentle, therapeutic support and to help remind the mind-body-spirit of its inherent wholeness and healing power. Products/Services: Products include a signature blend of nine essential oils in an all-natural massage oil, essential oil, body lotion and body mist, as well as a post-breast cancer support pillow. Tel: 717-533-1759; Web: www.avianabody.com; E-mail: .
Beauty with Nature: Has been making products especially for massage practitioners since 1995. We focus on products that maintain the maximum purity possible and are very competitive in the marketplace. Products/Services: Massage lotion, massage oil, massage balm, essential oils, paraffin wax, oil-removing laundry detergent, visco-memory foam pillows, massage tables, private labeling. Tel: 888-295-6457; E-mail: .
Best of Nature: Tel: 800-228-6457; Web: www.bestofnature.com.
biO2 Cosmeceuticals International: One of the nation's leaders is post recovery and anti-aging products for the physicians market. Our products have been clinically tested for safety and effectiveness at a major university with astounding results. We have been selling to leading physicians worldwide for over seven years. Let us show YOU how to enter the fast growing and profitable anti-aging market. Products/Services: include a complete line of anti-aging products based on our exclusive ingredient Amino-Plex. Tel: 800-499-1372; Web: www.oxymist.com; E-mail: .
Boston Jojoba Company: Boston Jojoba grows jojoba seed on its Arizona farm. It sells the extract of the seed, world-wide, to massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, aromatherapists, schools, spas, resorts, retail health stores and manufacturers of professional and personal care products. Products/Services: Expeller pressed HobaCare Jojoba (100% Pure). HobaCare Jojoba is certified organic. Tel: 800-256-5622; Web: www.bostonjojoba.com; E-mail: .
Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care & Cosmetics: The premier line of Skin Care, Facial Foundation, Bath, Body and Spa products is currently celebrating 60 years of proven results. Contains pharmaceutical and natural grade ingredients. The Gerda Spillmann line carries the prestigious "Swiss Crossbow" symbol of quality and excellence. No animals are harmed in the production of Gerda Spillmann products. Products/Services: Complete line of Skin Care, Facial Foundation, Bath, Body and Spa Products. Professional Back bar sizes available. Tel: 800 282-3223; Web: www.gerdaspillmann.com; E-mail: .
Green Valley Aromatherapy: was founded in 1995 and enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry. Our team includes trained aromatherapists who are keenly aware of purity and quality issues. Their attention to detail ensures consistent, highest quality products and ethical business dealings. Our research into new products, suppliers and health information makes us responsive to changes that occur within the industry. We are committed to providing you with top-quality products sourced from around the world. Products/Services: Over 85 therapeutic grade, pure essential oils, carrier oils and bases, Retail Ready line, All Natural skincare line. Tel: 877-572-7662; Web: www.57aromas.com; E-mail: .
Khepra Skin Care, Inc.: All Khepra Skin Care products are based on the study of ancient Egyptian healers, who were some of the first to use the art of aromatherapy and the blending of essential oils to provide healing benefits. These ancient healers were renowned for their seemingly magical balms and ointments, many of which were blends of natural beeswax and certain rare essential oils. This is the basis for nearly all Khepra products. Products/Service: Khepra Foot Balm, Khepra Oasis Breeze Massage Therapy Lotion, Khepra Nefertiti's Touch Massage Therapy Lotion, Khepra Unscented Massage Therapy Lotion, Khepra Egyptian Aura Massage Oil, Khepra Essence of the Nile Massage Oil, Khepra Unscented Massage Oil, Khepra Skin Therapy Créme, Khepra Cuticle Oil, Khepra Foot Spray. Tel: 800-367-9799; Web: www.khepracare.com; E-mail: .
O'Malley & Potter: Help alleviate pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, stress, and more. Augment your body/energy work with lotions formulated with therapeutic quality essential oils. Claudia O'Malley's pain relief products developed from her own need to find relief from fibromyalgia symptoms and its related disorders. As she discovered the "remedies" she made for herself gave more relief than the prescriptions from the doctors, she shared these lotions with others, and soon a clientele was formed, and then a thriving business. "Feel-Good" Products/Services: Muscle Relief, "It Hurts Everywhere" Relief, Stress-Headache-and-Bodyache Relief, Inflammation Relief, Blue Magic, Fluid Retention Relief, Myofascial Release Relief, Synergy blend Inhalers, and much more. Newly added "Pamper" Products include: Perfume, Body Oils, Body Powders, Milk & Honey Lotions, Shea Body Butters, and Bath Salts. Please go to our web site for detailed information regarding use, and product ingredients - all pure and natural - no alcohol or petroleum products. Tel: 425-788-8174; Web: feelgoodproducts.com; Email: .
Performance Health: Tel: 800-Bio Freeze; Web: www.biofreeze.com.
Thermal Comfort Inc.: Tel: 866-660-WARM; Web: www.thermalcomfortinc.com.
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