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Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
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.
If your company offers products or services to the massage profession and would like to be listed in "What Are My Choices," please contact Massage Today at 800-324-7758.
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