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Are You Really a Healthy Eater?
I always giggle a little bit (to myself) when someone comes into my office and informs me that they are a healthy eater. What exactly does that mean? Does that mean they eat sugar in moderation? And what's that, exactly?
Finding Balance in the Clinic
This past December, I celebrated 11 years in practice. I seriously don't know where the time went. I feel beyond blessed and grateful to be practicing our profound and beautiful medicine and to be helping guide my patients restore a state of optimal health.
Online Efforts That Convert Traffic Into Patients
Most chiropractors are using "dinner with the doc," "refer a friend," customer appreciation days, grand openings, health fairs, chamber of commerce meetings, and other networking events to get new patients.
It's Time to Create a Strong Acupuncture Footprint
Footprints in the sand. Footprints in the snow. Where do these footprints go? Some are big, some are small, but footprints are made by all.
What's Triggering That Point?
An orthopedic friend recently saw a patient of mine. He felt an injection of a trigger point (TP) at the upper trapezius and surrounding areas was necessary, since that was the patient's area of chief complaint and there was a tender, radiating nodule.
Neuroscience: Where Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Can Come Together
The recent advances in neuroscience are truly incredible. With this expansion of scientific knowledge, I would like to see even more research into the neuroscientific basic of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Leg Length and Pelvic Fixations
A common component of low back pain is sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Signs of SIJ dysfunction can include fixation with reduced range of motion, and localized pain or joint laxity and inflammation.
The Top Seven Website Mistakes Clinics Make
The majority of acupuncture clinics finally have a website for their business. Having a website is crucial for being found online through Google, Facebook and review sites like Yelp.
A New Era of Injury Awareness Means a New Focus on Prevention
Despite a dramatic Super Bowl last month, the National Football League has taken quite a few hits lately concerning player injuries, particularly concussions.
Connections Worth Making
"If most doctors are like me, [they are] isolated physically and professionally. I do not make the time to connect with other doctors and also a lot of doctors do not want to be connected for a lot of reasons. Dynamic Chiropractic keeps me grounded and connected.
The Conscious Evolution of Healing, Part 2
The idea of transmission is very important in the Chinese medical classics. According to author Claude Larre, the ancient Chinese were highly interested in the connection between things. Nothing was looked at as an isolated entity.
Old TCM Sayings: Treat the Front to Treat the Back
Chinese medicine college was, and always will be, a memorable time. It was a time of massive personal and professional growth.
Put the Social Back Into Social Media
Social media is more than a passing fad, it is definitely here to stay. Social media apps and channels of distribution may evolve, but the concept of social media is now big business and a part of all our lives.
Adjusting the Occiput on the Atlas
You may never see a particular set of patients in your office – the ones who are either afraid of neck adjustments or have had a bad experience. A vast majority of those who had a bad experience did not have a life-threatening vascular event.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 1)
Maintaining joint health should be a daily focus for athletes. Joint health is a complex issue for everyone, but for athletes it poses a greater concern.
Reflections: The Art of Teaching Asian Medicine
Over the past three decades, my global workshops have been translated into German, Swiss German, French, Romansch, Spanish, Lithuanian and Xhosa. Time to offer you new teachers a few tips!
The Easy Way to Learn How to Document ICD-10
The 2015 Work Plan for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) includes a focus on chiropractic services. This means chiropractors can expect to see more audits and reviews in the coming year because private payers pay attention to the OIG's focus as well.
Acupuncture and Homeopathy: Bioenergetic Brothers
Acupuncture and homeopathy share an important healing principle: bioenergetics. "Bio" means "life," so bioenergetics is literally "life energy."
It might have been a miserable start to the day in the heart of downtown San Diego. A heavy rain had soaked the large homeless population congregating near the intersection of Third Avenue and Ash Street as they waited for a free breakfast to be served at the First Lutheran Church on the corner.
May, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 05
Florida Governor Encourages CranioSacral Therapy and Chiropractic Partnership
By Rebecca J. Razo
Over the last several years, CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has made great strides as a complementary practice in integrative health care. The gentle, light-touch modality, developed through years of scientific research by John Upledger, DO, OMM, and known for its highly therapeutic effects in treating a wide range of disorders, continues to build a steady stream of proponents all over the world.That list continues to grow, with the addition of one of its newest supporters: Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Three years ago, Senate Majority Leader Dennis L. Jones, DC, sponsored a state resolution declaring April "CranioSacral Therapy Awareness Month" in Florida. In honor of the occasion and in order to garner more legislative support for the practice, the Upledger Institute (UI) hosted its annual CST Awareness Day March 17 at the state capitol wherein staff members were invited to receive complementary CST sessions. The efforts paid off, and helped lay the groundwork for the possibility of a new working relationship between CST practitioners and chiropractors.
"More than 200 legislators and staff members stopped by for free mini sessions from a dozen CranioSacral Therapy practitioners," said Barb Richmond, UI's director of community relations. One of those staffers was the governor himself, who asked for a CST demonstration in his office. UI staff members Roy Desjarlais, LMT, CST-D, and Dottie Marvel, LMT, CST, happily obliged, and while Desjarlais explained the therapeutic benefits of CST, Marvel demonstrated the technique on the governor.1
"That's when he suggested we work with the new chiropractic college being set up at Florida State University to explore ways our organizations could forge a mutually beneficial relationship," Richmond declared, referring to Senate Bill 2002, a measure Gov. Bush signed into law earlier in the month that allocates $9 million for the formation of a chiropractic college at Florida State University (FSU) - the second public university in the nation to offer a doctor of chiropractic degree.2
Both Dr. Upledger and Alan Adams, DC, PhD, a consultant to FSU on the chiropractic college project, expressed enthusiasm for the governor's proposal. "Cranio-Sacral Therapy complements the chiropractic practice every bit as well as it does massage therapy and many other health care specialties," Dr. Upledger said."There is virtually no limit to how well any dedicated practitioner can perform it."
And Adams expressed interest in building a productive partnership between the two organizations. "As things unfold and they begin to roll the [chiropractic] program out, we'll be able to think of ways we can help, support, and work with UI," he said.3
Currently, practitioners from all over the country are looking at implementing CST Legislative Awareness Days in their states.
For more information on this process, contact the UI at 800-233-5880 or visit www.upledger.com.
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