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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.
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.
The Power of Eccentric Exercise: Hamstring Injury Prevention and Rehab
For almost 20 years, I've worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. It goes without saying that hamstring injury (HSI) prevention and rehabilitation is a big part of what they expect from a sports chiropractor.
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.
Essentials of Assessment: The Squat
The squat is a simple, fast and functional tool to evaluate patient symmetry and function. As simple and easy as it is to implement, it can yield considerable amounts of valuable, clinically relevant information.
Recording and Appropriate Billing of Timed Physical Medicine Services
There is a common misunderstanding about timed therapy services and although you do have some knowledge of timed service documentation, based on your comment on the 8-minute rule, your understanding is correct, but incomplete.
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.
How to Find and Fix TL Nerve Impingements
The thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) and the peripheral sensory nerves that exit from it are frequent, important and rarely recognized sources of lower back, pelvic and hip pain. Let's outline a clear exam protocol for diagnosing the problem.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
Vitamin D Fails to Help Knee OA? The Proper Perspective
The March 8, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a study about vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a really weird study.
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.
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.
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.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Take Center Stage
Looking for the latest on the musculoskeletal pain epidemic and the increasing premium placed on preventive strategies including chiropractic? Check out The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans – Opportunities for Action.
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.
The IME System: A Current Public Health Risk and Solutions That Are Working
I strongly believe in the independent medical examination (IME) system. There are far too many doctors in every profession who are not following E&M protocols and never claim MMI (maximum medical improvement) has occurred for their patients, which has caused financial stress for many private and public carriers.
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.
Business Lesson #1: Adapt or Else
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent meal at a restaurant recommended by some friends. We often have concerns about restaurant recommendations, as many have been disappointing.
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.
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.
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?
May, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 05
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 tables, mats, yoga supplies, cushions, pillows, and ergonomic aids - all important components of a successful massage practice.
Beauty with Nature: Great White Bottling Inc. / 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 include: 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: .
Belvedere USA Corporation: Belvedere USA Corporation offers an array of salon and spa products, including seating, wood, glass and steel cabinetry; desks and retail displays; spa equipment, including pedicare systems, hydrotherapy tubs and massage products; and nail care including manicure tables with corresponding seating and storage. The Belvedere product lineup features the Mirage Pedicare System, a comprehensive footcare system that offers one-touch electronic cleaning and disinfecting, a proprietary disinfectant and a tubular steel frame. Products include: Footcare, Mirage Pediare System, Alexandria Pedicare Station, Cleopatra Pedicare Station, Victoria Pedicare Station, Martinique Massage Table, Antiqua Massage Table, St. Thomas Massage Table, St. Croix Massage Table, Ultra Electric Table, Ultra Hydraulic Table, Carmel Nail Table, Cosmos Nail Table, Royale Hydrotherapy Tub, Equinox Hydrotherapy Tub, Diane Hydrotherapy Tub, Vichy Shower and Wet Table, Steamy Wonder Therapy Tent, and Turnkey spaces planning and facility design services. Tel: 815-544-3131 E-mail: ; Web: www.belvedereusa.com.
BodySense: Aromatherapy Hot/Cold products combine the benefits of moist heat and aromatherapy. Each contains aromatic herbs and spices, carefully selected for their healing properties, and rice for its moisture content and weight. BodySense offers 26 product items with 8 different formulas or combinations of herbs and spices. Our product line ranges form NeckEase, Sinus Pack, Eye Pillows, FootEase, Packs, Wraps, Toys and a bamboo flute CD. Tel: 877-816-3615; E-mail: ; Web: www.shopbodysense.com.
EarthGear Therapeutic Innovations: EarthGear is committed to offering the best value in professional massage therapy equipment and supplies. Our collective ambition is to provide massage therapy equipment that is intelligent in design, solid in performance, and exceptional in value. Every EarthGear product is designed and tested to withstand the rigors of professional use, and is skillfully crafted from quality materials, and EarthGear's commitment to quality is backed by an industry leading lifetime warranty. Products offered: professional quality portable massage tables, an on-site massage chair, desktop massage support unit, quality massage therapy accessories including pneumatic stools, bolsters, carry cases, oil holsters, fleece pads, and disposable headrest covers. Tel: 800-508-1937; E-mail: ; Web: www.earthgear.com.
Massage King: Tel: 800-290-3932; Web: www.massageking.com.
Massage Supply Company: Tel: 866-497-4856; Web: www.massagesupplyco.com.
MassageWarehouse.com: Tel: 800-910-9955; Web: www.massagewarehouse.com.
Oakworks: Tel: 800-558-8850; Web: www.oakworks.com.
OPTP: OPTP, a leader in the industry for over 25 years, offers a large selection of health, fitness and rehabilitation products. Including massage, stretching, trigger point, foam rollers, Swiss exercise balls, balance boards, women's health, resistive exercise band products and resources and more! Tel: 800-367-7393; E-mail: ; Web: www.optp.com.
Steam Sauna: Manufacturer of commercial and residential steam generators and custom pre-cut cedar sauna rooms for over 30 years. Steam Sauna offers such advanced features as the Automatic Power Flush and the 2-in-1 System for commercial grade units. Supplier to the finest spas, resorts and fitness clubs throughout North America. Tel: 866-937-2862; Email: ; Web: www.steam-sauna.com.
Stronglite Massage Tables: Laney and John Lloyd, a massage therapist and a mechanical engineer founded Stronglite in 1986. This combination of talents led to the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, strength and durability in bodywork equipment - Strong and light - it's a combination our customers have always asked for in equipment, so it's what we deliver. Durable, lightweight and maneuverable, our tables and chairs are engineered for the peak performance of your business. Products include: High-value portable massage tables and chairs plus table and chair accessories such as bolsters, end & side extensions, sternum pads, sheets, fleece pads, carrying cases, and heatable/chillable Warm Whiskers pillows. Tel: 800-289-5487; E-mail: ; Web: www.stronglite.com.
Tatum Tables: Tel: 800-895-5487; Web: www.tatumtable.com.
If your company offers products or services to the massage profession and you would like to be listed in "What Are My Choices," please contact Massage Today at 800-324-7758 or .
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