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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?
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 06
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 office software and business management resources - important components of a successful massage practice.
Island Software: Tel: 877-384-0295 Web: www.islandsoftware.com.
Land Software: Tel: 202-237-2733 Web: www.landsw.com.
The MIKAL Corporation: Founded in 1981 with the goal of providing the beauty industry with the ultimate management and marketing tools. Since then, MIKAL has helped over 2,500 salons and spas operate more efficiently and more profitably by concentrating on four areas of the business: 1.) Eliminating paperwork with computer systems; 2.) Creating powerful marketing programs; 3.) Reducing inventory on-hand costs and cutting inventory time; 4.) Creating a compensation and goal setting system. Products/Services: Salon/Spa Management Software System (SMS), SMS Lite, Online Booking system, Salon Builder Website builder and Onsite training. Tel: 800-448-5420; E-mail: ; Web: www.mikal.com.
Natural Wellness® and The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Established in 1996 to provide you with tools and ideas for personal and professional growth to benefit you and your clients. Products/Services: Over 28 home study Category A continuing education programs, accepted by the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, Florida Board of Massage as well as most other state boards.
ProSolutions Software, LLC: a division of e-Card Exchange, LLC. Affordable and easy to use salon and spa software. We have a product to fit your needs and budget. Complete with appointment book, client database, marketing, inventory, point of sale, gift cards/gift certificates, series, payroll and all commission structures. QuickBooks Interface and Online Booking. Products/Services: Salon and Spa management software/hardware. Tel: 800-710-3879 E-mail: ; Web: www.prosalon.com.
Success Beyond Work: An innovative marketing company assisting massage therapists and bodyworkers in creating successful, prosperous practices. We teach therapists how to survive and thrive by increasing their clientele and income without working more hours via our marketing program, book and products, business consultations and workshops. Our web site offers free business tips, a free monthly Massage E-Success Newsletter, and a free consultation questionnaire for our business consultation services. Products/Services: Massage Marketing Program; Massage Software, Insurance Billing Manual, and the Massage Kit Office Forms. E-mail: ; Web: www.successbeyondwork.com.
Wellness Watchers International, Inc.: Donald L. Hayes is founder and President of Wellness Watchers International, Inc. Don received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oregon and graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1977. After 15 years of private practice, Don founded a company that developed wellness & nutritional programs for all types of providers. Wellness Watchers is dedicated to providing superior products, marketing and educational materials to help practitioners improve the health of their clients for the greater good of all. Products/Services: The Evergreen Program: Simple Business System, The Healthy Living Program, The ActualAge & Anti-Aging & Wellness Programs, Auto-Pilot Marketing. Tel: 800-714-7746 E-mail: ; Web: www.wellnesswatchers.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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