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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.
News in Brief
Northwestern Student Honored for Addressing Concussions Head-On; Northwestern Announces New CFO; Life U. to Provide Unique Opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Let's Streamline Your Front Desk
Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency or a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area without sacrificing the quality of patient interaction can be a little tricky.
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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