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Introducing the Acupuncture Today Digital Edition
In response to the changing habits of our readers, Acupuncture Today will introduce a digital edition of the publication (in addition to our print edition) beginning with the August 2016 issue.
A Long-Overdue Win for Oregon Medicaid Patients - and the Implications for Other States
Beginning July 1, 2016, Oregon Medicaid patients with spinal pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic) who are determined to be low risk based on a biopsychosocial assessment tool (STarT Back – Keele University) can receive four chiropractic visits per episode.
Kansas Achieves Licensing Law
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2615 into law on Friday, May 13, 2016. HB2615 includes provisions for the licensure of acupuncturists in the state of Kansas.
Adventures with the San Jiao
Those of us who have been in practice for several decades relish the way meridians and points reveal new diagnostic clues and new insights. I love to encourage my students to see this as an adventure that goes way beyond the textbooks.
Treating Hip & Groin Pain With Abdominal Release of Upper Lumbar Nerve Impingements
Have you encountered patients with groin and hip pain you can't seem to solve? You know it's not a worn-out hip; you suspect the pain is somehow connected to the spine. But somehow, you just can't help them break through.
What's New in Phytonutrition: Mangifera Indica, "The King of Fruits"
One hundred percent pure Indian green mango fruit (mangifera indica), harvested at a special degree of ripeness for efficacy and taste, can now be concentrated as a phytonutrient nutraceutical powder.
Chronic Pain: Become Part of the Solution
I have lectured to more than 7,000 chiropractic physicians over the past five years regarding the chronic pain and opioid epidemic in this country.
Beating the Odds: Interview With Para-Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta
Since October 2015, the FICS Foundation, the charitable organization affiliated with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), has been supporting disabled athletes internationally.
How to Stay Sane During the Elections: Understanding Through the Lens of Chinese Medicine
In Chinese Medicine philosophy, everything consists of Yin and Yang. The law of polar opposites – one cannot exist without its opposite.
Three Tips to Help You Analyze the Acupuncture Case Studies of the NCCAOM Exam
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Case study:
After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third
session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse
during cold weather.
Believe it or not, an estimated one-third of your patients have eaten some form of fast food within 24 hours of their appointment with you.
Multivitamin Supplement May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence
There is a great deal of controversy regarding the value of multiple vitamin supplements in cancer prevention.
The Pertinent Negative
We all have to perform evaluations on patients. Most of us don't like doing it – exams take time, and worse it takes even more time after the evaluation to put together a narrative summary of the findings. Sometimes, this process becomes downright tedious.
Sit or Stand? Analyzing a Mixed Message
I'm more than a bit confused. At my age, that seems to be a rather common occurrence. However, today more than ever, I'm getting a mixed message.
What You Say Isn't Always What Patients Hear
A few years ago, my aunt Edna (name changed for the purpose of this story) suffered a stroke. After a short hospital stay, she was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilitation. When she arrived at the nursing home, Edna requested a private room.
Acupuncture Muscle Trigger Point and Oriental Medicine Sports Therapy
It is difficult to ascertain the internal condition of professional basketball player Lebron James during game one of the 2014 NBA finals, in which he developed debilitating muscle cramps that led to his premature removal from the game.
Tai Chi Documentary Premier
First Run Features recently announced the world theatrical premiere of Barry Strugatz's documentary The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West, which premiered last month at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles.
An Emerging Partnership Model
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) has educated integrative health and wellness practitioners for the last 40 years, originally as an acupuncture clinic and school. The institution's transformative, relationship-centered programs integrate traditional wisdom with contemporary science
Acupuncture's Impact on the World
For several years, I have been hearing about the town of Rothenburg, Germany. It seemed just a dot on a map until I arrived. It is the home of the TCM Kongress which began in 1968. It has been held annually for 47 years and it has only missed one year.
AOM Hospital-Based Practice: A Future Reality?
The natural evolution of health care on the planet is integrative health. We may have some challenges ahead, but based on my research, all indicators are pointing in a positive direction. There seems to be an evolving consciousness among our patient population that is "getting it."
Increasing the Value of Spine Care: CMS Approves New Low Back Pain Registry
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the Spine IQ Low Back Pain Registry as a qualified clinical data registry for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2016.
Insuring Quality Control in Herb Importation: An Interview with Wilson Lau
Wilson Lau is the vice president of Nuherbs, a Chinese herb importation company based in San Leandro, California. Before joining Nuherbs, he trained as a lawyer specializing in FDA law.
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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