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Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
July, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 07
What Are My Choices?
By Editorial Staff
You've invested a lot of money in your education, practice location, marketing, and everything else you need to be a successful massage therapist. 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 health and liability insurance, and other business-related services.
American Massage Council: Malpractice Insurance. The American Massage Council, working with one of the country's most prestigious insurance companies, has put together a massage policy that is both affordable and reliable. Since 1986, our in-house legal team has been successfully defending alternative health care providers from malpractice claims. Rated "A" by AM Best and backed by over $9 billion in assets, our special expertise is now available to you. Tel: 800-500-3930; Fax: 714-571-1863.
The Day Spa Association: Founded in 1992: To promote our members' businesses through the distribution of THE DAY SPA DIRECTORY to consumers and the spa industry throughout North America and on the Web. To unify and support the spa industry and its professionals through information exchange, networking, and educational events. To increase consumer awareness of and demand for spa services and products. To protect the consumer by continuously elevating the standards of professionalism and quality in the day spa industry.
Member Services: Membership Certificate & decal; Inclusion in THE DAY SPA DIRECTORY and on the web; Long list of benefits incl. FREE subscriptions to most industry journals, discount to products and services, Publications & Statistics: THE DAY SPA BUSINESS BIBLE, THE SPA ENCYCLOPEDIA, MARKETING DEMOGRAPHICS & BUSINESS REPORTS on consumer day spa spending & DAY SPA BENCHMARKING; Health Benefit program; certification & accreditation programs, working capital and more; Day Spa Industry e-News. Address: 310 17the Street, Union City, NJ 07087; Tel: 201-865-2065; Fax: 201-865-3961; E-mail: ; Web: www.dayspaassociation.com.
The International Medical Spa Association: Formed in the summer of 2002, this professional trade organization was created to promote the highest standards of care within the medical spa industry by providing information and education to both industry members and the general public. We are dedicated to help shape the Medical Spa industry by expanding into broader fields to bring spa services into medical and semi-medical facilities such as hospitals, living care facilities, medical practices and more.
Membership Services: Listing of the business in The Medical Spa Directory; listing of the business on www.medicalspaassociation.org, Membership certificate & decal, Code of Ethics (laminated for front office), Mentoring Services, FREE subscription to Trade Publications, Medical Spa Industry eNews, Discount on industry books, studies and reports, Melanoma Poster for display at spas - proceeds to benefit the MRF. Address: 310 17the Street, Union City, NJ 07087. Tel: 201-865-2065; Fax: 201-865-3961; E-mail: ; Web: www.medicalspaassociation.org.
Massage Therapy Associates: dbaMassageCPT.com: In 1994, Ed Denning had just started his massage practice. He had a Worker's Compensation client who wanted him to do billing. He knew nothing about doing that. By 1995, he had written an insurance billing manual for his own use and started promoting it to other massage therapists. To promote his manual he started writing articles for the major massage magazines. He has been published yearly since 1995.
Products and Services: Medical Code Manual- Intake Form, CPT Codes, Instruction set for the HCFA 1500; HCFA 1500 Forms; Professional Receipts; HCFA 1500 Printing Program. Tel: 330-289-3453; Fax: 330-499-3419; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagecpt.com.
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