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Peer Points: Stories of Practice Success
When patients go see Arizona-based acupuncturist Jing Liu, it is to get top care from an practitioner well versed in all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Covering Chiropractic as a Profession, Not a Single Service
Recently Dynamic Chiropractic published a front-page article about various state essential health benefits and referred to Oregon and four other states not currently providing chiropractic as a covered benefit.
Happenings in Our Evolving Profession
Good things seem to be happening for our profession and recent developments show we are all on board. Talking about being on board, this September The Veterans Express-Purple Heart Tour is expected to make its way out of the station.
News in Brief
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Continues Support of Chiropractic; ACBOH Announces 2013 Practical, Written Exam Dates; PCORI Approves Funding for Research on Spinal Stenosis; Macquarie University to Cease Offering Chiropractic Program.
There Are No Secrets: Treating Complicated Conditions with TCM
Including standardized extra points, there are just over 400 acupuncture points on the body. You get 400 and I get 400 - same. Yet, time and time again treatment protocols are coveted as if they were some secret formula only intended for the right and privileged.
Wisconsin Exam in the Spotlight
You've passed your national boards with flying colors, including Part IV, the practical examination, at a combined cost of more than $3,000.
History Repeating Itself in Wisconsin?
Thirteen years ago, the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA) "agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that [the association] orchestrated a conspiracy among WCA members to increase prices for chiropractic services and to boycott third-party payers to obtain higher reimbursement rates."
Helping Infertility Patients with the Spirit Essence
As many of you know, when it comes to treating infertility, we are dealing with a patient population that is, generally speaking, in emotional turmoil. These patients often experience fear, anxiety, despair, hopelessness, grief and anger.
In a previous column, I discussed the history and definition of evidence-based practice (EBP), and expressed concerns with how the concept has been narrowly construed by some academics and payers.
Herbal Medicine: Go Mainstream
When it comes to practicing herbal medicine in a mainstream setting, there are a number of important points to understand when it comes to prescribing formulas. Some important questions to ask are - what method of prescribing and dispensing is most effective in this setting?
Repeating Bone-Density Tests
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women older than age 65 undergo bone-density testing. However, organizations in general have not stated when repeat bone-density testing should be done.
Exercises for Back Pain: Low-Compression Training Program
This program is intended for two groups of people: 1) those who want to engage in resistance exercises for the major regions of their body without developing back pain in the process; and 2) those who already have back pain and want to do resistance exercises, but consistently re-irritate their back when trying to do so.
Calcium Supplements and Mortality
When the National Institutes of Health's AARP Diet and Health Study reported that men who took calcium supplements had a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared those who didn't, it was the third large cohort in six months with alarming findings regarding calcium supplements.
Business Building: What's Your Strategy?
I know some in our profession love to debate about whether or not spinal curvatures change as a result of our chiropractic adjustment, but I have a question that hits a little more close to the belt than that: Are chiropractors capable of change?
Medical Payola (Part 2)
Not only has Medtronic made billions selling expensive screws and hardware for highly controversial spine fusions, but a Senate investigation also found Medtronic felt compelled to write and edit medical journal articles attributed to outside physicians that downplayed the risks of the company's best-selling bone graft, Infuse.
Spinal-Cord Injuries: Saying No to Steroids
With steroids, epidural and otherwise, in the news lately for their overuse when treating back pain (and their danger when tainted by fungal meningitis), it was high time for a policy change, and we've got one, from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
The Pallof Press for Core Stability Evaluation
Many people become injured because of instability, weakness and poor neural-sequencing patterns in the core. Lack of bracing and support from the inner core cylinder during coronal and transverse movements makes the body vulnerable to compensation injuries.
You are What You Eat Part II: Integrative Protocols
In the previous installment of this article I discussed important ideas concerning gastrointestinal health and foundational ideas from TCM, which can provide key insights into creating effective protocols for healing the gut.
The Spirits of the Points: The Gall Bladder Official
The Gall Bladder is known as The Official of Decision Making and Judgment. In any given day, this Official makes countless decisions – conscious and unconscious, which influence every aspect of our being.
Telecommuting and Technology: Ergonomic and Worker's Comp Considerations
As our world becomes more and more reliant on technology, equipment becomes more dependable and we become increasingly more comfortable with e-mail, the fax machine, the Internet and the smartphone, it is becoming easier and easier to work away from the office.
Energy is a hot commodity. Society pays dearly for it and for the expertise of those who know how to cultivate it.
Chiropractic Research: A Moral Issue
This year I've had the opportunity to go to three great chiropractic research conferences; the ACC-RAC, the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) Congress and the World Federation of Chiropractic Congress.
Let's face it – patient evaluation takes time. Unless you are really into the diagnostic evaluation game, you probably have found the formal exam protocol tedious if not downright annoying.
Helping Patients Through Pregnancy Loss
There is a lot of focus in the acupuncture world on fertility and helping women get pregnant. It's exhilarating to hear the news that a patient is expecting a baby. The other side of that is pregnancy loss. That includes abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth.
November, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 11
What Are My Choices?
Herbs, Supplements, Oils and Aromatherapy Products
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 herbs, supplements, oils, and aromatherapy products.
A.C. Grace Company: A quality source of all natural unesterified, high anti-thrombic, high antioxidant (Gamma 42% per capsule) rancid-oil free Vitamin E for all physicians and health professionals. Consider dispensing UNIQUE E® direct to your patients. Arm yourself with the truth and experience the benefits of dispensing UNIQUE E® directly to your patients in your practice, and the benefits of using UNIQUE E® personally and in your family. Formulated in 1962 and founded by Roy Erickson. Phone: 903-636-4368; E-mail: .
Alternative Technologies: Phone: 866-885-6625.
Amazon Herb Company: First and largest exporter of wild-herbs from virgin Amazon Rainforest soil. Herbal formulas designed to balance and nourish entire body systems. Taken daily, provides a density of chemistry, nutrition and raw materials far superior to isolated nutritional supplements. Bio-energetic herbs sus-tainably harvested, hand inspected, never fumigated or irradiated. Success supported by finest research, backed by 40 years of fieldwork, combined with thousands of years of experience. Aids Rainforest preservation. Phone: 323-936-2376; E-mail: ; Web: www.rainforesthealing.com.
American Nutriceuticals: Manufactures some of the world's most effective nutritional products. Used therapeutically by physicians and in hospitals around the globe, our products include Tibetan and Chinese herbals, enzymes, immune support and detoxification formulas. Call for wholesale product package. Free info. Phone: 888-848-2548; E-mail: .
Arise & Shine: Famous for its internal cleansing program, the Cleanse Thyself(tm) program, and for the purity and potency of its nutritional supplements. Healers and health conscious individuals have relied on the high quality and efficacy of Arise & Shine products for over 15 years. Large selection of all natural internal cleansing, colon health, organ support, and specia-lized nutritional products; as well as over 100 herbal extracts. Phone: 800-688-2444; Web: www.ariseandshine.com.
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 lotions, massage oils, massage balms, essential oils, paraffin wax, oil-removing laundry detergent, visco-memory foam pillows, massage tables, private labeling. Phone: 888-295-6457; E-mail: .
Bio Essence: Phone: 800-875-0798; Web: www.bioessence.net.
CA Botana International, Inc.: The creator and manufacturer of botanical skin and body care products Doctor D. Schwab, Sea Enzyme, and Ambrosia, for face, body, massage, slimming, spa and wellness. With over 40 years of in-house research, CA Botana has studied the effects of sea extracts, plants, herbs and vitamins and has integrated it with the latest skin care technology to satisfy today's skin care professionals. Phone: 800-872-2332; E-mail: ; Web: www.ca-botana.com.
Earth Trade Winds: Established in 1985, East Earth supplies Chinese herb products to health food stores, acupuncturists, and other health profes-sionals. We distribute Chinese patent medicines, bulk herbs, Sanjiu single herb extract powders, Long Hay Flat herb products, Evergreen Herbs products, Nature's Alchemy essential oils, and more. We have been recognized for our product quality and customer service by being listed in over 30 books as a supplier of Chinese herb products. Phone: 530-223-2346; E-mail: ; Web: www.eastearthtrade.com.
Evo2lution, Inc: A Florida Corporation that manufactures and dis-tributes high quality, cutting edge Oxygen-Aromatherapy systems in the well-being Industry. Clients reach a state of deep relaxation more quickly during the session and report feeling very energized, and alert the rest of the day following use. The effects of supplemental oxygen have been well documented; benefits include increased circulation, elevated mood, strengthened immune system, boosted energy and much more. Phone: 305-375-0508; www.evo2lution.com.
Get Healthy Again: Phone: 800-832-9755; Web: www.43Lac.com.
Ioba North America: Providing more than physical relief, 100% natural ioba oils are the ultimate rejuvenating therapy for healthier, softer and more youthful looking skin. Formulated in Switzerland to regulate moisture balance and rejuvenate skin, ioba contains more than 50% hemp seed oil (richest in EFAs and vitamin E), blended with jojoba, apricot kernel and over a dozen essential oils. Beautifully aromatic and non-greasy, ioba absorbs quickly while holding a smooth glide. ioba...for the ultimate massage! Phone: 877-462-2645; E-mail: ; Web: www.ioba.us.
strong>Mia Rose Products: Phone: 800-292-6339; Web: www.miarose.com.
Natural Wellness Centers of America: The NWC product line started in 1998. Founded by the naturopathic husband and wife team of John R Taylor N.D. and Marguerite G Taylor N.D. NWC specializes in whole food supplements, enzymes and probiotics as well as nutritional support for good health. NO synthetics, NO chemicals. All products utilize the L.E.A.D.S.® Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System® which is exclusive to NWC to insure nutrient delivery on a cellular basis. Phone: 888-207-3480; E-mail: ; Web: www.nwcproducts.com.
Natural Wellness® and The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Established in 1996, provide you with tools and ideas for personal and professional growth to benefit you and your clients. We offer gels, lotions, music, DVDs, videos, books, nutritional supplements, heat packs and therapeutic equipment. The Institute also provides over 28 home study Category A continuing education programs, which are accepted by the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, Florida Board of Massage as well as most other state boards. FREE resource guide available. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.naturalwellnessonline.com.
NuNaturals: We specialize in a complete line of Stevia products including the new SoooLite line standardized for Rebaudioside-A. Our diabetic line includes sweeteners that will not raise blood sugar levels as well as products that help manage blood sugar levels. NuNaturals also specializes in brain, sleep, relaxation and cold-flu formulas. Our products are available either direct from the company. NuNaturals, Helping To Keep You Well. Phone: 800-753-4372; E-mail: ; Web: www.nunaturals.com.
Nutriscan: Offer added value with NutriScan™ customized nutrition program. NutriScan makes over 3700 scientific decisions to create a supplement package for your client. NutriScan has no costs or inventory, and you receive 25% of your monthly gross sales. Additionally, a licensed doctor reviews all orders, eliminating your liability. NutriScan's retention rate is over 78%! Phone: 800-818-7170; E-mail: ; Web: www.nutriscanregistration.com.
Orenda International: Founded in January of 2002 by Ray Grimm, George Hall, Robert Hall. Orenda International is a Bio Technology company that develops manufactures and distributes Bio health products. Orenda International exists to lift people by helping them to discover and develop their innate power to enhance the quality of their health, their thoughts and their lives. Phone: 800-690-2024; E-mail: ; Web: www.orendainternational.com.
Oriental Medical Arts: Specializing in granulated Chinese herbs custom mixed to meet your client's specific needs. Dedicated to helping you and your clients achieve the highest quality of life by offering the best that Oriental Medicine has to offer. Dr. Takei currently works with practitioners from various healthcare modalities throughout the country in determining an accurate diagnosis for your client through phone consultations and then sends traditional Chinese herbal medicine to the practitioner to provide to the patient. Phone: 505-306-3155; E-mail: ; Web: www.omworks.net/drtakei.
Scents And Oils: Dolores is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. She has a website specifically dedicated to this art form. She is an independent Young Living Oils distributor and has partnered with several other companies to provide oils, workshops, software and an NCTMB accredited program available on CD for Massage Therapists. Phone: 239-826-6960; E-mail: ; Web: www.scentsandoils.com.
Seasilver®: Distributed by Total Nature, Independent Distributor, ID# N-1000-1438. Seasilver®is a whole food (plant-based) nutritional supplement with a proprietary formula of ingre-dients and proprietary processing techniques. Seasilver®works in perfect harmony with Nature. Seasilver® is, by design, the centerpiece of a Foundational Health Program. Phone: 800-773-6993; E-mail: ; Web: www.totalnature.com.
Spinal Touch Formulas: Supplies chiropractors and other health care professionals with high quality, natural, professional strength, supplements that are reasonably priced. Our products were formulated by chiropractors with expert knowledge in herbs, homeopathy, and Chinese medicine. Our product line takes a holistic approach to nutritional supplementation by providing necessary micronutrients the body needs to maintain good health. Phone: 800-421-5443; E-mail: ; Web: www.spinaltouchformulas.com.
Soylutions To Health, Inc.: Soylutions skin and body products are a line owned by a NCBTMB Massage Therapist who is an advocate of socially and environmentally responsible products, such as soy. Soylutions, (vegan friendly) is an organic soy and olive oil based skin care naturally filled with vitamin E as well as essential oils. Soy is a healing ingredient, nourishing the skin with antioxidants that repair dry damaged skin and prevent skin from the elements. Phone: 847-854-5434; E-mail: Web: www.soylutions.com.
TH Stone: Phone: 866-680-5149; Web: www.thstone.com.
United Pacific Manufacturing: Phone: 800-790-4888; Web: www.goacupuncture.com.
Young Living Essential Oils: Founded by Gary Young in 1993, Young Living Essential Oils is world renowned for exceptionally high-quality essential oils, dietary supplements, personal care products, and other unique solutions for healthy lifestyles. Is one of the world's leaders in the cultivation, distillation, and production of organically grown, guaranteed pure essential oils. Phone: 239-826-6960.
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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