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Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
Let's Talk About Biceps Injuries at the Elbow
While most muscles cross over only one joint, the biceps crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Injuries to the lower biceps cause considerable elbow pain. Here's how to assess and treat an injury to this area conservatively.
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Less Time Than Required
Q: When is it appropriate to use a modifier -52? Can I use it for a timed service when I do less than the time required by the code?
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. 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.
International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
Don't Ignore the Lower Half of the Pelvis (Part 1)
When your patient complains of lower back or pelvic pain, but your usual treatments are not getting the job done, what do you examine and treat? You may be missing important structures in the lower half of the pelvis.
Code Connection: Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
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.
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