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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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
News in Brief
Northwestern Student Honored for Addressing Concussions Head-On; Northwestern Announces New CFO; Life U. to Provide Unique Opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
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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