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A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
February, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 02
What Are My Choices?
Published Products, Books, Videos, Charts and More
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 published media.
Body Therapy Associates: Books by Carole Osborne-Sheets. Deep Tissue Sculpting: comprehensive manual synthesizing research, anatomy, and precise techniques with an intuitive and artistic attitude. Learn a myofascial modality that invites physical and emotional integration. Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy: a massage therapist's guide to the childbearing year. Get the assurance of sound guidelines and essential procedures to respond effectively and empathetically to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period. Phone: 800-586-8322; Web: www.bodytherapyassociates.com.
G-Jo Institute: A natural health education organization founded in 1976 to research, test and share a variety of "self-health" methods from around the world. Not only is the Institute the largest and oldest organization of its type, to the best of our knowledge, it is the only such group in existence. Web: www.g-jo.com.
Hands On Supply: The source for all your massage supply needs. One order, and you'll see why therapists keep ordering from us. Discounted prices; quality products; professional friendly service; free shipping available. Serving the massage community since 1992. Biotone, Pure Pro, Sombra, Le Mitt, Biofreeze, DVD's, Tiger Balm, Formentek, Khepra, Santa Barbara Creams, Ice'N'Heat Gel Packs, Stone Sets, Skeletons, Linens, Hydrocollators, Tables, back jacks, videos, music, books. Phone: 800-842-9874; Email: ; Web: www.handsonsupply.com.
Information For People: Massage therapists, estheticians, spas & salons: Build your practices with our line of over 30 client education brochures, numerous gift certificates, postcards, and greeting cards. Other innovative products include client newsletters, professional apparel, practice management software, hand sculptures for office environments, books, videos, presentation aids, copy-ready client handouts, and Web site tools. Attract clients you want to serve - and keep checking our Web site for marketing tips and specials. Call for free samples. Phone: 800-754-9790; E-mail: ; Web: www.info4people.com.
International Palmtherapy Association (IPTA): Through PalmTherapy®, you'll learn how to achieve emotional balance; sharpen your talents and initiate new skills; achieve higher learning ability and mental clarity; activate success energy in your life; build your charisma and have a magnetic personality; achieve goals faster, both personal and professional; stimulate your vitality; overcome allergy symptoms; and more. Free video available. Also available, the award winning book, PalmTherapy®: Program Your Mind through Your Palms by Moshe Zwang, ND. Phone: 661-944-4909; Web: www.palmtherapy.com.
The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Provides massage professionals with the books, videos, charts and other materials they need for more than 30 exciting, Category "A", continuing education, home study programs. Nationally recognized experts teach these valuable programs. Toll-free advisory support included at no extra charge. All approved and/or accepted by the NCBTMB, AMTA, AMBP, Florida and most other states. Free resource guide available. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.homestudycredits.org.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens: A unit of Wolters Klumer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Phone: 800-638-3030; Web: www.lww.com.
Massage Video Sales: These DVDs and videos will help you earn your CEUs in the comfort of your own office or home with the convenience of your own scheduling for a fraction of the cost of live seminars. We offer home study courses in pregnancy, infant, fibromyalgia, cranial sacral, euromuscular, oriental floor shiatsu and Thai yoga, ethics, HIV, and many more. We are approved through the NCBTMB, Florida, Nebraska, and accepted in most states. Phone: 866-328-9703; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagevideosales.com.
Massage Publications: Offers two essential books for massage therapists: Stretch Your Clients!, featuring table stretches for over 50 muscles and Releasing the Rotator Cuff, which examines rotator cuff injuries from a massage therapists perspective. Massage therapists are at high risk for rotator cuff injuries, so if you don't read this for your client's sake, read it for yourself. Phone: 512-833-0179; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagepublications.com.
Pine Island Publisher: We are the publishers of health related textbooks for both resale and wholesale customers. Our book products include the publications "The Complete Review Guide for State & National Examinations In Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork" and "Hydrotherapy Theory & Technique", a resource for both education and clinical practice. Phone: 800-400-1892; Web: www.pineislandpublishers.com.
Real Bodywork: Publishes massage training videos and DVDs. Our titles include Deep Tissue, NMT, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Ayurvedic, Polarity, Anatomy and Pathology, Nerve Mobilization and more. Phone: 888 505-5511; E-mail: ; Web: www.realbodywork.com.
Serenity Now: Serenity is a music label that has been creating relaxation music, guided imagery, and affirmation albums since 1985. Last year we created our first nature/music DVD that is perfect for a waiting room application. Phone: 800-869-1684; Web: www.serenitymusic.com.
TH Stone: A stone therapy product and educational source to the spa and wellness industry. We assist people in achieving their professional goals and offer innovative practical support through distance home-study courses, videos, DVDs, manuals, books and continuing education units and workshops. We also offer secure online shopping. Phone: 866-680-5149; E-mail: ; Web: www.thstone.com.
Traditional Thai Massage Video: This video is one of the first Thai massage videos produced. The instructor is from the famous Wat Pho in Bangkok and is truly an artist. It is easy to watch. A must for your video library. Phone: 480-644-8817; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagethai.com.
Wysong: An organization dedicated to enhancing the health of humans, the animals in their care, and the environment in which we all live. Throughout the world, the shortsighted and selfish inclination to exploit the Earth as a limitless raw material is steadily unraveling the delicate natural web, which is critical to healthful living. Pamphlets and educational aides available. Phone: 989-631-0009; E-mail: ; Web: www.wysong.net.
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