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Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
Medicine is Clumsy, Don't You Be
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the Equine
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif.
5 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Practice
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet.
PCOM Granted Regional Accreditation
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
The Acupuncturist's Problem
I want share with you some observations and insights into what seems to be the most common problem my colleagues in the acupuncture profession struggles with. If you also struggle with this problem, I hope you get a valuable "aha" moment from reading this.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
How Much Do You Know About the Benefits of Birds Nest?
Edible bird's nest is the nest made by the Swiftlet bird of Southeast Asia that is usually prepared as a soup and prized in Chinese culture as a healthful delicacy.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 1
This article was written in response to the unheeded acceptance of marijuana as a harmless substance that potentially does good when used for the medical relief of pain.
Integrating Art with Clinical Practice for Patients with PTSD: The Artemis Project
Are you restricted by those one-on-one clinic dynamics? Why not join colleagues and clients in experimental group settings? Three of us volunteered to do just that in Austin on behalf of women veteranss from all branches of the service.
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.
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.
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