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Help Update the LBP Practice Guideline
The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters has announced the release of an updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain for stakeholder review and comment.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
Avoid Random Treatment of Trigger Points (Part 2)
We must acknowledge that the fascia, which surrounds literally everything in our bodies, including every muscle fiber, is more than just a covering.
Expanding Access, Branch by Branch
The big news coming from Capitol Hill isn't merely the recent introduction of a pair of bills designed to expand chiropractic services in the Veterans Affairs and military health care systems; after all, similar legislation has made its way through Congress before, never reaching the Oval Office for presidential signature.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
A Reality Check – and a Chance to Educate
Imagine working in the public relations department of nutrition retailer General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) and reading the The New York Times announce...
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
Impacting Chiropractic's Future With Technology
When it comes to electronic health records (EHR), Robert Moberg and Dr. Steven Kraus are two of the leading industry experts on the topic.
Interpersonal Skills 101: Enhancing the Value of Our Patient Interactions
Recently, I read an interesting article in our local newspaper titled "The Value of Human Interaction." The article presented comments from a senior editor for Fortune magazine who discussed "Civility in the Business World."
Atypical Femoral Fractures and Bisphosphonate Use: What to Watch For
Bisphosphonates (BP) are popular drugs, with more than 8 billion in sales in 2008; however, profits have declined as patents began expiring. Nonetheless, BP remain the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures, with several million prescriptions written every year.
B Vitamins Improve Memory, Prevent Brain Atrophy
The 2010 OPTIMA study showed that the accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment could be slowed via supplementation with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins, which included folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6.
Primary Spine Care: Addressing Concerns & Criticisms
The Dec. 1, 2013 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic included an article describing the implementation of a training program for primary spine practitioners (PSP) within a metropolitan region and supported by a large BC/BS plan.
Low Back Pain: Posture and Movement Analysis
When performing static and dynamic movement analysis of the lumbopelvic hip area, begin with standing visual posture analysis of the pelvis, and then perform lumbar range of motion and assess what you might see during normal versus abnormal lumbar flexion motion.
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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