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The Wonders of Light Therapy: An Interview with Wes Burwell
I first met Wes Burwell in 2011 when he was teaching a class on light. Since then, every time I hear him speak, his understanding of the benefits, function and capacity of light has evolved.
Calcium Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Over the past 25 to 30 years, studies have suggested calcium may confer protection against colorectal cancer.
Healing With TCM at San Quentin State Prison
For the prisoners at San Quentin State Prison, life-sentences are the reality of every day life. It is not often that prisoners get the opportunity to use alternative medicine to deal with common ailments they encounter behind bars such as, depression, anxiety and pain.
Saying No to Medicine
An interesting article recently appeared in Men's Journal titled "When to Say No to Your Doctor." The article begins with the summary statement above and effectively arms readers with information that will help them "take more responsibility for your own health care, because you can't be sure anyone else is.
AOMA Strengthens Leadership Team
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, a leading college of acupuncture & herbal medicine, announced the appointment of Donna LaPoint Hurta, MBA as the new VP of Finance & Operations this Fall.
Help Patients Achieve Optimal Vitamin D Levels
Much research has been done on vitamin D levels and their impact on health; optimal levels have been correlated with a reduced risk of developing numerous conditions.
Web Marketing: Content Is King
Google's sweeping updates to its search algorithms over the past few years have brought a paradigm shift in how you can optimize your chiropractic website to gain maximum marketing leverage.
The Tao of Gender
If you think gender is as simple as having a new client check off the "male" or "female" box on your intake form, we hope this article will expand your understanding and thus the reach of your health care.
Understanding and Identifying Pediatric Growth-Plate Fractures
In general, fractures in children heal well with little intervention as long as the alignment is good. Fractures involving the growth plate, however, are a different issue. In fact, growth-plate injuries are the primary reason for the subspecialty of pediatric orthopedics.
Managing Today's Fertility Patient
I recently received an email from one of my fertility patients: "Got my lab results back. FSH is 11, AMH is 0.7. My doctor said these numbers aren't good. I guess I'm infertile. Just as a thought. Just set up an appointment to speak with an adoption agency."
The Heart Protector
On the physical level, the Pericardium is a double-layered sac of fibrous tissue that envelops the Heart. The space between the layers is filled with serous fluid that protects the Heart from external shock or trauma and lubricates to allow for normal Heart movement.
Transparency and Accountability: Q&A With the CCE
Every profession needs an organization dedicated to upholding the quality and integrity of its degree programs and educational institutions.
Managing Patient Expectations About Acupuncture
Last year, I attended the Pacific Symposium in San Diego for the first time in six or seven years. It was the 25th anniversary of this event, and on one evening there was a panel discussion with the title; "What is Qi?."
Simple Ways To Find True Happiness
Patients in our clinics are always seeking happiness. As their health advocate, we need to ensure we inform them that in order to find happiness, they have to make sure to identify what makes them happy in the first place.
Pulse Diagnosis: What We Know
I am still finding pearls of wisdom from the books and papers that I inherited from my pulse diagnosis mentor Jim Ramholz.
5 Ways to Occupy Occupational Health
Despite the progress that has been made to better protect workers, occupational health and safety remains a priority area for many national governmental organizations due to the widespread problem of occupationally related morbidity and mortality.
Jingei Diagnosis: An Effective and Powerful Diagnostic
I graduated from the Kotatama Institute under the direction of Drs. Masahilo and Katsuharu Nakazono in 1984. As a student, I was exposed to the practice of most of the various theories and modalites of Oriental Medicine.
Talking to Patients About Healthy Aging
I've noticed that a particular category of patients seems to make up more and more of my practice – they work out, but still experience lots of degenerative joint disease (DJD) issues.
The X Factor in Clinical Research: The Patient
It was the great baseball legend, former New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra – he of countless aphorisms, each with a mind-bending twist – who once declared, "You can observe a lot by watching."
Lime Jello on Morphine
Taste is in the eyes... actually the mouth... of the beholder. My food preferences have changed, lightening from the food of my youth. My parents loved heavy eastern European cuisine and I loved it as a child. Now I enjoy leaner, healthier whole foods.
To The Finish Line With the Help of TCM
When acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt pursued a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he knew he wanted to make a difference.
March, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 03
News in Brief
By Editorial Staff
Update on the Diplomate of Massage Therapy (DMT) Program
Last year, Massage Today reported on a new advanced massage therapy certification created by Arizona massage therapist Steve Miller.Miller created the Diplomate of Massage Therapy (DMT) certification and founded the International Center for Excellence in Massage Therapy (ICEMT) to oversee the DMT, because he believes that advanced certification is crucial to moving the massage therapy profession forward. (See "Advanced Certification: The Future of Massage Therapy?" www.massagetoday.com/archives/2004/02/02.html.)
Massage Today contacted Miller to see how, one year later, the DMT program is going. "We had a number of inquiries after the [Massage Today] article ran, and continue to get interest," Miller confided.
"A number of individuals have made some serious inquiries, but none have started the application process as of yet. Local physicians still believe this is a reasonable requirement for those wishing to work in the medical field as it relates to massage. As far as national level certification goes, that is on hold pending Arizona approval. Currently, the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy is so backlogged with issues...they are not ready to look at alternative tests to the National Certification Examination. Once this occurs, we will look at completing required aspects of National Organization for Competency Assurance-certification."
Visit www.icemt.org for more information about the DMT and ICEMT.
Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2004 Grant Recipients
The Massage Therapy Foundation recently announced its 2004 grant recipients. They include:
To learn more about the Massage Therapy Foundation's grant program, visit www.amtafoundation.org.
National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists Holds National Convention
The National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists (NANMT) held its annual convention titled, "In Touch With Aging," Jan. 14-16, 2005, in Columbia, SC. The convention focused on aging, including how it affects the human body; geriatric massage; and proper massage applications on those with specific diseases and conditions.
According to NANMT Vice-President Joyce Garland, RN, LMBT, also a presenter at the convention, the association would like to see massage therapy added to regular nursing curriculums. For more information, visit www.nanmt.org.
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