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Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
U.S. Olympians Have a DC in Their Corner
It's probably old news to you that doctors of chiropractic play an increasingly prominent role in treating athletes, from youth sports participants to weekend warriors, to elite / professional competitors.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
ITB Syndrome: Treat the Tensor Fascia Latae
Iliotibial band syndrome is usually the result of repetitive knee flexion, such as in runners or cyclists. Pain may be experienced in the knee and/or the hip. The patient may express a sense of the hip dislocating, popping or snapping.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
March, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 03
What Are My Choices?
Linens, Disposable Garments and Massage Therapy Supplies
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 companies that offer linens, disposable garments, and massage therapy supplies - important components of a successful massage practice.
Best of Nature: Manufacturing and distributing massage supplies since 1987. Started by therapists who wanted to make available quality natural supplies at affordable prices, the company continues that tradition of excellence and value. We pride ourselves on offering the very best that nature has to offer with friendly and knowledgeable customer service. Products include massage oils; creams; essential oils; aroma diffusers; linens; spa and bodycare products; books; music; videos; tables; pillows; and more. Phone: 800-228-6457; E-mail: ; Web: www.bestofnature.com.
BodyJaz: Supplies disposable fitted face-rest covers and disposable sheets to the massage, medical and chiropractic industries. BodyJaz is known for high quality innovative products that sometimes cannot be found elsewhere. Our feature product is the SaniCover Fitted Disposable Face-rest cover. The SaniCovers are custom made to form fit all crescent face-rest pads. Used for chair or table massage, the SaniCovers won't move or stick and provide an easy between-client changeover. Phone: 866-503-7235; E-mail: ; Web: www.bodyjaz.com.
BodyWork Mall.com: Bodyworkmall is your one-stop shop for spa and massage therapy needs. We are the primary product and consulting affiliate for one of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation. Through our extensive experience in the provision and management of massage and spa therapy, we offer unbiased equipment recommendations and sales. Why not put our expertise and superior products to work for you? Phone: 866-717-6755; Web: www.bodyworkmall.com.
Core Products: Our therapeutic products are soothing to wear and medically effective, providing support and tension where you need it most. And because we offer a variety of products-including pillows and positioning products, braces and supports, and hot and cold therapy-you can find relief for just about every part of your body. Phone: 800-365-3047; Web: www.coreproducts.com.
EarthGear/Lifegear: Committed to offering the best value in massage therapy equipment and supplies. Our collective ambition is to provide massage therapy equipment that is intelligent in design, solid in performance, and exceptional value. Phone: 800-508-1937; Web: www.earthgear.com.
Hands-On Supply: At CCMT - 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; E-mail: ; Web: www.handsonsupply.com.
LSI International, Inc.: Founded in 1987, is a wholesale distributor for the massage therapy, chiropractic and physical therapy industries. A few of the massage linens and garment products LSI carries include: gowns, table paper, fleece linens, flannel sheets, disposable crescent headrest covers and many other quality massage products. Free catalog available. Phone: 800-832-0053; E-mail: ; Web: www.lsiinternational.com / Password: SHOPLSI.
Massage King: The leader in massage table equipment, accessories, supplies, and inversion tables. Phone: 800-290-3932; Web: www.massageking.com.
Massage Supply: We want to serve you and give you the best prices possible. If you find it for less, we will try our best to meet or beat other companies' prices. Best of all we do not charge a handling fee on your final shipping total. You can always know that every product we carry is from major manufacturers and of the highest quality. Phone: 866-497-4856; Web: www.massagesupplyco.com.
MassageWarehouse.com: We offer a price protection plan you can't ignore - If there is a nationally advertised price that is currently available on the same item you want from our catalog, this becomes your new Massage Warehouse price. Details and additional information available by phone or on our website. Phone: 800-910-9955; Web: www.massagewarehouse.com.
Natural Wellness® and The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Provides you with massage supplies, tools and ideas for personal and professional growth to benefit both you and your clients. Variety of supplies to the profession include lotions, music, DVDs, videos, books, nutritional supplements, heat packs and therapeutic equipment. Free resource guide available. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.naturalwellnessonline.com.
Thermal Comfort Inc.: Established on November 3, 2000 out of a need for quality, portable heated products and accessories for the massage therapy market. Our company's emphasis is on quality and comfort. Thermal Comfort, Inc. was founded by a registered massage therapist who understands the massage world, and it shows in the design and quality of our products. Phone: 866-660-WARM; E-mail: ; Web: www.thermalcomfortinc.com.
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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