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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 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.
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.
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.
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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