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Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
We Get Letters & Email
Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
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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