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Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
Treating Pain: The Hypermobile Coccyx
When I write about the coccyx, I recognize that I am talking about a relatively small subset of patients. When I write for Dynamic Chiropractic, I am trying to reach 60,000 chiropractors.
Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes
Cross-fitness centers are expanding in number and increasing in popularity. To remain relevant to this growing portion of society, practitioners need to learn about the exercises and injuries common to this group.
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
Do Doctors Lie to Patients? (Do You Lie to Yours?)
In a previous column ["When Patients Lie (Bribe or Flatter)," Oct. 1, 2015], I discussed the issue of patients lying to doctors, and the many reasons why this can occur.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
Billing and Coding for Moxibustion
Q: I am trying to locate a code for cupping and moxibustion, and have had various fellow acupuncturists indicate that they bill using the existing codes for heat, 97010 hot packs or 97026 infra-red for moxa and 97016 vasopneumatic device for cupping.
Yo San University Helps Make LA Communities Healthier
An element of healthcare training often overlooked is the residual benefit to communities served by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) schools nationwide.
Lab Rats (Roaming the Streets)
The title of this article is an accurate description of American consumers (regardless of age) in the modern era.
Diet, Nutrition and the Context of Risk (Part 1)
Food and supplement safety is a topic that often comes up when I speak to chiropractors for CE relicensing, even when it is not the advertised subject.
East Meets West
Gung Hay Fat Choi. Welcome to the year of the Monkey. There will be fireworks for both January and February this year. What great celebrations.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Taking Another Step Toward a Secure Future
In 2008, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) released a literature review on chiropractic care for low back disorders.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
The Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 2)
Evidence is growing that the silymarin complex of flavonolignans from milk thistle can impact serum ferritin and iron overload in various clinical circumstances.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
RAND Study Recruiting DCs
Dr. Ian Coulter, RAND / Samueli chair for integrative medicine and senior health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation, has issued a call for participation, recruiting doctors of chiropractic for a practice-based research study that will examine "the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and neck pain."
Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
The MRI: What to Do With the Results
As I wrote in my previous article on this topic, it is my goal for you, the doctor, to be an expert in interpreting MRI images yourself; and to be able to independently make decisions based upon a combination of clinical presentations and findings, followed by the MRI images.
Is There a Neurological Basis and Correction for Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, aka AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is a common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 years and older, according to the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
How to Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships
Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to make a human connection.
July, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 07
What Are My Choices?
Insurance, Business Management, Other Practice Services
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 insurance, business management, and other practice services - important components of a successful massage practice.
American Massage Council: Working with one of the country's most prestigious insurance companies, we have put together a massage policy that is both affordable and reliable. Since 1986, our in-house legal team has been successfully defending alternative health care providers from malpractice claims. Rated "A" by AM Best and backed by over $9 billion in assets, our special expertise is now available to you. Phone: 800-500-3930.
Get Massage Clients.com: A massage marketing expert reveals the secret of how to easily and rapidly get flooded with new clients. Todd Brown has been helping other holistic professionals for the last 7 years to create fantastic incomes for themselves, while allowing them to help tons of people. These techniques have been proven to work with any size and type of massage practice...from brand new bodywork practitioners to 15 year old offices. Phone: 888-315-0880; Web: www.getmassageclients.com.
Independent Practice Consultants: A placement firm for health care practitioners throughout the United States. IPC specializes in appraisals, sales transactions, consulting during sales negotiations and transitions, financing, and contractual arrangements. Our team has been assisting health care professionals to transition their practices since 1991. Phone: 712-792-9141; E-mail: ; Web: www.ipc-sales.com.
Information For the People: Massage therapists, estheticians, spas and salons, build your practice with our line of over thirty 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 website tools. Attract clients you want to serve and keep. Check our Web site for marketing tips and specials. Phone: 800-754-9790; E-mail: . Web: www.info4people.com.
The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Provides massage professionals with two courses, complete with valuable manuals, about insurance practices and business management. The Category "A", continuing education, home study programs are taught by nationally recognized experts. Toll-free advisory support is included at no extra charge. All programs approved and/or accepted by the NCBTMB, AMTA, AMBP, Florida, and most other states. Call today for a free resource guide that lists 35 exciting courses! Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.homestudycredits.com.
Marine Agency Insurance Corporation: Provides comprehensive insurance coverage to the beauty and wellness industry. Coverage can include: professional and general liability and property coverage. All policies are written with A & A+ rated carriers. Free quotations given upon receipt of a completed application. Phone: 800-763-4775, ext 15; E-mail: ; Web: www.marineagency.com.
Relax-to-the-Max: Massage marketing tools for starting and building a massage therapy business. At BodyworkBiz you'll discover the massage marketing courses, business information and resources you need for starting a massage business and filling your massage practice. On this site, you'll find a wide range of massage marketing tools to help you grow your massage business. Our job here at BodyworkBiz is to help you make your dream practice a reality! Phone: 888-381-7732; Web: www.bodyworkbiz.com.
Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc.: Create your ideal practice! We offer innovative, practical, proven support for increasing success through our books, 81 home-study courses, workshops, coaching services and information-packed website. We want people to do what they love and earn a decent living doing it. You make the world a better place through the power of positive touch and we're here to help you cultivate a practice that's profitable and enjoyable. Phone: 800-786-4774; E-mail: ; Web: www.sohnen-moe.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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