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Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint: headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc.
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
God and the Chiropractor
My wife went to church last Wednesday night and brought home a CD of the pastor's message. As she handed it to me, she said, "You should listen to this; you'll like it." Our family regularly goes to church and our faith plays a major role in our lives.
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
Striking a Blow to the Medical Monopoly
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
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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