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Practice Policy (Gone Bad): The Sign
Every once in a while, you see something and think to yourself, That's a really bad idea. Case in point: I went to see my medical doctor the other day. Just after being "roomed," as they say, the nurse checked my vital signs. Then she left.
Acupuncture Rising: From Acupuncture Anesthesia to Assisted-IVF, Part 1
Acupuncture's cultural and historical roots go back to the emergence of Chinese civilization. For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture needling has been continuously practiced on the largest population in the world.
Harvard Health References Flawed AHA Position Paper
In its special health report, "Stroke: Diagnosing, Treating, and Recovering From a 'Brain Attack,'" Harvard Health Publications includes information from the American Heart Association's 2014 position statement on cervical manipulation and cervical dissection – a statement the American Chiropractic Association emphasized in a letter to Harvard Health mixes "scientific facts with half-truths."
News in Brief
Call for Abstracts Announced - Parker Las Vegas 2016; Logan Adds Doctorate Degree; New Role for Dr. James Edwards.
Help: A Need at Every Level
One of the great gifts of training in acupuncture is the ability to take good care of oneself. I recently had a bout of frozen shoulder — an inflammatory syndrome which can be debilitatingly painful and take years to resolve.
Improving Communication Between AOM and Biomedical Providers
How comfortable do you feel talking to Western medical providers? If you are like me, you may not feel as comfortable as you would like. Some of my interactions with MD's haven't been the fruitful steps toward integrative medicine for which I had hoped.
The Short Leg Dilemma
When evaluating a new patient, it is common to note a relative shortening of one leg to the other. Some patients will even tell you they have one, and then pull out the store-bought heel lift they read about online.
Do Some Good and Grow Your Business with Cause Marketing
Cause marketing is truly one of the best ways that you can promote your services as a acupuncture professional. Cause marketing refers to a type of marketing where a business partners with a non-profit organization to help bring awareness to a charitable cause.
An Acupuncturist's View of Medicinal Marijuana
The use of cannabis for medical purposes is very controversial. Use as a panacea by physicians uninitiated to the proper application of herbal medicine, as well as an excuse for recreational use have greatly confused the issue.
The Zen Art of "One Point"
We were always told in our Zen Shiatsu training (by Japanese and Japanese American instructors) that our ultimate aim was to to find that "One Point." To be so focused we could touch just one point to transform Qi throughout a client's body.
Practicing with Authenticity
To extrapolate from the above quote, patients love healthcare providers they can trust. One way to earn the trust of your patients is by practicing with authenticity. What does that mean, exactly?
Surprising Reasons for Orthotic Efficacy
Clinical outcome studies show orthotics are effective in the management of a wide range of injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Nuts Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer and Other Health Problems
Several recent studies suggest regular consumption of nuts may provide a significant degree of protection against certain types of cancer, heart disease, possibly type 2 diabetes and some neurodegenerative diseases.
Patient-Centered Care vs. Payer Restrictions: Your Ethical Obligation
Do you have an ethical obligation to evaluate your patients, make a diagnosis and provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care, irrelevant to the payer restrictions?
Getting a YES: An Effective Strategy for Overcoming Patient Objections
Patients make more excuses for declining care from an acupuncturist than perhaps any other type of doctor. Various reasons hold them back from making a commitment to care.
Modernization of Chinese Medicine
Language – written, spoken, signed, or otherwise is learned as a means to express our individualized perceptions about the world around us. Language is designed to communicate our personal experiences.
What's Chiropractic Research Worth to You?
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), in celebration of its 20th anniversary, has announced it is spearheading a fundraising campaign to support chiropractic research.
Dorsiflexion Dysfunction: Evaluation & Manipulation Techniques
Almost every condition from the foot to the hip can be attributed to the inability to dorsiflex the ankle mortice and other joints that participate in dorsiflexion. Let's start by understanding normal versus abnormal dorsiflexion.
Oriental Medicine on the World Stage
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." This simple, yet powerful statement was lived out time and time again by so many of the athletes from around the world during the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
More Chiropractors Required
An intriguing study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine examines how "chiropractic care affects use of primary care physician (PCP) services."
Change Lives by Supporting Chiropractic Research: Are You In?
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), in celebration of its 20th anniversary, has announced it is spearheading a fund-raising campaign to support chiropractic research.
Fertility and Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Starting or expanding one's family is a major milestone. It's something that more and more people seek out health care advice and support for.
Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness, Part 2
In the last issue of Acupuncture Today, the first part of this article introduced the topic of trauma and resilience, and their relationship to the autonomic nervous system response and the concept of the spirit being grounded in the body, and suggested the importance of mindfulness as a tool for healing.
The Food Conversation: Nutrition and Your Practice
It's morning and your first patient rolls in with a triple espresso steaming in one hand and a frazzled, desperate look in her eye. "You gotta help me, doc, I am constipated unless I drink one of these, and I am exhausted and anxious all the time."
A Chiropractor's Guide to Yoga
"Doctor, can I continue to do yoga while undergoing your care?" "Is it OK for me to go back to yoga while I'm getting my back treated?" "It is safe to start my yoga classes again after my neck pain improves?"
Fish Oil: A Key Component of Positive Clinical Outcomes
Patients seem to be presenting with more complex problems, and many are responding to care more slowly or have completely unexpected results. Why?
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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