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Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
ITB Syndrome: Treat the Tensor Fascia Latae
Iliotibial band syndrome is usually the result of repetitive knee flexion, such as in runners or cyclists. Pain may be experienced in the knee and/or the hip. The patient may express a sense of the hip dislocating, popping or snapping.
Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
U.S. Olympians Have a DC in Their Corner
It's probably old news to you that doctors of chiropractic play an increasingly prominent role in treating athletes, from youth sports participants to weekend warriors, to elite / professional competitors.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
November, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 11
Massage Therapy Foundation Holds First Research Conference
By Editorial Staff
Approximately 170 people attended the Massage Therapy Foundation's first research conference, "Highlighting Massage Therapy in CAM Research," in Albuquerque, N.M. from Sept. 22 through Sept.27 at the Albuquerque Convention Center and the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The conference was the first of its kind and was supported by corporate donations as well as a grant (No. 1R13 AT002193-01A1) from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Keynote speakers included Trish Dryden, M.Ed., RMT, (Nurturing a Culture of Professionalism and Inquiry: Our Journey Towards Research Literacy and Capacity) the coordinator of the Centre for Applied Research at Centennial College in Toronto; Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, (Evidence-Based Massage Therapy) the founder and editor-in-chief of two medical journals (Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies and Perfusion); Richard Nahim, PhD, MPH, (Researching Massage Therapy: The NCCAM Perspective) NCCAM's Senior Advisor for Scientific Coordination and Outreach; and James L. Oschman, PhD, (Alternative Methods for Researching Complementary and Alternative Integrative Medicine) the author of more than 30 research papers and two books. The conference also featured 35 workshops, panel discussions and research presentations, along with 23 poster presentations.
The workshops and panel discussions gave attendees an opportunity to see the practice of massage along with the research aspects of the profession. The workshops included such topics as, "The Challenges and Rewards of Conducting Research Projects in the Massage School Environment," led by Elaine Calenda, Academic Dean of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy; "Understanding Qualitative Research" by Martha Brown Menard, PhD, CMT; "Writing for Publication: Understanding the World of Academic Books and Peer Reviewed Journals" by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO; and "Massage Therapy: An Examination of the Contextual Model" led by Christopher Moyer, MA.
"The Foundation is very pleased with the favorable responses from attendees at the Highlighting conference. There were over 170 people in attendance; the presentations were exciting and the opportunities to have the research and practitioner communities talking and working together were plentiful," said Foundation president John Balletto. "Planning and executing a conference like this takes enormous financial and volunteer resources. The Foundation Board of Trustees will carefully evaluate the possibility of repeating this landmark event for the profession."
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