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Healing With TCM at San Quentin State Prison
For the prisoners at San Quentin State Prison, life-sentences are the reality of every day life. It is not often that prisoners get the opportunity to use alternative medicine to deal with common ailments they encounter behind bars such as, depression, anxiety and pain.
The Wonders of Light Therapy: An Interview with Wes Burwell
I first met Wes Burwell in 2011 when he was teaching a class on light. Since then, every time I hear him speak, his understanding of the benefits, function and capacity of light has evolved.
Lime Jello on Morphine
Taste is in the eyes... actually the mouth... of the beholder. My food preferences have changed, lightening from the food of my youth. My parents loved heavy eastern European cuisine and I loved it as a child. Now I enjoy leaner, healthier whole foods.
To The Finish Line With the Help of TCM
When acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt pursued a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he knew he wanted to make a difference.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 2)
As mentioned in part 1, using a flexion-distraction table is a great way to unlock this particular fixation. You have found the stuck segment. You have determined whether it is unilateral, midline or bilateral.
Pulse Diagnosis: What We Know
I am still finding pearls of wisdom from the books and papers that I inherited from my pulse diagnosis mentor Jim Ramholz.
Essential Orthopedic Testing: Tests That Involve Standing on One Leg
Since these tests have a common mechanism of performance (standing on one leg), there are differential diagnostic concerns during testing. The tests cannot be completely isolated from each other for performance.
Simple Ways To Find True Happiness
Patients in our clinics are always seeking happiness. As their health advocate, we need to ensure we inform them that in order to find happiness, they have to make sure to identify what makes them happy in the first place.
Commingling Money: 12 Questions for the ACA About the CHAMP / NCLAF Merger
The American Chiropractic Association recently announced it was merging the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund and the Chiropractic Health Advocacy and Mobilization Project into a single entity that will support both legal and legislative actions.
Correcting Pelvic Rotation Around the Long Axis: Adjustment Protocol
The pelvis can be considered a ring that can misalign on the sacrum rotating around the long axis. The following is a description of an adjustment that helps to correct sacroiliac rotation around the long axis.
Communication 101: Please Explain Yourself!
Twice this past week, I overheard conversations about chiropractic. As you can imagine, it is a topic my ears naturally pick up. In both cases, a patient was talking to a friend about their experience with a chiropractor.
AOMA Strengthens Leadership Team
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, a leading college of acupuncture & herbal medicine, announced the appointment of Donna LaPoint Hurta, MBA as the new VP of Finance & Operations this Fall.
Dr. George Goodman and His Legacy to Logan University
Those who knew him called him a revered leader, a visionary and one of chiropractic's biggest advocates. George A. Goodman, DC, Logan University's sixth and longest-serving president, passed away on Sept. 9. He was 70 years old.
The Tao of Gender
If you think gender is as simple as having a new client check off the "male" or "female" box on your intake form, we hope this article will expand your understanding and thus the reach of your health care.
Jingei Diagnosis: An Effective and Powerful Diagnostic
I graduated from the Kotatama Institute under the direction of Drs. Masahilo and Katsuharu Nakazono in 1984. As a student, I was exposed to the practice of most of the various theories and modalites of Oriental Medicine.
Chiropractic Research in Review
Predicting Pain With Disability in Office Workers; Traction Approaches for Discogenic Cervical Radiculopathy; Intra-Articular Gas Bubbles Following Manipulation; Nonresponsive Chronic Ankle Sprains: Think Tendon Rupture.
Sports Science: What's in That Drink?
Athletes frequently ask me what the best liquid is to drink during exercise – water or a sports drink? Water provides the necessary hydration, but unfortunately, it lacks the key nutrients to aid in performance and recovery.
Managing Today's Fertility Patient
I recently received an email from one of my fertility patients: "Got my lab results back. FSH is 11, AMH is 0.7. My doctor said these numbers aren't good. I guess I'm infertile. Just as a thought. Just set up an appointment to speak with an adoption agency."
Managing Patient Expectations About Acupuncture
Last year, I attended the Pacific Symposium in San Diego for the first time in six or seven years. It was the 25th anniversary of this event, and on one evening there was a panel discussion with the title; "What is Qi?."
Uncle Sam Needs You (Part 2)
Where chiropractic care has been used in the military health services, it has been deemed very successful.
CMT & Stroke Risk: Myth vs. Fact
By now, most of you have probably heard that the American Heart Association recently published a statement regarding the association between cervical dissection (CD) and cervical manipulative therapy (CMT).
The Heart Protector
On the physical level, the Pericardium is a double-layered sac of fibrous tissue that envelops the Heart. The space between the layers is filled with serous fluid that protects the Heart from external shock or trauma and lubricates to allow for normal Heart movement.
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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