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Musculoskeletal Disorders Take Center Stage
Looking for the latest on the musculoskeletal pain epidemic and the increasing premium placed on preventive strategies including chiropractic? Check out The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans – Opportunities for Action.
Filling the Gap: The Role of Alternative Practitioners in a Broken Health Care System
I have been asked many times what got me into alternative medicine. My answer is simple: I want to truly help and make a difference in people's health.
Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
Essentials of Assessment: The Squat
The squat is a simple, fast and functional tool to evaluate patient symmetry and function. As simple and easy as it is to implement, it can yield considerable amounts of valuable, clinically relevant information.
Recording and Appropriate Billing of Timed Physical Medicine Services
There is a common misunderstanding about timed therapy services and although you do have some knowledge of timed service documentation, based on your comment on the 8-minute rule, your understanding is correct, but incomplete.
The IME System: A Current Public Health Risk and Solutions That Are Working
I strongly believe in the independent medical examination (IME) system. There are far too many doctors in every profession who are not following E&M protocols and never claim MMI (maximum medical improvement) has occurred for their patients, which has caused financial stress for many private and public carriers.
Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
How to Find and Fix TL Nerve Impingements
The thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) and the peripheral sensory nerves that exit from it are frequent, important and rarely recognized sources of lower back, pelvic and hip pain. Let's outline a clear exam protocol for diagnosing the problem.
The Power of Eccentric Exercise: Hamstring Injury Prevention and Rehab
For almost 20 years, I've worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. It goes without saying that hamstring injury (HSI) prevention and rehabilitation is a big part of what they expect from a sports chiropractor.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
NCCAOM Launches New Membership Organization
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recently launched a new national membership organization, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates.
Vitamin D Fails to Help Knee OA? The Proper Perspective
The March 8, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a study about vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a really weird study.
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
Business Lesson #1: Adapt or Else
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent meal at a restaurant recommended by some friends. We often have concerns about restaurant recommendations, as many have been disappointing.
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
November, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 11
What are My Choices?
Herbs, Supplements, Lotions, Oils, Aromatherapy, etc.
By Editorial Staff
"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 herbs, supplements, lotions, oils, aromatherapy products and other similar items - all important components of a successful massage practice.
Bayne Thomas Enterprises: The LifeLine Nutritional system is based solely on the understanding of the basic building blocks necessary to attain, and maintain health. It is a system rooted in health and not disease or symptom management. All LifeLine Nutritionals are whole food nutritional supplements. Our products contain no binding agents, fillers, or additivesthey are 100% pure. Phone: 888-822-5613; Web: www.thelifelineonline.com.
CA BOTANA: Featuring Ambrosia professional massage products, a selection of high quality oils and lotions, featuring avocado, macadamia nut and grapeseed, and pure essential oils for custom blended aromatherapy. Call today to order your massage starter kit, and experience the exceptional quality and versatility of our product collection. Custom blend with our pure essential oils to provide a wide range of individualized treatments. Products are available in professional, retail and bulk sizes. Phone: 760-434-6754.
Elara Nutriceuticals, Inc.: We are launching our new product "Vaxamine", the first prescription strength, all-natural botanical anti-inflammatory. A recent clinical study has shown Vaxamine to out perform Celebrex in the inhibition of the COX-2 enzyme and being highly selective in doing so, leaving the COX-1 enzyme virtually untouched. Vaxamine provides dual action anti-inflammatory properties by also inhibiting the 5-LOX enzyme further reducing inflammatory conditions. Vaxamine is now available through licensed professionals. Phone: 800-609-5214; E-mail ; Web: www.vaxamine.com.
Essential Oil Source: Experience high frequency oils by using our young living essential oils. Help your clients experience better results by using high frequency essential oils. Young living essential oils & massage therapy oils are processed at low temperature and low pressure without adulterants in order to retain the therapeutic qualities. Free aromatherapy newsletter. Phone: 740-448-7309; Web: www.essentialoilsource.us.
LSI: LSI Brand Glucosamine, LSI Glucosamine with Chondroitin, LSI Total Joint Complex and LSI Pure MSM 1000 have become the fastest moving items ever added to the LSI product line. All four products were introduced for the treatment of joint pain and are made in the U.S. in an approved GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) plant with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. LSI offers these products at low doctor prices, while at the same time providing a higher quality product. Phone: 800-832-0053; Web: www.lsiinternational.com.
Massage Tote 'N Go: We have the tote bag a professional massage therapist needs. There are 10 accessories made for this tote that you cannot work without. One accessory is a detachable essential oil pouch that you can clip to the table during a massage. Wear rhinestone "RELAX" pins to attract potential clients. Clients also buy them to pin up at work to remind them to relax. Email us for a product page. Phone: 314-822-2949; E-mail: .
Natural Selection Bath & Body: harnesses the moisturizing and regenerative power of Silk and natural elements with a refreshing blend of essential oils and herbs in their exclusive line for women, men, and children. Offers a line of hand crafted soap, organic lotion, and everything from massage bars to lip balm. They also offer a Zen Baby line with hair and body products in soothing lavender and baby fresh scent. Phone: 877-994-SOAP; E-mail: ; Web: www.naturalselectionbathandbody.com.
Natural Wellness: Natural Wellness and The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies provide customers with herbal supplements that cleanse, rebuild and rejuvenate with superior natural support. Clinical tests show Maximum Milk Thistle and Ultra Thistle better protect and support normal liver cell function while assisting in cellular regeneration. Fatigue Relief Plus reduces fatigue up to 40 percent without the use of stimulants. The natural formula repairs cellular damage that antioxidants fail to prevent. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.naturalwellnessonline.com.
NutriPlex Whole Food Formulas, Inc.: NutriPlex provides 100% whole food formulas for clinical use, without isolates, synthetics, GMO ingredients, sterilized foods or artificially high potencies. Patients already consume too many chemicals. What they need are real, raw, whole, pure foods. Formulas are based on sound, current food science research from leading universities. We're a small, personal company big on service, and committed to nutrition rather than pharmacology. Phone: 888-595-4752; E-mail: ; Web: www.nutriplexformulas.com.
One Person Health Sciences Inc.: Manufactures custom-made vitamins based on free health assessments and genetic analysis. By assessing deficiencies created by individual lifestyles a personalized vitamin is designed - one person at a time. Scientific assessments evaluate diet, medical conditions, drug interactions, environmental influences, age, immunity, activity and genetics. A 35-paged report is provides guidance on: nutritional deficiencies due to drug interactions, health conditions, health risks, disease management tips, diet, cooking, exercise, hydration and toxin build-up. Phone: 604.301.0221; Web: www.onepersonhealth.com.
Scentsible Solutions: We offer many great aromatherapy products. Please visit our Web site for more details. Phone: 740-448-7309; Web: www.scentsiblesolutions.net.
Soul Song Essentials: Soul Song Essentials offering a premium line of natural personal care products hand crafted using pure essential oils. Hallie Sawyers is president of Soul Song, nationally certified in holistic aromatherapy and an approved Category A provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Products include lip balm and two lines of soap - The Man Bar Collection and the Scentual Circles collection. Phone: 585-967-0009; E-mail: ; Web: www.soulsong.com.
Thermal Comfort, Inc.: Thermal Comfort will warm your healing touch and enhance client contentment. Our products are designed for the dedicated bodyworker. It allows constant contact with your client to increase client loyalty. It facilitates change in muscle tissue and is completely portable, which is great for the mobile therapist. Phone: 866-660-WARM; E-mail: ; Web: www.thermalcomfortinc.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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