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ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 2
A talented young woman presented herself with emotional mood swings, which included being nervous, anxious and jittery.
The Source-Luo Point Combination
The luo collaterals are part of the acupuncture channel system presented in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu (The Nei Jing). The function and clinical application of the luo mai are primarily presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, however, they are also found in others chapters in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Acupuncture and the Pulse
In 1991, I attended a martial arts workshop hosted coincidentally by Sung Baek, a martial artist and the head of his lineage as a Korean trained acupuncturist. I was enamored by the details Sung could attain from the pulse, as told to me by some of his apprentices.
What Does Success Mean to You?
Recently, I was asked to speak to young, budding businesswomen about running a successful business — and at first I thought, "Me? You want me to speak to others about success?!"
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
Acupuncture in the U.K. Today: A Personal View
When asked to write a short piece on the current state of the U.K. acupuncture profession, my first response was to say it has all been relatively quiet.
How One Little Symbol (#) Gets You More Patients
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers for your acupuncture practice? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with your patients? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)?
Calculating Billable Units
I recently learned of an office that was audited based on the number of acupuncture sessions performed in one day. Is there a maximum number of sessions that can be performed in one day?
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Breath: The Movement of Oxygen and Energy
I remember with surprising clarity the first time a patient started crying during an acupuncture treatment I was giving. This is now quite a long time ago, back in 1999, when I was a student.
TMF 2015 Scholarships
The Trudy McAlister Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization established to support students who are on track to make contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine, has announced the 2015 scholarship recipients.
Use Technology to Gain New Patients and Improve Efficiency
From the smartphone in your pocket to your microwave oven, advancements in technology have made almost every aspect of our lives easier.
The Modern Acupuncturist
You studied ancient Chinese medicine, but I'll bet you don't practice it! Contrary to popular belief, our medicine has evolved A LOT over the years. Let's take a brief walk through history and discover the differences between ancient and modern acupuncturists.
The Year to Make Things Happen
It is hard to believe that the Year of the Ram – 2015 is half over. Time seems to be moving especially fast. This is the year for things to happen for the acupuncture profession.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine
Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren't on the radar screen for acupuncturists.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients, in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2 to 4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
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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