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Five Element Acupuncture Can Enhance Your Practice
For eight years I have been teaching and supervising TCM students at an acupuncture college in Colorado, in Five Element acupuncture.
The Acupuncture Now Foundation: What Our Profession Needs
Although acupuncture is growing in popularity it continues to be underutilized due to misunderstandings about its true potential. Only a fraction of those who could be helped by acupuncture know enough to seek it out.
Home Safety: Help Families Avoid Common Injury Hazards at Home
These days, many parents childproof their homes before a baby is even mobile. You will see an array of electrical outlet covers, bumpers on the corners of the coffee table and safety latches on the cupboards.
Chronic heightened emotional states create a perfect breeding ground for illness. Through my practice I noted the increasingly obvious relationship between one's mental focus on negative thinking, emotions, resistance to experiencing feelings and disease.
It Pays to be a Foodie
If there is an inner foodie in you, just waiting to burst out—this article is for you! Do you want to know how I know? I'm that girl. My middle name might as well be "Foodie." I love food! And if my patients are any indication, many of them do as well.
Avoiding "Just a Pop Doc" Syndrome
Yes, it's harsh. Patients don't like to admit it. They have an unspoken plan when they first visit you: to come one time, get rid of their pain and then get rid of you. They know it's unrealistic, but they'd like to pay nothing for this service.
Peer Points: Promoting TCM Knowledge
When Elaine Wolf Komarow, LAc, received her first acupuncture treatment in 1989, she said it changed her life. "I felt more aware, calmer, and happier. I was so fascinated by the changes that I began to learn everything I could about the underlying philosophy of Chinese medicine," said Komarow.
Introduce Your Patients to Collagen Induction Therapy
Cutaneous (skin) aging generally occurs from either intrinsic or extrinsic processes. Intrinsic aging results from natural skin tissue damage and degeneration.
Treating Chronic Depression with Acupressure
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there already exists a comprehensive theory linking the body and mind.
Acupuncture Detox as Part of Drug Rehabilitation
In the U.S., more than 2,000 alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs have added ear acupuncture to their practice. The development of the protocol was determined by Lincoln Hospital as it delivered 100 acupuncture treatments daily.
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Announces First Group Member
The Michigan Association of Chiropractors has joined the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress as its first group member.
Treating Acute and Chronic Neck Pain With Ischemic Compression and Exercise
There are many reasons not to manipulate the neck with cavitation: the patient is too old, their neck is too tight, etc. But the most common reason is that plenty of patients are afraid of "the crack," mostly because of the bad publicity about that procedure.
News in Brief
Life to Open Branch Campus in Italy; Northwestern Research Arm Benefits From Big Donation.
Chinese Medicine: The Natural Way to Children's Wellness
As a child, I did not like going to the doctor. For the most part, when I had to go I wasn't feeling good to begin with, and I was heading into a sterile environment to be awkwardly probed by a man in a white coat for a very short, impersonal period of time.
Are You Ready for the 2016 Patient?
In October, Apple released its iOS 8 operating system for the iPhone and iPad. The new system includes Health, a new app that will interface with an ever-growing number of other apps.
Make Low-Level Laser Therapy Part of Your Evidence-Based Practice
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also referred to as photobiomodulation, has been increasingly utilized in the clinical setting over the past decade.
Step by Step: Long-Term Treatment of Soft-Tissue Injuries Combines Skill and Care
Treating soft-tissue injuries with long-lasting results starts the moment an individual enters the office. When it comes to pain, the only thing that matters to the patient is relief.
The Death of the Travel Card
As long as I have been in practice, the travel card has stood as the primary style of documentation for chiropractic. It is quick, simple and direct. Unfortunately, the rules have changed.
Treating Menopausal Women in Your Practice
I love what I do for a living. It's a great way to trade health for bread. And no topic of health, with the right bedside manner, is taboo.
Solving the Pain Puzzle
Legendary former New York Yankees baseball player Yogi Berra once said, "You can observe a lot just by watching." He would have been a great chiropractor. We are trained to become experts with our hands: palpation, adjusting, soft-tissue release, etc.
Micro-Needle Dermal Roller Use in the Treatment Room
Recently micro-needle dermal rollers have been getting a lot of media attention. As a practitioner who specializes in acupuncture facial rejuvenation, I know that skin needling with a dermal roller (also known as collagen induction therapy), promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter.
The Power of Mu Xiang to Treat Irritable Bowel Disease
Bloating and gas pain is something that everyone has had to deal with at one point or another; however, that's usually reserved for holiday dinners and other large gatherings.
DC App – The Next Generation
According to a survey by technology firm CDW, health care professionals gain approximately 1.2 hours per day in productivity simply by using a tablet computer in practice.
Inspire Your Patients to Make Healthy Choices
Have you tried to get your patients to change their eating habits or their diet and couldn't get them to succeed? Were they confused and unsure of what the right thing was to eat? You are not alone!
Are You Ignoring the 10,000-Hour Rule?
Having trained interns and mentored new practitioners, it has been my observation that their No. 1 clinical concern is adjusting skills. Their second clinical concern is their ability to read X-rays. Physical diagnostic skills are a distant third.
Capturing the Essence of Tai Chi
Over the last 12 years, I have been working on one of the few documentaries about Tai Chi. It's called The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West and it's about Cheng Man-Ching who moved to New York in the 1960s.
Following the Thinking of the Classics
I have heard about the "best time of day" to carry out certain examinations or therapies. For example, I remember making a note years ago that early morning is the best time to take someone's pulses.
Implications of Section 2706: The Non-Discrimination Provision Survey
In late April 2014, NCCAOM diplomates received an email survey with the subject line: "End discrimination against acupuncturists" polling CAM practitioners for a Request for Information from the Department of Health and Human Services, released in mid-March.
We Get Letters & Email
Is It Time for a Popeye Moment? The Flaw in Recommending Chiropractic as a Career.
Meat in the Middle
Have you ever wondered what's the truth about meat? Is it really as bad as many people think?
September, 2006, Vol. 06, Issue 09
Are You a Passenger on the Train to Success?
By Colleen (Steigerwald) Holloway, LMT
Success is a learning process, and there are steps you can take to ensure you're moving toward it. Sadly, many people miss the train to success. They're too busy standing along the tracks, watching it pass them by, perhaps waiting for it to hit them.
Personal and professional success won't just happen to you.You can't just snap your fingers and create it. It's a process for nearly everyone. Like a life-long train ride, you get on-board your train of desire - stopping at each destination to gather new skills to achieve your current goal - then hopping back on board your train bound for the next goal. Hopefully, you're taking the time to look out the window and enjoy the scenery! Sadly, many people miss the train to success. They're too busy standing along the tracks, watching it pass them by, perhaps waiting for it to hit them!
Success is a learning process, and there are steps you can take to ensure you're moving toward it. Here are four simple steps used by the most successful multi-millionaires that you can apply, to create your own success:
1. What you think about and focus on becomes your reality.
Focus your thoughts on achieving success and be specific with your goals. You become what you think about all day. Are you monitoring your thoughts? You must think big, for the size of your belief is directly proportional to the size of your success. If you think pennies, you create pennies. If you think dollars, you create dollars. Likewise, if you focus on what is lacking in your life, you'll attract more of it. It's just as easy to have big plans and dreams as it is to have small ones. Donald Trump once said, "If I'm going to be thinking anyway, I may as well think BIG!"
2. The people you interact with most determine a large percentage of your success.
Who are the people you spend the most time with? What about their success goals and values? Do they even have any? Start surrounding yourself with successful, positive people. Join a mastermind group. You'll find success-minded people at business and personal development seminars. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and you'll learn much from them.
3. The books you read can help or hinder your success.
Replace the murder mystery and romance novels with books that help you develop personal and professional success skills. The best times to read are immediately upon waking and just before bedtime. Your subconscious mind is most open to suggestion at these times. Read inspirational literature or books related to the field you are passionate about.
If you're not much of a book reader, listen to motivational CDs in your car. The average person spends between 500 to 1,000 hours per year in their car. Listening to motivational CDs while driving also will make you a happier, calmer driver. That benefits everyone!
4. Celebrate your successes.
Whether your accomplishments are small or large, make sure to celebrate them. As children, we are receptive to receiving rewards for our accomplishments. As we grow older, we tend to move from each goal achievement to the next desired goal on our list, without acknowledging and celebrating our successes. This type of pattern diminishes our motivation to succeed. Re-activate your motivation by stopping to celebrate every one of your accomplishments. The bigger the accomplishment, the bigger the celebration.
The type of person who succeeds is one who wants more money, more freedom and a greater lifestyle, but also is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams. If you're going to be successful, you must have the desire to succeed. So, get on that train! Have you purchased your train ticket yet?
Click here for previous articles by Colleen (Steigerwald) Holloway, LMT.
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