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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.
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.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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