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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
February, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 02
A Growing Partnership
Spas and medical offices come together to offer clients more sophisticated options.
By Kathryn Feather, Senior Associate Editor
The Los Angeles spa market has a tendency to evoke images of starlets immersing themselves in luxury and relaxation.While this stereotype might hold some truth, from March 3-5, 2007, Los Angeles will host the Spa and Resort/Medical Spa Expo and Conference, bringing together medical and spa professionals for what they hope will be the beginning of lasting and beneficial partnerships.
Located in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show boasts several educational tracks for spa professionals and doctors, as well as spa/medical spa tours and a two-day exhibit hall with more than 250 exhibitors. Conference highlights include education programs covering spas, resorts, medical spas, nursing, massage, esthetician services, alternative healing therapies and trends. Continuing education tracks include Day Spa, Resort Spa, Medical Spa, Trends, Massage and Nursing. Also included are spa and medical spa tours, new product features, networking and roundtable events, a cocktail reception and exhibitor workshops.
Educational track hours are Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibit hall hours are Sunday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spa and medical spa tours are Monday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Exhibitors also offer workshops covering several areas including light therapy systems, microdermabrasion, how to create a medical spa and create a menu, as well as marketing tips and how to use various skin products.
According to the conference Web site, "This event is designed for all medical and spa professionals including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, chiropractors, dentists, massage therapists, nurses, acupuncturists, naturopaths, estheticians and medical spa and spa owners and/or managers. With a new, world-class educational program, endorsed and sponsored by the Medical Spa Society, you'll stay on the leading edge of change, while enjoying the opportunity for unique hands-on experiences."
Educational grants are being provided by the following companies: Biofreeze, CareCredit, Dermalogica, Canfield Imaging Systems, Scripspasupply, Spa Elegance, Thalgo, The Upledger Institute, Millennium, NCEA and Durocher Enterprises. Massage equipment is being provided by Universal Companies. The medical spa track and the nursing track are both CME accredited. The massage therapy track is CE accredited and the NCEA esthetician CE training is NCEA CE accredited. Early-bird registration pricing packages are available before Feb. 16, 2007, and range from $899 to $299. Post-Feb. 16 packages range in price from $999 to $349. Early-bird massage education packages range from $400 to $175. After Feb. 16, prices range from $450 to $195. Additional add-on packages include the exhibit hall package at $15; á la carte conference pricing also is available and ranges from $349 to $75, with rates increasing if booked after Feb. 16.
For show updates, a list of exhibitor workshops and educational track sessions, parking fees and information, as well as directions to the Los Angeles Convention Center, please visit www.medicalspaexpola.com.
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