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Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
Work Stress and Musculoskeletal Health: Do Your Patients Get the Connection?
Most people underestimate the impact their job has on their health, especially if that job isn't particularly physically demanding. Big mistake.
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
Don't Ignore the Lower Half of the Pelvis (Part 1)
When your patient complains of lower back or pelvic pain, but your usual treatments are not getting the job done, what do you examine and treat? You may be missing important structures in the lower half of the pelvis.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
Less Time Than Required
Q: When is it appropriate to use a modifier -52? Can I use it for a timed service when I do less than the time required by the code?
International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse during cold weather.
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
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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