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A House Divided?
The American Chiropractic Association's House of Delegates voted on 30 resolutions at its annual business meeting in Washington D.C., but two in particular took immediate center stage due to their controversial nature.
Functional Hip Impingement (Part 1)
Every time I sit down to write an article, I realize how much more there is to know about musculoskeletal pain. I also learn something new every time. (I want to give special thanks to Lucy Whyte Ferguson for assisting with this article.)
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
Low Back Pain in Professional Golf: A Common Muscular Relationship
Every sport creates its own unique demands on the body. Some sports require such a myriad of body positions that assessing pathology is often difficult and unpredictable.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
Term Limits: What's in a Word?
It was the French historian and philosopher Voltaire who once declared the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
Sleep, Less Sleep or No Sleep?
I had a dream I wasn't getting enough sleep. It was a very realistic dream, even though I was probably slightly awake and not really deep dreaming. Most likely I had been dozing, caught in that twilight of sleep and wakefulness.
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
Optimism = Compassion = Trust
A randomized clinical trial recently published online in JAMA Oncology examined how patients viewed their doctor based upon how the practitioner presented bad news to the patient.
Applying the Thin Skull Principle
The "thin skull" principle, also known as the "you take your victim as you find them" principle, is a legal principle that can be summed up by the following statement.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
A View From the ER
The University of Western States has inked an innovative agreement with local nonprofit health system Legacy Health whereby UWS sports-medicine fellows can experience observational clinical rotations in emergency-room settings within the Legacy system.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Turning a Blind Eye to History – and Reality
The American Medical Association is taking the Supreme Court's Feb. 25, 2015 decision exactly as it always does – by turning a blind eye to history, legal precedent and reality.
June, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 06
By Tina Beychok, Associate Editor
This year's Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) annual convention promises to provide plenty of opportunity for attendees to "Explore the Possibilities Through Massage Therapy." The home of the Magic Kingdom will play host to the convention from June 27-July 1 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, Fla.
The convention will have a full schedule of classes, allowing therapists to earn up to 18 hours of CE credit.Many well-known therapists will be presenting, including Massage Today columnists Erik Dalton ("Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques for Symptomatic Scoliosis"), David Kent ("Headaches: Types, Triggers and Treatments"), Vivian Madison-Mahoney ("Insurance Billing: Procedures, Laws and Rules") and Tracey Walton ("Cancer and Massage Therapy: What Does the Research Say?"). Other featured classes will include: "Aromatic Kinesiology"; "Advanced Sports Massage Techniques"; "Massage Therapist Self-Care for Wellness"; and "Hawaiian Lomi Lomi."
In addition, there will be a Successful Start Program on June 27 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This free program is aimed toward massage therapy students and newly licensed therapists to introduce them to the field of massage therapy with concepts such as practice-building and billing issues. Successful Start is sponsored by FSMTA, Performance Health Products and Massage Warehouse.
Making its FSMTA debut, the exhibit hall will play host to the Sanctuary. For a $10 donation, you can get a 10-minute massage, including basic reflexology, stone massage, exfoliation, and a hot/cold protocol. All proceeds will benefit the Touch Research Institute's research into the field of massage benefits for premature children. As an added bonus, any attendee who shows up at the Massage Today booth wearing one of the Massage Today T-shirts that were given away last year, Massage Today will provide them with a $10 coupon for one of the Sanctuary treatments.
Other special events will include individual chapter parties on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as a banquet on Saturday, June 30, sponsored by Performance Health.
As a special incentive in the exhibit hall, the FSMTA Hospitality Desk will be offering one raffle ticket for every $10 spent. Vendors will be donating prizes that will be raffled off during the show. Cash drawings also will be held in the exhibit hall. The conference fee is $395 for FSMTA members and $520 for nonmembers.
For further information about the convention, as well as registration forms, hotel information and a complete program schedule, visit the convention Web site at: www.fsmta.org or call FSMTA toll-free at: (877) 376-8248.
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