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Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
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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