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An Encouraging Sign at Palmer; NBCE Announces Retirement of Longtime Director of Testing.
Old TCM Sayings: Treat the Front to Treat the Back
Chinese medicine college was, and always will be, a memorable time. It was a time of massive personal and professional growth.
It might have been a miserable start to the day in the heart of downtown San Diego. A heavy rain had soaked the large homeless population congregating near the intersection of Third Avenue and Ash Street as they waited for a free breakfast to be served at the First Lutheran Church on the corner.
Help Your Parents Stay Engaged
As much as parents may wish it were so, children do not come with an instruction manual. There's no "how to" that can be followed and no two children are alike, so what works with one generally won't work with the next.
Cell Health (Part 2)
Dr. Barsten, your book is about restoring "cell vitality." Can you briefly define the term? Cell vitality is more than the mere absence of symptoms or pathology, but optimum structural, physiological and energetic health.
Unlevel Pelvis in the High-School Athlete: Exploring Causes and Effects
The unlevel pelvis is all too common in the high-school athlete and if not detected, will likely cause a lifetime of musculoskeletal issues. Any provider who doesn't look for this common finding is missing critical information.
The Top Seven Website Mistakes Clinics Make
The majority of acupuncture clinics finally have a website for their business. Having a website is crucial for being found online through Google, Facebook and review sites like Yelp.
Put the Social Back Into Social Media
Social media is more than a passing fad, it is definitely here to stay. Social media apps and channels of distribution may evolve, but the concept of social media is now big business and a part of all our lives.
Leaving Footprints on Capitol Hill: Tribute to Dr. Kenneth Luedtke (1930-2014)
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Dr. Ken Luedtke.
Connecting the Dots
In 2002, I published a book on patient examination procedures that included information on the procedural coding of the recommended examinations. The book should have been published in 2000, but I had trouble finding a publisher. Why?
Case Histories from Bali: Treating Balinese Chidren with TCB and Shonishin
When I moved to the island of Bali in 2005, I offered my services in Bumi Sehat, which means Healthy Mother Earth, a free birthing center for poor and disadvantaged local women located in Ubud.
The Conscious Evolution of Healing, Part 2
The idea of transmission is very important in the Chinese medical classics. According to author Claude Larre, the ancient Chinese were highly interested in the connection between things. Nothing was looked at as an isolated entity.
The CDC came out with a report in March 2013 that suggests 1 in 50 children will be diagnosed somewhere on the autism spectrum – significantly higher than the 1 in 86 figure that came out in 2007. What does this mean moving forward, particularly for children?
Mind-Body in Motion
A central goal of low back pain treatment involves the correction of dysfunctional movement patterns believed to be responsible for spinal overload.
Finding Balance in the Clinic
This past December, I celebrated 11 years in practice. I seriously don't know where the time went. I feel beyond blessed and grateful to be practicing our profound and beautiful medicine and to be helping guide my patients restore a state of optimal health.
Are You Really a Healthy Eater?
I always giggle a little bit (to myself) when someone comes into my office and informs me that they are a healthy eater. What exactly does that mean? Does that mean they eat sugar in moderation? And what's that, exactly?
Reflections: The Art of Teaching Asian Medicine
Over the past three decades, my global workshops have been translated into German, Swiss German, French, Romansch, Spanish, Lithuanian and Xhosa. Time to offer you new teachers a few tips!
Let's Speak With One Voice in 2015
For the longest time, the chiropractic profession has attempted to achieve some form of unity. On a political level, this was characterized by an ultimately unsuccessful two-year merger effort between ACA and ICA leadership from 1986-1988.
It's Time to Create a Strong Acupuncture Footprint
Footprints in the sand. Footprints in the snow. Where do these footprints go? Some are big, some are small, but footprints are made by all.
Acupuncture and Homeopathy: Bioenergetic Brothers
Acupuncture and homeopathy share an important healing principle: bioenergetics. "Bio" means "life," so bioenergetics is literally "life energy."
January, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 01
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By Editorial Staff
Profession Answers Question: Is NCBTMB Headed in the Right Direction?
I think the former board members were right in resigning. I applaud their courage. I was first nationally certified in 1994. I did not receive a recertification packet when my recertification came due for 2006. I made several phone calls over a period of weeks to NCBTMB to obtain the packet, plus take the ethics course online, etc. I was never able to reach anyone for the help I needed.
Finally, in utter frustration and disgust, I sent a scathing e-mail to their e-mail address. Their e-mail address did not accept e-mails. I made a copy of the e-mail and sent it to their office to the attention of Elizabeth McIntyre. I never received a reply. This experience led me to believe the NCBTMB did not treat the needs of their stakeholders as a priority. It made me feel they were not there for us out here in the field. Consequently, I let my certification lapse and am not planning to re-certify.
Thank you for the opportunity to give you this feedback.
Ann Pasley, LMP
Letter to the Presidential Candidates
I was happy to read an article in a massage publication that recognizes how important it is for us to be active politically in the interest of progress in our profession. But as an activist, I personally don't believe it would be possible to convince all of the candidates, many of whom are opposed to any expansion of healthcare benefits, to change their minds and support any non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical intervention.
If each of us sent a letter to our candidate of choice, each candidate would only receive a small handful, and they wouldn't very likely pay much attention. Instead, I think it is our responsibility to elect government officials who have already shown that they support our cause. We are a powerful lobby, and I believe our professional organizations should endorse a candidate who supports our mission. And though I accept that this is not the forum to make my personal endorsement, I have read every candidate's health care plan and there is only one candidate who supports the inclusion of complementary therapy, preventive medicine and treating the cause as opposed to the symptom. He is also the only candidate who adamantly supports peace, environmental responsibility and rebuilding our economy by keeping jobs here, which I hope we all want.
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