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A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
June, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 06
Boca Raton Hosts FSMTA Convention
By Editorial Staff
This year's Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) annual convention will provide attendees with an opportunity to "Celebrate Massage." Boca Raton, Fla., will play host to the convention over Independence Day weekend (July 3-5) at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.
Massage therapists will be able to earn up to 18 hours of continuing education credit and take all of the required classes for license renewal. Many well-known therapists will be presenting including Massage Today columnist David Kent, LMT ("Balancing Health and Well-Being") and MT contributor Ann Catlin, LMT, OTR ("Massage for Elders and Those at the End of Life" and "Massage for Elders in Facility Care"). Other featured classes include "Russian Sports Massage," "Thai Spa Herbal Ball Treatments," "Therapeutic Strategies for Surgeries, Scars, and Burns" and "Address Fascial Restrictions to Decrease Abnormal Tissue Patterns." Florida therapists also can complete all their required classes for licensing by taking two all-day classes on Friday, July 4.
In addition, there will be a Successful Start Program on Wednesday, July 2 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This program introduces massage therapy students and newly licensed therapists to the field of massage therapy, with concepts such as practice-building and billing issues. Speakers include Massage Today columnists David Kent, Vivian Madison-Mahoney and Angie Patrick.
The popular fundraising event, the Sanctuary, once again will be featured in the exhibit hall. For a $10 donation, you can get a 10-minute massage, including basic reflexology, stone massage, exfoliation, a hot/cold contrast protocol, an herbal-ball treatment and facial rejuvenating techniques. All proceeds benefit the Touch Research Institute's research on massage for premature children.
"As a parent of a severely premature child, I am abundantly aware of the benefit of touch and how it can help speed the development and improvement in the health of these precious and incredibly fragile babies," said Sanctuary founder Angie Patrick. "Through my own experience, as well as through the growth and progress of my own daughter, I am living testament to the importance of research and the support we all must provide."
Other scheduled events include: a keynote speech on July 3 by James Waslaski, LMT, an All-American Celebration Dinner and dance on July 4, and the FSMTA Annual Awards Banquet on July 5. 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 (877) 376-8248.
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