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Not All Evidence Is Equal; An Abundance of Misinformation; A Well-Researched Decision; Far Too Dangerous.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
Love a Nurse – and They'll Love You Back
According to various sources, there are about 3 million registered nurses in the U.S., and according to the American Nurses Association, they are under serious pressure in today's health care reality.
Billing for Same-Visit Extraspinal and Spinal Manipulation
Q: I have always been under the premise that when billing 98943, extraspinal chiropractic manipulation, on the same visit as spinal manipulation, 98940-98942, that the extraspinal manipulation requires modifier 51.
A Dream Come True for Chiropractic: Funding Prevention and Public Health
Back in 2005, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said: "Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system.
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
State by State: Comparing Chiropractic Scope of Practice
"The issue of 'scope of practice' has been a bugaboo ever since our early quests for legal recognition for chiropractic," according to Dr. Claire Johnson, editor in chief of JMPT and National's other two chiropractic journals.
Is the EHR Ship Setting Sail Without Us?
The numbers are in: As of July 2014, 10,253 doctors of chiropractic have received $123,059,868 in EHR stimulus funds – and yet that represents less than 15 percent of our profession.
The Wisdom of the Second Office Location (SOL)
There are some things I never want to do again, like riding a motorcycle 100 mph. I call these things my "negative bucket list." Other things I have on that list include water skiing, riding a roller coaster and eating habanero peppers.
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Compliance
One of the most common questions other practitioners ask me is, "How do I get patients to do their exercises?" I am not frustrated by my patient compliance, as many doctors are; in fact, I am actually happy with my patients' involvement and commitment.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
News in Brief
Major Organizations Announce Joint Conference; Fighting for Section 2706; New Vice President of Chiro. Program at Parker; Two Families, One Chiropractic Dynasty.
Are Your Work Orders in Order?
There are times when a patient's occupational duties will delay or prevent them from recovering. These circumstances create the need for the doctor to recommend modified duty or remove the patient from work.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
Defending With Vitamin D: Helps Prevent Progression to Diabetes
A 2014 clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides additional evidence that optimal vitamin D nutritional status may be important in preventing the progression of prediabetes to diabetes in prediabetic adults.
The Art of Day-to-Day Assessment and Treatment: Clinical Pearls
Let's focus on the day-to-day process of assessing and treating the patient. I am proposing a particular attitude; a way of looking at the patient. This often evolves over a few treatments and then changes as you figure out what is significant.
Women's Health: Herbal Formulas to Help Patients With Dysmenorrhea
Chiropractors have long treated women for menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea). Since roughly 60 percent of all chiropractic patients are women and 30-50 percent of women have a history of menstrual cramps, the vast majority of doctors of chiropractic will inevitably see patients with dysmenorrhea.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
July, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 07
Lawsuit Against NCBTMB Settled
By Tina Beychok, Associate Editor
In what marks the end of an ongoing legal saga spanning almost three years, former National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Executive Director John A. Page has settled his lawsuit against his former employer, as well as former NCBTMB Board Chairperson Elizabeth MacIntyre.The settlement, the terms of which remain confidential, was reached out of court.
Both Page and the NCBTMB released the same statement: "The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Inc. and John A. Page, former Executive Director of NCBTMP, have reached an amicable settlement of all disputes between them, the terms of which have not been released."
This settlement brings to a close a series of events that began on Aug. 26, 2006, when Elizabeth MacIntyre sent Page an e-mail on behalf of the NCBTMB Board allegedly terminating his employment, effective immediately, and barring him access to the NCBTMB office building. However, since Page's e-mail access was revoked on Aug. 26, the same day as his termination notice was sent out, he failed to receive it. Thus, when he arrived at the offices on Aug. 28, he was denied entrance. Page then filed a $1 million lawsuit in compensatory and punitive damages against both NCBTMB and MacIntyre for breach of contract and defamation.
He claimed that NCBTMB owed him, per their employment agreement, a full-year's salary and the monetary equivalent of any benefits he would have received with a three-month notice of termination. Furthermore, Page alleged that NCBTMB did not offer to pay for any sort of outplacement counseling, also in violation of their employment contract agreement. Finally, in regard to the defamation charge, Page claimed that MacIntyre's handling of his termination, as well as his treatment upon arrival at the NCBTMB offices on Aug. 28 had damaged his reputation.
MacIntyre had stated that Page's termination after 15 months on the job had been planned over several months and was part of a transition process. Page countered that it was his understanding that the transition was to take place over the course of three years.
In a statement sent to Massage Today, Page said he is, "very happy with the settlement I received. I'm happy to have it behind me, and it's nice to be able to move on with the record straight."
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