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Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
Essentials of Assessment: The Squat
The squat is a simple, fast and functional tool to evaluate patient symmetry and function. As simple and easy as it is to implement, it can yield considerable amounts of valuable, clinically relevant information.
Filling the Gap: The Role of Alternative Practitioners in a Broken Health Care System
I have been asked many times what got me into alternative medicine. My answer is simple: I want to truly help and make a difference in people's health.
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Recording and Appropriate Billing of Timed Physical Medicine Services
There is a common misunderstanding about timed therapy services and although you do have some knowledge of timed service documentation, based on your comment on the 8-minute rule, your understanding is correct, but incomplete.
Vitamin D Fails to Help Knee OA? The Proper Perspective
The March 8, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a study about vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a really weird study.
Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
The Power of Eccentric Exercise: Hamstring Injury Prevention and Rehab
For almost 20 years, I've worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. It goes without saying that hamstring injury (HSI) prevention and rehabilitation is a big part of what they expect from a sports chiropractor.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
Business Lesson #1: Adapt or Else
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent meal at a restaurant recommended by some friends. We often have concerns about restaurant recommendations, as many have been disappointing.
How to Find and Fix TL Nerve Impingements
The thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) and the peripheral sensory nerves that exit from it are frequent, important and rarely recognized sources of lower back, pelvic and hip pain. Let's outline a clear exam protocol for diagnosing the problem.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Take Center Stage
Looking for the latest on the musculoskeletal pain epidemic and the increasing premium placed on preventive strategies including chiropractic? Check out The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans – Opportunities for Action.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
The IME System: A Current Public Health Risk and Solutions That Are Working
I strongly believe in the independent medical examination (IME) system. There are far too many doctors in every profession who are not following E&M protocols and never claim MMI (maximum medical improvement) has occurred for their patients, which has caused financial stress for many private and public carriers.
Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
December, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 12
Dawn of a New Era of Wellness Integration
By Editorial Staff
With multidisciplinary collaboration at an all-time high and a clear trend toward integrating services, providers and consumers increasingly demand information on and access to a wide array of complementary health care options.As a massage therapist, where do you turn to learn how to integrate? Beginning in February, you can visit the Integrated Wellness Pavilion, which is being offered for the first time at the Spa & Resort Expo/Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo in Los Angeles.
MPA Media, the publisher of Massage Today, Dynamic Chiropractic, Dynamic Chiropractic Canada, Acupuncture Today, Nutritional Wellness and Naturopathy Digest, is the exclusive media sponsor of the Integrated Wellness Pavilion, which makes its debut Feb. 21-22, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plans are also in the works to feature the pavilion at the Spa & Resort Expo/Medical Aesthetics Conference & Expo in New York City in October 2009 and at other future events.
"Everyone knows that patients want their health care providers to work together for their benefit," said Donald Petersen Jr., publisher/president of MPA Media. "Except in times of emergency, patients want their health care providers to focus on wellness. These trends are irreversible. This event is designed to bring health care professions together to focus on wellness and how they can better serve their patients with an integrated approach. MPA Media is proud to be the exclusive media sponsor of this initiative."
The Integrated Wellness Pavilion puts four health professions in one area of the show floor: massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and naturopathic medicine. Combined with the larger spa and medical esthetician expo, attendees will have true wellness integration at their fingertips.
The pavilion will feature speakers and vendors representing each of the four professions. Anticipated course offerings include integration strategies, revenue potential in an integrated practice, and interactive massage and acupuncture workshops. The massage-specific workshops will focus on cupping, stone massage for the face, deep tissue healing using stone massage, and trigger-point, prenatal and sports massage. There will also be 30-minute lectures on the exhibit floor within the pavilion.
Attendees can select specific courses of interest or purchase a full-day or multi-day pass and then attend multiple courses. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about complementary care that can help expand your career and offer more to your clients. For additional details regarding this event, visit www.spaandresortexpo.com.
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