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The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
A Reality Check – and a Chance to Educate
Imagine working in the public relations department of nutrition retailer General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) and reading the The New York Times announce...
Impacting Chiropractic's Future With Technology
When it comes to electronic health records (EHR), Robert Moberg and Dr. Steven Kraus are two of the leading industry experts on the topic.
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
Interpersonal Skills 101: Enhancing the Value of Our Patient Interactions
Recently, I read an interesting article in our local newspaper titled "The Value of Human Interaction." The article presented comments from a senior editor for Fortune magazine who discussed "Civility in the Business World."
B Vitamins Improve Memory, Prevent Brain Atrophy
The 2010 OPTIMA study showed that the accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment could be slowed via supplementation with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins, which included folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6.
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Primary Spine Care: Addressing Concerns & Criticisms
The Dec. 1, 2013 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic included an article describing the implementation of a training program for primary spine practitioners (PSP) within a metropolitan region and supported by a large BC/BS plan.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Atypical Femoral Fractures and Bisphosphonate Use: What to Watch For
Bisphosphonates (BP) are popular drugs, with more than 8 billion in sales in 2008; however, profits have declined as patents began expiring. Nonetheless, BP remain the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures, with several million prescriptions written every year.
Expanding Access, Branch by Branch
The big news coming from Capitol Hill isn't merely the recent introduction of a pair of bills designed to expand chiropractic services in the Veterans Affairs and military health care systems; after all, similar legislation has made its way through Congress before, never reaching the Oval Office for presidential signature.
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
Avoid Random Treatment of Trigger Points (Part 2)
We must acknowledge that the fascia, which surrounds literally everything in our bodies, including every muscle fiber, is more than just a covering.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
Low Back Pain: Posture and Movement Analysis
When performing static and dynamic movement analysis of the lumbopelvic hip area, begin with standing visual posture analysis of the pelvis, and then perform lumbar range of motion and assess what you might see during normal versus abnormal lumbar flexion motion.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
May 6, 2009
COMTA Names New Executive Director
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has named Kate Ivane Henrioulle as the new executive director of the national accrediting organization for massage therapy and bodywork schools and programs, according to Melissa Wade, chair of COMTA's 12-member Board of Commissioners.
"In her new role, Kate will continue to enhance COMTA's reputation and image as it relates to massage therapy and bodywork accreditation. She will immediately be involved in the new electronic submission processes recently implemented for COMTA accreditation. Other short-term goals will include reaching out to the currently accredited COMTA schools/programs, and the various constituents involved in the massage therapy and bodywork field to ensure that COMTA is meeting its objectives. Her long-term goals and objectives will be directly related to the approved expansion of scope to include Distance Education under COMTA and the proposed expansion to include Aesthetics," Wade explained.
"Kate brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the position. Her prior experience offers her a unique perspective on the actual COMTA accreditation process and on the industry as a whole."
Henrioulle has in-depth experience both as a massage therapy practitioner as well as an educator, having most recently served as Dean of Education since 2006 for the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego. She supervised 80 faculty members and three administrative staff members, working with more than 200 students. Prior to being named Dean of Education, Henrioulle also served as an IPSB Massage Instructor and Clinic Supervisor. Before joining IPSB, Henrioulle was a massage therapist for the SK Sanctuary in La Jolla, Calif.
"I am absolutely honored and delighted to be named as the new executive director for COMTA," Henrioulle said. "It will be a pleasure to work with such a group of accomplished professionals to further enhance COMTA's role as an accrediting body for schools and programs. I also look forward to working with the U.S. Department of Education on our expansion of scope," Henrioulle added.
Her professional experience includes affiliations with: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA); American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA); Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP); Massage Therapy Research Consortium (MTRC); National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB); and the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International (SOBI).
Henrioulle is a graduate of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and has also studied a variety of bodywork modalities through the California Naturopathic College; Society of Ortho-Bionomy International; the Natural Healing Institute; and the International Professional School of Bodywork. She has been active in volunteer work for Delta Gamma since 1996 working for sight preservation, aid to the blind and for the scholastic enrichment of college women.
For more information on COMTA, call (202) 895-1518 or visit the COMTA Web site at www.comta.org.
Source: Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
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