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Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
Work Stress and Musculoskeletal Health: Do Your Patients Get the Connection?
Most people underestimate the impact their job has on their health, especially if that job isn't particularly physically demanding. Big mistake.
Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
Let's Talk About Biceps Injuries at the Elbow
While most muscles cross over only one joint, the biceps crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Injuries to the lower biceps cause considerable elbow pain. Here's how to assess and treat an injury to this area conservatively.
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse during cold weather.
Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
Don't Ignore the Lower Half of the Pelvis (Part 1)
When your patient complains of lower back or pelvic pain, but your usual treatments are not getting the job done, what do you examine and treat? You may be missing important structures in the lower half of the pelvis.
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
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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