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U.S. Olympians Have a DC in Their Corner
It's probably old news to you that doctors of chiropractic play an increasingly prominent role in treating athletes, from youth sports participants to weekend warriors, to elite / professional competitors.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
ITB Syndrome: Treat the Tensor Fascia Latae
Iliotibial band syndrome is usually the result of repetitive knee flexion, such as in runners or cyclists. Pain may be experienced in the knee and/or the hip. The patient may express a sense of the hip dislocating, popping or snapping.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
December, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 12
Massage School Makeover Winner Announced
We've waited months to find out just who will win the Massage School Makeover (MSM) valued at more than $67,000 in products, services and equipment, generously donated by the MSM professional product partners. And finally, the time has come to reveal who the winner is!
The 2010 Massage School Makeover winner was announced live November 16 on the World Massage Conference (WMC). After hundreds of school applications and essays were sifted through and narrowed down to the finalists, MSM judges from Massage Today's Women in Bodywork Business blog carefully evaluated the last 10 schools to select one very lucky school. Out of the following 10 finalists:
...The winner is Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami!
MSM creator Angie Patrick of Massage Warehouse, Scott Dartnall of WMC and Sandra Pearce of Massage Today announced the winner during a live broadcast. Iris Burman, co-founder and director of Educating Hands, was overwhelmed when she received news of the award via a phone call. "Thank you, thank you! This is absolutely a blessing ... this is amazing," she said with cheers and applause from fellow staff and students in the background.
Burman, and Educating Hands staff, have been considering moving the school to a larger facility to accommodate their growing student population, but held off due to the obvious financial undertaking. The timing couldn't have been more appropriate.
"I hope you have a lot of room, cuz you're going to need it!" Patrick said to Burman on the phone call.
Among the many donations provided by MSM professional product partners, the school will receive equipment to supply a 10-bay clinic, a full stock of educational materials including textbooks, instructional DVDs, full body models for an anatomy/physiology lab, and computers and projectors for a complete audio/visual lab... and so much more.
The school is scheduled to receive the donated products and equipment in January. MSM sponsors Massage Warehouse, World Massage Conference and Massage Today will be there to catch the event live.
With so many deserving schools to choose from, MSM partners did not want to turn away any empty-handed. Every eligible school entered in the contest will receive a Biofreeze retailing education starter kit along with a "Science Behind Biofreeze" DVD. The 20 final schools will also receive a 16 oz Biofreeze Pump, and the 10 finalists will receive a $100 gift certificate from Massage Warehouse.
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