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A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
5 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Practice
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet.
PCOM Granted Regional Accreditation
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the Equine
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 1
This article was written in response to the unheeded acceptance of marijuana as a harmless substance that potentially does good when used for the medical relief of pain.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
How Much Do You Know About the Benefits of Birds Nest?
Edible bird's nest is the nest made by the Swiftlet bird of Southeast Asia that is usually prepared as a soup and prized in Chinese culture as a healthful delicacy.
Medicine is Clumsy, Don't You Be
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
The Acupuncturist's Problem
I want share with you some observations and insights into what seems to be the most common problem my colleagues in the acupuncture profession struggles with. If you also struggle with this problem, I hope you get a valuable "aha" moment from reading this.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Integrating Art with Clinical Practice for Patients with PTSD: The Artemis Project
Are you restricted by those one-on-one clinic dynamics? Why not join colleagues and clients in experimental group settings? Three of us volunteered to do just that in Austin on behalf of women veteranss from all branches of the service.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
June 9, 2010
Alliance Elects Board of Directors
The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), a non-profit organization for massage schools and educators, is pleased to announce that the first full Board of Directors was elected by members present at the Alliance's inaugural conference just completed in Park City, Utah on June 3-5.
PRESS RELEASE - The Board of Directors, composed of seven members, is the Alliance's policymaking body. Its Bylaws are constructed to ensure both quality and diversity among its volunteer leaders, with representation from schools, educators and continuing education providers, the three primary facets of massage therapy education. The organization's Board Members and Officers for the upcoming year are:
This election is an important milestone in the evolution of the Alliance. It represents a transition from the six-member Leadership Team who came together a year ago to launch the organization - to a fully-elected Board of Directors. Four of these Leadership Team members (Bibik, Burman, Dawson and Whitridge) were chosen by members to serve on the new Board, which will provide needed continuity for the organization. They are joined by three educators and authors (Beck, Sohnen-Moe and Stephens) who are highly respected in the field.
There are two Leadership Team members who will not serve on the new Board, but who will maintain key roles with the Alliance: Eugenie Newton will be the Editor of the Journal of Massage Therapy Education, which is currently under development. She is the former executive director of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, California. Rick Rosen will continue to serve as the Alliance's executive director. He is also the founder and co-director of the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, North Carolina.
In addition to the election for the Board of Directors, Alliance members chose the three-person Nominating Committee that will be responsible for providing a slate of candidates for next year's Board election. The Committee is comprised of Debra Curties, executive director of the Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in Toronto, Ontario; Joe Lubow, director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, Florida; and Susan Beck, director of the Massage Therapy Program at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.
The day-to-day operations of the organization are handled by Coulter Nonprofit Management, which is based in McLean, Virginia. Shane Robinson is managing director for the Alliance; he coordinates the activities of Coulter staff who ensure a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
Source: AFMTE, www.afmte.org
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