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Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
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.
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.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
God and the Chiropractor
My wife went to church last Wednesday night and brought home a CD of the pastor's message. As she handed it to me, she said, "You should listen to this; you'll like it." Our family regularly goes to church and our faith plays a major role in our lives.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
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, etc.
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.
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.
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
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.
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!
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."
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.
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
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.
Striking a Blow to the Medical Monopoly
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission.
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.
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.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
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.
July, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 07
2010 FSMTA Convention: "Realize Your Potential"
By Editorial Staff
Once again, Orlando welcomed massage therapists, educators, and industry vendors to the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) convention July 7-11. The 2010 FSMTA Annual Convention and Trade Show offered the opportunity to learn from top educators, meet leaders in the field, experience new products, and to enjoy various social events.
The event kicked off Thursday evening with a lively presentation by keynote speaker David Kent, owner of Muscular Pain Relief Center and president and founder of Kent Health Systems, who spoke on the convention's theme "Realize Your Potential". In true David Kent fashion, he had the crowd up on their feet massaging each other's backs to the instrumental tune of "Pipeline" by The Ventures, and then somehow rolled the presentation into an inspirational take-home message on possibilities and how to reach your goals.
Attendees could earn up to 19 continuing education hours. Classes and instructors included: "CORE Myofascial Therapy for the Neck, Head and Face" by George Kousaleos, "NMT and the Gravity Game: The Dynamic Foot" by Judith DeLany, "Bamboo-Fusion" by Nathalie Cecilia and "Unlocking Your Performance Potential" by Don McCann.
The exhibit hall was filled with some of the major vendors and leaders in the massage industry. Attendees were invited to take free samples of products, fun giveaways and connect with some of the top leaders in the industry including orthopedic massage expert James Waslaski, Ruth Werner of Massage Therapy Foundation and Angie Patrick of Massage Warehouse.
Angie Patrick is also the facilitator and organizer of the philanthropic event the "SANCTUARY," which raises funding and awareness for massage therapy research. Once again the SANCTUARY booth was a popular attraction in the exhibit hall, as attendees enjoyed, in essence, a mini spa with various 10-minute treatments performed by volunteers for $10 donations.
"The SANCTUARY is a project that never ceases to amaze me in the way it brings the community together to achieve greater good," said Patrick.
"From the Event Partners, Bon Vital, CranioCradle, EvZone Music, Performance Health, Soothing Touch, TH Stone, Sa Wan, Massage Today and Massage Magazine to our event volunteers, Everest University, South Orlando Campus, to the attendees of the FSMTA; all which came together in a symphony of giving and philanthropy. As a result, the SANCTUARY raised a grand total $6002 to further the massage research efforts of the legendary Dr. Tiffany Field at the Touch Research Institute in Miami Florida.
"I am truly grateful to our partners, volunteers, and all the wonderful people who came and enjoyed the treatments. Each time we do this, it really solidifies in my mind a simple truth: If we come together and each contribute a little, we can achieve so much more than we ever imagined possible and become the catalyst for positive change," said Patrick.
Ellen Mills of Pompano Beach, Fla. was the lucky winner of the Massage Today drawing for $1000. Throughout the convention, 500 participants entered their names in the drawing and received a free Massage Today T-shirt to wear at the drawing on Saturday night. David Kent, who MC'd the drawing, called a very stunned Mills to the podium to collect her winnings. See Mills win the drawing.
The 2011 FSMTA Annual Convention is scheduled for June 22-26 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World. For more go to: www.fsmta.org.
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