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Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
March 3, 2011
Take It to the Top Summit, Earn Up to 12 CEs
PRESS RELEASE - "Take It to the Top" Summit is an event, held at the Park Vista Doubletree Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on April 16-17, 2011, for massage professionals around the country with a selection of 12 top successful educators in the industry.This "Take It To The Top" Summit is to motivate, educate and inspire therapists everywhere as they learn how to build their own business, become independent, accept physician referrals, and bill insurance for their services. Attendees can earn up 12 CEs while learning a multitude of motivational, inspiring and workable marketing and business-building strategies. As a bonus, attendees will also receive a 27 CE Home Study Course.
Vivian Madison-Mahoney, coordinator of the Summit, is a 26-year veteran licensed massage therapist in Florida and Tennessee. She owned and operated her own extremely successful massage practice for 15 years in Palm Beach County, Florida where she was the first LMT to ever specialize in injury and disability cases, accepting insurance for payment of services. Over 172 physicians referred patients to her, helping to build her clientele to over 498 patient visits per month with the help of up to 14 therapists working for her. Vivian moved to Gatlinburg in 1998, a life-long dream come true. Now Vivian has decided it's time that she took her abilities and dreams, once again, to the top by creating this exciting event full of education, giveaways, and live entertainment in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tenn.
To enhance the Summit, Vivian has chosen Quentin Flagg to be the star entertainer along with other local performers to keep the crowd entertained. Only 27 years old, he is a dynamo. The Rock 'n' Roll Crooner, aka "The Hoosier Hurricane," Quentin keeps you guessing what style of music he is going to sing and dance to next. He will be singing hits from all eras, such as the styles of Bobby Darin, Elvis, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Brian Setzer, the 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll, and many, many more. He has opened for country star Tracy Byrd, the Drifters, and performed with Jim Belushi. He has entertained in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, England, Ireland, Canada, on cruise ships in the Caribbean, and all over the USA.
"It was actually Quentin, at a local show, who inspired me to finally put this event together as I had long dreamed of doing", says Vivian.
Through Vivian's long career, she has obtained many awards, including the induction into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, several Outstanding State Service and Legislative Awards from the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) for whom she has served as Insurance Committee Chair for over 19 years, and LMT of the Year Award by the FSMTA and the Florida Chiropractic Association.
Vivian has always encouraged massage therapists to build their own successful massage businesses, while continuing to help therapists with insurance questions, problems and situations. She has also worked with massage therapists, as a nationally approved continuing education provider, instructing them how to become independent, accepting insurance for reimbursement and how to best build their businesses with little or no investment.
She is not only referred to as a "pioneer" in the field, but she is now consulted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), doctors, attorneys, insurance companies, fraud investigators and FBI agents. She assists in helping these officials better understand what a licensed and/or certified massage therapist can and cannot do within their scope of practice and training when providing prescribed medically necessary treatments billed to insurance companies. She feels this is a major inroad, helping top officials to understand why we should be reimbursed and how. At the same time protecting the entire profession from those who desire to take advantage of patients, insurance companies and ultimately the massage profession as it negatively affects policy premiums.
Vivian, her husband John, and assistant Michael King are excited to announce that their doors are wide open to all who wish to register for this "Take It To The Top" Summit with 12 CEs PLUS a free gift of a 27 CE Home Study Course, many other valuable gifts and door prizes, some worth over $350.
Join us for two days of fun, food, friends and awards along with dinner and live entertainment. Don't hesitate to reserve your seat at this Summit April 16-17, and your hotel room(s) for guaranteed discounted rates through March 15. Go to www.takeittothetopsummit.com or call Vivian at (865) 436-3573 or (865) 850-3195 to register now.
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