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Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
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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