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The Acupuncture Now Foundation: What Our Profession Needs
Although acupuncture is growing in popularity it continues to be underutilized due to misunderstandings about its true potential. Only a fraction of those who could be helped by acupuncture know enough to seek it out.
Introduce Your Patients to Collagen Induction Therapy
Cutaneous (skin) aging generally occurs from either intrinsic or extrinsic processes. Intrinsic aging results from natural skin tissue damage and degeneration.
Correcting Dysfunctional Movement Patterns – Is Local Treatment Enough?
It is widely believed that mechanical, non-traumatic back pain is largely related to dysfunctional or compensatory movement patterns the body has adopted over time.
Five Element Acupuncture Can Enhance Your Practice
For eight years I have been teaching and supervising TCM students at an acupuncture college in Colorado, in Five Element acupuncture.
Following the Thinking of the Classics
I have heard about the "best time of day" to carry out certain examinations or therapies. For example, I remember making a note years ago that early morning is the best time to take someone's pulses.
Inspire Your Patients to Make Healthy Choices
Have you tried to get your patients to change their eating habits or their diet and couldn't get them to succeed? Were they confused and unsure of what the right thing was to eat? You are not alone!
Peer Points: Promoting TCM Knowledge
When Elaine Wolf Komarow, LAc, received her first acupuncture treatment in 1989, she said it changed her life. "I felt more aware, calmer, and happier. I was so fascinated by the changes that I began to learn everything I could about the underlying philosophy of Chinese medicine," said Komarow.
Drug War Rages in Wisconsin
Based on its actions over the past 15 years (review the sidebar in the app version of this article), controversy and the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association seem to go hand in hand.
Treating Menopausal Women in Your Practice
I love what I do for a living. It's a great way to trade health for bread. And no topic of health, with the right bedside manner, is taboo.
The Power of Mu Xiang to Treat Irritable Bowel Disease
Bloating and gas pain is something that everyone has had to deal with at one point or another; however, that's usually reserved for holiday dinners and other large gatherings.
Meat in the Middle
Have you ever wondered what's the truth about meat? Is it really as bad as many people think?
Micro-Needle Dermal Roller Use in the Treatment Room
Recently micro-needle dermal rollers have been getting a lot of media attention. As a practitioner who specializes in acupuncture facial rejuvenation, I know that skin needling with a dermal roller (also known as collagen induction therapy), promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter.
Capturing the Essence of Tai Chi
Over the last 12 years, I have been working on one of the few documentaries about Tai Chi. It's called The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West and it's about Cheng Man-Ching who moved to New York in the 1960s.
Chinese Medicine: The Natural Way to Children's Wellness
As a child, I did not like going to the doctor. For the most part, when I had to go I wasn't feeling good to begin with, and I was heading into a sterile environment to be awkwardly probed by a man in a white coat for a very short, impersonal period of time.
Acupuncture Detox as Part of Drug Rehabilitation
In the U.S., more than 2,000 alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs have added ear acupuncture to their practice. The development of the protocol was determined by Lincoln Hospital as it delivered 100 acupuncture treatments daily.
It Pays to be a Foodie
If there is an inner foodie in you, just waiting to burst out—this article is for you! Do you want to know how I know? I'm that girl. My middle name might as well be "Foodie." I love food! And if my patients are any indication, many of them do as well.
The McGill Approach to the Lower Back (Part 1)
Stuart McGill, PhD, brings a unique combination of tools to the table. He is a scientist who also functions as a clinician. He describes himself as a medical consultant who is referred challenging patients. He is both evidence based and practical.
Implications of Section 2706: The Non-Discrimination Provision Survey
In late April 2014, NCCAOM diplomates received an email survey with the subject line: "End discrimination against acupuncturists" polling CAM practitioners for a Request for Information from the Department of Health and Human Services, released in mid-March.
Alcohol Consumption Strongly Linked to Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Alcohol intake is one of the primary risk factors for many human cancers, and is strongly associated with cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, breast, and notably, the colon and rectum.
Giving Chiropractic Some Much-Needed PR
Public relations has not always been the chiropractic profession's strong suit, a shortcoming that has subjected the profession to countless attacks on its legitimacy and seemingly perpetual confusion among the public and the health care world as to the skills and services doctors of chiropractic provide.
The Bottom Line ... From a Surgeon Who Knows
Regardless of individual relationships between providers, there continues to be a type of Hatfield-McCoy feud between the philosophies of medicine and chiropractic, particularly when it comes to musculoskeletal ailments.
Chronic heightened emotional states create a perfect breeding ground for illness. Through my practice I noted the increasingly obvious relationship between one's mental focus on negative thinking, emotions, resistance to experiencing feelings and disease.
Treating Chronic Depression with Acupressure
In Traditional Chinese Medicine there already exists a comprehensive theory linking the body and mind.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
News in Brief
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Enrolls Second Group Member; Focus on Chiropractic Education at WFC-ACC Conference in Miami; Are You Ready for Another "Have-a-Heart" Campaign?
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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