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Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
How to Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships
Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to make a human connection.
The Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 2)
Evidence is growing that the silymarin complex of flavonolignans from milk thistle can impact serum ferritin and iron overload in various clinical circumstances.
Chiropractic Around the World: WFC Country Reports December 2015
The following country updates are reprinted with permission from the December 2015 World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Quarterly World Report. Information is excepted for space and edited to DC-specific style guidelines.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
Diet, Nutrition and the Context of Risk (Part 1)
Food and supplement safety is a topic that often comes up when I speak to chiropractors for CE relicensing, even when it is not the advertised subject.
Treating Pain: The Hypermobile Coccyx
When I write about the coccyx, I recognize that I am talking about a relatively small subset of patients. When I write for Dynamic Chiropractic, I am trying to reach 60,000 chiropractors.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
East Meets West
Gung Hay Fat Choi. Welcome to the year of the Monkey. There will be fireworks for both January and February this year. What great celebrations.
Yo San University Helps Make LA Communities Healthier
An element of healthcare training often overlooked is the residual benefit to communities served by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) schools nationwide.
Lab Rats (Roaming the Streets)
The title of this article is an accurate description of American consumers (regardless of age) in the modern era.
Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes
Cross-fitness centers are expanding in number and increasing in popularity. To remain relevant to this growing portion of society, practitioners need to learn about the exercises and injuries common to this group.
Is There a Neurological Basis and Correction for Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, aka AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is a common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 years and older, according to the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute.
Do Doctors Lie to Patients? (Do You Lie to Yours?)
In a previous column ["When Patients Lie (Bribe or Flatter)," Oct. 1, 2015], I discussed the issue of patients lying to doctors, and the many reasons why this can occur.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Taking Another Step Toward a Secure Future
In 2008, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) released a literature review on chiropractic care for low back disorders.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
RAND Study Recruiting DCs
Dr. Ian Coulter, RAND / Samueli chair for integrative medicine and senior health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation, has issued a call for participation, recruiting doctors of chiropractic for a practice-based research study that will examine "the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and neck pain."
The MRI: What to Do With the Results
As I wrote in my previous article on this topic, it is my goal for you, the doctor, to be an expert in interpreting MRI images yourself; and to be able to independently make decisions based upon a combination of clinical presentations and findings, followed by the MRI images.
Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
January, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 01
American Massage Conference Registration Now Open
By Editorial Staff
The American Massage Conference is now accepting registration forms for the 2012 conference to be held at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, Calif. The conference will be held April 20th through 22nd and costs just $40 for practicing massage therapists and only $20 for students.
The registration fee includes access to the conference, tradeshow, prizes and 30 free, one-hour continuing education courses. One day, 2-day or 3-hour workshops are available for an extra charge. Once registration is complete, participants will be able to reserve a seat for these workshops.
In addition to the American Massage Conference, there will be two concurrent conferences also taking place at the Town and Country Resort: The American Chiropractic Conference and the American Acupuncture Conference. Last year marked the inaugural American Massage Conference in Atlanta, where more than 1,600 visitors explored the latest products and services available on the tradeshow floor, and took part in workshops and continuing education courses.
The conference will feature more than 105 exhibitor booths, continuing education in the forms of 1-hour, 3-hour or 1 or 2-day workshops. Participants can also play in a charity golf tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As in Atlanta, there will also be a Facebook party and a Saturday evening Gala. All education is acceptable for CEU credits. Friday morning will include a free student seminar, with a "Disciplines Unite" seminar open to all massage, chiropractic and acupuncture practitioners. Friday is a free day for students who pre-register and includes access to the tradeshow and a job fair.
The free, one-hour workshop schedule is:
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April, 22, 2012
There are also several three-hour workshops that cost an additional $45. They also include a variety of topics from leaders in the profession, including sessions led by Massage Today columnists and contributors David Kent, James Waslaski, Felicia Brown, Whitney Lowe, Ann Catlin, Stephanie Beck and Tina Allen.
Once participants register for the conference, they will have the option to "add on" these additional three-hour workshops for $45:
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
For an additional $150, participants can enjoy a full day workshop. Friday's session is listed as a "Mystery Guest," but Saturday's workshop will be conducted by James Waslaski and will cover "Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions and Pelvic Stabilization." Sunday's workshop, also by James Waslaski, will cover "Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Cervical Conditions and Elite Sports Therapy Class."
Hotel conference rates are $125 per night. For additional information about the Town and Country Resort or to make a reservation, call (800) 772-8527 or visit www.towncountry.com. For additional information about the conference, visit www.americanmassageconference.com.
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