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Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Medicine is Clumsy, Don't You Be
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
How Much Do You Know About the Benefits of Birds Nest?
Edible bird's nest is the nest made by the Swiftlet bird of Southeast Asia that is usually prepared as a soup and prized in Chinese culture as a healthful delicacy.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the Equine
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 1
This article was written in response to the unheeded acceptance of marijuana as a harmless substance that potentially does good when used for the medical relief of pain.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
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First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
Integrating Art with Clinical Practice for Patients with PTSD: The Artemis Project
Are you restricted by those one-on-one clinic dynamics? Why not join colleagues and clients in experimental group settings? Three of us volunteered to do just that in Austin on behalf of women veteranss from all branches of the service.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
The Acupuncturist's Problem
I want share with you some observations and insights into what seems to be the most common problem my colleagues in the acupuncture profession struggles with. If you also struggle with this problem, I hope you get a valuable "aha" moment from reading this.
PCOM Granted Regional Accreditation
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
5 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Practice
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet.
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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