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Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
ITB Syndrome: Treat the Tensor Fascia Latae
Iliotibial band syndrome is usually the result of repetitive knee flexion, such as in runners or cyclists. Pain may be experienced in the knee and/or the hip. The patient may express a sense of the hip dislocating, popping or snapping.
Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
June, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 06
"Believe, Invest, Grow" at the 2012 FSMTA Convention
By Editorial Staff
The Florida State Massage Therapy Association kicks off its 2012 convention at the end of this month at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Attendees are invited to come and "Believe in yourself, Invest in your future and Grow in your profession."
This year's conference will offer up to 19 hours of live continuing education credit. Classes include "Assessment and Treatment of Most Common low Back Injuries" by Massage Today columnist and Keynote speaker Dr. Ben Benjamin; "Orthopedic Massage for Upper Extremity Disorders" with Whitney Lowe; "Marketing, Advertising & Promotion – How to Build a Massage Business" with Vivian Mahoney; "When Good Shoulders Go Bad" with Judith DeLany; "How to Include Pediatric Clients in Your Practice" with Tina Allen; "Locomotive Power — Treating Hip, Knee and Ankle" with Deborah Roberts; "FSMTA Basic Sports Massage Team Training" with Teresa Matthews; and "Maximize Marketing by Generating Buzz" with Cherie Sohnen-Moe.
On Saturday, June 30th, there will be a full-day "Educator's Summit" facilitated by Pete Whitridge. This session will answer questions about the licensure process, national certification, the national examination and how to help students succeed. There will be representatives from the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. The discussion panel is approved for 3 CEs in Laws and Rules by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education.
Also back by popular demand is the Successful Start Program on Thursday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free program available only to massage therapy students and newly-licensed therapists (licensed within the past 2 years) and features speakers who are well-known in the industry. This program is limited to the first 300 who sign up and RSVP is required.
The exhibit hall will be open Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. The hall is also open Friday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make reservations, contact the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate at (800)843-6664 and ask for the FSMTA room block. For additional conference information including complete class descriptions, presenter biographies and more, visit www.fsmta.org.
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