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The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
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.
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.
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.
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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