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Change Lives by Supporting Chiropractic Research: Are You In?
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), in celebration of its 20th anniversary, has announced it is spearheading a fund-raising campaign to support chiropractic research.
What's Chiropractic Research Worth to You?
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), in celebration of its 20th anniversary, has announced it is spearheading a fundraising campaign to support chiropractic research.
Dorsiflexion Dysfunction: Evaluation & Manipulation Techniques
Almost every condition from the foot to the hip can be attributed to the inability to dorsiflex the ankle mortice and other joints that participate in dorsiflexion. Let's start by understanding normal versus abnormal dorsiflexion.
The New Age of Communication
In the age of technology, everyone, including the patient, is seeking faster, easier ways to communicate. With a wealth of social media, blogs, websites and videos, we are constantly barraged with information – to the point of overload.
Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness, Part 2
In the last issue of Acupuncture Today, the first part of this article introduced the topic of trauma and resilience, and their relationship to the autonomic nervous system response and the concept of the spirit being grounded in the body, and suggested the importance of mindfulness as a tool for healing.
An Acupuncturist's View of Medicinal Marijuana
The use of cannabis for medical purposes is very controversial. Use as a panacea by physicians uninitiated to the proper application of herbal medicine, as well as an excuse for recreational use have greatly confused the issue.
Fertility and Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Starting or expanding one's family is a major milestone. It's something that more and more people seek out health care advice and support for.
Patient-Centered Care vs. Payer Restrictions: Your Ethical Obligation
Do you have an ethical obligation to evaluate your patients, make a diagnosis and provide evidence-based, patient-centered health care, irrelevant to the payer restrictions?
Help: A Need at Every Level
One of the great gifts of training in acupuncture is the ability to take good care of oneself. I recently had a bout of frozen shoulder — an inflammatory syndrome which can be debilitatingly painful and take years to resolve.
Modernization of Chinese Medicine
Language – written, spoken, signed, or otherwise is learned as a means to express our individualized perceptions about the world around us. Language is designed to communicate our personal experiences.
Surprising Reasons for Orthotic Efficacy
Clinical outcome studies show orthotics are effective in the management of a wide range of injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Acupuncture Rising: From Acupuncture Anesthesia to Assisted-IVF, Part 1
Acupuncture's cultural and historical roots go back to the emergence of Chinese civilization. For more than 2,000 years, acupuncture needling has been continuously practiced on the largest population in the world.
Do Some Good and Grow Your Business with Cause Marketing
Cause marketing is truly one of the best ways that you can promote your services as a acupuncture professional. Cause marketing refers to a type of marketing where a business partners with a non-profit organization to help bring awareness to a charitable cause.
The Zen Art of "One Point"
We were always told in our Zen Shiatsu training (by Japanese and Japanese American instructors) that our ultimate aim was to to find that "One Point." To be so focused we could touch just one point to transform Qi throughout a client's body.
Improving Communication Between AOM and Biomedical Providers
How comfortable do you feel talking to Western medical providers? If you are like me, you may not feel as comfortable as you would like. Some of my interactions with MD's haven't been the fruitful steps toward integrative medicine for which I had hoped.
A Chiropractor's Guide to Yoga
"Doctor, can I continue to do yoga while undergoing your care?" "Is it OK for me to go back to yoga while I'm getting my back treated?" "It is safe to start my yoga classes again after my neck pain improves?"
Harvard Health References Flawed AHA Position Paper
In its special health report, "Stroke: Diagnosing, Treating, and Recovering From a 'Brain Attack,'" Harvard Health Publications includes information from the American Heart Association's 2014 position statement on cervical manipulation and cervical dissection – a statement the American Chiropractic Association emphasized in a letter to Harvard Health mixes "scientific facts with half-truths."
The Food Conversation: Nutrition and Your Practice
It's morning and your first patient rolls in with a triple espresso steaming in one hand and a frazzled, desperate look in her eye. "You gotta help me, doc, I am constipated unless I drink one of these, and I am exhausted and anxious all the time."
News in Brief
Call for Abstracts Announced - Parker Las Vegas 2016; Logan Adds Doctorate Degree; New Role for Dr. James Edwards.
Practice Policy (Gone Bad): The Sign
Every once in a while, you see something and think to yourself, That's a really bad idea. Case in point: I went to see my medical doctor the other day. Just after being "roomed," as they say, the nurse checked my vital signs. Then she left.
The Short Leg Dilemma
When evaluating a new patient, it is common to note a relative shortening of one leg to the other. Some patients will even tell you they have one, and then pull out the store-bought heel lift they read about online.
Oriental Medicine on the World Stage
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." This simple, yet powerful statement was lived out time and time again by so many of the athletes from around the world during the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
More Chiropractors Required
An intriguing study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine examines how "chiropractic care affects use of primary care physician (PCP) services."
Nuts Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Cancer and Other Health Problems
Several recent studies suggest regular consumption of nuts may provide a significant degree of protection against certain types of cancer, heart disease, possibly type 2 diabetes and some neurodegenerative diseases.
Getting a YES: An Effective Strategy for Overcoming Patient Objections
Patients make more excuses for declining care from an acupuncturist than perhaps any other type of doctor. Various reasons hold them back from making a commitment to care.
Practicing with Authenticity
To extrapolate from the above quote, patients love healthcare providers they can trust. One way to earn the trust of your patients is by practicing with authenticity. What does that mean, exactly?
September, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 09
WIBB Exclusive: Why "Voice" Matters to Facebook Pages
By Stephanie Beck
With all the changes on Facebook and the recent changes on Google, it is now more important than ever to have engaged Fans on Facebook. The more fans liking, commenting and sharing, the higher your page will appear in your Fans newsfeeds and the more likely your posts will show up in the Search Engines.Before the change, whenever you posted on the page as an administrator, it would show up as the page name only. You can now change the "voice" of your post so you can post on a page as you. I will demonstrate how you do this and share why this is beneficial to your page.
As page administrator when you are on that page, there is a new term between "Home" and "Your Name" called "Voice." You will also notice an additional tool bar at the top that signifies how you are posting, commenting and liking on the page. You change your "voice" on a page by clicking on the section that starts with "change to..." You can change back to post as the page by simply clicking on this same section again.
Sometimes you have multiple administrators on a page. Prior to this new upgrade, it wasn't always clear who was posting, liking and commenting because all comments from administrators show as the page name. One way some companies and organizations use to denote which administrator is making the post is for the administrator to put their name or initial after a post was made.
Why does this matter to you?
For example, I am one of the administrators for the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education and although I serve as the Marketing Director for the Alliance For Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), I don't always want to be commenting, liking, and posting as AFMTE. This now allows me to have a voice independent of AFMTE on the page. Whether you are a non-profit organization or business, your administrators now have a way to be interactive independently on your page.
Also in this AFMTE example, I have many friends on my personal profile that are also massage therapists, school owners and educators. Because they are my friends, when I post, like and comment as myself, it shows up in their newsfeed. Now that I can post as myself on the AFMTE page, all my friends, and more importantly, those who are not fans of AFMTE will see that I am liking, commenting, and posting on the AFMTE page. The reason reaching nonfans is so important is that being able to comment as Stephanie Beck, my personal friends now see a page that they should have a shared interest in. This enables me to increase the social reach for the AFMTE page by posting as Stephanie Beck on the AFMTE page.
Therefore, if you are administrator for a page, I encourage you to change your "voice" and like, comment and share as yourself when you post on the page.
And for those of you who have already figured it out, yes, you will be "talking to yourself" if you are the administrator of a page and commenting as yourself. I do remember someone catching me one time talking to myself in public. I sheepishly made the excuse I was talking to myself and not crazy. They jokingly remarked "well as long as you are not answering yourself I think you are safe". Oh dear... I think I might be in trouble now. Oh well, at least I will always be in good company, right?
To read other posts from our expert panel, visit the WIBB blog at www.massagetoday.com/wibb/
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