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Introducing the Acupuncture Today Digital Edition
In response to the changing habits of our readers, Acupuncture Today will introduce a digital edition of the publication (in addition to our print edition) beginning with the August 2016 issue.
Sit or Stand? Analyzing a Mixed Message
I'm more than a bit confused. At my age, that seems to be a rather common occurrence. However, today more than ever, I'm getting a mixed message.
Increasing the Value of Spine Care: CMS Approves New Low Back Pain Registry
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the Spine IQ Low Back Pain Registry as a qualified clinical data registry for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2016.
An MD Who Understands the Opioid Epidemic
Doctors of chiropractic have an important role to play in ending the opioid epidemic and dealing with chronic pain by conservative means (see our top story in this issue) – but who's to blame for opioid dependence and abuse in the first place?
Adventures with the San Jiao
Those of us who have been in practice for several decades relish the way meridians and points reveal new diagnostic clues and new insights. I love to encourage my students to see this as an adventure that goes way beyond the textbooks.
Believe it or not, an estimated one-third of your patients have eaten some form of fast food within 24 hours of their appointment with you.
Beating the Odds: Interview With Para-Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta
Since October 2015, the FICS Foundation, the charitable organization affiliated with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), has been supporting disabled athletes internationally.
The Pertinent Negative
We all have to perform evaluations on patients. Most of us don't like doing it – exams take time, and worse it takes even more time after the evaluation to put together a narrative summary of the findings. Sometimes, this process becomes downright tedious.
Multivitamin Supplement May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence
There is a great deal of controversy regarding the value of multiple vitamin supplements in cancer prevention.
Treating Hip & Groin Pain With Abdominal Release of Upper Lumbar Nerve Impingements
Have you encountered patients with groin and hip pain you can't seem to solve? You know it's not a worn-out hip; you suspect the pain is somehow connected to the spine. But somehow, you just can't help them break through.
How to Stay Sane During the Elections: Understanding Through the Lens of Chinese Medicine
In Chinese Medicine philosophy, everything consists of Yin and Yang. The law of polar opposites – one cannot exist without its opposite.
AOM Hospital-Based Practice: A Future Reality?
The natural evolution of health care on the planet is integrative health. We may have some challenges ahead, but based on my research, all indicators are pointing in a positive direction. There seems to be an evolving consciousness among our patient population that is "getting it."
An Emerging Partnership Model
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) has educated integrative health and wellness practitioners for the last 40 years, originally as an acupuncture clinic and school. The institution's transformative, relationship-centered programs integrate traditional wisdom with contemporary science
What You Say Isn't Always What Patients Hear
A few years ago, my aunt Edna (name changed for the purpose of this story) suffered a stroke. After a short hospital stay, she was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilitation. When she arrived at the nursing home, Edna requested a private room.
What's New in Phytonutrition: Mangifera Indica, "The King of Fruits"
One hundred percent pure Indian green mango fruit (mangifera indica), harvested at a special degree of ripeness for efficacy and taste, can now be concentrated as a phytonutrient nutraceutical powder.
Acupuncture's Impact on the World
For several years, I have been hearing about the town of Rothenburg, Germany. It seemed just a dot on a map until I arrived. It is the home of the TCM Kongress which began in 1968. It has been held annually for 47 years and it has only missed one year.
Tai Chi Documentary Premier
First Run Features recently announced the world theatrical premiere of Barry Strugatz's documentary The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West, which premiered last month at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles.
Insuring Quality Control in Herb Importation: An Interview with Wilson Lau
Wilson Lau is the vice president of Nuherbs, a Chinese herb importation company based in San Leandro, California. Before joining Nuherbs, he trained as a lawyer specializing in FDA law.
Kansas Achieves Licensing Law
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2615 into law on Friday, May 13, 2016. HB2615 includes provisions for the licensure of acupuncturists in the state of Kansas.
Chronic Pain: Become Part of the Solution
I have lectured to more than 7,000 chiropractic physicians over the past five years regarding the chronic pain and opioid epidemic in this country.
Acupuncture Muscle Trigger Point and Oriental Medicine Sports Therapy
It is difficult to ascertain the internal condition of professional basketball player Lebron James during game one of the 2014 NBA finals, in which he developed debilitating muscle cramps that led to his premature removal from the game.
A Long-Overdue Win for Oregon Medicaid Patients - and the Implications for Other States
Beginning July 1, 2016, Oregon Medicaid patients with spinal pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic) who are determined to be low risk based on a biopsychosocial assessment tool (STarT Back – Keele University) can receive four chiropractic visits per episode.
Three Tips to Help You Analyze the Acupuncture Case Studies of the NCCAOM Exam
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Case study:
After two treatments for back pain, a patient presents for a third
session complaining of rapid breathing and wheezing that is made worse
during cold weather.
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/
Click here for more information about Stephanie Beck.
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