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Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
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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