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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.
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.
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.
PCOM Granted Regional Accreditation
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) recently announce it has received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This achievement reflects five years of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March, 2013, Vol. 13, Issue 03
MT Foundation Has New President-Elect
By Editorial Staff
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) Board of Trustees recently announced Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron as its the new President-Elect. A massage therapist and chiropractor, Dr. Cambron is currently a professor in the department of research at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Ill.
According to the MTF, Dr. Cambron has an extensive background in research, having served as a principal investigator on research studies focused on massage therapy and chiropractic care for more than 20 years. She has been an investigator on several projects funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration, as well as from the MTF for her practice-based research network, MassageNet.
MassageNet is a research network offered free of charge to those who join. According to the MassageNet website, they "are a practice-based research network (PBRN) that uses data gathered from therapists and clients, in real world settings, to answer important research questions." The group, encourages "massage therapists, students, educators and anyone involved in massage research to become a member." Membership includes access to study data, opportunities to participate in studies, and means of communication with colleagues interested in massage research. In addition to her work with MassageNet, Dr. Cambron has been a peer-reviewer for numerous studies and has also served on seven scientific journal editorial boards.
The focus of the Foundation is to "advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service." Dr. Cambron said. "These three tenets of research, education, and community service are exactly what I stand for as well, so as a massage therapist, the Foundation was a natural match for me. The Massage Therapy Foundation's work is very exciting. We have an international massage therapy research conference coming up, and also an online open-source journal that is indexed in PubMed. The Foundation gives out funding for research and community service projects, and is starting a webinar series on how to write case reports. In fact, we have a case-report contest for both students and practitioners."
Dr. Cambron has been an MTF Trustee since 2010 and was elected as Vice President in 2012. Her term as President-Elect will be from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014. She will spend this year serving along side outgoing MTF President Ruth Werner and on March 1, 2014, Dr. Cambron will begin her two-year term as MTF President.
"We could not be happier to announce that the President-Elect of the Massage Therapy Foundation is Jerrilyn Cambron," said outgoing MTF President Ruth Werner. "Jerrilyn is uniquely qualified to serve in this position. As a massage therapist, she is deeply involved in this field; as a professional researcher, she has the expertise to represent us among scientist; as a teacher, she can educate and excite all of us about the Foundation and its future; but most of all, as a warm and winning person, she will help everyone who benefits from massage -- practitioners, educators, industry suppliers, clients and allied health care providers -- understand and value the benefits that the massage therapy profession can bring to the world."
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