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Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
U.S. Olympians Have a DC in Their Corner
It's probably old news to you that doctors of chiropractic play an increasingly prominent role in treating athletes, from youth sports participants to weekend warriors, to elite / professional competitors.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
February, 2016, Vol. 16, Issue 02
Embracing Prosperity as Part of Your Massage Practice
By Sharon Desjarlais, CC and Michele McGrew
Sara is a compassionate therapist whose favorite clients are people searching for something that's more than skin deep. "They look successful on the outside," she says, "but on the inside their lives are so devoid of meaning, they feel depressed, frustrated, and ashamed of wanting something different."
She's even put together a 90-day program that blends coaching and healing to "get them connected to their deeper calling" and then create a plan to achieve it. Yet, she's having a hard time attracting new clients and she's wondering what needs to shift. All too often, we see practitioners just like Sara who are doing all the right things with their marketing, but they're still not getting enough clients. Why not? Because deep down, they're not comfortable receiving money.
That's why it's essential to embrace prosperity as part of your practice if you want to realize your full potential. When you unconsciously push money away, you unconsciously push clients away. So you've got to be willing to receive a healthy income if you want to grow a rich holistic business.
Sounds simple enough, right? After all, who doesn't want to make more money doing the work they love? The problem is, we all have money blind spots we inherited from our parents, from our grandparents, and from society as a whole. You can tell you've got one if you've ever thought something like, "I love my work, but I wish I didn't have to charge for it." Or, "I don't want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable." Or, "If I charge more, I'll look greedy. And that puts people off." Or even something as simple as, "Money isn't spiritual."
As long as beliefs like those operate in your subconscious mind, you'll continue to see the results of those stories playing out in your practice. That's why we teach our clients how to understand and use their Money Archetype Profile (MAP).
Archetypes were popularized by one of our greatest modern-day pioneers in human consciousness, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). In addition to his groundbreaking work with archetypes, he introduced the world to the collective unconscious, concepts like introversion and extraversion, and the theory behind personality types that was used to develop the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
According to Jung, archetypes are universal patterns of energy with their own personalities and habits. And while your relationship with money is as unique as you are, it's still governed by those universal patterns that either empower you with money, or cause you to constrict and stay small. If you're ready to break out of those old patterns and step into an empowering new relationship with money, knowing which archetypes are in your MAP, is the first key to unlocking that potential.
What's in Your MAP?
Your MAP consists of four out of eight archetypes. Each one has its own gifts and strengths, plus its own particular challenges and disempowering behaviors. The four archetypes in your MAP blend together to impact your financial habits and behaviors in unique and complex ways. Read through this brief overview and see if you can get a hint of which ones are strongest (or weakest) in you.
Saying Yes to Celebrity
Alison understands what Sara's going through all too well. She once ran a successful but small light-touch healing practice in Oregon. When she first discovered the archetypes in her personal MAP, she was shocked to find out that one of the strongest in her profile was the Celebrity. Until then, she says she "resisted the urge to step into the spotlight" and address large groups of people. Instead she relied on the Accumulator in her MAP to help her keep her money (and her practice) manageable and contained. As a result, she always had enough clients to get by, but never enough to truly grow.
Yet Alison was yearning for more. So she made a decision that would have been nearly impossible if she'd been unaware of her deep-seated money patterns. She decided to embrace the gifts of her inner Celebrity and allow herself to be seen in a big way.
She began promoting her services as a mentor to mothers of spiritually gifted children. She switched one of her marketing strategies from writing articles to sending out short, lively videos that engaged the moms in her community. And it wasn't long before she began getting calls from women in other states who wanted to hire her. Even A&E TV got wind of her work and reached out to learn more about her. Since then, Alison not only doubled her income and broke through the $100,000 mark, nearly one-third of that income last year came from one high-end program alone. What's even more satisfying than creating a 6-figure business, she says, is the joy that comes from living her purpose in a way that's deeply meaningful to her ... and to all those new clients she gets to serve now that she's embraced prosperity as an essential part of her practice.
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