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The Professional and Practice Benefits of Political Activism
Welcome to election season, a vital part of our American culture. Every two years, without fail, we are bombarded with TV, print materials and phone messages seeking our vote.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) lists more than 80 common autoimmune diseases including asthma, Crohn's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Chiropractic in the Eyes of the Public: 2nd Gallup-Palmer Poll
The second Gallup / Palmer College poll has been completed, yielding significant additional data regarding Americans' experiences with and perceptions of chiropractic care.
Adventures with the Pericardium
My previous column on the San Jiao deserves equal time for SJ's loving partner, the pericardium. I nicknamed SJ the travel meridian – but pericardium can also play a crucial role in air travel.
MPA Media Wins More Publishing Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has honored Dynamic Chiropractic with a national award and two regional awards for editorial excellence, and sister publication DC Practice Insights with two regional awards for graphic design excellence.
Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (Part 1)
More than 45 million children ages 6-18 participate in some form of organized athletics, and 75 percent of American families with school-aged children have at least one child participating in organized sports.
Guidelines for the Use of Modifier -52
Modifier -52 identifies that a service or procedure has been partially reduced or eliminated at the physician's discretion. This is to indicate the basic service described by the procedure code has been performed, but not all aspects of the service have been performed.
Work Stress and Musculoskeletal Health: Do Your Patients Get the Connection?
Most people underestimate the impact their job has on their health, especially if that job isn't particularly physically demanding. Big mistake.
International Congress on Integrative Medicine
"Bridging Research, Clinical Care, Education and Policy" was the theme for the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2016 (ICIMH).
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Taiwan Hospitals
This spring, a team of Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners from Cleveland Clinic traveled to Taiwan to visit Kaiser Pharmaceutical Co. (KP), and China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan's leading integrative medicine hospital.
What are the Meridians?
The meridian and collateral system (jing luo, hereinafter referred to as "Meridians") is comprised of the main meridian channels (jing mai) and the collateral vessels (luo mai). Jing takes from meaning of the Chinese word pathway (also jing) and are the main branches of the system.
Let's Talk About Biceps Injuries at the Elbow
While most muscles cross over only one joint, the biceps crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Injuries to the lower biceps cause considerable elbow pain. Here's how to assess and treat an injury to this area conservatively.
Know Your Research: Tips for Evaluating Literature Reviews
Clinical and experimental studies are not the only types of published research we might encounter as we look for evidence to inform our practices. One of the most useful types is the literature review, which summarizes a group of studies.
Illuminating the Hidden, Freeing the Source
Amongst the Primary Channels, from a classical point of view, the small intestine is perhaps the most important channel to understand. It is one of the least used acupuncture channels in modern acupuncture, yet it within it can be found a wealth of theories from the Ling Shu.
Are Probiotics Doing More Harm Than Good?
Considerable controversy exists concerning the efficacy of probiotic supplements. Very few human studies show any real positive impact on the microbiome or health. The "promise" of probiotics is based on the few animal studies that suggest a positive effect.
Time to Fight for Your Medicare Right
I have heard a lot of noise and a lot of debate about what is going on with Medicare. As an ACA delegate, I often get asked: 'What is the ACA even doing?'
Less Time Than Required
Q: When is it appropriate to use a modifier -52? Can I use it for a timed service when I do less than the time required by the code?
Analyzing Acupuncture Case Studies
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Take this case study as an example. 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.
What's New in the NCCIH Strategic Plan
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) released its draft strategic plan 2016-2021 for public comment in early spring of 2016.
Don't Ignore the Lower Half of the Pelvis (Part 1)
When your patient complains of lower back or pelvic pain, but your usual treatments are not getting the job done, what do you examine and treat? You may be missing important structures in the lower half of the pelvis.
Industry News for
MAKE THIS THE YEAR OF “YOU” WITH THE HELP OF MASSAGE ENVY SPA®
- Kick Start 2014 with a Health and Wellness Plan from Massage Envy Spa -
Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 2, 2014) – With the holidays behind us, and a New Year just beginning, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions to improve our health and well-being. Statistics show that many of these goals get brushed aside, some even before the end of January. To ensure 2014 is the year of “YOU,” Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, is determined to keep you on the path to wellness.
“Each and every New Year many people eagerly start on the right track to a healthier lifestyle, but without a proper wellness plan, those goals can be hard to meet,” said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer for Massage Envy Spa. “If your goal in 2014 is to improve your overall wellness, regular massage therapy and skincare can play an important role in helping you achieve success.”
To kick off the New Year, the brand will launch its annual “New Year, New You” Facebook sweepstakes and award five lucky fans with a complimentary Massage Envy Spa gift card. The contest will run from Dec. 31 to Jan. 25 and users can enter by visiting Facebook.com/MassageEnvy.
With a membership to Massage Envy Spa, customers can choose from a variety of monthly massage treatments including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. The proven benefits of routine massage include improved circulation, joint flexibility and posture, relief from pain and swelling caused by arthritis, reduced blood pressure, fatigue, migraine pain and stress, as well as improved sleep, concentration and overall sense of well-being. All sessions can be customized to provide relief to key areas that cause tension, stress or pain. Furthermore, AromaTherapy and Deep Muscle Therapy can be added to any massage to enhance the therapeutic experience.
Additionally, Massage Envy Spa offers facials designed by Dr. Murad, the leader in skincare science. With a monthly membership, customers can choose from four different Murad® Healthy Skin facials including Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin.
“Once the holidays are over and we return to our day-to-day routines, stress can inevitably set in,” said Luongo. “Treat yourself to a year of ‘you’ and take the time to focus on your own well-being with a relaxing massage or facial to kick off 2014.”
In 2011, Massage Envy Spa formed a partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to raise awareness and funds to support the organization's mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. In total, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The brand is also a national sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s 250 Arthritis Walk® events around the country, where local Massage Envy Spa owners share information about the benefits of massage therapy, provide chair massages and support the Arthritis Foundation at their respective local walks. Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of the disease on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms.
Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy Spa offers convenient times and locations to fit any guest’s needs. Visit Massage Envy Spa on Facebook or on Twitter. For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy’s blog. Additional information, including a list of all clinics, can be found at MassageEnvy.com.
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