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Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
Treating Pain: The Hypermobile Coccyx
When I write about the coccyx, I recognize that I am talking about a relatively small subset of patients. When I write for Dynamic Chiropractic, I am trying to reach 60,000 chiropractors.
Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
How to Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships
Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to make a human connection.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
RAND Study Recruiting DCs
Dr. Ian Coulter, RAND / Samueli chair for integrative medicine and senior health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation, has issued a call for participation, recruiting doctors of chiropractic for a practice-based research study that will examine "the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and neck pain."
The MRI: What to Do With the Results
As I wrote in my previous article on this topic, it is my goal for you, the doctor, to be an expert in interpreting MRI images yourself; and to be able to independently make decisions based upon a combination of clinical presentations and findings, followed by the MRI images.
Is There a Neurological Basis and Correction for Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, aka AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is a common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 years and older, according to the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute.
Lab Rats (Roaming the Streets)
The title of this article is an accurate description of American consumers (regardless of age) in the modern era.
Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
Do Doctors Lie to Patients? (Do You Lie to Yours?)
In a previous column ["When Patients Lie (Bribe or Flatter)," Oct. 1, 2015], I discussed the issue of patients lying to doctors, and the many reasons why this can occur.
Billing and Coding for Moxibustion
Q: I am trying to locate a code for cupping and moxibustion, and have had various fellow acupuncturists indicate that they bill using the existing codes for heat, 97010 hot packs or 97026 infra-red for moxa and 97016 vasopneumatic device for cupping.
Diet, Nutrition and the Context of Risk (Part 1)
Food and supplement safety is a topic that often comes up when I speak to chiropractors for CE relicensing, even when it is not the advertised subject.
The Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 2)
Evidence is growing that the silymarin complex of flavonolignans from milk thistle can impact serum ferritin and iron overload in various clinical circumstances.
Taking Another Step Toward a Secure Future
In 2008, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) released a literature review on chiropractic care for low back disorders.
Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes
Cross-fitness centers are expanding in number and increasing in popularity. To remain relevant to this growing portion of society, practitioners need to learn about the exercises and injuries common to this group.
Chiropractic Around the World: WFC Country Reports December 2015
The following country updates are reprinted with permission from the December 2015 World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Quarterly World Report. Information is excepted for space and edited to DC-specific style guidelines.
Yo San University Helps Make LA Communities Healthier
An element of healthcare training often overlooked is the residual benefit to communities served by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) schools nationwide.
Industry News for Biotics Research Corp.
Biotics Research Launches Gluten-Free Awareness Campaign
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Biotics Research Launches Gluten-Free Awareness Campaign
Rosenberg, TX – February 20th, 2014 – Biotics Research Corporation, the industry leader in the development of superior, gluten-free nutritional supplements, has launched a full campaign to bring awareness to both healthcare providers and patients on the importance of gluten-free nutritional supplements.
“With such a large percentage of the population sensitive to gluten on some level, it’s imperative that patients take supplements that are free of gluten,” explained Denis DeLuca, President of Biotics Research. “We understand the challenges those with a gluten sensitivity face when trying to maintain a gluten-free diet, which is why we’ve taken great care to ensure that all of our products are gluten-free.”
Research shows that as many as 10 percent of the U.S. population has some level of gluten sensitivity. Gluten is problematic for those with gluten sensitivity because it inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and defend against would-be pathogens. The detrimental impact of gluten on the body for those with gluten sensitivity results in a variety of symptoms, including bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, diarrhea, headaches and migraines, lethargy, attention-deficit disorder, muscular disturbances, bone and joint pain, among others. Given that gluten is ubiquitous in the standard American diet, eliminating it can be a challenge.
People with gluten sensitivity often fail to consider whether their supplements contain gluten. Biotics Research has taken the guesswork for both providers and patients from having to choose the right supplements as its entire catalog of almost 300 products are gluten free – and they always have been!
Biotics Research is creating print and online marketing and educational materials in its efforts to bring awareness to both practitioners and patients.
“More and more people are learning that many of the symptoms they’ve been having for years are a result of some level of gluten sensitivity,” added Denis. “And we understand that eliminating gluten from a diet can be a difficult challenge. Our gluten-free supplements are the perfect solution because those with gluten sensitivity no longer have to worry about whether the supplements they’re taking to try to improve and support their health could in fact be hindering it.”
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About Biotics Research Corporation
Biotics Research Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of specially designed, gluten-free nutritional supplements for nearly forty years. Our mission remains constant: to be the benchmark of excellence in nutritional science, technology and service, providing the clinician and their patients with reliable, innovative products of superior quality. Visit www.BioticsResearch.com.