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An MD Who Understands the Opioid Epidemic
Doctors of chiropractic have an important role to play in ending the opioid epidemic and dealing with chronic pain by conservative means (see our top story in this issue) – but who's to blame for opioid dependence and abuse in the first place?
A Long-Overdue Win for Oregon Medicaid Patients - and the Implications for Other States
Beginning July 1, 2016, Oregon Medicaid patients with spinal pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic) who are determined to be low risk based on a biopsychosocial assessment tool (STarT Back – Keele University) can receive four chiropractic visits per episode.
Increasing the Value of Spine Care: CMS Approves New Low Back Pain Registry
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the Spine IQ Low Back Pain Registry as a qualified clinical data registry for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2016.
Acupuncture Muscle Trigger Point and Oriental Medicine Sports Therapy
It is difficult to ascertain the internal condition of professional basketball player Lebron James during game one of the 2014 NBA finals, in which he developed debilitating muscle cramps that led to his premature removal from the game.
Beating the Odds: Interview With Para-Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta
Since October 2015, the FICS Foundation, the charitable organization affiliated with the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), has been supporting disabled athletes internationally.
Acupuncture's Impact on the World
For several years, I have been hearing about the town of Rothenburg, Germany. It seemed just a dot on a map until I arrived. It is the home of the TCM Kongress which began in 1968. It has been held annually for 47 years and it has only missed one year.
Insuring Quality Control in Herb Importation: An Interview with Wilson Lau
Wilson Lau is the vice president of Nuherbs, a Chinese herb importation company based in San Leandro, California. Before joining Nuherbs, he trained as a lawyer specializing in FDA law.
Sit or Stand? Analyzing a Mixed Message
I'm more than a bit confused. At my age, that seems to be a rather common occurrence. However, today more than ever, I'm getting a mixed message.
Introducing the Acupuncture Today Digital Edition
In response to the changing habits of our readers, Acupuncture Today will introduce a digital edition of the publication (in addition to our print edition) beginning with the August 2016 issue.
Treating Hip & Groin Pain With Abdominal Release of Upper Lumbar Nerve Impingements
Have you encountered patients with groin and hip pain you can't seem to solve? You know it's not a worn-out hip; you suspect the pain is somehow connected to the spine. But somehow, you just can't help them break through.
What's New in Phytonutrition: Mangifera Indica, "The King of Fruits"
One hundred percent pure Indian green mango fruit (mangifera indica), harvested at a special degree of ripeness for efficacy and taste, can now be concentrated as a phytonutrient nutraceutical powder.
An Emerging Partnership Model
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) has educated integrative health and wellness practitioners for the last 40 years, originally as an acupuncture clinic and school. The institution's transformative, relationship-centered programs integrate traditional wisdom with contemporary science
How to Stay Sane During the Elections: Understanding Through the Lens of Chinese Medicine
In Chinese Medicine philosophy, everything consists of Yin and Yang. The law of polar opposites – one cannot exist without its opposite.
Three Tips to Help You Analyze the Acupuncture Case Studies of the NCCAOM Exam
Confirm the answer quickly by the elimination method. Case study:
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.
Multivitamin Supplement May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence
There is a great deal of controversy regarding the value of multiple vitamin supplements in cancer prevention.
Kansas Achieves Licensing Law
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2615 into law on Friday, May 13, 2016. HB2615 includes provisions for the licensure of acupuncturists in the state of Kansas.
Adventures with the San Jiao
Those of us who have been in practice for several decades relish the way meridians and points reveal new diagnostic clues and new insights. I love to encourage my students to see this as an adventure that goes way beyond the textbooks.
The Pertinent Negative
We all have to perform evaluations on patients. Most of us don't like doing it – exams take time, and worse it takes even more time after the evaluation to put together a narrative summary of the findings. Sometimes, this process becomes downright tedious.
AOM Hospital-Based Practice: A Future Reality?
The natural evolution of health care on the planet is integrative health. We may have some challenges ahead, but based on my research, all indicators are pointing in a positive direction. There seems to be an evolving consciousness among our patient population that is "getting it."
Chronic Pain: Become Part of the Solution
I have lectured to more than 7,000 chiropractic physicians over the past five years regarding the chronic pain and opioid epidemic in this country.
Tai Chi Documentary Premier
First Run Features recently announced the world theatrical premiere of Barry Strugatz's documentary The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West, which premiered last month at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles.
What You Say Isn't Always What Patients Hear
A few years ago, my aunt Edna (name changed for the purpose of this story) suffered a stroke. After a short hospital stay, she was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilitation. When she arrived at the nursing home, Edna requested a private room.
Industry News for Biotics Research Corp.
Biotics Research Launches Gluten-Free Awareness Campaign
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Biotics Research Corporation
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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.”
To learn more about Biotics Research Corporation and its gluten-free catalog of supplements, please visit www.BioticsResearch.com or download the Biotics Research Mobile App at the Apple® App Store or Google® Play Store.
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.