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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lessons from Functional Neurology
Chiropractic neurology, also known as clinical neuroscience or functional neurology, is moving the chiropractic profession forward by leaps and bounds.
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?
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.
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.
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?'
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.
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).
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.
Code Connection: 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.
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.
A Study of Relationships
Sa-Ahm's five element acupuncture method is known to be one of the most effective acupuncture techniques in Korea because it gives an instant response at the time of treatment and has a high success rate in resolving chronic problems.
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.
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.
Industry News for Performance Health
Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital' Announce New Massage Therapy Student Grant Program
The Successful Hands Grant Program™, launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze®, Massage Envy Spa® and Bon Vital'®, supports the professional massage therapy student and their schools. Students can apply for one of five $1,000 grants. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package.
The grant application process requires students to complete an essay of 200 words or less on “What does being a successful massage therapist mean to me?” Applications must be received by October 15, 2014 and will be accepted online at www.SuccessfulHandsGrants.com beginning June 1, 2014.
The grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies, licensing, association membership or to purchase product and equipment. A team of industry representatives will review the submissions to choose the five winners. Winners will be notified no later than December 1, 2014.
“Since our inception, Massage Envy Spa has been dedicated and committed to massage therapy schools and students. The work that students are learning is very important for the health and wellness of Americans across this country,” stated CG Funk, Vice President, Industry Relations and Product Development, Massage Envy Spa Franchising. “We believe deeply in the healing power of touch and commend massage therapy students for choosing this life-changing career. Submit an application, inspire us with your hopes and aspirations, and you may be one of the lucky recipients of a Successful Hands grant.”
“We recognize that the health, vitality and strength of any profession are a function of the people who make up that profession. By supporting massage schools and their students, we know that we’re making an investment that benefits us all,” added Marshal Dahneke, President and CEO, Performance
Health/Biofreeze and Bon Vital' brands. “We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck.”
View the program announcement video here.
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About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy Spa was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Our intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. As it turned out, people liked this idea and there are now over 950 Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States. After almost 3 million facials, 70 million massages and nearly a decade as the industry leader, Massage Envy Spa holds true to our mission: To provide a pathway to wellness through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services.
About Biofreeze Pain Reliever
Biofreeze® Pain Reliever is the #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic. For over 20 years, Biofreeze products have been helping people reduce their pain and manage discomfort. This market leading topical analgesic provides relief for millions of individuals suffering from sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, back pain, painful joints, ankle and foot pain, and pain associated with bruising or arthritis.
About Bon Vital'
At Bon Vital', we use science and innovation to create products that are not only wellness for the skin, but also good for the environment, ensuring a better world for all of us to live in. Founded in 1988, the Bon Vital' laboratory is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to bringing health care professionals superior quality and all natural & organic products. We design, manufacture and package all of our products in-house from formulas that we have developed.
About Performance Health
Featuring leading brands like Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'® Prossage® and TheraBand™, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the massage, therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, podiatric and performance markets.