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Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint: headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
Striking a Blow to the Medical Monopoly
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v Federal Trade Commission.
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
Industry News for MassageWarehouse.com
Massage Warehouse® Partners With EarthLite® to Create an Exclusive, Customized Portable Massage Table that Supports the Massage Therapy Foundation
Massage Warehouse will debut the Savannah™ Portable Massage Table at the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) Tradeshow, July 8-12, 2009, Booth 719, at Champions Gate, Florida
Bolingbrook, Illinois - July 7, 2009 - Massage Warehouse (www.massagewarehouse.com), the largest supplier of massage equipment and supplies, and EarthLite (www.earthlite.com), the world's largest manufacturer of massage and spa treatment tables, have partnered to create an exclusive portable massage table, the Savannah™. A portion of Savannah sales will be donated to support the Massage Therapy Foundation.
"The Massage Therapy Foundation is excited about the new Savannah table and the unique partnership of Massage Warehouse and EarthLite. This partnership will help further massage research and help bring massage therapy to more people around the globe," says Diana Thompson, President of the Massage Therapy Foundation.
Savannah is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind portable massage table that will be distributed solely by Massage Warehouse. The Savannah features a hardwood Maple frame, sturdy Birch decking, 2 1/2" cushioning system, unique half-Reiki and half-standard endplates, dual wooden headrest outlets and more. The table will be sold as a value package that includes an EarthLite deluxe adjustable headrest, face cushion and single pocket carry case. Ten dollars of the proceeds from every Savannah sold will be donated to the Massage Therapy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, public charity that promotes research, community service and education in the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork.
"The Savannah is a beautiful, eco-friendly, portable massage table that is packed with professional features in a distinct, rich espresso semi-gloss, water-based lacquer and warm latte colored Natursoft™ PU-free upholstery," says Jim Chenevey, President and CEO of EarthLite. "But the real beauty of the table is its continual gift back to the massage industry."
"We were looking to create an exclusive table for our customers, but wanted it to be more than a unique, eco-friendly table at an incredible value," says Heather Zdan, Vice President of Marketing at Massage Warehouse. "Partnering with EarthLite provided the opportunity that Massage Warehouse wanted. Our mutual donation program is what really sets this table apart and is a direct extension of Massage Warehouse's mission to help and support the massage industry."
About Massage Warehouse
Massage Warehouse, a division of Scrip Companies (www.scripcompanies.com), is headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Massage Warehouse has become the number one supplier of massage equipment and supplies by providing the industry with high quality, professional products at a fair price for over 20 years. Massage Warehouse takes great pride in being a long-time trusted resource to massage professionals - providing them with the equipment, supplies and educational information they need to succeed.
EarthLite is headquartered in Vista, California with operations on three continents. EarthLite and its affiliates are one of the oldest and largest massage and spa table manufacturers in the world. EarthLite maintains an unwavering commitment to making exceptional quality products with eco-friendly materials and processes.
About Massage Therapy Foundation
The mission of the Massage Therapy Foundation is to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service. Since 1990, the Foundation has granted over $300,000 to dozens of outreach initiatives, including massage programs that increase the self-esteem of severely burned kids at Camp Hope, decrease the occurrence of illness in orphans in South Africa, and bring hope to survivors of torture; and over $500,000 to fund research that explores, for example, the psychotherapeutic effects of massage for people with cancer, and the ability for massage to enhance movement in seniors. At least 75% of money donated to the Foundation directly funds our granting initiatives.