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ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
Breath: The Movement of Oxygen and Energy
I remember with surprising clarity the first time a patient started crying during an acupuncture treatment I was giving. This is now quite a long time ago, back in 1999, when I was a student.
TMF 2015 Scholarships
The Trudy McAlister Foundation (TMF), a nonprofit organization established to support students who are on track to make contributions either to clinical practice and/or to the understanding of the role of Traditional Oriental Medicine, has announced the 2015 scholarship recipients.
What Does Success Mean to You?
Recently, I was asked to speak to young, budding businesswomen about running a successful business — and at first I thought, "Me? You want me to speak to others about success?!"
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 2
A talented young woman presented herself with emotional mood swings, which included being nervous, anxious and jittery.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
The Modern Acupuncturist
You studied ancient Chinese medicine, but I'll bet you don't practice it! Contrary to popular belief, our medicine has evolved A LOT over the years. Let's take a brief walk through history and discover the differences between ancient and modern acupuncturists.
Acupuncture in the U.K. Today: A Personal View
When asked to write a short piece on the current state of the U.K. acupuncture profession, my first response was to say it has all been relatively quiet.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine
Essential oils are a very hot topic these days, especially with the likes of the Ebola virus and the resurgence of measles lurking in our awareness, but when I first became interested in Chinese medicine, essential oils weren't on the radar screen for acupuncturists.
Use Technology to Gain New Patients and Improve Efficiency
From the smartphone in your pocket to your microwave oven, advancements in technology have made almost every aspect of our lives easier.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients, in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2 to 4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
Acupuncture and the Pulse
In 1991, I attended a martial arts workshop hosted coincidentally by Sung Baek, a martial artist and the head of his lineage as a Korean trained acupuncturist. I was enamored by the details Sung could attain from the pulse, as told to me by some of his apprentices.
How One Little Symbol (#) Gets You More Patients
Are you struggling to get more fans or followers for your acupuncture practice? Or are looking for ways to simply connect with your patients? Or do you just want to know how to keep them engaged (comments, retweeting, liking and sharing)?
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
Calculating Billable Units
I recently learned of an office that was audited based on the number of acupuncture sessions performed in one day. Is there a maximum number of sessions that can be performed in one day?
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
The Year to Make Things Happen
It is hard to believe that the Year of the Ram – 2015 is half over. Time seems to be moving especially fast. This is the year for things to happen for the acupuncture profession.
The Source-Luo Point Combination
The luo collaterals are part of the acupuncture channel system presented in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu (The Nei Jing). The function and clinical application of the luo mai are primarily presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, however, they are also found in others chapters in the Su Wen and the Ling Shu.
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.