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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.