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The Science of Stretching
In 1986, Rob DeCastella set a course record by running the Boston Marathon in 2:07:51, just 39 seconds off the world record.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
Remembering Clarence Gonstead and 50 Years of the Gonstead Clinic
Dr. Clarence Selmer Gonstead (1898-1978) took chiropractic practice from back-alley bone setting to an understandable biomechanical science. His life was dedicated to clinical competency.
Immunizations by Colorado DCs: Really?
You probably didn't hear about it, but back on Nov. 21, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) adopted "immunization authority" for Colorado DCs as its No. 2 legislative goal.
Are You a Bad Chiropractic Patient?
My father was a great DC. In fact, as you might expect, he was the doctor of chiropractic I measured all other doctors against. Sadly, he died at age 61 when I was in my early 30s.
Coding for the Subluxation: ICD-9 vs. ICD-10
When I attended chiropractic school, I was taught that chiropractors approach health care differently than the traditional medical establishment.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
Curbing Label Overwhelm
For the average consumer, reading a food package can be overwhelming: natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, free range ... you get the picture.
Knee Pain From the Kinetic Chain
As practitioners of manual medicine, chiropractors often treat patients suffering from knee pain.
Fibromyalgia: Put the Pain in Its Place
While some fibromyalgia patients respond favorably to regular chiropractic care, others experience minimal relief. Unfortunately, many of these patients must rely on pharmacological management to relieve their constant pain.
Physical Exam 101: The Hands
I am sure you are familiar with the old adage: "When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail."
By the Numbers: 3 Common Financial Mistakes With Major Consequences
Warren Buffett is on record for sharing the hidden art of becoming wealthy and making it simple enough for anyone to grasp.
Vaccines and Chiropractic: Evidence-Based Medicine or Medical Dogma?
Right or wrong, the chiropractic profession has historically been against vaccinations. However, a growing trend within the profession is seeking to reverse this position.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Why You Should Include the Single-Leg Stance Test in Every Patient Assessment
The single-leg stance (SLS) test, also known as the single-limb stance test, unipedal stance test or one-legged stance / balance test, is often used in the geriatric population to assess static postural and balance control.
Industry News for NCBTMB
NCBTMB Board Chair Appointed To Academic Consortium For Complementary And Alternative Health Care Board
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (September 5, 2012) - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) board chair Alexa Zaledonis has been elected to the Board of Directors Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC-www.accahc.org). The ACCAHC is a dedicated multidisciplinary consortium with core membership from 16 national organizations representing integrative health disciplines. ACCAHC's vision is of "a health care system that is multidisciplinary and enhances competence, mutual respect and collaboration across all health care disciplines." Zaledonis begins a three-year term on a board that also includes nominees from ACCAHC core member organizations COMTA and AFMTE. NCB is an ACCAHC member.
"It's an honor to be a member of this proactive board of health care professionals and part of a select group that represents the massage therapy industry," said Zaledonis. "It is very important that as the largest alternative health care profession in the United States, the massage therapy community have a strong presence in groups such as the ACCAHC who are driving the integration dialogue." Zaledonis will be a true ambassador for the massage profession in promoting mutual understanding, collaborative activities and in education - furthering the mission of ACCAHC.
"ACCAHC is pleased to have Alexa's perspectives and skills added to a top-flight team that is our unique, interdisciplinary Board of Directors," states John Weeks, ACCAHC executive director. "The massage field provides the chief major connection many people have to the integrative health disciplines so we are particularly pleased to have increased insight from massage leaders as we collaborate on the strategies to help create truly optimal forms of access and integration."
ACCAHC's other core disciplines are chiropractic, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, naturopathic medicine, and direct-entry midwifery, with additional participation from the fields of yoga therapy, Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathic medicine. ACCAHC maintains multiple significant relationships with the medical educators in the field of integrative medicine.
Zaledonis has been NCBTMB board chair since 2011 and is a Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage practitioner, teacher and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association. Zaledonis completed her Yoga Teacher Training (RYT500) in 2010 and continues to study eastern and western massage techniques.