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Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
Case Study: 2-Year-Old Suffering From Urinary Reflux
A19-month-old female child presented to my office for treatment. Her mother reported the child had been diagnosed with urinary reflux and associated urinary tract infections, recurrent bouts of otitis media and inability to sleep.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Industry News for
Massage Envy Spa® Announces One Millionth Facial
Fort Worth, TX Member Awarded One-Year of Free Facials & Supply of Murad® Skincare Products
Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 22, 2012) - Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services announced today that the company has performed its one-millionth facial. The recipient of the Anti-Aging Facial was Harriet Haun, a member at the Massage Envy Spa located at 3100 Texas Sage Trail in the Alliance Town Center in Fort Worth, Texas. To mark this significant milestone, Massage Envy and Murad® have awarded Haun with complimentary facials for one year as well as a one-year supply of Murad skincare products.
The Anti-Aging Facial, which is designed to produce vibrant, younger-looking skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, incorporates concentrated glycolic acid for maximum exfoliation. Additionally, the treatment combines a unique patented blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and hydrators that dramatically improve the skin's texture, tone and appearance.
"I feel so blessed to be the one-millionth facial winner and this couldn't have come at a better time in my life," said Haun. "Raising four children, including a 20-month old baby, I rely on Massage Envy for a retreat from my daily stress. I've been receiving the Murad facials on a more routine basis and just love how my skin looks and feels."
Innovation has been at the heart of Massage Envy since its inception in 2002 as the company continues to deliver on its mission to provide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through massage and skin care services. In 2007, the company launched the Massage Envy Spa concept to offer affordable healthy skin care beyond traditional massage therapy and established an exclusive partnership with global skincare leader Murad. Massage Envy Spa customers now benefit from facials such the Environmental Shield® Vitamin C, Clarifying Enzyme Acne, Anti-Aging and Sensitive Skin treatments designed by Dr. Murad, one of the world's foremost leaders in skin health.
"We are honored to be a part of this milestone and elated to help Harriet, such an admirable and incredible woman, on her road to wellness," said Sherri Martin, Dallas/Fort Worth area director on behalf of Massage Envy. "Our facial business has grown by leaps and bounds since we first introduced our partnership with Murad. Both our members and guests recognize the many positive aspects to receiving facials on an ongoing basis."
The Fort Worth Massage Envy Spa in the Alliance Town Center is owned by Sanjeev Khanna, Ambika Khanna and Govind Agrawal of GovSan Holdings, the largest franchisee group in the Massage Envy System with 17 clinics open to date. Lindsey Wiley, the esthetician that performed the one-millionth facial, has been with clinic since it opened in 2009.
Today, there are nearly 800 Massage Envy locations, making it the largest system of franchised massage and spa centers in the industry. In addition to Murad facials, Massage Envy offers a variety of massage treatments to choose from including Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal and Geriatric. All sessions can be customized to provide relief of key areas that cause tension, stress or pain. In addition, AromaTherapy and the Deep Muscle Therapy can be added to any massage to enhance the therapeutic experience.
Open seven days a week, each Massage Envy offers convenient times and locations to fit all its members needs. Visit Massage Envy on Facebook at Facebook.com/MassageEnvy or on Twitter at Twitter.com/MassageEnvy. For healthy living and wellness tips, visit Massage Envy's blog at TouchofWellnessblog.com. Additional information, including a list of all clinics, can be found at MassageEnvy.com.
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