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Exploring and Learning from the Gift of Life
I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to teach cadaver dissection classes and workshops with Stephen Cina at the New England School of Acupuncture over the past seven years, first through the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Program and later as a NESA elective course.
Making Public Health a Chiropractic Priority
As highlighted in this edition's News in Brief, Rand Baird, DC, MPH, FICA, FICC, editor and occasional author of our long-running column, "Chiropractic in the American Public Health Association", was recognized by the organization recently for 40 years of membership.
The Source-Luo Point Combination, Part 3
Dr. Nguyen Nghi (NVN) was born in Vietnam and is one of the most important scholars, writers, teachers and practitioners of modern time. Many of his theories and applications are the source of modern teachers from Europe and the United States.
Merger Creates New Model of Care
Two San Francisco powerhouses of holistic healing, the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), are merging. Together they are building a visionary approach to applied integral health.
Adding Microneedling to Your Clinic for Results and Profit
Microneedling has taken the beauty world by storm over the last 10 years. Under the names dermaroller, microneedling or skin needling you will see these treatments listed in the services of nearly every fashionable beauty salon and day spa in the country.
Online Marketing Basics: Google Ranking, Part 1
We all know there is so much opportunity with online marketing. And, let's face it, if you don't have a presence online with a website and social media, you are probably not where you want to be.
Melatonin: A Promising Natural Agent in the Prevention of ALS
A number of years ago, experimental studies suggested melatonin could block key steps in the development of Alzheimer's disease, primarily by acting as a brain antioxidant and inhibiting the build-up of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain.
A War You Can Help Patients Win
The average American consumes approximately 60 percent of calories from sugar, flour and refined oils. A donut is a good example of a so-called "food" that represents these calorie sources.
Colon Health and TCM
I still remember many years ago, the loud "Yuck" from my wife at the time when we were together watching the Chinese movie "Last Emperor."
Lower-Extremity Overuse Injuries: Primer on Causes and Corrections
From ankle sprains to stress fractures, shin splints to plantar fasciitis, the research is clear: These common overuse injuries of the lower extremities – among dozens of others – may be related to abnormal foot function in your patients.
The Art of Creating a Healing Space
I always advise my graduates to examine their group practice or treatment rooms with fresh eyes after they leave my CE workshops. I tell them, "Ask yourselves - is your space qi filled, welcoming and healing? Or is it cold and clinical?"
The Integrative Medicine Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together
The conversation is changing in the broader healthcare community with patients actually moving the discussion toward more integrative topics. Patients today want to know their options.
News in Brief
Support of F4CP Continues With Latest Donations; Walter Reed Honors Dr. William Morgan; Recognizing 40 Years of Public-Health Activism; Allstate Decision Reversed.
Technology Meets Practice: Chiropractic Every Day
About a year ago, I had an interesting conversation with a DC who made house calls. When I asked why, she was quick to explain she learns much more about her patients when she sees them at home than she could ever observe in the office.
Data: The New Frontier in Health Care
Your practice is empowered with the data you need to improve patient health, run a more efficient (read: profitable) practice, get paid in timely fashion and help show the efficacy of chiropractic on the national stage in the midst of sweeping changes in health care!
Treating LBP in Golfers: Beyond Basic Assessment
The drive to master the most efficient swing demands a tremendous amount from the lower back. Maintaining stability in a flexed posture, supporting torso rotation and repetitively supporting the golf swing all put the lower back in a vulnerable position.
Can Acupuncture Treat Knee Pain?
Recently, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that, "neither laser nor needle acupuncture conferred benefit over sham for pain or function" among older chronic knee pain patients.
Medicine as Metaphor
The practice of medicine is both an art and a science. We study and learn the system so that when the time comes to apply it, there is a greater possibility of successfully helping others.
Abdominal Acupuncture for Eye Healing: The Sacred Turtle and Ba Gua Map
Our ideas about western medicine have shifted in recent decades, while the public is asking more from health care providers.
Aetna Updates 97140 Policy
In a development the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors is calling "a resounding victory for chiropractors nationwide," Aetna Insurance Company has updated its national reimbursement policy regarding 97140 (manual therapy), reaching an agreement two years after the association filed a declaratory judgment suit in federal court against the insurer.
The Roots of TCM in Depression Treatment
In traditional Chinese medicine, there is historical precedent for the treatment of so-called "Shen" (Heart-Mind) disorder, or disorder/dysregulation of the spirit, which is also considered as distinct but not separate from the cognitive function of the brain.
Treat Every Patient as an Athlete
Frontal-plane movement pattern dysfunction can set the stage for musculoskeletal injury. Frontal-plane stabilization is essential during the normal activities of daily living: think single-leg stance and gait cycle.
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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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