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It's Time to Wake Up
It is time for this profession to wake up and tell someone about the healing benefits of acupuncture. This is the time for Asian Medicine. Its popularity, growth and unusual acceptance is nothing short of amazing.
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.
Fish Oil: A Key Component to Positive Clinical Outcomes
Patients seem to be presenting with more complex problems, and many are responding to care more slowly or have completely unexpected results. Why?
Integrative Sports Medicine
One of the most rewarding and challenging clinical scenarios is the treatment of athletes.
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.
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.
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.
Patient Retention Techniques
When talking about techniques to grow your business, we tend to focus on the "large" aspect of the patient base, that is, on strategies to attract new patients. However, it is important to remember that "loyal" is equally, if not more, important.
The Ethics of Herbal Prescribing
While teaching ethics classes, I often encounter licensed acupuncturists who are surprised that our use of herbs and supplements has a specific section in the material. It is often an aspect within ethics that clinicians don't think of in practice.
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.
Healing the Core: AWB Nepal Earthquake Relief Project
With almost 9,000 people killed during the earthquakes in April and May, another 23,000 suffering injuries, hundreds of thousands left homeless when entire villages collapsed, and many sacred sites destroyed, no one in this country of approximately 28 million has been left untouched by the disaster.
Relationship Marketing: A Modern Approach
Remember when you used to get real letters in the mail? Not the automated type, but the real deal, hand written with a personal message just because someone was thinking about you? You know what I'm talking about.
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.
Acupuncture Treatment of Trauma in the Canine
From 1972 until 1976, John Ottaviano and I were treating dogs at five different veterinary clinics in the Los Angeles county area. Usually, we were at a clinic for seven to eight hours.
Teaching Qi Gong to Children
Many of us have come to embrace Qi Gong or Tai Chi practice as a regular part of our lives. Qi Gong has been a stabilizing factor in my life for the last twenty years.
ASA Ready to Impact Profession
The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) is a 501(c)6 (pending), not-for-profit collaboration among state based, acupuncturist professional associations.
Exercise Recommendations for Healthy Aging
Aging is inevitable, but how you age is not. Common physical signs of aging include decreased muscle mass, decreased muscular power, increased body fat, and decreased aerobic (lung) capacity.
ICD-10 Is Not Scary (and Not About Billing)
In my 13 years of consulting with doctors on billing and coding matters, ICD-10 has aroused the biggest combination of misguided fear and ignorance I can remember.
Healing Trauma: Cultivating Resilience and Presence Through Mindfulness, Part 1
All humans, by the very nature of being human, will experience moments of trauma and suffering. What, then, makes the difference in how the individual who experiences trauma, suffering, and spiritual loss reacts to such experiences?
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!
Online Marketing Basics: Website Creation
The various online marketing options make it a challenge, especially when all you want to do is help your patients feel better. With such a broad topic, I'm going to share some basics you should know about website creation.
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.
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.
Learning the Transformative Language of the Channel System: The Sinew Channels
The Chinese medical classics describe the energetic terrain of the body in much detail. The acupuncture channel systems, as presented in the Ling Shu illustrate the various expressions our qi energy can take.
An Unexpected Superfood: All About Eggs
About 40 years ago, excessive dietary cholesterol was labeled a public health concern. Specifically, it was thought that there was a causal link between consumption of cholesterol-laden foods and increased risk of heart disease.
Peaching to the Choir: How to Extend Our Reach Beyond the CAM Community
Professional conferences offer unique opportunities to network, be exposed to cutting-edge innovators, share your interests and work, and be inspired.
Industry News for
Free Chair Massages From Massage Envy at Chick-fil-A
Donations Help Support 94.9 KLTY's Christmas Wish Program
DALLAS -- Dec 02, 2010 -- Feeling stressed as the holidays draw near? Now's the time to kick back and enjoy a free chair massage from the Massage Envy DFW centers.
For the second year in a row, Dallas/Fort Worth Massage Envy therapists will give free chair massages at selected Chick-fil-A locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through December 23, 2010. All donations will benefit radio station 94.9 KLTY's annual Christmas Wish program.
Free massages are available during live KLTY broadcasts at participating Chick-fil-A locations. KLTY listeners can also register to win a one-year Massage Envy membership. Gift certificates for massages will also be given away during the broadcasts.
In addition, Massage Envy's "Three for You, Free for Me" program offers a free massage with the purchase of three $60 Massage Envy gift cards during the holiday season.
"Massage Envy is a proud partner in the Christmas Wish project," said Lance O'Pry, Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Developer for Massage Envy. "This holiday partnership captures the spirit of Christmas and shows that the people of Dallas/Fort Worth really care." Massage Envy and Chick-fil-A are core partners in the program.
DFW Massage Envy's free chair massage schedule is listed below. All KLTY remote broadcasts at Chick-fil-A restaurants are 6-10 a.m. except as noted.
2-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 117 East FM 544, Murphy 75094
8-December -- Wednesday - Chick-fil-A - 8700 State Hwy 121, McKinney 75070
9-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 996 W Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie75165
13-December -- Monday - Chick-fil-A - 6408 W Plano Pkwy, Plano 75093
14-December -- Wednesday - Chick-fil-A - 749 Main Street, FM 1171, Lewisville 75067
16-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 5211 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco 75034
17-December -- Friday - Chick-fil-A - 2617 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett 75088
18-December -- (10am-2pm) - Saturday -- Chick-fil-A - 1711 S Loop 288, Denton 76205
21-December -- Tuesday - Chick-fil-A - 3041 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Grand Prairie 75052
23-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 12120 Inwood Road, Dallas 75244
Now in its ninth year, the Christmas Wish project has raised an estimated $3.1 million through the generosity of listeners and advertisers. KLTY listeners email their Christmas wishes to the station or nominate a Christmas Wish recipient. Listeners can donate to the Christmas Wish Fund for needy DFW residents and families. Listeners can also personally select and grant a Christmas Wish that touches their heart.
Massage Envy is open in 42 states, with 638 centers nationwide and 27 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
Massage Envy in Texas and throughout the country has helped popularize massage. Americans visit massage therapists approximately 140 million times a year. The percentage of Americans using massage therapists has more than doubled since 1997.
Log on to www.massageenvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy center. All centers are open seven days a week.
Massage Envy - Dallas/Fort Worth Locations