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Sell Out: Using Research for the Wrong Reasons
The above chorus is from the ska band Reel Big Fish's 1997 hit song, "Sell Out," from their album, "Turn the Radio Off." In the song, the singer sarcastically relates the plight of a musician who is tired of "flipping burgers" and is willing to get "lots of money" by playing "what they want you to hear" in order to get a recording contract.
Billing and Coding for Moxibustion
Q: I am trying to locate a code for cupping and moxibustion, and have had various fellow acupuncturists indicate that they bill using the existing codes for heat, 97010 hot packs or 97026 infra-red for moxa and 97016 vasopneumatic device for cupping.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
The Amazing Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 1)
Most of us know that the standardized extract from the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is probably the best-proven herb for protecting the liver from chemical and inflammatory damage.
Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
The Future of Functional Neurology
Functional is the hot buzzword in health care these days; witness the rising popularity of functional medicine, functional testing and yes, functional neurology.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Preventing ACL Injuries in Female Athletes
For female athletes, the key to optimal athletic health lies in preventing ACL injuries. In medical terms, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the primary restraint to the anterior displacement of the tibia on the femur at all angles of the knee flexor.
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
The MRI: When and Why to Order One
As I lecture around the country to both chiropractors and medical specialists, it's clear one of the main disconnects between the two professions is that of an accurate diagnosis.
Yo San University Helps Make LA Communities Healthier
An element of healthcare training often overlooked is the residual benefit to communities served by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) schools nationwide.
Osteoporosis Isn't Always the Case
What is your diagnosis? The patient is a 58-year-old female with back pain. I am sure all of you see the compression fracture at L2; however, there are some findings that suggest this is not a compression fracture due to osteoporosis.
East Meets West
Gung Hay Fat Choi. Welcome to the year of the Monkey. There will be fireworks for both January and February this year. What great celebrations.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Spine Surgery: A Tale of Greed and Corruption
All too often, where there's substantial money to be made, greed and corruption inevitably follow.
We Get Letters & Email
In the Dec. 1, 2015 issue, we have Donald Petersen reporting on "the adapting chiropractic practice," which includes multidisciplinary practice as an option; a ChiroPoll indicating 59 percent of DCs are seeing at least 21 patients per day and 27 percent are seeing more than 40.
News in Brief
A Winner in and Out of the Office; Ready for the "Have-A-Heart" Campaign? New Integrative Medicine Journal.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
Do You Teach Patients How to Breathe Properly?
Spinal manipulation often produces quick results in terms of pain alleviation and improved range of motion. Unfortunately, once the patient is no longer in pain, they may discontinue therapy, only to be plagued by the same complaint at a future date.
Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2016
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published its annual fitness trend forecast in the November / December 2015 issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal.
Elevated Shoulder? Check the QL
As you know, posture reveals a great deal about the body. Posture is a unique mental and physical landscape revealing compensations and adaptations to life. It's a classic mind-and-body story.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
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