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The Spirit of the Point
After receiving a large amount of positive feedback on my San Zhen Protocols series, I have decided to focus this article on some relevant clinical aspects of acupuncture therapy prior to moving on to San Zhen Protocols III.
A Commonly Missed Spinal Fixation: The Upper Lumbar Spine (Part 1)
When we think of lower back pain, we tend to think in terms of the lower lumbar spine and the SI joint. These joints and their discs are obviously important. However, we tend to miss fixations that occur just above – in the upper lumbar spine. Three questions come to mind: 1) Why is the upper lumbar spine so important? 2) Why do we miss the fixations here? 3) How can we adjust them?
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
Uncle Sam Needs You
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Help Secure Our Future by Sharing It
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years.
The Problem With Prolonged Sitting
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions.
News in Brief
NBCE Launches Computer-Based Testing Era; California Chiropractors Get Expanded DOT Exam Privileges; New Jeff Hays Documentary.
Let the Patient Tell Their Story
Often when a patient presents with an injury, they want to tell their story. People by nature like to talk about themselves, particularly when they're worried about their health.
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
Rethinking GMO: Less Panic, More Context
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of “Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption” a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared.
Medicalization and Mindfulness
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion of research on mindfulness. Research abstracts we've published in each issue of Health Insights Today under the heading "Mind-Body News" have increasingly reported on studies about mindfulness interventions.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
If You Get a Request for Records, Respond!
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
Thoracolumbar Syndrome: The Great Mimic
The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
Industry News for
This Tuesday, September 14 - Massage Envy® Hosts Nationwide One-Day Massage For The Cure to Benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure®
Dallas, Texas -- Sep 10, 2010 / (www.myprgenie.com) -- This Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Massage Envy will host a one-day fundraiser event, Massage for the Cure, which will offer one-hour therapeutic massages for $49, to raise funds for the Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $15 from each massage will be donated to the DFW affiliate to be used for breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in the DFW area. Massage for the Cure is a national event, with an expected 620 Massage Envy centers across 42 states participating. 27 DFW locations will participate.
*Reservations for appointments will be accepted by phone or in person. You do not have to be a Massage Envy member to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
$49 for a one--hour therapeutic massage, $15 will be donated directly to the Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Additional donations greatly appreciated.
A gratuity for the therapist is also suggested.
Since Massage for the Cure's inception in 2005, Massage Envy has raised more than $1.4 million to support breast cancer research for regional Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment initiatives.
Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and spa services in the United States. The national franchise of massage centers is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and healthy skin facials to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader in the movement to end breast cancer having invested more than $1.5 billion since its inception in 1982. As the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Komen works to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Massage Envy - Dallas/Fort Worth Locations
Log on to www.massageenvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy clinic. There are 27 Massage Envy locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and 620 nationwide. All are open seven days per week.