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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
Improving Our Political Effectiveness
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Industry News for Biotone
BIOTONE® Donates $15,000 to the Massage Therapy Foundation
Evanston, IL – BIOTONE®, a manufacturer of professional massage & spa therapy products has contributed $15,000 to the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) to support the Foundation's community service efforts. BIOTONE has been a major donor and industry leader over the years, contributing more than $90,000 to MTF programs and services since 2004.
"It warms our heart to be able to contribute to the Massage Therapy Foundation's mission to deliver the benefits massage therapy to individuals who might otherwise not receive the personal touch and care due to their economic or geographic circumstances," said Jean Shea, BIOTONE founder and president. "We appreciate and look forward to helping MTF in the dedicated quest to deepen the understanding of massage therapy for many years to come in enabling more and more individuals in need the chance to enhance their physical and mental well-being through the healing touch of massage."
BIOTONE's latest gift will support two MTF Community Service Grants, including a project entitled "Integrating Massage with La Clinica de la Mariposa," which will aid in providing massage therapy services to a Costa Rican clinic serving a variety of clients with limited income who are unable to afford the cost of healthcare in Costa Rica.
The second grant which BIOTONE's gift will support is "Touching Lives," in Houston, TX, conducted by the Bee Busy Wellness Center. This Community Service Grant will encourage proactive wellness and provide the health benefits of massage to its clientele who live at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.
"BIOTONE continues to set the bar for its support of the Massage Therapy Foundation and the massage therapy profession. Their leadership in philanthropy has brought the gift of massage to thousands of people who would otherwise have no access, and they have shone a spotlight on the work of the Massage Therapy Foundation in a way that no one else can. We are grateful to BIOTONE for their leadership in this direction, and we look forward to a long and fruitful future together," said RuthWerner, MTF President.
The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. To learn more, visit www.massagetherapyfoundation.org.
BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is the leading manufacturer of quality massage oils, cremes, lotions, and gels, as well as spa body and face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is an independently owned business. The company sells its products in the US and internationally. For more information on BIOTONE, please visit www.biotone.com, or call 1-800-445-6457.