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The Tide is Rising in the Acupuncture Profession
Former President Ronald Regan said, "When the tide rises all boats float." The tide is rising for the acupuncture profession. Many forces outside the profession are helping the tides to rise.
A Poor Choice for Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately.
Spieth Thanks His Chiropractor After Historic Masters Win
Jordan Spieth didn't just capture the hearts of golf enthusiasts worldwide with his record-setting, wire-to-wire victory at the 79th Masters Tournament.
ACA or ICA: Which Best Represents You?
Last June, I was honored to represent Texas ICA members as their representative assemblyman at the ICA Annual Meeting in Kansas City.
Giving Vets the Care They Deserve
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the largest integrated health care system in the United States.
The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine
My Masters thesis was titled, "The Challenges of Integrating Eastern and Western Medicine," which highlighted several reasons why it is hard for these two worlds to mix.
5 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Marketing Calendar
In the educational experience of most healthcare practitioners, business and marketing are overlooked topics.
Marijuana, Apathy and Chinese Medicine, Part 1
This article was written in response to the unheeded acceptance of marijuana as a harmless substance that potentially does good when used for the medical relief of pain.
We Get Letters & Email
A House Divided? (May 1 issue) provoked significant response from readers. Here are several of the surprisingly similar comments we received.
Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the Equine
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif.
Green Tea Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly Subjects
Publishing their results in the journal Nutrients in May 2014, researchers showed that drinking the equivalent of 2-4 cups of brewed green tea (or bottled tea) daily improved cognitive function or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.
5 Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Practice
Pinterest is a very popular, but often under-utilized, social media platform where people can bookmark, or "pin," fun and interesting things from all across the internet.
Medicine is Clumsy, Don't You Be
All medical systems have clumsiness in them. If the technique isn't, the practitioner is. Everyone in every form of medicine is striving to improve. That is why we call it practice.
Professional Credentialing and Board Certification: An Ethical Faux Pas
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health care systems are coordinating care through accountable care organizations (ACOs) in order to reduce the cost of care and improve quality of care.
Leg-Length Inequality and Pelvic Fixation: A New Approach to the Negative Derifield (Part 2)
As we noted in our previous article, with a positive Derifield (+D), the doctor observes the reactive (shorter) leg in the prone position that becomes longer or "crosses over" in the flexed position.
Reducing the Autogenic Inhibition Reflex: Making Weak Muscles Strong
The autogenic inhibition (AI) reflex is a sudden relaxation of a muscle in response to excess tension.
The Acupuncturist's Problem
I want share with you some observations and insights into what seems to be the most common problem my colleagues in the acupuncture profession struggles with. If you also struggle with this problem, I hope you get a valuable "aha" moment from reading this.
First Do No Harm?
There's no questioning the frightening nature of breast cancer, which strikes one in eight women in the U.S. – eclipsed only by skin cancer in terms of prevalence.
How Much Do You Know About the Benefits of Birds Nest?
Edible bird's nest is the nest made by the Swiftlet bird of Southeast Asia that is usually prepared as a soup and prized in Chinese culture as a healthful delicacy.
Integrating Art with Clinical Practice for Patients with PTSD: The Artemis Project
Are you restricted by those one-on-one clinic dynamics? Why not join colleagues and clients in experimental group settings? Three of us volunteered to do just that in Austin on behalf of women veteranss from all branches of the service.
Rethinking Musculoskeletal Pain – A Public Health Perspective
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the world's oldest and largest association of its kind, founded more than 140 years ago and boasting over 25,000 members.
Our Biggest Challenges to Compete in Wellness Care
In the first article in this four-article series [May 1 DC], I made the case that chiropractors should either embrace offering lifestyle wellness in their practices or face the possibility of losing their place in the wellness care marketplace.
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.