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Creating Good Business Buzz
What do patients really think about working with you? Rarely do you hear the whole truth. Those who improve may be candid in their gratitude.
News in Brief
ACA Adopts New Governance Model; ACA 2017 Awards; CCA Helps Calif. DCs "Share the Love"; $1 Million to Help Advance the Profession; D'Youville Raises the Bar on Anatomy Education; ErRatum.
An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain
Findings from a unique Medicaid pilot project in Rhode Island involving high-use Medicaid recipients from two health plans were recently presented to the state's Department of Health, demonstrating stellar outcomes with regard to medication use, ER visits, health care costs and patient satisfaction.
Give Yourself the Digital Advantage
When you see this article in the print version of this issue and swear you read it already, don't be alarmed: you probably did. That's because by that time, the May issue will have been available online in digital format for three weeks.
Eczema & Acupuncture: A Sound Solution (Part 1)
Eczema affects approximately 3.5 percent of the global population and is one of the most common skin complaints seen by dermatologists.
An Unexpected Diagnosis: The Result of Lacking Communication
A couple years ago I had a case that showed me the importance of open communication between health practitioners. We need to show up with less fear, and let go of our judgments so we can do better for the patient.
A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox
In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels.
Why I Quit Doing House Calls
My father was a chiropractor who did house calls, so when I became a DC, I figured doing house calls was part of the job. My March article recalled my experience as a small boy, accompanying my dad while he went to patients' homes to treat them.
Raditation & Your Smartphone: Is it Worth the Risk?
If radial arteries could talk (and in my experience they can to some extent), they would say, "Step away from the smartphone." At least that is the message I am receiving loud and clear as I feel the pulses of many patients.
Is the New Medicare Reporting Exemption Right for You?
What you've heard is not a rumor – there will be exemptions for providers of Medicare patients, with no penalties assessed for offices that do not do Quality Payment Program (EHR, PQRS, MACRA and MIPS) reporting.
A Major Role in Back Pain: The Multifidus
Back pain affects roughly 80 percent of the population at one time or another and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
Is It Time to Rethink Mental Illness? (Pt. 1)
Invariably, patients will ask their chiropractor about depression or various mental illnesses. Some practitioners will reflexively offer a cervical adjustment, suggest St. John's wort or contemplate a referral to a specialist.
Clearing Blocks: A Way to Improve Cosmetic Acupuncture
As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists.
New Relationships, Old Trauma: AOM & Other Healing Strategies
Being in love is one the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences. Most of us are willing to pay almost any price to have that experience, and still often find it elusive or fleeting. Navigating the ups and downs of loving relationships are often challenging — even for the most psychologically balanced among us.
Balancing Spring Challenges
As the winter months come to a close and warmer spring weather appears, patients may begin to present with new challenging pattern presentations.
Taking the Chiropractic Message to the Press
"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and often the world.
Women's Hormones: A Western & Eastern Perspective
Sometimes it may seem that you require a degree in medicine to understand hormones and how they function.
The Visual Error Scoring System: A Concussion Tool
Postural stability and oculomotor function are the most easily recognized physical indicators of neurologic motor dysfunction associated with concussions.
Universal Design: Principles & Practice
In many respects, universal design serves as the core of ergonomics. It's also a good tool to use when designing a return-to-work program for injured and/or ill patients. Let's take a closer look at universal design and why it should matter to you and your patients.
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.