Alternative Health News
Thanks to My Massage Today Family
As most of you know, I have been a columnist for Massage Today since it's inception in 2001 and I have always written articles on insurance billing and or practice building issues.
First Educational Congress Promises Collaboration
The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) and the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) recently announced the dates and location for the first Educational Congress.
Why the Answers are All in the Numbers
There is an expression in our culture these days that says that numbers never lie. I'm well aware that numbers are the domain of left-brained people.
In Oncology Massage, Positioning Matters
A client with advanced cancer was looking forward to the massage session in his home. There had been so many medical appointments lately. So many scans and procedures and hard conversations.
Increasing Your Income: Let's Take a Look at Retail
Everyday we have a limited amount of time, physical strength and mental energy to earn a living. When we are at work, we are basically trading time for money.
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
The Making of Sanctuary: Helping One Another
I believe people as a whole want to help one another. We see this from time to time in spontaneous and random acts of kindness and in how we rally around one another in times of need or distress.
Understand Shoulder Separation
There are numerous orthopedic disorders that develop a common name by which they are more frequently known. Examples include runner's knee or tennis elbow.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
Gentle and Effective Touch for Frail Elders
While many massage techniques have been found to alleviate pain, foot and leg massage may be especially effective for elders who may not tolerate other forms of massage.
Three Proven Steps to Developing a Successful Social Media Strategy
How do you know which social media sites you should be using? How do you know if you are using them correctly? What are some of the things you should be doing with your social media?
Rehabilitation of the Breathing Process to Achieve Homeostatis
The Breathing mechanism is one of the systems of the body affected by the core distortion (the spiral twist in the body structure).
Are You As Tired As Your Menu?
Ever get to a point where you are just too tired, have no energy and are just plain lifeless? What do you do to get out of that funk? You can try changing your eating or sleeping habits. Maybe a new hobby or past time is the ticket to reviving your livelihood.
It's Time to Stop Being Needy
A wise man once said, "If I had $5 to start a business, I would put $4 into marketing and $1 into the business." You must acquire marketing skills to be successful, as you are always marketing.
Study Shows Massage Therapy Improves Blood Flow in Aching Muscles
It is a natural tendency to rub the injured area when someone has overexerted a muscle. This stress on the muscle tissue and related injuries is known as "exertion induced muscle injury."
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!