Alternative Health News
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
The Pain of Undercharging
Are you charging what your therapy is worth? Or are you settling for fees that reflect your insecurities instead? That's an important distinction, because how you do money is how you do everything. If your rates are too low, they're compromising more than the health of your practice.
Pack Your Bags and Open Your Mind
Prior to beginning their practice, or treating clients professionally, massage therapists should first receive a sound therapeutic background and education. However, many professionals begin their practice and do not keep up with their education.
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
We're now going to turn to two larger, better-known muscle-tendon units, the biceps and the triceps. Like the biceps, the triceps each crosses two joints: the elbow and the shoulder. Most triceps injuries happen near the elbow.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
Key to Rehab Back Pain
It is universally acknowledged that there is a spiral twist in the body that goes from head to foot, and therefore, it is considered normal. I call it the core distortion, and have discovered that when it is reduced, painful symptoms begin to disappear.
Considerations When Working With Seniors
On January 1, 2011, the first baby boomers turned 65. Every day since then, and for the next 18 years, 10,000 people will turn 65 according to the U.S. Census. This will lead to all of us seeing more geriatric clients.
Massage Effective for Cancer Pain Relief
Complementary therapies are commonly used by cancer patients for physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Among these therapies, massage is often provided for relief of cancer-related symptoms and treatment, most notably the pain.
Simple Business Strategies
If you are a business owner, no doubt you are always looking for ways to maximize your income and please and delight your clients. It might be surprising to learn that making improvements can cost little to no money, save you time and effort and allow you to do what you love most - helping others.
Snail Mail Success
In today's marketing world, we tend to focus on online: Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yelp, email, and more. But it's important not to forget that old school marketing tactics can still have a big impact on your business.
Two Sides to Every Story
As massage therapists, how we develop our thoughts for therapy makes the difference of a general massage and a clinical massage. This case study is on sciatic nerve entrapment pain left over from a shoulder surgery.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.