Alternative Health News
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.
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?
Pediatric Massage: Approach for Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Torticollis comes from the Latin words tortus, which means "twisted" and collum, meaning "neck." Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is also sometimes referred to as wry-neck, stiff-neck, crooked-neck and twisted-neck.
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.
Fitness First: Creating a Schedule That Really Works for You
Your clock hits 5a.m. and the alarm goes off. "Ugh," you think, as your hand slams down on the snooze button. "Just five more minutes," you say to yourself.
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.
Creating Better Performance: Investigating Dysfunction
I think the most exciting part about being a massage therapist is when a client walks in with an out of the box dysfunction and, in this case, a leftover dysfunction providing us with a very unique learning environment.
Gaining Palpatory Literacy
When we talk of literacy we think of formal education, learning, our ability to read and understand, right? As my title suggests, as bodyworkers, how might we gain palpatory literacy? This is after all what we do.
Highlights from the World Massage Festival
The World Massage Festival is always full of colorful, engaged attendees, passionate exhibitors and diverse education providers. All of this makes the Festival a valuable event for massage therapists and bodyworkers. And, for me, the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame is always the highlight.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
MPA Media Wins Seven Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Massage Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecedented seven publishing awards by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
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.
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 Transformation of the TMJ Imbalance
Everyone has some TMJ imbalance which can lead to pain and dysfunction. This imbalance can be as minor as a slight shifting of the jaw when fully open, or as major as a full dislocation and inability to open the jaw more than ½ inch.
Connecting and Expressing a Language of the Human Heart
There is growing awareness of the value of massage for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
Educating Massage Clients: What's Appropriate and What's Not
All massage therapy experiences should be provided in a safe, comfortable and trusting environment. No one should ever do anything to your body that you have not given permission for.
Study Examines Use of Massage on Those with Spinal Cord Injuries
As massage therapy continues to gain recognition as a valid treatment option, studies that focus on its use with special populations or in mainstream medicine centers are more readily available.
Learning How to Manifest More of the Right Kind of Clients
One of our coaching clients, a holistic practitioner named Catherine, has a funny way of getting new clients: She simply opens the door. 'Over the years, I've had a number of women show up on my doorstep saying, 'I have no idea why I'm here,'' she says.
Tips to Make Sure You are Creating Great Social Media Content
If you're social media is not producing the healthy results you expected, perhaps it is time for a social media adjustment. Amost 90% of the social media pages I see suffer from what I like to call social misalignments.
The Six Reasons Clients Really Come to You for a Massage
If we ask our clients why they have really come for a massage, what we find is that there are really just six reasons. We do this, not by asking what their physical problems are, but by asking them what outcome they would like from the treatment?