Alternative Health News
All Research is Not Created Equal
Just because an article is published in an academic journal doesn't mean it's true. In evaluating the general believability of any research study, there are two major concerns.
Simple Stretches to Relax the Pelvic Floor
Pregnancy, obesity, frequent straining and other factors can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction, a constellation of disorders that affect millions of women, particularly with age.
The Value of Time: Manage Your Hours to Improve Your Career and Your Life
Picture two massage therapists, both skilled in their healing practice. One books eight sessions per day, back to back: Who needs breaks when people arrive so broken?
Pediatric Massage for Selfie Elbow
Children today are exposed to the use of electronics and technology at a much earlier age. While many times this exposure leads to great exploration and learning opportunities, we are also seeing an increase in the appearance of discomforts associated with the use of today's technology.
All Fiber Is Not Created Equal
Sometimes the best place to start is at the end. So, the conclusion of this article is that all fiber is good ... but some fiber is better. Let's break it down. There are two main types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.
A Letter to the Profession from the New President at AAAOM
Volunteering for a national, nonprofit organization brings with it such highs, lows, and accomplishments, as well as a steep learning curve.
A Simple Protocol for Holiday Stress
It's winter, a time when we should be deep in reflection, eating warming foods and sleeping long hours. Following nature's rhythms, we restore our bodies and minds in preparation for the renewal of spring.
Meshing TCM With Environmental Pediatrics: Where's the Overlap?
Pediatrics has a long history within Chinese medicine dating back to the late Han dynasty (i.e., the late 200s CE), with the two primary areas of emphasis being herbal medicine and xiao er tui na (pediatric massage).
A Q & A About Updated Codes
Yes, indeed there was an update to ICD-10 on Oct.1, 2016. This is a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and this type of update will occur every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
The Effect of Massage Therapy Following DOMS
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a commonly expected muscle condition that affects people who engage in sudden or intense exercise that doesn't fit with the person's normal physical activity.
Branding: Set Your Practice Apart
Dr. Brad started his practice seven years ago on a shoestring budget. He created his generic logo in five minutes using a website because he didn't have the time to figure out how to make something special.
Southwest Acupuncture College Brings It to Division 1 Athletes
When Michael Phelps' photograph with the distinctive round marks left by cupping went viral, the Division 1 student athletes treated through the Dal Ward Athletic Center at the University of Colorado (CU) could relate.
2016: A Year in the Life of Acupuncture
Happy Holidays, may you, your family and friends have peace, joy and blessings throughout this special time of year. As 2016 comes to a close, we can look back and celebrate the many events and accomplishments for the profession of acupuncture.
Little Sticker, Big Impact
It's the end of an election year. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump were the subject of conversation for everyone, everywhere for the entire 2016 calendar year. I don't think any of us can deny that this election affected us all very deeply on a personal level.
Molecular Motors: Tiny Machines Behind the Rhythm of Life
In the clinic, we aim to restore healthy patterns of movement for qi that has gotten trapped or misdirected, or may have even collapsed. We may be focused on freeing stagnation, releasing heat or redirecting counterflow qi, but it often comes down to helping re-establish a flow of sorts.
Marketing Yourself to the Aging Population
Most people starting careers in massage consider working in spas or resorts, working with athletes, or working for themselves – but what about geriatric massage?
Spaghetti Elbow: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
Where did the term spaghetti elbow come from? Well, one of the most famous surgeons for pitchers is Dr. James Andrews, the renowned Birmingham, Ala., orthopedic surgeon and founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute.
Slow Brain Aging with Vitamin B12
An important study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association; Psychiatry, in June 2016 provides additional evidence that high blood levels of vitamin B12 can slow the shrinking of the brain that commonly occurs after age 60.
One Intensive, Three Ways
As I stepped into the oversized treatment room, I saw four massage tables set up. Each one held a client surrounded by three to four therapists who were all holding their hands at strategic locations on the client's body.