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By James P. Meschino, DC, MS
A 2014 clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides additional evidence that optimal vitamin D nutritional status may be important in preventing the progression of prediabetes to diabetes in prediabetic adults.1 Previous studies have shown that a low serum vitamin D level is associated with...
By Marc Heller, DC
Let's focus on the day-to-day process of assessing and treating the patient. I am proposing a particular attitude; a way of looking at the patient. This often evolves over a few treatments and then changes as you figure out what is significant. We can maximize the effectiveness of this process using the SOAP format as our guide.
By Samuel A. Collins
Q: I have always been under the premise that when billing 98943, extraspinal chiropractic manipulation, on the same visit as spinal manipulation, 98940-98942, that the extraspinal manipulation requires modifier 51. However, I recently received a denial from UnitedHealthcare stating that the modifier was improper. Is there a...
By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
According to various sources, there are about 3 million registered nurses in the U.S., and according to the American Nurses Association, they are under serious pressure in today's health care reality.
Current Issue Articles
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Employee/Employer Connection
In the June 2014 issue of Massage Today, I wrote an article called "The Spa Controversy." That article sparked a lot of comments and inspired me to do further research.