Reversing Diabetes types 1.5, 2 and 3 – sponsored by Systemic Formulas Inc.
By Stephanie Beck
Most chiropractors are using "dinner with the doc," "refer a friend," customer appreciation days, grand openings, health fairs, chamber of commerce meetings, and other networking events to get new patients. These are all quite effective; in fact, you should be implementing at least one live event every quarter (some more...
By Kent Greenawalt
Despite a dramatic Super Bowl last month, the National Football League has taken quite a few hits lately concerning player injuries, particularly concussions. As famous sports commentator Frank Deford said last fall, citing recent reports, "[A]lmost one-third of NFL players will suffer long-term cognitive problems. Granted,...
By Evan Gwilliam, DC, MBA, CPC
The 2015 Work Plan for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) includes a focus on chiropractic services. This means chiropractors can expect to see more audits and reviews in the coming year because private payers pay attention to the OIG's focus as well. It is more critical than ever to make sure documentation can stand...
By Marc Heller, DC
You may never see a particular set of patients in your office – the ones who are either afraid of neck adjustments or have had a bad experience. A vast majority of those who had a bad experience did not have a life-threatening vascular event. They just got hurt; maybe it was mild or maybe it was significant. Either way, they...
Current Issue Articles
Is it Okay to Fire a Client?
It's noon on a Wednesday when your phone rings - your two o'clock can't make it and they have to cancel. That time slot is going to be incredibly difficult to fill, meaning you are going to have to take a loss.
Finding Balance in the Clinic
This past December, I celebrated 11 years in practice. I seriously don't know where the time went. I feel beyond blessed and grateful to be practicing our profound and beautiful medicine and to be helping guide my patients restore a state of optimal health.
Reflections: The Art of Teaching Asian Medicine
Over the past three decades, my global workshops have been translated into German, Swiss German, French, Romansch, Spanish, Lithuanian and Xhosa. Time to offer you new teachers a few tips!
Are You Really a Healthy Eater?
I always giggle a little bit (to myself) when someone comes into my office and informs me that they are a healthy eater. What exactly does that mean? Does that mean they eat sugar in moderation? And what's that, exactly?
Exploring Elusive Knee Pain
Massage is great for many soft-tissue pathologies. However, sometimes various conditions exist that seem like a common pathology, but then don't respond to the treatment. In some cases, an undiscovered problem may exist.
What Do Your Clients Teach You?
Each person we touch becomes a teacher. If we listen with our ears, eyes and heart, they teach us how to best serve their needs and, in turn, our own. In my work with seniors, I've had many such teachers and one in particular stands out.
It's Green Cleaning Time
For those of us not fortunate enough to live in a more tropical environment (and no I am not bitter to you in the Deep South), it is only a matter of time before we start seeing evidence that Spring is just around the corner.
Case Histories from Bali: Treating Balinese Chidren with TCB and Shonishin
When I moved to the island of Bali in 2005, I offered my services in Bumi Sehat, which means Healthy Mother Earth, a free birthing center for poor and disadvantaged local women located in Ubud.
Converting More Clients for Your Massage Therapy Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
The Top Seven Website Mistakes Clinics Make
The majority of acupuncture clinics finally have a website for their business. Having a website is crucial for being found online through Google, Facebook and review sites like Yelp.
Don't Stress Yourself Out
Now that the holidays are really in the rear view mirror, I feel like I can breathe again. Between shopping, cooking, baking, eating, visiting family, decorating, and cleaning, I felt like I did not have a moment to rest between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
The Nature of Adhesions
In this article I want to stay narrowly focused on the hypothesis that human tissue adhesions are very closely associated with hide glue.
Put the Social Back Into Social Media
Social media is more than a passing fad, it is definitely here to stay. Social media apps and channels of distribution may evolve, but the concept of social media is now big business and a part of all our lives.
Old TCM Sayings: Treat the Front to Treat the Back
Chinese medicine college was, and always will be, a memorable time. It was a time of massive personal and professional growth.
It might have been a miserable start to the day in the heart of downtown San Diego. A heavy rain had soaked the large homeless population congregating near the intersection of Third Avenue and Ash Street as they waited for a free breakfast to be served at the First Lutheran Church on the corner.
The Conscious Evolution of Healing, Part 2
The idea of transmission is very important in the Chinese medical classics. According to author Claude Larre, the ancient Chinese were highly interested in the connection between things. Nothing was looked at as an isolated entity.
It's Time to Create a Strong Acupuncture Footprint
Footprints in the sand. Footprints in the snow. Where do these footprints go? Some are big, some are small, but footprints are made by all.
Neuroscience: Where Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine Can Come Together
The recent advances in neuroscience are truly incredible. With this expansion of scientific knowledge, I would like to see even more research into the neuroscientific basic of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Rational Treatment for Scoliosis
As massage therapists, we see a considerable number of clients with neck and back pain. The constant with these clients is an imbalance of the pelvis and exaggerated curvatures of the spine.
Massage May Contribute to Symptom Improvement for Anorexia Patients
Do you ever wonder why there is limited literature on massage therapy and certain conditions, such as anorexia?
Acupuncture and Homeopathy: Bioenergetic Brothers
Acupuncture and homeopathy share an important healing principle: bioenergetics. "Bio" means "life," so bioenergetics is literally "life energy."