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3 essential considerations for chiropractors treating fibromyalgia patients.
By Courtney Craig, MS, DC
While some fibromyalgia patients respond favorably to regular chiropractic care, others experience minimal relief. Unfortunately, many of these patients must rely on pharmacological management to relieve their constant pain. The most common medications prescribed for fibromyalgia are anti-epileptic drugs like Lyrica,...
Adjustment strategies to address the potential causes.
By Kevin Curtin, DC and Terry Elder, DC
As practitioners of manual medicine, chiropractors often treat patients suffering from knee pain. In fact, according to the 2006 National Health Interview Survey, approximately 30 percent of adults reported experiencing some form of joint pain during the previous 30 days and knee pain was a leading cause of that discomfort.
By Douglas R. Briggs, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), DAAPM
I am sure you are familiar with the old adage: "When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail." The idea is that you can become so focused on the thing you do that you forget there are other options out there – other tools in the toolbox. As chiropractic physicians, it becomes very...
Dr. Clarence Selmer Gonstead (1898-1978) took chiropractic practice from back-alley bone setting to an understandable biomechanical science. His life was dedicated to clinical competency. In the 1930s, the chiropractic profession was dominated by its iconoclastic leader, B.J. Palmer, and his Hole-In-One upper cervical...
Current Issue Articles
Searching for Trigger Points: Tips to Consistently Relieve Pain
How much do you really know about trigger point therapy? Most likely you received 15 to 30 hours of training in trigger points in your massage school, or at least have purchased charts with referral patterns and books on trigger points.
Legislative Changes Return Authority to Local Agencies
At a recent hearing before the California Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, the latest amended version of Assembly Bill 1147 revealed some significant changes to the structure of massage certification.
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.
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.
Putting 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.
Avoiding Wasted Healing: The Cure for Visibility PTSD
Jack is a soft-spoken spiritual teacher who helps people heal their hearts through acts of selfless compassion. An author and owner of a metaphysical bookstore, he's interviewed some of the leading healers and teachers of our time.
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.
Taking Care of Yourself so You Can Take Care of Your Clients
Most of my therapeutic bodywork, believe it or not, takes place in the shower. With a little soap, water and silicone cups, I can address most issues or simply keep my tissue healthy and prevent future injury.
Incorporating Energy Techniques into Massage Therapy Sessions
Most of the time, energy modalities are performed by energy practitioners who do those techniques exclusively or by massage therapists who offer them as a separate service within their massage practice.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
Study Finds Massage Therapy Supports Senior Health
Do you ever wonder who will help keep your body moving around safely as you get older? According to JoEllen Sefton and fellow researchers, massage therapists could be key players in maintaining health of older persons, particularly postural control.
Investigations Force Corinthian to Sell, Close Campuses
It all started to unravel quickly last fall when California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. accusing the company of using false advertising and predatory tactics to convince potential students to enroll in its for-profit schools.
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.
Challenges in the Treatment Room Can Bring Self Awareness
When I put on my writing hat for Massage Today, I usually feel I should speak about the spa industry, spa management, climbing up the corporate ladder or trying to bridge the gap between massage and spa (a relationship that is good, but could always be better).
A Look at Compression, Congestion and Dis-Coordination
I want to proposes that compression, congestion and dis-coordination are the cornerstones of the physiological processes which perpetuate chronic somatic dysfunction.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Using Massage to Ease Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
The Brain Injury Association of America states that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents nationwide.
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.
How To Effectively Work with Wheelchair-Bound Clients
There are more than 1.7 million people in the U.S. who depend on wheelchairs and scooters to get around.
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.
Understanding the Beautiful Choreography of Massage
Given the choice, I would pick my own music when giving a massage. Now, I find myself working at a specific location where I don't have a say in the matter. The music that I work with is very calming, pleasant and wonderful.