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Ed Goren, former vice chair of Fox Sports, consulting with Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
By Editorial Staff
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress developed "Athletic TIPS" (Towards Injury Prevention in Sports) in an effort to address the growing concern of sports injuries. The TIPS program focuses on the recognition, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries, as well as general health and performance enhancement. A...
By Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB
I recently had a male high-school senior come in who was having some patellofemoral pain, as well as some distal iliotibial band (ITB) pain. He had just started end-of-summer training to play high-school football. He was running during one of the practices with the team at the school when he fell on the outside of his right...
By David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN
For the past year or more, I have been asked about whether it is safe to take multivitamins with copper because of a fear that is apparently spreading. The fear is that 1-2 mg of copper in multivitamins supposedly causes dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease.
By John Ventura, DC, DABCO
A large New York Blue Cross / Blue Shield plan hosted the formal inaugural training program for primary spine practitioners (PSP) on Sept. 28-29, 2013. Ninety-five health care providers participated in the program, which included DCs (70 percent of attendees), as well as DPTs (20 percent), PTs (8 percent) and MDs (2...
Current Issue Articles
Continuing Education Showdown: Online Learning vs. In-Person Seminars
Many state TCM and acupuncture regulatory bodies and associations are interfering with the success of their members by limiting the number of continuing education credit hours they can earn online.
PCOM Symposium Celebrates 25 Years
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners and students, as well as providers representing various other health care disciplines, flocked to San Diego's Catamaran Resort Hotel to attend the PCOM Annual Symposium on Oct. 24-27.
Promoting Acupuncture with Acupressure Demonstrations
Dan and his wife Marla were admiring the beautiful bouquet of flowers at our booth at the Business Expo when our receptionist asked him if he knew anyone who had tried acupuncture.
Managing a High Protein Diet
One of the most common clinical presentations in today's clinic is patients following a high protein diet. It seems that every year a new version of a high protein diet appears promising weight loss and physical transformation.
Electric Qigong: An Ancient Therapy Evolves
Recently in a small, dimly lit treatment room in downtown Taipei, Wesley Chen instructed his patient to lie down. A frayed wire, which he wrapped around a small piece of metal, is now plugged in.
German Auricular Acupuncture: Effective For Your Patients
Auricular medicine as developed by Western medical doctors in Europe is a complete modality of diagnosis and treatment. Unlike body acupuncture, auricular acupuncture is treating the central nervous system rather than meridians.
Tremors in the Massage Industry
Change, challenges and consolidation have created recent tremors in the industry and I have been asked to comment on some current trends in massage education. I will address school sustainability, massage training and accreditation issues here.
Studies: Acupuncture Effective For Depression
Many people suffering from depression can find a natural and effective way to treat their symptoms with acupuncture, according to the latest study.
Acupuncture & Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
One of the most rapidly changing areas of healthcare is that of addiction medicine. Advances in brain imaging technology have allowed doctors and scientists to understand addiction, and recovery from addictive disorders, at the level of the individual neuron in the brain.
Gaining and Retaining Clients: Eliciting Emotional Responses
Humans are emotional creatures. This is neither good nor bad. It simply is. We are wired to respond to situations, stimulation, sensory input and vocalizations in an emotional and sometimes even subliminal manner.
Breathing Techniques To Resolve Patient Issues
When a patient of mine who has practiced yoga for nearly 30 years, told me that she was experiencing panic attacks, I was surprised. "After so many years of training, can't you turn them off?" I asked. "I do turn them off, but only temporarily," she replied.
Highlights from the Aromatic World: News from the AIA Conference
I was invited to attend the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) conference, "Expanding Aromatherapy," held in St. Petersburg, Fla., by my long-time friend and author/educator Sylla Sheppard Hanger.
Acupuncture Today Continues To See Unprecedented Growth
For the past decade, the profession has seen steady growth in stature with legislators and the general public. The growing presence of the profession has been directly reflected in the growth of our publication.
Using TDR Massage When Treating Sciatic Nerve Pain
A new client called, asking to be seen as soon as possible. She was experiencing severe right-sided low back pain. Her chiropractor had sent her to a joint and spine specialist.
Know What You Are Dealing With: Radiation Therapy and Massage
Radiation therapy, often abbreviated as XRT for "X-Ray Therapy," is sometimes brushed aside as having fewer side effects than other cancer treatments.
Acupuncture In Haiti: Aid that Works
I recently returned from Haiti. So many people ask whether Haiti has recovered since the earthquake of January, 2010. Once you've been to Haiti, you would never ask that question. It doesn't make any sense.
Gathering the Right Information: Knowing How to Receive Feedback
Receiving feedback can be a stressful experience for all of us. There's always a chance that we'll be told something that hurts or surprises us or that we don't want to hear.
Ancient Cupping Tools Brought into the Modern Therapeutic World
In today's society, health care is widely diversified. From Western to Eastern medicines to alternative health care, there is much to choose from.
Acupuncture: The Key and Future of High Sports Performance
Acupuncture is commonly utilized in the intervention of pain and has also been gaining popularity in sports medicine. Athletes are treated with acupuncture for the relief of soft tissue injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, and tendonitis.
2013 Heroes of the Profession
For more than a year now, attorneys Luke Lirot and Adam Levine, massage therapist Vivian Madison-Mahoney and CEO of Advanced Diagnostic Group, Kevin Johnson, have been waging a legal battle against the state of Florida on behalf of the massage profession.
Peer Points: In The Business of Herbs
When it comes to herbs, acupuncturist Cathy Margolin wants her patients and customers to know she is the expert they need. In order to do this, Margolin has studied the marketplace and incorporated key business lessons to build an herbal company that sells and markets herbs to the masses who may be skeptics.
Industry Leaders Share Their Five Keys to Business Success
The numbers vary depending on the study you read, but generally, the survival rate for a new small business after five years is less than 50 percent. Businesses fail for many reasons however, in this article, we'll focus on some of the key things you can do to help your business succeed.
Why Do Clients Keep Coming Back for Massage?
In this month's Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) research review, we are reporting on a focus group study that explored the reasons clients continue to use massage therapy.
Facial Rejuvenation: The Key to Exceptional Results
Acupuncturists make the best detectives. I know this first hand because I'm an acupuncturist and a private investigator and in both professions, there is a need to dig deep to solve the mystery.
Partnerships Leverage Power for Our Profession
While there are many recognized benefits and advantages to developing partnerships between organizations, the main reason why partnerships are established is relatively simple: There is added value in working together for a common cause or purpose.
Timing is Everything: Shoulder Instability and Labral Tears
The greatest thing about being a massage therapist is you never know who you will help next. One minute, you could be holding the hand of a hospice patient and the next, a strained quadriceps muscle of a 6-year-old.
Adding Vision, Momentum and Growth: Working Beyond the Day-to-Day Business
As a spa director, I try to do my very best to not only manage my business day-to-day, but also steer it with some vision.