Renewing the Aging Brain™ – sponsored by Apex Energetics™
AHA misses chance to educate public, practitioners.
By Christine Goertz, DC, PhD and Dana Lawrence, DC, M. Med. Ed., MA
By now, most of you have probably heard that the American Heart Association recently published a statement regarding the association between cervical dissection (CD) and cervical manipulative therapy (CMT). The Aug. 7, 2014 statement, accompanied by a white paper on the topic, was endorsed by both the American Association of...
Key components of a performance / recovery drink – and what many are missing.
By Robert Silverman, DC, MS, CCN, CSCS
Athletes frequently ask me what the best liquid is to drink during exercise – water or a sports drink? Water provides the necessary hydration, but unfortunately, it lacks the key nutrients to aid in performance and recovery. If water is not sufficient, what, then, is the best sports drink on the market?
By James Edwards, DC
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently announced it was merging the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund (NCLAF) and the Chiropractic Health Advocacy and Mobilization Project (CHAMP) into a single entity that will support both legal and legislative actions. While that action may seem unimportant, as a...
Those who knew him called him a revered leader, a visionary and one of chiropractic's biggest advocates. George A. Goodman, DC, Logan University's sixth and longest-serving president, passed away on Sept. 9. He was 70 years old.
Current Issue Articles
The Transformation of the TMJ Imbalance
Everyone has some TMJ imbalance which can lead to pain and dysfunction. This imbalance can be as minor as a slight shifting of the jaw when fully open, or as major as a full dislocation and inability to open the jaw more than ½ inch.
Managing Today's Fertility Patient
I recently received an email from one of my fertility patients: "Got my lab results back. FSH is 11, AMH is 0.7. My doctor said these numbers aren't good. I guess I'm infertile. Just as a thought. Just set up an appointment to speak with an adoption agency."
Tips to Make Sure You are Creating Great Social Media Content
If you're social media is not producing the healthy results you expected, perhaps it is time for a social media adjustment. Amost 90% of the social media pages I see suffer from what I like to call social misalignments.
The Tao of Gender
If you think gender is as simple as having a new client check off the "male" or "female" box on your intake form, we hope this article will expand your understanding and thus the reach of your health care.
Healing With TCM at San Quentin State Prison
For the prisoners at San Quentin State Prison, life-sentences are the reality of every day life. It is not often that prisoners get the opportunity to use alternative medicine to deal with common ailments they encounter behind bars such as, depression, anxiety and pain.
Jingei Diagnosis: An Effective and Powerful Diagnostic
I graduated from the Kotatama Institute under the direction of Drs. Masahilo and Katsuharu Nakazono in 1984. As a student, I was exposed to the practice of most of the various theories and modalites of Oriental Medicine.
Creating Better Performance: Investigating Dysfunction
I think the most exciting part about being a massage therapist is when a client walks in with an out of the box dysfunction and, in this case, a leftover dysfunction providing us with a very unique learning environment.
The Six Reasons Clients Really Come to You for a Massage
If we ask our clients why they have really come for a massage, what we find is that there are really just six reasons. We do this, not by asking what their physical problems are, but by asking them what outcome they would like from the treatment?
Connecting and Expressing a Language of the Human Heart
There is growing awareness of the value of massage for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
AOMA Strengthens Leadership Team
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, a leading college of acupuncture & herbal medicine, announced the appointment of Donna LaPoint Hurta, MBA as the new VP of Finance & Operations this Fall.
Managing Patient Expectations About Acupuncture
Last year, I attended the Pacific Symposium in San Diego for the first time in six or seven years. It was the 25th anniversary of this event, and on one evening there was a panel discussion with the title; "What is Qi?."
The Heart Protector
On the physical level, the Pericardium is a double-layered sac of fibrous tissue that envelops the Heart. The space between the layers is filled with serous fluid that protects the Heart from external shock or trauma and lubricates to allow for normal Heart movement.
Educating Massage Clients: What's Appropriate and What's Not
All massage therapy experiences should be provided in a safe, comfortable and trusting environment. No one should ever do anything to your body that you have not given permission for.
Learning How to Manifest More of the Right Kind of Clients
One of our coaching clients, a holistic practitioner named Catherine, has a funny way of getting new clients: She simply opens the door. 'Over the years, I've had a number of women show up on my doorstep saying, 'I have no idea why I'm here,'' she says.
MPA Media Wins Seven Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Massage Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecedented seven publishing awards by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
Fitness First: Creating a Schedule That Really Works for You
Your clock hits 5a.m. and the alarm goes off. "Ugh," you think, as your hand slams down on the snooze button. "Just five more minutes," you say to yourself.
Study Examines Use of Massage on Those with Spinal Cord Injuries
As massage therapy continues to gain recognition as a valid treatment option, studies that focus on its use with special populations or in mainstream medicine centers are more readily available.
Highlights from the World Massage Festival
The World Massage Festival is always full of colorful, engaged attendees, passionate exhibitors and diverse education providers. All of this makes the Festival a valuable event for massage therapists and bodyworkers. And, for me, the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame is always the highlight.
Simple Ways To Find True Happiness
Patients in our clinics are always seeking happiness. As their health advocate, we need to ensure we inform them that in order to find happiness, they have to make sure to identify what makes them happy in the first place.
To The Finish Line With the Help of TCM
When acupuncturist Eddy De Smedt pursued a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he knew he wanted to make a difference.
Pulse Diagnosis: What We Know
I am still finding pearls of wisdom from the books and papers that I inherited from my pulse diagnosis mentor Jim Ramholz.
Gaining Palpatory Literacy
When we talk of literacy we think of formal education, learning, our ability to read and understand, right? As my title suggests, as bodyworkers, how might we gain palpatory literacy? This is after all what we do.
The Wonders of Light Therapy: An Interview with Wes Burwell
I first met Wes Burwell in 2011 when he was teaching a class on light. Since then, every time I hear him speak, his understanding of the benefits, function and capacity of light has evolved.
Lime Jello on Morphine
Taste is in the eyes... actually the mouth... of the beholder. My food preferences have changed, lightening from the food of my youth. My parents loved heavy eastern European cuisine and I loved it as a child. Now I enjoy leaner, healthier whole foods.