Alternative Health News
Alternative Answers for Meniere's Disease: Five-Step Treatment Protocol
Meniere's disease is a disorder characterized by recurrent vertigo, dizziness, loss or diminished acuity of normal sounds, tinnitus, and often, a feeling of fullness in the ear.
Donating TCM Herbs to COVID-19 Front-Line Responders: 100,000 Doses & Counting
During the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of front-line responders – the ones who take care of us – has been a priority.
Falling Into Place: Key Herbal Formulas to Help Support the Immune System
With the fall season's arrival, it is always a good time to begin to discuss strengthening the immune system.
Spirits of the Points: The Spleen Official
The Spleen Official, with its paired official the Stomach, represent the element earth within us. Late summer is the season of the earth – harvest time.
Acupuncture Can Help Reduce High Cholesterol
More than 30 million Americans have high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), a proven risk factor for heart attack or stroke. Despite the availability of non-drug interventions, medication is too often the first option.
ICD-10 Code Changes for 2021
Here are the 2021 diagnosis stats for ICD-10. There will be 72,616 codes in ICD-10CM (clinical modification), featuring 490 additions, 58 deletions and 47 revisions.
A Structural Challenge: Successfully Treating a Morton's Neuroma
Runners, triathletes, dancers, hikers, cyclists, almost all athletes, and even couch potatoes have shown up in my office looking for alternatives to surgery for neuromas. A Morton's neuroma occurs when the tissue in the foot (next to a nerve that leads to a toe) thickens and becomes fibrous.
Key Treatment and Consultation Considerations in Times of Uncertainty
I think for most of us, we are ready for 2020 to come peacefully to a close. We likely share dreams and wishes for 2021 to bring new energy and an easier road to navigate for our health care systems, businesses, leaders, country and planet.
Treating COVID-19: Can Acupuncture Help Prevent the "Cytokine Storm"?
If you didn't have any prior knowledge of what a "cytokine storm" is, you probably do now, as it's been widely proposed as a potential reason why some COVID-19 patients suffer severe and even fatal complications.
A Breakthrough in Preventing and Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders (Pt. 2)
The relationship between multiple sclerosis, autism and plasmalogens is less straightforward. Multiple sclerosis (MS) and autism are caused by an underlying, pre-existing mitochondrial insufficiency in neuronal support cells, the glia.
Treating COVID-19 Without Drugs: Will It Become a Global Standard of Care?
With reports suggesting at least 90 percent of COVID-19 patients in China may be treated with herbal remedies, and the Association of Korean Medicine recently releasing clinical guidelines for COVID-19 treatment utilizing TCM (see Drs. Choi and Suh's two-part translation with commentary in the August and September issue), the value of medicinal plants in helping mitigate COVID-19 symptoms is gaining steam.
Bound by Suffering: Using the Heart and Pericardium to Resolve "Heart Pain"
The primary channels, as presented in chapter 10 of the Ling Shu, provide a method for understanding physiological as well as pathological development. They are a continuum, a progression.
Learn to Speak the Language of Personal Injury
For many providers, personal-injury cases and working within the med-legal arena can often be a confusing and frustrating endeavor. After all, for the majority, personal injury is a niche.
CranioSacral Therapy & The Rare Case of Vertigo
I had heard of folks getting dizzy and nauseous when experiencing vertigo, but I had never heard of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) until my husband Joe was diagnosed with it.
What It's Like to Be a Hospital-Based Massage Therapist
It was the early 1990s the first time I ever saw a massage therapist in a health care setting in my home state of Minnesota. I was working at a nursing home at the time, and I learned of a resident who would receive weekly massages (which I thought was great).
Trust the Trends, Or Trust Your Instincts?
Being a massage therapist is all about balance. There's the balance between your customers' needs and wants, the balance between what's good for clients and what's good for business, and the balance between overseeing current business and forecasting for the future.
A Postoperative Story: The Surgery Explained & Secrets to My Recovery
If working with a joint replacement patient, be sure you know the rehabilitation protocols of the particular appliance. If you don't, with permission, consult with the surgeon to learn them. Otherwise, stay away.
Major Transition at Pacific College
Jack Miller, who in his three-plus decades of service, oversaw the expansion of Pacific College from one campus (San Diego) to three (Chicago and New York); its evolution beyond a program focused solely on Chinese medicine and massage – all while maintaining Chinese medicine within the newer programs; and more recently, its name change from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine to Pacific College of Health and Science, is in the process of transitioning from his president / CEO position to chair of the board of trustees.
Helping Your Clients Turn Back the Clock With Nutrition
The anti-aging market is booming because, well, who doesn't want to look young, healthy and vibrant for as long as possible? And while there are many anti-aging products and systems marketed to the public, few people realize the most effective way to slow down the visible passage of time is to give the body the nutrients it needs to be truly healthy.
Resolving Back Pain With TCM
Neck, back and sciatic pain cause debilitating symptoms for patients all across the U.S. Western medicine treatment for back pain includes pain medication, steroids and surgery.
How the Human Body Responds to Stress
This new series of articles will suggest a different perspective for you to view clients presenting with stubbornly chronic somatic dysfunctions. It will also propose a novel answer to the question, "How does the human body respond to stress?"
Multiarticulate Muscles & Injury: Understanding the Mechanical Load
Muscles have a primary role in creating and limiting movement in the body. They are also the major focus of our work in massage therapy, with many injuries caused by improper loads on the muscular system.
Alligator Skin (Part 2): A Second Look at Business Contracts
I joined as the only female partner in an integrated medicine practice, shared with three other disciplines. Having developed a few scales (the first stages of alligator skin) and some good business sense, I started out with a one-year contract.
The Benefits of Teaching Touch
This month the MTF took a look at a massage research review titled "The Effect of Massage Therapy on Children's Learning Process: A Review," written by Majid Emtiazy and Mahboobeh Abrishamkar. The article was published in the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences.