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We're Fighting the Wrong Battle: Dry Needling Is Not Acupuncture
In 1993 Mark Seem wrote "A New American Acupuncture" in which he popularized and advocated myofacial release using filiform needles.
What Prompts Survival? An Examination of Resilience and the Will to Live
Haven't we all experienced a client, family member or colleague, who has survived a trauma or unspeakable war damage, or a gloomy medical prognosis, against the odds?
A New Approach to Correcting SI Dysfunction (Pt. 1)
A common component of low back pain is dysfunction of the sacroiliac joints (SIJs).
How to Predict Knee Injuries (and Then Prevent Them)
In any given year, nearly one in 25 athletes will tear their anterior cruciate ligament.
A Win in Florida is a Win For All
The Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) took on the Board of Physical Therapy, allegeding that "physical therapists are not adequately trained in the insertion of filiform needles into the human body and carries the potential for harm to patients and the profession of acupuncture."
Neurological Exams to Inform Point Prescriptions
During a doctoral clinic theater that I was teaching, a patient came in with daily nausea and anxiety persisting for three years.
Treating Depression With the Secondary Vessels (Part 2)
This article is part 2 of a discussion into the treatment of chronic depression, as seen through use of the acupuncture channel systems.
Beyond Drugs & Alcohol: The Deeper Roots of Addiction
Addiction is a huge and growing issue for Americans--just take a look at these statistics: The rate of deaths due to drug overdoses more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2017, up to more than 70,000 deaths a year.
Chiropractic Saves Big Money
Hearing David Elton, DC, senior vice president of clinical programs at OptumHealth, speak about the company's approach to saving almost a quarter of a billion dollars per year immediately made me want to share his riveting presentation with the entire chiropractic community.
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Athletic Performance
Sports acupuncture has been used all over the world, from treating injury to helping athletes increase performance levels. Acupuncturists are commonly employed by major sports teams all across the globe.
Getting Claims Paid: Common (& Not-as-Common) Modifiers
Current procedural terminology (CPT) modifiers (also referred to as Level I modifiers) help further describe a procedure code without changing its definition.
What If We're Looking at Pain the Wrong Way? Pain Management in Our Healthcare System
There are many articles that have thoroughly discussed the current state of pain management in our health care system. I won't bore you with more of the same statistics of pain occurrence, opioid abuse, and medical mistake numbers.
News in Brief
National Chiropractic Leadership Conference: Complete Wrap-Up; Life University Holds Historic Commencement Ceremony; New Executive Director at WSC; NBCE Gives students a Forum; New Location for Western States.
New in 2019—Updates for the NCCAOM
The NCCAOM launched its new website and logo, along with a new designation for those nationally certified—NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist.
URGENT: Securing a Place in Federal Health Care Policy
The American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) is urgently requesting your assistance.
Distracted and Influenced—Side Effects From Social Media
Marketing media is designed to connect with consumers and influence their behavior. These messages may be more distracting than one realizes.
Is Chiropractic Slighted in New HHS Report on Pain Management?
On face value, the new draft report on pain management by the Dept. of Health and Human Services is another step in the right direction when it comes to addressing the opioid epidemic and prioritizing nondrug pain management options over OTC and prescription medication.
Natural Protection Against Chronic Candida: The Silent Killer
Candida is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human mouth and intestines. In small amounts, this natural fungus can aid in nutrient digestion and absorption, but an overgrowth can damage the intestinal lining and release toxic byproducts directly into the circulatory system.
Getting Past the Landmines of a Disability Claim (Pt. 1)
As a chiropractor, you know you have to control very carefully the adjustment you perform on the spine of a patient. A "proper adjustment" can reduce or eliminate pain and lead to a happy patient.
Hospice Care & Acupuncture: Comfort Care for the End of Life
The National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists (NAHPCA) was founded in 2013 by Torii Black, a registered nurse and acupuncturist.
I'm Back From Washington, D.C., and NCLC: Now What?
Since returning from the American Chiropractic Association's National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, I've had some time to reflect on my experience.
Expanding the Profession ... Acupuncturists Weigh-In
At the end of 2018 Acupuncture Today sent a survey to over 30,000 acupuncturists. The objective was to establish an opinion of the current products and services used/sold, as well as what acupuncturists are looking to use/sell to expand their practices.
NAOCC: Certification or Scam?
Why does the National Association of Certified Chiropractors want to add your name to its online directory? That's one of several questions that remain unanswered despite attempts to contact the NAOCC, which is looking to certify doctors of chiropractic with the following claims:
Chiropractic Takes to the Railways! First Stop: Utah
Utah is the first state to feature pro-chiropractic messaging on a train as part of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress' new "Moving Chiropractic Across America" marketing campaign.
The Back Squat: Assess and Correct Upper-Body Deficits
The squat has been recognized as both a functional movement assessment and a foundational exercise for activities of daily living, rehabilitation and sports performance.
Arch Collapse Is Inevitable - But Here's How You Can Help
On Aug. 1, 2007, an eight-lane, steel-truss arch bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed. The causes? Stress, time and plastic deformation – the same reasons a foot arch collapses.
BCBS of Tennessee Takes a Stance for Acupuncture
BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee, the state's largest insurance provider, is starting the year off with some significant changes—they have dropped Oxycontin from their list of covered prescriptions and added acupuncture coverage.
Proper Nutrition for Optimum Sports Performance: Top Tips
Eating a healthy diet assists with weight control, lowers disease risk and improves overall health, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CBD & Chinese Medicine
Whole-plant hemp CBD oil products are becoming increasingly available, and many of our patients, friends and family are enjoying the multitude of positive health benefits inherent in hemp CBD.
Spine Care: Emerging Trends & Developing Opportunities
Spine disorders represent one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the United States and worldwide.
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