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"Done by Hand"? An Abridged History of Adjusting Tools (Pt. 1)
The story goes that Presbyterian minister Reverend Samuel Weed provided D.D. Palmer with a list of Greek words from which to pick the name of his new healing art.
The Clinical Use of Yin-Yang in Chinese Medicine
In my previous article in Acupuncture Today, "A Brief Discussion of Yin and Yang," I introduced the concepts of Yin and Yang, and briefly touched on the idea of the Tai Qi Circle.
Bondage and Liberation—the Luo Vessels and the Consciousness of Disease
The Luo are vessels of liberation. They are about bondage. Through them we can learn much about ourselves: what we tend to hold onto, how we define ourselves and our lives.
The Experiential Dozen: 12 Formulas for In-Clinic Tea
Author Ted Kaptchuk, wrote, "The Web That Has No Weaver" in 1983. On the cover is a drawing which represents an herbalist spoon feeding a patient an herbal formula.
The Trudy McAlister AOM Scholarship Fund
In October of 2005, at the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's (AAAOM) annual conference in Chicago, Trudy McAlister received the Patient of the Year award from the AAAOM for her philanthropic donation.
Evaluating Hip Pain Isn't Always as Easy as You Think
When your patient says, "My hip hurts," where do you start? You won't be effective unless you know exactly what to address. The word hip is misused by both patients and practitioners.
LED: The Next Wave of Low-Level Light Therapy
If you already offer low-level laser or LED therapy (also known as low-level light therapy) to your patients, then you know the benefits this natural alternative offers.
Chiropractic, Not Opioids: Laying Groundwork Locally
The chiropractic profession appreciates its ability to provide a drug-free solution to the opioid crisis, but getting that message out to the masses - particularly the public that unwittingly takes them and policy-makers who continue to allow MDs to overprescribe them - is another thing.
Goodbye to an Unsung Hero
There are those among us who do great and significant things while remaining in the shadows. Many of these unsung heroes prefer it that way.
Putting the Power in Pain Patients' Hands
Ground-breaking legislation passed by the California Assembly and currently under review by the state Senate requires doctors to inform pain patients about the dangers of opioids and the benefits of conservative care options before prescribing.
Melatonin for Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Regulation
An important review article published in the Journal of Pineal Research provides compelling evidence that the hormone melatonin can help to prevent and reverse weight gain and improve blood sugar levels in adults.
DME Billing Made Easy: The Modifiers That Matter
Some insurers will pay for a TENS unit, E0720 for a two-lead or E0730 for a four-lead, with the use of the Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code alone.
Fascia: Unlocking Its Secrets
It is rare for chiropractic to be mentioned in a feature article of a prominent newspaper, let alone The Washington Post, but what may be even more significant is this article's mention of DCs who evaluate and treat the fascial system of the body.
Where Did You Say You Trained? The Importance of Verifying Credentials
Don't ever send me to an acupuncturist again, one of my buddies wailed during a pre-dawn call from Europe. I asked, did he hurt you? Use too many needles? Didn't listen? "None of that," she said.
Only We Can End the Opioid Epidemic
The Sackler family billionaires (owners of Purdue Pharma, LP, maker of OxyContin) are defending themselves against "roughly 2,000 lawsuits by cities, counties and states" citing alleged deceptive marketing practices.
What Direction Is Airport Chiropractic Taking Us?
As the director of University of Bridgeport Clinics and Community Health Clinical Education, I enjoy the opportunity to teach postdoctoral classes throughout North America, although it requires a great deal of air travel.
California Opioid Bill: Your State Needs it, Too
Ground-breaking legislation passed by the California Assembly (68-0 vote) and now under review by the state Senate requires doctors to inform pain patients about the dangers of opioids and the benefits of conservative care options before prescribing.
The Acupuncturists' Role in Spinecare
Spine disorders represent one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the U.S., and worldwide.
Supplements for Joint Pain
The Arthritis, Rheumatism, and Aging Medical Information System estimates that adverse effects due to NSAIDs are associated with more than 100,000 hospitalizations and more than 16,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
Memorable Moments: DCs Working in Pro Sports (Pt. 2)
Part 1 of this article appeared in the May 2019 issue and shared memorable moments as experienced by three doctors of chiropractic responsible for treating some of the world's most elite athletes in professional sports. In this article, three other DCs share their most memorable moments.
Stay Within Your Scope of Practice
I practice acupuncture in New Jersey. According to the our state laws, "Acupuncture is the stimulation of points by the insertion of needles (plus adjunctive therapies)."
Insights on Frontal Lobe Assessments—the How and Why
Neurological disorders in all age populations are steadily on the rise. As more and more people are living longer, surviving cancer, strokes, and living in an increasingly more toxic environment, we as practitioners need to be prepared for a new era of diseases of the nervous system.
Business Lesson #1 – From a Child
Are you ever afraid to ask patients to pay or to tell them how long it will take to fully correct their spines? Then this story's for you.
CCE Puts Life U. Chiropractic Program on Probation – Again
The Council on Chiropractic Education has placed Life University's DC degree program on probation effective May 20, 2019.
The Spirit of the Points: The Small Intestine
The Heart, also known as the Supreme Controller, is the blood sibling to the Small Intestine Official. The early Chinese considered their sovereign to be an expression of the Divine on earth – a truly inspired and enlightened leader.
Orchestrating Health With East-West Medicine: UCLA's Center for East-West Medicine Celebrates 25 Years
UCLA's Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) was founded in 1993 as the vision of Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, MD.
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