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Asking the Insurance Rep the Right Questions
One of the first or last questions a potential patient often asks is: "Do you take insurance?" An ill-informed or optimistic, "yes" can result in delayed or non-payment. Instead, just say: "Let me check if you are eligible first."
From Antiquity to Modernity: Huang Qin Tang at Yale Medical School, Part 1
Traditional Chinese medicine is a coherent medical system with several unique characteristics: it originated almost 3,000 years ago; in its area of origin, it has been practiced without interruption since its inception.
How to Humanize Your Content to Create Stronger Relationships
Content marketing is about building relationships, whether that is through updates on social media, offers on your website, blog posts, email campaigns, or even printed material. Now days a business needs to make a human connection.
The Clinical Versatility of Milk Thistle (Part 2)
Evidence is growing that the silymarin complex of flavonolignans from milk thistle can impact serum ferritin and iron overload in various clinical circumstances.
Chiropractic Around the World: WFC Country Reports December 2015
The following country updates are reprinted with permission from the December 2015 World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Quarterly World Report. Information is excepted for space and edited to DC-specific style guidelines.
Interprofessionalism: What it Means and Why You Should Care
Interprofessionalism in education and in practice is a growing trend across health care in the United States. The idea that team-based care and collaborative practice can improve health care has been around more than 50 years.
Integrative Medicine Can Shape the Profession
As the AOM profession struggles to define the role of "integrative" medicine within their practices their schools and organizations, students, faculty, alumni and administrators at schools wrestle with discussions of how much, where, how, and what to "integrate."
Forgotten Options for Musculoskeletal Health
Challenges with musculoskeletal health are of tremendous concern for many people today.
Diet, Nutrition and the Context of Risk (Part 1)
Food and supplement safety is a topic that often comes up when I speak to chiropractors for CE relicensing, even when it is not the advertised subject.
Treating Pain: The Hypermobile Coccyx
When I write about the coccyx, I recognize that I am talking about a relatively small subset of patients. When I write for Dynamic Chiropractic, I am trying to reach 60,000 chiropractors.
Percussion Therapy: An Experiment
My study of qi began more than 20 years ago — long before my study of TCM, points or pathways. It all started with an awareness in my hands and physical manifestations in the way of blockages while working on clients.
East Meets West
Gung Hay Fat Choi. Welcome to the year of the Monkey. There will be fireworks for both January and February this year. What great celebrations.
Yo San University Helps Make LA Communities Healthier
An element of healthcare training often overlooked is the residual benefit to communities served by Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) schools nationwide.
Lab Rats (Roaming the Streets)
The title of this article is an accurate description of American consumers (regardless of age) in the modern era.
Enhancing Performance in Cross-Fit Athletes
Cross-fitness centers are expanding in number and increasing in popularity. To remain relevant to this growing portion of society, practitioners need to learn about the exercises and injuries common to this group.
Is There a Neurological Basis and Correction for Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration, aka AMD (age-related macular degeneration), is a common eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in people age 50 years and older, according to the National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute.
Do Doctors Lie to Patients? (Do You Lie to Yours?)
In a previous column ["When Patients Lie (Bribe or Flatter)," Oct. 1, 2015], I discussed the issue of patients lying to doctors, and the many reasons why this can occur.
Ethics: The Glue That Holds Us Together
Kudos to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for creating a code of ethics for the nationwide profession and for deciding to make courses in ethics a requirement for certification renewal.
Taking Another Step Toward a Secure Future
In 2008, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) released a literature review on chiropractic care for low back disorders.
The Roots of Insomnia
One of the most common clinical presentations is insomnia. Next to digestive disorders, sleep disorders are one of the most common complaints the clinician will encounter in daily practice.
Window of the Sky Points
The acupuncture points known as Window of the Sky are a modern creation. There is no reference in Chinese medical texts for an acupuncture point category called Window of the Sky.
RAND Study Recruiting DCs
Dr. Ian Coulter, RAND / Samueli chair for integrative medicine and senior health policy researcher for the RAND Corporation, has issued a call for participation, recruiting doctors of chiropractic for a practice-based research study that will examine "the impact of evidence, outcomes, costs and patient preferences on the choice of treatment for chronic low back pain and neck pain."
The MRI: What to Do With the Results
As I wrote in my previous article on this topic, it is my goal for you, the doctor, to be an expert in interpreting MRI images yourself; and to be able to independently make decisions based upon a combination of clinical presentations and findings, followed by the MRI images.
Changing the Cultural View of Medicine
Many hospitals in the U.S. are incorporating integrative clinics that include Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleveland Clinic has led the charge for adding a traditional Chinese herbal medicine clinic to their existing acupuncture program.
Embracing Prosperity as Part of Your Massage Practice
Sara is a compassionate therapist whose favorite clients are people searching for something that's more than skin deep. "They look successful on the outside," she says, "but on the inside their lives are so devoid of meaning, they feel depressed, frustrated, and ashamed of wanting something different."
She's even put together a 90-day program that blends coaching and healing to "get them connected to their deeper calling" and then create a plan to achieve it. Yet, she's having a hard time attracting new clients and she's wondering what needs to shift. All too often, we see practitioners just like Sara who are doing all the right things with their marketing, but they're still not getting enough clients. Why not? Because deep down, they're not comfortable receiving money.
That's why it's essential to embrace prosperity as part of your practice if you want to realize your full potential. When you unconsciously push money away, you unconsciously push clients away. So you've got to be willing to receive a healthy income if you want to grow a rich holistic business.
Sounds simple enough, right? After all, who doesn't want to make more money doing the work they love? The problem is, we all have money blind spots we inherited from our parents, from our grandparents, and from society as a whole. You can tell you've got one if you've ever thought something like, "I love my work, but I wish I didn't have to charge for it." Or, "I don't want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable." Or, "If I charge more, I'll look greedy. And that puts people off." Or even something as simple as, "Money isn't spiritual."
As long as beliefs like those operate in your subconscious mind, you'll continue to see the results of those stories playing out in your practice. That's why we teach our clients how to understand and use their Money Archetype Profile (MAP).
Archetypes were popularized by one of our greatest modern-day pioneers in human consciousness, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). In addition to his groundbreaking work with archetypes, he introduced the world to the collective unconscious, concepts like introversion and extraversion, and the theory behind personality types that was used to develop the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
According to Jung, archetypes are universal patterns of energy with their own personalities and habits. And while your relationship with money is as unique as you are, it's still governed by those universal patterns that either empower you with money, or cause you to constrict and stay small. If you're ready to break out of those old patterns and step into an empowering new relationship with money, knowing which archetypes are in your MAP, is the first key to unlocking that potential.
What's in Your MAP?
Your MAP consists of four out of eight archetypes. Each one has its own gifts and strengths, plus its own particular challenges and disempowering behaviors. The four archetypes in your MAP blend together to impact your financial habits and behaviors in unique and complex ways. Read through this brief overview and see if you can get a hint of which ones are strongest (or weakest) in you.
Saying Yes to Celebrity
Alison understands what Sara's going through all too well. She once ran a successful but small light-touch healing practice in Oregon. When she first discovered the archetypes in her personal MAP, she was shocked to find out that one of the strongest in her profile was the Celebrity. Until then, she says she "resisted the urge to step into the spotlight" and address large groups of people. Instead she relied on the Accumulator in her MAP to help her keep her money (and her practice) manageable and contained. As a result, she always had enough clients to get by, but never enough to truly grow.
Yet Alison was yearning for more. So she made a decision that would have been nearly impossible if she'd been unaware of her deep-seated money patterns. She decided to embrace the gifts of her inner Celebrity and allow herself to be seen in a big way.
She began promoting her services as a mentor to mothers of spiritually gifted children. She switched one of her marketing strategies from writing articles to sending out short, lively videos that engaged the moms in her community. And it wasn't long before she began getting calls from women in other states who wanted to hire her. Even A&E TV got wind of her work and reached out to learn more about her. Since then, Alison not only doubled her income and broke through the $100,000 mark, nearly one-third of that income last year came from one high-end program alone. What's even more satisfying than creating a 6-figure business, she says, is the joy that comes from living her purpose in a way that's deeply meaningful to her ... and to all those new clients she gets to serve now that she's embraced prosperity as an essential part of her practice.