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Don't Trust What a Patient Says

Asking In-Depth Questions Can Improve Your Care

By Douglas R. Briggs, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), DAAPM

When a patient presents to the office for care, they typically have a specific complaint in mind – lower back pain, whiplash, sinus congestion, sciatica, etc. They are often not interested or engaged in what they consider "unrelated" personal health history – however the...

Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part I

By Lisa VanOstrand, DMQ

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Coronary heart disease, in just the...


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Pacific College of Oriental Medicine obtains grant funding from NIH; Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Announces New President; Kentucky Gets Licensed; PCOM Receives Approval from WASC to Offer FPD.

CRREW Rallies for Ongoing Acupuncture Relief Effort in the Philippines

By Marcela Robinson, Lac, LMT

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made her way through the Philippine Islands, leaving in her wake at least 7,000 people dead, millions homeless and complete communities destroyed. Typhoon Yolanda...

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