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CHINA-GEL Helps Sponsor PTSD Treatment for Veterans
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 03:30
Lombard - National University of Health Sciences has provided over 3600 free or low-cost treatment sessions to combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since November 2010. That’s when NUHS opened a program specializing in acupuncture for PTSD in its on-campus clinic in suburban Lombard. 

soldierandflagNUHS has a new sponsor in delivering care to local veterans with PTSD, in CHINA-GEL, Inc. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. China-Gel manufactures an herbal topical pain reliever. Because of their generous donation, NUHS will be able to offset the cost of the free acupuncture treatments, allowing the university to increase the number of veterans it serves. 
The clinicians and interns at NUHS use an effective acupuncture protocol that is proven to work in reducing symptoms of PTSD, including anxiety, insomnia, flashbacks, grief and other debilitating symptoms. In addition to free acupuncture for veterans with PTSD, the NUHS Whole Health Center offers a wide variety of other affordable health services for veterans and their families.

Veterans will also receive complimentary China-Gel pain relief products during their appointments. Since combat veterans often suffer from chronic pain due to previous injuries, the products will provide an additional drug-free means of reducing pain symptoms.  The company has also donated a supply of pain relief products to NUHS for clinical use with all of its patients.

“China-Gel is delighted to partner with National and have the opportunity to help those who sacrificed so much to serve our country,” stated Suzanne Girardin, President of China-Gel, “They put their lives on the line for us, and if it were not for them, we know we would not have the freedom to live life as we know it. National is offering another dimension of treatment to help the veterans. If our partnership in this program can help any veteran face the challenges of life after being deployed, we will have met our goal. It truly is a blessing for us to be a part of this program. 

“We are grateful that China-Gel is supporting us in our mission to give back to the men and women who have served our country,” says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. “PTSD is a growing problem among those returning from the battlefield, often after multiple or extended tours of duty.”

The NUHS clinic has treated veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The clinic hallway boasts a display board featuring photos and branch of service mementos from grateful veterans who have been helped by the PTSD treatment they received at NUHS.

If you would like to learn more, or if you or a loved one is a veteran who might benefit from acupuncture for PTSD or other veterans services at the NUHS Whole Health Center - Lombard, call 1-630-629-9664.
PHS Chiropractic Is Exclusive Provider for FDA-Cleared iTrac Extension Traction Therapy System
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:26
Watertown, S.D., October 2014 — PHS Chiropractic, one of the U.S.’s largest manufacturers of high-quality chiropractic adjusting tables and equipment, has become the exclusive provider for the new iTrac™ Extension Traction Therapy System, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for sales to health care providers.  
itracMore than 10 years of research went into the development of iTrac™, the only computerized extension traction system currently available that gently restores cervical curvature in patients with forward head posture, often caused by poor posture over time during work, school and our smartphone-centric culture. “Unlike existing systems which rely on pulleys and lead-weight bags, iTrac’s fully computerized system gently delivers a gradual progression of traction forces throughout the treatment,” said Dr. Jarrod Nichols, DC, CSCS. Dr. Nichols helped develop the initial concept, including the software application for the medical device, and partnered with PHS Chiropractic to further refine it over the past six years. 
iTrac™ relies on a series of progressive sustained-pressure treatments that stretch the ligaments and muscles in the anterior cervical spine to correct cervical curvature and forward head posture. iTrac’s unique Variable Rate Progressive Traction™ prevents “muscle guarding,” the body’s natural response to abrupt application of force, by slowly increasing the traction forces through an 8- to 12-minute treatment session. This feature allows the patient to stay relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire treatment to ensure they receive the greatest possible therapeutic benefit.
phs-chiroiTrac™ is not intended to replace existing clinical treatment protocols. Rather, it is designed to be an adjunct therapy to existing active protocols in chiropractic and physical therapy clinics to provide long-lasting relief and functional improvement to patients who suffer from cervicogenic conditions such as neck pain, headaches, migraines, upper back pain and TMJ disorders. Poor posture and abnormal cervical curvature are the main contributing factors in these conditions, and providing structural spinal correction allows patients to experience significantly reduced recurrence of cervicogenic conditions with minimal maintenance, even if they return to their forward head posture habits. It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of U.S. adults have some level of forward head posture, a number that will no doubt continue to rise due to a rapidly increasing, multigenerational reliance on hand-held digital devices and the negative postural stresses they can create.
The unique iTrac™ software also allows doctors to easily create custom treatment plans and reports for patients and referring health care providers in order to continue to improve extension traction therapy and applications of iTrac™ over time.
The iTrac™ Extension Traction Therapy System is available now for chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedic, and rehabilitation clinics. For more information, visit
About PHS Chiropractic
PHS Chiropractic, by Pivotal Health Solutions, was formed with the mission to be the leading manufacturer of quality built, ergonomically sound chiropractic adjusting tables. The growth of our trusted brand began with the launch of Eurotech Tables and the acquisition of the Chattanooga ErgoStyle table line in 2008. Over the course of six years, Pivotal Health Solutions Chiropractic division has blossomed into one of the most comprehensive, quality built and ergonomically sound chiropractic adjusting table lines in the market today. For more information, visit
Multi Radiance Medical Announces a Ground-Breaking Achievement in Translational Research
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:27
SOLON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Multi Radiance Medical (MRM), manufacturer and marketer of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief, announces that its Clinical Research Trial for treating Knee Pain is among the first translational research studies performed with Photobiomodulation.

multiradiancelogo“This study is ground-breaking in the sense that it moves the research in Photobiomodulation from statistically significant to clinically significant,” states Max Kanarsky, President and CEO of Multi Radiance. “This is the new gold standard in research, a level even above evidence based research.”

The study was conducted with the MRM MR4 Super Pulsed Laser in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled environment with the following conclusions:
  • Photobiomodulation significantly decreased pain and significantly improved SF-36® physical component summary at post-treatments and follow-up assessments compared to placebo.
  • Outcomes were maintained at the 30 day follow up.
  • A combination of super pulsed laser, red and infrared LEDs is effective for decreasing pain and improving the quality of life in patients with knee pain.
The Study included 86 patients being treated for all types of knee pain with a standard methodology call the Priority Principle™. The methodology was developed by Douglas S. Johnson, ATC, EES, CLS who was closely involved with the project.

“The article was accepted for publication by Lasers in Medical Science and is now available as an e-publication ahead of print,” Johnson said. “We will also be presenting the findings at the upcoming joint meeting of the World Association of Laser Therapy and the North American Association of Laser and Light Therapy held this September in Washington, DC.”

Dr. Ernesto Leal Junior, PhD, PT, the lead researcher on the study and a prominent researcher in the field of Photobiomodulation, states, “This study represents a shift in research since we focused on patient-based outcomes. Currently, research in the Photobiomodulation field has generated outcomes that generally are difficult to translate into clinical practice, which creates a gap. Undoubtedly, this study fills the gap and represents real translational research.”

About Multi Radiance Medical
Multi Radiance Medical is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of FDA-cleared lasers for drug-free pain relief. This proprietary technology is considered the safest laser on the market and is utilized to treat over 300 conditions worldwide.
Fourth Cash Practice® Academy to Take Place in October
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:18
The nation’s leading company in wellness reports, compliant care plans, automated payment systems and email marketing will host their 4th Cash Practice® Academy Seminar titled, “Master Your Day 1 & 2” in early October 2014.

Aug. 15, 2014 - SANTEE, Calif. -- The event is set to take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
The curriculum will focus on teaching Chiropractors how to establish lifetime cash-based, wellness minded patients without reliance on insurance or scare tactics and pre pays. "This will be a real nuts & bolts seminar with practical solutions. This will not be a pitch fest!" says Cash Practice® Systems CEO, Dr. Miles Bodzin. Holly Jensen, Director of Operations commented, “The Master Day 1 & 2 seminar is focused to educate Chiropractors & their staff on how to collect more cash, have more patients stay for wellness care, and how to make care affordable for patients in a compliant manner. Friday night we will do something we've never done before by having a hands on workshop of The Cash Practice® Systems.” Dr. Bodzin will be leading the seminar that begins on October 3rd at 6:00 pm and will conclude on October 4th at 6:00 pm.
In addition to new material, the event will be taking place at a new location; The Marina Tower at The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the airport as well as easy access to downtown San Diego.
Those interested in attending the seminar can get more information by going to or call 877-343-8950.
Cash Practice® Academy is a division of Cash Practice® Inc., a web-based internet company that provides the Cash Practice® Systems. These systems allow the user to create compliant payment plans, process credit card and bank EFT auto-debits, process one time payments, and email marketing.

Future Health’s SmartCloud / SmartServer 3.0 Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 08 September 2014 03:00
futurehealth2Carroll, IA – September 11, 2014 - Future Health’s, SmartCloud / SmartServer, 3.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting Eligible Providers with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). SmartCloud / SmartServer, 3.0 was certified on August 11, 2014 by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“With this certification, we believe our customers are well prepared to successfully demonstrate Meaningful Use as well to be connected to their local healthcare community through the functionality gained with patient portals and direct messaging,” said Dr. Steven J Kraus, founder and CEO of Future Health. “With our built-in alerts and customizable practice guidelines all built in the cloud, users can look to achieve improved patient care.”

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.

SmartCloud / SmartServer, 3.0’s certification number is CHPL Product ID: 140208R00 ONC HIT certification conferred by ICSA Labs does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The clinical quality measures to which SmartCloud / SmartServer, 3.0 has been certified include: CMS 50, CMS 56, CMS 66, CMS 68, CMS 69, CMS 90, CMS 122, CMS 165, CMS 166, CMS 138, and CMS 139.

The additional software relied upon to comply with one or more of the certification criteria include: DrFirst Rcopia, Dynamic Health IT- ConnectEHR, Dynamic Health IT – CQMsolution and MaxMD mdEmail. The additional types of costs that an Eligible Provider would pay to implement this Complete EHR’s capabilities in order to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures include: Annual fee of $325.00 for RCopia and $295.00 for Direct Messaging HISP Fees.

About Future Health
Future health is a chiropractic management software firm that focuses on helping doctors utilize technology more effectively to enhance their overall practice outcomes and success. Future Health offers the chiropractic profession’s True EHRTM, fully integrating all elements of a modern-day practice including scheduling, patient notes, recordkeeping storage, and billing. Based on carefully designed SMART Technology, Future Health software offers complete workflow customization and a truly paperless office. The EHR government certification and advanced software design helps to lower software implementation and maintenance costs. A recent customer survey indicated 98% or greater satisfaction. Most of all it is recognized for its leading chiropractic-specific profession, compliant daily-visit note create. For more information visit Future Health at or call an EHR Adviser at 1-888-919-9919 Ext. 636.

About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified Health Information Technology (HIT) program tests and certifies that HIT is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit and for more information.

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