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Are you thinking about setting some goals and reaching them? Are you willing to write them down and review them often? Will you focus on goals that are important to you and what it is you can do better? Any time is a good time to write down goals in your life. Many of us do it at the beginning of each new year. Most people don't write down their goals or care to have any. "Come what may" is, I guess, their thinking. If that is what you are thinking, I would suggest that you think again. Research has proven that those who write down goals with the intent to succeed and the willingness to discipline themselves until they are achieved will more than likely reach them or at least come real close. As you set your goals, be sure to understand that the responsibility to accomplish them is determined by the person you see in the mirror.

For suggestions on goals in a fit life, read more in What are you thinking in the new year?

Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain

Since chiropractic’s breakthrough decade in the 1970s—when the U.S. federal government included chiropractic services in Medicare and federal workers’ compensation coverage, approved the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as the accrediting body for chiropractic colleges, and sponsored a National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference on the research status of spinal manipulation—the profession has grown and matured into an essential part of the nation’s healthcare system. To read more, click here.

Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain

A recent study, “Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain” (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May – June 2010, Vol. 23 No.3), found the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported great benefit from the various treatments. Overall, 60 percent of those surveyed who had at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months found remarkable relief using the top six CAM modalities; chiropractic care, massage, yoga/tai chi/qi Cong, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and relaxation techniques – with chiropractic care the most popular choice.

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