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1. Virtual Health: Shifting Paradigms in How We Access Healthcare 2. Why Virtual Health Is The Future 3. Registered Massage Therapy: What You Should Know 4. Having Digestive Issues? Try Acupuncture 5. The Link You Never Knew Existed Between Acne and Cupping Therapy – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Virtual Health - Registered Massage Therapy | Cupping Therapy | Acupuncture


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Virtual Health
  • Registered Massage Therapy Cupping Therapy
    Acupuncture

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Synopsis
  1. Virtual Health Shifting Paradigms in How We
    Access Healthcare
  2. Why Virtual Health Is The Future
  3. Registered Massage Therapy What You Should Know
  4. Having Digestive Issues? Try Acupuncture
  5. The Link You Never Knew Existed Between Acne and
    Cupping Therapy

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Virtual Health Shifting Paradigms in How We
Access Healthcare
  • Virtual health is literally every digital
    technology that facilitates a patients access to
    healthcare. Acting as complementary support or a
    full substitute, virtual health can relief
    economic burden, streamline healthcare processes
    and benefit the patient.
  • First of all, we are all aware of the typical
    first doctor appointment where the vast majority
    of time is spent gathering information, reviewing
    it and making treatment recommendations. At the
    same time, not everybody communicates the same or
    feels as comfortable sharing perhaps what would
    be considered the embarrassing part of their
    condition, patients might also be overwhelmed and
    forget details of their situation. All these
    factors not only cost time and money on both
    sides, but they also increase the risk of an
    inaccurate diagnosis or integrated care pathway,
    resulting in more long-term and potentially
    serious complications. Picture if your healthcare
    professional was fully equipped to gather all the
    relevant information from the patient prior to
    the meeting, including biometric data retrieved
    from wearables. This would indeed save so much
    time for both sides and ensure that when the
    physical consultation occurs both sides are
    aligned, and an informed discussion can be held.

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Virtual Health Shifting Paradigms in How We
Access Healthcare
  • In the long-run, virtual health has the potential
    to support the continuum of care and also educate
    patients to self-manage their conditions better.
    For people suffering from debilitating conditions
    such as diabetes which require constant
    monitoring and involve drastic lifestyle
    adjustments, having such an option can
    significantly decrease in-person doctor visits.
    And this is not a far from reality thought with
    many apps and medical technologies now being able
    to monitor blood glucose and alert physicians
    about their patients state.
  • At the same time, imagine a patient could be
    supported regardless of whatever circumstances
    they find themselves in. This is going to lay a
    gold standard of care for many who are unable,
    for example to see their physiotherapist on a
    regular basis but would benefit so much from a
    digital physiotherapy session. Patient can now
    make so much out of their health.

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Why Virtual Health Is The Future
  • Combining virtual health with traditional
    treatment paths can help in addressing many of
    these issues. At the very least it can take the
    pressure off clinician costs and capacity
    challenges, this way practitioners can help more
    people at the same time. Virtual health is also
    widely accessible, for example your
    physiotherapist can create a personalized program
    and monitor performance via something as simple
    as FaceTime or Skype. By offering this support,
    patients are more open to following an at-home
    exercise program and stick to it. In an
    easy-to-access way the patient becomes more
    informed, motivated and at the same time
    empowered.
  • Patients are as well becoming increasingly aware
    of the benefits of virtual health. According to a
    survey conducted by global company Deloitte, 74
    of U.S. patients would use telehealth services,
    76 place at the very top of their priorities
    having human contact with their health care
    provider and an amazing 70 feel comfortable
    using technology to communicate with them. In
    another study, over 300 clinical and IT
    professionals involved in telehealth investments
    and practices in the U.S. and Canada were
    surveyed. Results revealed that virtual health is
    one of the top four priorities of healthcare
    providers and they also reported amazing results
    patient outcome improvement and timely delivery
    of care, and higher patient satisfaction.

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Registered Massage Therapy What You Should Know
  • The CMTA (Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance), a
    nationwide organization established in 1991, has
    been hard at work in trying to make massage
    therapy a key component of the Canadian
    healthcare system . Their goals in the next years
    include advancing the massage therapy profession
    in the area, encouraging the regulation of the
    practice and collaborating with more industry
    partners to make it available, affordable and
    accessible to Canadians suffering from a range of
    conditions. In order to do so, however, there is
    a need for a clear distinction between a
    registered massage therapist and an individual
    who performs massage techniques without having
    the proper, required training to do so.
  • In Ontario for instance, this therapy is deemed
    to be a regulated health profession and requires
    professionals to be registered with the body who
    oversees professionals and establishes guidelines
    and best practices. As opposed to someone who
    followed a month long course or even worse, did
    not follow any sort of training at all, a
    registered massage therapist has to have
    successfully completed at least 150 hours of
    clinical hours, a competency-based curricula at a
    Government accredited institution which includes
    studying anatomy, pathology, neurology and more,
    and participate in continuous education and skill
    honing.

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Having Digestive Issues? Try Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine
    deeply rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. Where
    conventional treatment stops working or is not
    producing the wanted results, acupuncture becomes
    a very valuable solution. The practice works so
    well because it reduces stomach and pancreas
    inflammation, improves digestive function and
    benefits related organs. Among the conditions
    where acupuncture has been studied include
    gastroesophageal reflux, gout, biliary colic,
    irritable bowel syndrome, ulcer or obesity.
  • Certainly, the approach is dictated by the
    diseases mode of action, but usually involves a
    practitioner evaluating the patient and
    identifying specific acupoints throughout the
    body. The painless process of inserting very fine
    needles in those specific points has the power to
    boost metabolism, strengthen gastrointestinal
    muscles and restore acidity to normal. Besides
    enhancing health and making people feel well,
    acupuncture is a risk free, non-invasive and
    painless which is why many people prefer it as
    opposed to medical procedures or drug treatment,
    especially when they are sensitive, intolerant or
    when conventional treatment just does not work
    for them.

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The Link You Never Knew Existed Between Acne and
Cupping Therapy
  • A far less popular approach in the treatment of
    acne is cupping therapy. This technique is an
    ancient form of alternative medicine during which
    a practitioner places cups on the patients skin
    to create suction. It is a highly popular
    treatment method among people who experience
    pain, inflammation, restricted blood flow or
    stress.
  • Acne is generally triggered by dampness,
    stagnation or skin overheating and cupping
    therapy has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
    properties which act directly to the source of
    the problem. Even though there arent many large
    scale studies available yet, the ones that do
    exist show great promise. Take for instance one
    in particular where wet cupping treatment has
    been administered to acne patients and has
    resulted in skin improvements and clearance for
    10 out of 11 participants . These numbers are
    optimistic and they draw attention to the need of
    more research in this area.

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