Category Pediatrics

Pediatric Acupuncture Research

This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture.

Here are a few PDF links to the research!

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia

“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”

Acupuncture as an Anesthetic Adjuvant for Pediatric Orthopedic Patients- A Pilot Study and Protocol Description

“Acupuncture was associated with smooth postoperative courses, including low levels of pain and nausea, and relatively rapid recovery from anesthesia and surgery...

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Pediatric Tuina and herbs for common conditions

Our baby, Oliver, has just turned 10 months today!! It brings such joy and has breathed a new-found respect for Chinese Medicine and all that it has to offer.

Like all parents I want to make sure he is healthy, happy, and safe. He just cut his 3rd tooth and boy, oh boy was it looking rough for a minute. But my skills as an herbalist were able to bring him some much-needed quick lasting relief. What I used: Blue Poppy’s Tender Teeth as well as a clean washcloth soaked in a homemade tea of nettles, chamomile, and saffron which he sucked on. The nettles are anti-inflammatory, chamomile cooling and soothing, and saffron (or hong hua safflower if you have it) moves blood and pain. Within minutes screaming stopped! Yay!!

I also massage him every night before bed, just to keep all his blood and...

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Ear infections and antibiotics

A great article on ear infections and why antibiotics do not work.
I had chronic ear infections as a kid (and now recently as an adult from surfing) and the use of antibiotics has only led to more problems, namely called damp heat.

“The use of antibiotics may tend to injure the Stomach and lead to the formation of a residual pathogenic factor in the ears that is usually Damp Heat. A residual pathogenic factor in the ear from the improper use of antibiotics is the most common cause of chronic ear pathology in children.”

Read a link below;
ear infections and antibiotics

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Bronchitis, or excess heat in lung (Qi level)

As a child I suffered from many ear and sinus infections and had bronchitis with asthma twice a year (March and August). I took so many antibiotics I could prescribe myself! 😉 But the illness kept coming back. I never thought that it shouldn’t, I thought I had a propensity to being sick…but now I know the illness just never cleared. I told my doctor I felt like there was humidity in me. That is what it was: heat and phlegm. I now know the real issue wasn’t being addressed and antibiotics were only creating more heat, and driving the illness further in.

Educate yourself for you and your family.

Excessive Heat in the Lung:
Also called heat in the chest and diaphragm...

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Why antibiotics are NOT the answer to viral infections

Every illness starts with a cold, a common cold, runny nose, sore throat, head ache, chills, fever, body aches. There are generally two kinds of colds: one that creates sore throat (wind heat) another that creates runny nose (wind cold). If the cold is not properly treated, it will go further into the body. Proper treatment in Chinese medicine differs greatly from that in Western medicine. In my experience, Chinese medicine allows the pathogen to exit, in Western medicine, antibiotics drive the pathogen further in, creating a more severe and chronic illness as well as a harder pathogen to fight off. This leads to the problem of over-medicating and creating super-bugs. There are better solutions. The only things you need are an open mind and some new vocab words…here we go 🙂

Prevention i...

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