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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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Mother Roasting: Post-Partum Mother’s Box

Mother Roasting:

In most of America we do not have a culture that helps women through the process of women-hood. Menstruation is taboo, and most images we see of birthing involve screaming, crying, and panic. The wonderful process of birth is not treated with the respect, support, or the compassion that is needed. I have created a wonderful warming product and some informational material that I hope will help create a holistic culture to support women and the community, to give insight, confidence, and pleasure to the wonderful miracle of life.

What is Mother Roasting? A worldwide practice of warming moms immediately after giving birth and in the weeks that follow. It is very important to seal the gateways, which have been opened by birth, and to keep wind and cold from entering.

In cultu...

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