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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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Are you new to Chinese Medicine/acupuncture?

What is a treatment like?

Normally a treatment consists of a one and a half hour session. There is an intake with tongue and pulse reading, general questions, and palpation. I will work on a treatment plan for the issue at hand as well as any underlying ailments.

I use treatment tables for your comfort. The needles should feel comfortable. Sometimes there is a dull ache which means the qi is flowing to an area that needs it. If anything is uncomfortable please let me know. Feedback is key.

First time, what should I do?

Wear loose fitting clothing.

Have a light meal or snack before the treatment to prevent any lightheadedness.

Drink an adequate amount of water prior to treatment as well as drink more afterwards. Hydration is key to flush your body of toxins.

Bring a list of any medications ...

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