Introduction to Homecare Tools for Anxiety
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety rates were high, especially in the United States. Anxiety-related disorders impact nearly 40 million Americans annually and this number has skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic.
The U.S. CDC reports that anxiety affects 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million). Even prior to the pandemic anxiety rates were on the rise.
Children in the category of "ever having been diagnosed with eith…
Have you ever sat down to write a newsletter or create a caption for your social media post and stared at the dang blinking cursor.
And nothing comes.
And then the frustration sets in, and before you know it, you're onto some other task that has to be done.
I've discovered a simple hack for creating written content that can save you a ton of time!
If you prefer to tell someone their content or speak it aloud, you can use Otter.ai, a voice to text app on your phone.
It's way better than the…
Pediatric Acupuncturist Robin Ray Green joins Vaish Sarathy for this enlightening podcast about how acupuncture helps with:
- chronic inflammatory dysfunction
- gut health
And more, and acupuncture stimulation is sometimes possible WITHOUT NEEDLES, through a remarkable technique called AcuPatching.
There are a ton of supplements that can support immunity, but we all know that not all of our patients are going to take a ton of supplements.
Sometimes getting them to take one is enough.
One of my colleagues asked me, "If you could only pick one supplement to support healthy Wei Qi, what would it be?"
Hands down it's vitamin D!
The benefits of healthy vitamin D levels are numerous and well documented. A quick internet search and you'll find it. Most importantly, vitamin D is essential to a…
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Epidemics are exceptional patterns of chaotic qi and wind; Chinese medical theory was created to respond to the flow of qi and the earth provides the medicines that tonify the immune system and expel wind.
Prophylactic formulas are recommended for daily use plus having an “expel wind” formula for immediate use at the very first symptom experienced. The expel wind formulas are far more effective if taken at the very onset, of viral infection. Take the formula every…
What is Pediatric feeding disorder (PFD)?
Pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) is impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction (Goday, 2019) The incidence of children of children with problematic feeding is on the rise. It is estimated that 2.3 million children five years old and younger in the United States (Manikam, 1996) are affected by PFD.
Primary care for these children generally includes Physici…
Vagus Nerve Regulation: An Integral Part of Healing Stress, Anxiety, Inflammation and Chronic Illness
Many of our patients, both adults and children, are dealing with stress daily. While stress is an adaptive response, repeated high-stress events and/or low-grade chronic stress can create inflammation, and if unchecked, lead to chronic illness.
Patients suffering from ADHD, anxiety, asthma, digestive issues, emotional issues or ongoing stress are likely to have an imbalance in their vagus nerve tone. This keeps their sympathetic nervous system in an upregulated state and prevents long-term hea…
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and children are confronted with so many things: anxiety meeting new friends, germs starting preschool, overwhelm with all the homework and more!
Essential oils are an easy, fun and effective way to support children physically, mentally and emotionally. Applying essential oils to acupuncture points activates the qi of the points and has the added therapeutic benefit of the oil itself.
I use these products every day in my home and of…
Millions of children have "steroid resistant" or difficult asthma that doesn't respond to inhaled corticosteroids on montelukast (Singulair).
These children suffer daily and have few options to control their illness! Chinese medicine offers safe, effective solutions when Western medicine isn't enough.
Cara and I will be discussing how Chinese herbal medicine can play in role in easing asthma symptoms and breaking the cycle of frequent illness and asthma.
The three formulas we cover are:
Are you leery of using too few acupoints to get the desired outcome? Or too many and causing an adverse reaction?
How many acupoints should you treat? How many for infants vs. toddlers vs. young children?
If you can't assess tongue or pulse, how do you know which points to use?