Is Acupuncture Pediatrics Lagging Behind?

What is the role of pediatric acupuncturists in helping children with chronic illness

As you are planning out your pediatric training for the year, I wanted to tease your brain for a second with a few important questions...

  • How is Acupuncture Pediatrics doing in the grand scheme of treating chronic pediatric illness? 
  • What is the role of pediatric acupuncturists? 
  • Where do we need to expand our tool kit to serve the growing population of unwell kids?

As I reported last week, over my 18-year career pediatric health has only gotten worse. Sadly, chronic illness has skyrocke…

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Content Creation Hack: Voice to Text App

Content Creation Hack

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, a voice to text app on your phone. 

It's way better than the…

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Chinese Herbal Strategies for Treating the Stages of Viral Infection


prepared by Anatasia White 

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…

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Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Do Acupuncturists have a role?

Emily Blog Feature

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…

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Back to School Essential Oils


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…

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Advanced Herbal Medicine Formulas for Pediatric Asthma


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:

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How to Choose the Right Acupuncture Points for Children

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?

I answer all these questions and discuss techniques for determining your point selection so that you feel confident in your treatment!


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The Asthma Unwellness Gap is growing and conventional medicine is failing kids

📈 The asthma Unwellness Gap is growing and conventional medicine is failing kids. One size fits all treatments leave millions of children with few options to control their symptoms. Chinese medicine offers real solutions. 🔑 Let’s talk about what we can do to start helping kids with asthma.

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Tips for Easy, Clear Patient and Parent Education

Is pediatric acupuncture something totally new for most of your patients?

Have you ever had trouble explaining Chinese medicine to them? Have their eyes ever glazed because they’re confused?

Or maybe you're just looking for a simple system to explain what you do that instills confidence? 

That’s what this video all about. 

I'll teach you how to use the 5-Elements to give your patients the 30,000-foot view of Chinese medicine. They'll be able to see how everything their child struggling with is c…

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Creating More Ease & Flow in Your Pediatric Treatments

Easy probably isn't the first word that comes to mind when practitioners think of pediatric acupuncture.

Do you ever find it challenging to work with kids? Is it difficult to manage family dynamics? What about interacting with the different personalities of the parents and their children? 

Are some kids bouncing off the walls while others barely talk to you? Do you have a hard time balancing getting the treatment done while also diagnosing, treating, and prescribing home care?

That's where th…

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