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Part 2 Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: 5 Types of Children by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., OMD

The Key Role of the Five Ke Triangles in Clinical Practice 

If you didn't catch Part 1 of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics:  5 Types of Children, check it out HERE

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Triangles are the most stable form in nature. And the triangular Ke relationship between three Organ Networks is fundamental to the stability and resilience of the human body.

There are three realms (Heaven, Human, Earth), three treasures (Shen, Qi, Jing) and three burners (Upper, Middle, Lower). There are also three...

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Part 1 Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: 5 Types of Children by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., OMD

NURTURING A CHILD'S NATURE (li) 

A child’s nature (li) is the fundamental pattern that shapes a person from birth through adulthood.

Chinese cosmology sees Nature as being governed by five primal forces, each of them sharing the character of a climate, a season, a stage in the cycle of life. These five primal forces are known as the Five Phases: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Everyone can be classified within these five categories. We all have an intrinsic organizing...

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Inflammation and the Triple Burner Part 1 by Efrem Korngold, OMD, and Stephen Cowan, MD

Superhero Kid, Young Happy Boy Playing Inflammation is a normal aspect of the adaptive response of the organism to challenge, essential to survival.  But there has been an epidemic of inflammatory disorders in our era, particularly since World War II. From our perspective of Chinese medicine, the accelerated pace of modern life creates a condition of excess Heat. In Western terms, this is a result of sympathetic overdrive—too much cortisol and adrenalin—that sets the stage for inflammation. Chinese medicine...

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Inflammation and the Triple Burner Part 2 Clinical Strategies by Efrem Korngold, OMD, and Stephen Cowan, MD

CLINICAL STRATEGIES

Efrem:  Over the past two millennia, Chinese medicine has developed as a vast repository of knowledge that embraces numerous paradigms, many of which merge and overlap and some that are even mutually contradictory. All pay homage to the overarching concepts of Yin Yang and Wu Xing (the Five Phases). When integrated together into one coherent paradigm, they provide a dynamic representation of how life works. Western science and medicine, beginning with the ancient...

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Pediatric Five Element Typing - Let's Simplify it!

As you probably know, Five Elements is my favorite tool to use with kids and parents! That's why I'm writing a whole book about it! Once I know a child's dominant Element it's easy to understand his temperament, strengths, challenges, motivations, and even what illnesses he'll be prone to.  What's even more cool is being able to identify a child's Element and describe that child to the parent on the first visit. Parents are always amazed that I get their child spot...

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The Real Truth About Acupuncture for Babies and Children Under Age 7

It's not surprising to me that there are some misconceptions about pediatric acupuncture floating around.  Some of the common ones are that pediatric acupuncture is hard and kids don't like it, but the most damaging misconception is that it's unsafe! Some acupuncturists even believe that if you needle babies or kids under age 7 you might permanently damage their acupuncture meridians.

I'm so glad that this misconception has been brought to light because it is without a doubt 100% false!

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