Pediatric Tools

Photobiomodulation with Low-Level Laser Acupuncture in Pediatrics

PA Rounds 65 Lasers

As evidence mounts supporting the safety and effectiveness of pediatric acupuncture, increasing numbers of pediatric health professionals are looking for ways to incorporate non-needle acupuncture point stimulation as a treatment option for their patients.

Photobiomodulation with laser acupuncture (LA) offers a feasible way to stimulate acupuncture points because it is quick and painless. LA can be applied to the acupuncture point for 15 to 60 seconds per point. Patients do not typically feel a…

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The Solution to Help Kids Swallow Pills Without Gagging

Oraflow Cup

Getting kids to swallow pills is a struggle for so many parents.

The resulting gagging, tears, and resistance can be heartbreaking if not downright frustrating when your child needs to take medicine but can't get it down.

There is a solution... the Oraflow Cup

The Oraflow is a fun cup your child can use that helps them overcome pill swallowing challenges. It kinda looks like a superhero mask with an open mouth at the top of it.

Your child can put their capsule in the straw-like opening, clos…

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Part 3: Homecare Tools For Anxiety - VNS via AcuPatching™

GB 12 or TB 17 Acupatching for Anxiety

The research is clear that acupuncture, acupressure, and auriculotherapy can reduce anxiety symptoms and one of the mechanisms for this includes Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS).

In part 3 of the series on homecare tools for anxiety, I will be covering how to induce VNS with phototherapy patching as well as acupoint stimulation with the patches to help reduce anxiety.

If you missed it, you can review our other homecare tools in Part 1 on cranial electrotherapy stimulation and Part 2 on auricular …

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Part 2 Homecare Tools for Anxiety - Auricular Acupressure


The amazing ear helps to manage anxiety at home! 

In part 2 of the series on homecare tools for anxiety, I will be discussing how auricular acupressure using ear seeds is another effective option for helping patients manage anxiety between acupuncture sessions.

Previously, the CES Ultra Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator, which is clipped to the earlobe, was discussed in Part 1.

Why the Ear? 

It is said in East Asian Medicine (EAM), that the Kidneys "open into the ears" and Kidney Essence nou…

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Part 1: Homecare Tools for Anxiety CES Ultra

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…

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5 Steps to Improving Your Pediatric Skills in One Year

Are you looking to improve your pediatric skills this year?

If you follow the five simple steps laid out in this blog post, by the end of the year, I promise you will feel great about what you’ve accomplished!

By improving your skills, you’ll be able to better serve your patients with excellence. You’ll be helping some of the millions of kids across the country who can benefit from Chinese Medicine!


When it comes to not just improving, but mastering a skill,…

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Pediatric Gua Sha for Allergies, Coughs & Colds with Video

Pediatric Gua Sha for Cough, Allergies, & Immunity

Pediatric Gua Sha or Scraping Massage is effective for treating allergies, coughs, colds, and fever in children. 

It can be used for kids ages 4 and up with a modification to use less pressure. In my experience, I've found that children respond really quickly when I use gua sha in addition to a regular treatment.

Focus on the Upper Back

To treat these conditions focus the gua sha on the Urinary Bladder Channel along the upper back.

To start, be sure to rub a small amount of almond, apricot …

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Pediatric Tuina Massage Basics - Video Course and Guide

Pediatric Tuina Basics

Learn Basic Tuina Manipulations with the Training Video & Guide

Tuina is easy to learn, no special tools are required and it's simple to teach parents.  That's why it's our favorite method for easily stimulating acupuncture points on babies and children. With our 30 minute video and a little bit of practice, you can quickly to add tuina massage to your toolbox and share it with parents so they can use this powerful massage at home, too!

What's Included in Pediatric Tuina Massage Basics:

30 …

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Pediatric Acupuncture Basics - Get Instant Access Now

  Pediatric Acupuncture Basics  

Improve Your Pediatric Skills in Just One Hour!

We know that you want to improve your pediatric acupuncture skills, but training can be time consuming and costly! But, it doesn't have to be that way. You can get the basic training you need and feel more comfortable treating with Pediatric Acupuncture Basics! Pediatric Acupuncture Basics is an online video training course that teaches you  how to set the stage for success and painlessly treat kids with both needle and non-needle techniques…

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How to Use Lasers & Microcurrent on Kids an Interview with Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

 When I work with kids it's important that whatever treatment I deliver is practical, safe, efficient and effective.  

Of course, acupuncture needles are my first choice and I even treat babies with acupuncture. You can click here to see a video demo of me treating a baby with in/out needling. 

Seriously, seeing is believing!  Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac.

Even babies love it! Not every child I work with is going to love needles though. That's why I was so happy to discover laser and microcurrent.  These tools fit my cri…

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