Is Acupuncture Pediatrics Lagging Behind?
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…
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…
Clear Home Clear Heart
Every once in awhile a book comes along that I just have to share with everyone I know. This time it's a book on five element energy clearing called Clear Home Clear Heart by my friend Jean Haner. Learning how to do five element energy clearing has had a huge impact on my personal and professional life. If you're a highly sensitive person like me, using the simple techniques in her book can help you create an on/off switch! In addition, this clearing work been instrumental in helping my patients…
My Favorite Pediatric Finds at the 2016 Pacific Symposium
I just got back from the 2016 Pacific Symposium and I had such a great time! Elie and Tova Goldschmidt, the owners of Earseeds.com, threw a party for me to celebrate the release of my book and the new Deluxe Kid’s Ear Seed Kit that we put together!
Ahhhh! This first time I got to see the Kid's Ear Seed Kit!
Me & Kimberly Thompson
Me & Tova
My Top 5 Pediatric Finds at the Pacific Symposium
I had fun perusing the vendor’s booths and checking out the latest and greatest products!…
The Baby that Barfed on My Beautiful Brown Chair: A Lesson in Flow
One of the things I talk a lot about in pediatrics is going with the child’s flow. When you connect with a child where they are at (not where the parents are) it makes treatment easy and fun. Sometimes this means you’re treating the child while they read a book or down on the floor while they’re building a block tower. It’s important to tune into what the child needs to make the treatment fun and easy. Most of the time I’m pretty good at reading what the child by watching their body language, …
Get the Pediatric Acupuncture Training You Need to Help More Kids in 2016
If you've been thinking about seeing more kids in your practice, why not make 2016 the year to do it! Pediatrics is poised to be the next best speciality in acupuncture. Now is the time to train and prepare so you can help more kids. I've got some trainings through Medigogy.com and ProD Seminars this January to help you out!
Let's Talk Poo: 10 Tips to Help Any Constipated Kid Go.
Talking poo is never taboo for acupuncturists. In this class I'll discuss 10 ways to help kids go poo when th…
A Review of 2015 and Our Most Popular Blog Posts
At the end of each year I like to reflect upon and give thanks for all that happened, evaluate what went well and what didn't, and release any expectations, disappointments, and things that didn't come. In this way I can start the next year with a clean slate. As part of this process, I wanted to share a few of the highlights of 2015 with you along with our most popular blog posts.
Let's Start with the Word of the Year
I love summing up a year with one word and for 2015 that word is "productiv…
Robin's Top 3 Must-Read Books to Inspire an Amazing 2015!
So, I have to admit something… I'm a reading addict. Ok, now you know. I plow through books like crazy and with my new Kindle Fire I just love that I can download any book I want in seconds! That's right, people! Mere seconds! As 2014 is coming to a close, I just had to share my top 3 favorite books that I read this year. They're sure to inspire you to have an amazing 2015! I'm saving the best book for last (so keep on reading). 1. The Big Leap: Conquer your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the …