Pediatric Q&A Coaching Session 2/14/18

Did you know that every week I do a Facebook Live broadcast each week my Facebook Group, The Pediatric Acupuncturist Community?

Last week was our monthly Pediatric Q&A. This is a Facebook Live event where you can ask me anything about pediatrics!

Here are some questions we covered in the last Q&A session:

  • How do you start a pediatric practice when you're mainly treating adults?
  • What do you do when a child is embarrassed about their symptoms, and the parent doesn't want you to discuss them …

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How to Recover from a Terrible Treatment Experience

NOTE: When I recorded this video live, the video was displaying in the vertical direction and not horizontal as it is here. We were able to fix it in post-production. Just keepin' it real! 

We know that day to day, there will be ups and downs in our practice of pediatric acupuncture.

Some days we have a big win, the child responds well to treatment and is feeling better by the end of the session. It's easy for us to want to hang our hat on those wins: This is going great, my patient is healing…

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Exploring Pediatric Acupuncture & Non-Needle Tools

It’s Pediatric Tool Time! 

In this video, I share my favorite acupuncture and non-needle tools for kids. I also unveil a tool that hasn’t hit the U.S. market yet and talk about how to increase your effectiveness of any tool you use!


Tools Used:

Lhasa OMS

Acurea USA

Miridia Tools

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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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4 Strategies for Attracting More Patients

I hope your year is off to a fantastic start.

Are you ready to uplevel your pediatric acupuncture skills? Do you want to help even more kids in 2019?

Kale yeah you do! Me too!

In this week's video, I share the 4 main strategies my team and I are using to attract the type of patients we LOVE to work with!

What type of patients do you want to attract? What conditions do you want to treat more of? Let us know in the comments below.

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Interview with Michael Max: Treating Children with the Five Elements

I was honored to be interviewed by Acupuncturist, Michael Max, on his Qiological podcast show recently.

Michael is a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for going on 20 years now. Begining as a curiosity as to how a few needles could not only resolve a stubborn health condition he had since childhood but also improve digestion, quality of sleep and mood.

This led him first to acupuncture school, and then Asia where I worked my way through the gate of Chinese language so I could study w…

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Healing the Unwellness Gap™ Part 3: Diagnosing the Root

Diagnosing the Root

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a tool that could quickly diagnose the root cause of our patient's health problems?

It's not like babies or young children can tell us what's wrong or where the problem is. To make a diagnosis, we're largely relying on our skills in asking the right questions and interpreting what the parents are observing.

Sometimes the tongue will provide clues about the imbalance, but most of the time it doesn't. The pulse is useful, but only for kids ages 8 and up. In my op…

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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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Healing the Unwellness Gap™ Part 2: Understanding Your Patient's 5-Element Type

What Makes Him Tick_ AP blog post photo

Knowing a child's five element type can be almost magical. 

The other day I was working with a 5-year-old new patient, Billy, and his very exhausted and frustrated mother. Billy's dominant element is Wood and his influential element is Metal. 

If you're not familiar with 5-Element typing, let me tell you that kids with a Wood-Metal make-up are intense! You've got the demanding, high energy, do-it-myself Wood qualities combined with the need for rhythm, routine, fairness of Metal.

When out of …

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