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...
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!
- Asia Med J-Type with Guide Tube 1/2" Dark Green Needles
- You'll need to create an account with Acurea so you can to log in and view/order these needles
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!
STEP 1: IDENTIFY YOUR MISSION
When it comes to not just improving, but...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Parents will come to you incredibly frustrated with the one-size-fits-all approach of biomedicine. Children in the Unwellness Gap™ are often prescribed medications to manage symptoms but rarely do these medications affect a cure.
If there's no pill that can help, then the parents are told that their child may outgrow it! Eventually. Hopefully.
Left to figure out how to help their child on their own, most parents find this daunting.