Tips for Easy, Clear Patient and Parent Education

Is pediatric acupuncture something totally new for most of your patients?

Have you ever had trouble explaining Chinese medicine to them? Have their eyes ever glazed because they’re confused?

Or maybe you're just looking for a simple system to explain what you do that instills confidence? 

That’s what this video all about. 

I'll teach you how to use the 5-Elements to give your patients the 30,000-foot view of Chinese medicine. They'll be able to see how everything their child struggling with is c…

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Creating More Ease & Flow in Your Pediatric Treatments

Easy probably isn't the first word that comes to mind when practitioners think of pediatric acupuncture.

Do you ever find it challenging to work with kids? Is it difficult to manage family dynamics? What about interacting with the different personalities of the parents and their children? 

Are some kids bouncing off the walls while others barely talk to you? Do you have a hard time balancing getting the treatment done while also diagnosing, treating, and prescribing home care?

That's where th…

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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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