Healing the Unwellness Gap™ Step 1: Is your patient yin or yang?
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.
As acupuncturists, we uniquely positioned to help children t…
Healing Children in the Unwellness Gap
I know it won't surprise you that the one-size-fits-all approach of Western medicine falls short for many kids.
Millions of children fall into the Unwellness Gap(TM) because they’re not totally sick, but they’re not totally well, either. They suffer from frequent illnesses and inflammatory conditions like allergies, asthma, eczema, constipation, stomachaches, sleep problems, anxiety, and hyperactivity. Their problems often warrant repeated visits to doctors and specialists in search of a way to…
VIDEO: Healing Nature Deficit Disorder in Kids with Sean Guinan
Q: What is Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD)?
A: There are a constellation of symptoms that occur when children and adults are removed from nature. It can manifest as physical, mental, behavioral, emotional, or spiritual issues. Children are affected more so than adults and when deprived of nature throughout childhood it can affect them their entire lives. It is also a “spectrum” disorder with a wide range of severity.
Q: How does a parent know if their child has Nature Deficit …
VIDEO: The Truth About Herb Safety for Kids with Cara Frank
Q: How do we know the herbs we are giving our kids are safe?
A: We only purchase from companies who test for bacteria, pesticides and metals, molds fungus, etc. We also do a visual ID and make sure they are good quality and we purchase organic when available.
Q: How can parents be sure they are purchasing good quality herbs?
A: Make sure you purchase herbs with a cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) certified rating.
Q: What about herbs and nursing?
A: I would r…
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…
It's Easier Than Ever to Use Ear Seeds on Kids
One of my favorite tools for adults & kids is auriculotherapy and ear seeds. What I love is that they can have an immediate calming effect on the body. Truly... it's been clinically tested and it's even being used in the army on the battlefield. This is a simple, yet powerful tool and, even better, you can use ear seeds on your pediatric patients! For kids ages 4 and up, I will send them home with an ear seed treatment to support whatever we're working on. I most commonly use ear seeds for:
The Five Element Parenting Class
- Find your own unique parenting style and step out of the “one-size-fits-all” parenting trap
- How to parent in a way that creates a foundation of trust, compassion, and unconditional love
- How to overcome common parenting problems while also deepening your relationship with your children
- Brief overvi…
5 Ways to Heal Nature Deficit Disorder in Children By Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM
By Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM Pediatric Acupuncturist | Educator | Speaker
Children thrive when they’re in contact with nature. Their bodies become stronger, their minds calmer, and their spirits brighter.
Unfortunately for modern children, outdoor unstructured free play is becoming a thing of the past. Today, children spend 90% of their time indoors. Worse yet, the average American child spends over 50 hours every week using some electronic device. In times past children used to spend much…
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!…
Acupuncture Protocol for Healing Concussion by Judith Miller and Ruth McCarty
By Judith Miller, MAOM, L.Ac and Ruth McCarty, MS, L.Ac
In the last 6 months acupuncture has gained national attention since the recent release of Will Smith’s movie, Concussion, and when several pro NFL athletes shared their success stories using acupuncture after suffering sidelining blows to the head.
However, concussions are not just occurring among pro athletes, but reportedly 15% of the 300,000 sports related concussions occur in high school athletes and is often unreported or misdiagno…