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VIDEO: The Truth About Herb Safety for Kids with Cara Frank

 

Video Notes:

 

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:...

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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! clear-heart-clear-home2-199x300-normal.jpgIn addition, this clearing work been instrumental in helping my...

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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...

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The Five Element Parenting Class

1Join Robin as she explores how parents can overcome common parenting challenges using the ancient wisdom of the 5-Elements and Get 1.5 CEUs (Approved in California)! At this webinar you’ll learn:

  • 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...

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5 Ways to Heal Nature Deficit Disorder in Children By Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM

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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...

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My Favorite Pediatric Finds at the 2016 Pacific Symposium

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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!  

Deluxe Kids Ear Seed Kit

Ahhhh! This first time I got to see the Kid's Ear Seed Kit!

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Me & Kimberly Thompson 

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Me & Tova

 

My Top 5 Pediatric Finds at the Pacific Symposium

I had fun perusing the vendor’s booths and checking out...

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Acupuncture Protocol for Healing Concussion by Judith Miller and Ruth McCarty

Acupuncture for Healing Concussion
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...

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Pediatric Acupuncture Roadmap: the Step-by-Step Guide to Success

  Got Your Pediatrics Roadmap?

We're celebrating our 2nd birthday (a little belated due to the book)! It was just over two years ago that I first created acupuncturepediatrics.com because I saw the growing need for more resources and training in pediatrics. I started it because I kept getting questions all the time from acupuncturists who wanted to see more children in their practice. “How can I see more kids?” “How can I supplement what I learned in school?”

But the most common question I'm...

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Be Like a Farmer and Add This to Your Pediatric Acupuncture Treatments

Trust is Like Planting Seeds If you’re beginning to work with kids and you’re not feeling the confidence you’d like to feel about your treatments – it may be due to a lack of trust. I don’t mean trust between you and the patient. I mean a trust in your abilities,  trust that the body can heal itself and a trust to bring those to factors together. Over the last year I’ve had a chance to talk to lots of pediatric acupuncturists and this issue is quite common. If you feel a lack of...

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The Baby that Barfed on My Beautiful Brown Chair: A Lesson in Flow

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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...

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