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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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Get the Pediatric Acupuncture Training You Need to Help More Kids in 2016

MHFW0631 If you've been thinking about seeing more kids in your practice, why not make 2016 the year to do it!   Pediatrics is poised to be the next best speciality in acupuncture.  Now is the time to train and prepare so you can help more kids. I've got some trainings through Medigogy.com and ProD Seminars this January to help you out!

Let's Talk Poo: 10 Tips to Help Any Constipated Kid Go.

11 MV9JTUdfNjcwMy5qcGc= Talking poo is never taboo for acupuncturists. In this class I'll discuss 10 ways to help...

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Part 2 Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: 5 Types of Children by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., OMD

The Key Role of the Five Ke Triangles in Clinical Practice 

If you didn't catch Part 1 of Chinese Medicine Pediatrics:  5 Types of Children, check it out HERE

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Triangles are the most stable form in nature. And the triangular Ke relationship between three Organ Networks is fundamental to the stability and resilience of the human body.

There are three realms (Heaven, Human, Earth), three treasures (Shen, Qi, Jing) and three burners (Upper, Middle, Lower). There are also three...

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Part 1 Chinese Medicine Pediatrics: 5 Types of Children by Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac. and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., OMD

NURTURING A CHILD'S NATURE (li) 

A child’s nature (li) is the fundamental pattern that shapes a person from birth through adulthood.

Chinese cosmology sees Nature as being governed by five primal forces, each of them sharing the character of a climate, a season, a stage in the cycle of life. These five primal forces are known as the Five Phases: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Everyone can be classified within these five categories. We all have an intrinsic organizing...

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My Secret to Getting Kids to Take Chinese Herbal Formulas

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You want to know what my secret is in getting kids to take herbs?  It's really quite simple.   I under-promise and over-deliver, by being clear about what kids can expect when they take Chinese Herbal Formulas. The reality is most kids are used to sweet syrupy tasting medicines, so taking Chinese herbs can be quite shocking if they're not properly prepared.  They may seem strong, bitter and unpleasant at first.  There are a few children that LOVE their herbs right off the...

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Inflammation and the Triple Burner Part 1 by Efrem Korngold, OMD, and Stephen Cowan, MD

Superhero Kid, Young Happy Boy Playing Inflammation is a normal aspect of the adaptive response of the organism to challenge, essential to survival.  But there has been an epidemic of inflammatory disorders in our era, particularly since World War II. From our perspective of Chinese medicine, the accelerated pace of modern life creates a condition of excess Heat. In Western terms, this is a result of sympathetic overdrive—too much cortisol and adrenalin—that sets the stage for inflammation. Chinese medicine...

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