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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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Inflammation and the Triple Burner Part 2 Clinical Strategies by Efrem Korngold, OMD, and Stephen Cowan, MD

CLINICAL STRATEGIES

Efrem:  Over the past two millennia, Chinese medicine has developed as a vast repository of knowledge that embraces numerous paradigms, many of which merge and overlap and some that are even mutually contradictory. All pay homage to the overarching concepts of Yin Yang and Wu Xing (the Five Phases). When integrated together into one coherent paradigm, they provide a dynamic representation of how life works. Western science and medicine, beginning with the ancient...

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Acupuncture for Modern Problems: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Child portrait I recently went back to school at Five Branches University (FBU) and took a pediatric class through their doctoral program. You won't believe this but it had been 10 years since my last class at FBU! I was surprised how much can change and still seem the same.

The class I took was on genetic disorders and pediatrics and was taught by Lucy Hu, L.Ac., MD (China).  Lucy has 28 years experience teaching and working with kids.  I've never met anyone more dedicated to her craft and...

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A Review of 2015 and Our Most Popular Blog Posts

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At the end of each year I like to reflect upon and give thanks for all that happened, evaluate what went well and what didn't, and release any expectations, disappointments, and things that didn't come. In this way I can start the next year with a clean slate. As part of this process, I wanted to share a few of the highlights of 2015 with you along with our most popular blog posts.

Let's Start with the Word of the Year

I love summing up a year with one word and for 2015 that...

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