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Shen Disturbance: Tips for Nurturing the Shen by Suzy McCleary, DTCM

Shen Disturbance With a significant increase in the number of children diagnosed with behavioral problems including hyperactivity, ADHD, and autism, acupuncturists are looking for solutions to address the growing concerns of parents. Parents wonder how can they can help their child become more focused, improve their child’s sleep, and reduce hyperactive behavior. Fortunately, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has some powerful tools and ancient wisdom that can help. What really made the TCM...

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How to Thrive in Pediatric Acupuncture by Luriko Ozeki, L.Ac.

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Are you considering expanding your practice to include pediatrics, but not sure if it’s the right path for you?

Or, you’re excited by the possibilities, but have no idea where to begin? Maybe you’ve been doing pediatrics for a while, but aren’t experiencing the success and satisfaction you anticipated in your work with children?

Based on my own hard-earned experiences, the following 5 best practices are essential to building a thriving pediatric acupuncture practice...

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Tips and Recipes for Feeding Children with Special Needs by Patricia Soza, L.Ac.

Feeding Special Needs Kids As a working mom of a 3 year-old daughter with a rare genetic condition, I know it can be overwhelming at times when your child has multiple challenges.  Some of the challenges we have faced with our daughter are:

  • delayed speech
  • delayed motor skills
  • sensory disorder
  • low immune system
  • behavioral issues
  • digestive challenges

That is why I have become so passionate to share what has helped our amazing daughter with other parents who have special needs kids.

One of the most basic ways...

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5 Reasons Why Pediatrics is the New Fertility

  5 reasons why Two years ago I made a prediction that pediatrics was becoming the new fertility—meaning it's poised to go mainstream. Today I feel even stronger that is the case. Since I wrote Is Pediatrics the New Fertility?, a LOT has happened in this direction...

1. Kids are Still Sicker than Ever

First of all, not much has changed with regard to the increases in chronic childhood conditions such as ear infections, eczema, allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism, or obesity. Millions of children...

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Lingering Pathogenic Factors: An Interview with Soma Glick OMD

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Lingering pathogenic factors (LPFs) are the cause of some of the most common pediatric conditions we treatin the clinic.

LPFs occurdue to vaccines, antibiotics or illnesses that don't resolve completely.When pathogens linger in the body it depletes the child's Qi and makes them predisposed to frequent illness or recurrent infection.

In a worst-case scenario, an untreated LPF can remain in the body causing havoc throughout a person's life. That's why it's so important to diagnose and treat...

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5 Ways to Treat GERD in Infants by Karen Bostock, L.Ac.

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People probably ask you all the time what babies and kids need acupuncture for. It seems unthinkable that little babies need to get acupuncture but when a baby suffers from acid reflux, acupuncture can work miracles. A few acupuncture and/or non-needle treatments, along with changes to the mom's diet, can go a long way in resolving the symptoms.

That's why I'm so excited to share this guest blog post by pediatric acupuncture specialist Karen Bostock. This post started out as Karen's...

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Pediatric Five Element Typing - Let's Simplify it!

As you probably know, Five Elements is my favorite tool to use with kids and parents! That's why I'm writing a whole book about it! Once I know a child's dominant Element it's easy to understand his temperament, strengths, challenges, motivations, and even what illnesses he'll be prone to.  What's even more cool is being able to identify a child's Element and describe that child to the parent on the first visit. Parents are always amazed that I get their child spot...

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Measles: Know the Facts by Dr. Elisa Song, M.D.

"We’re not just afraid of real threats to our lives, the ones true fear can serve to protect us from. We’re also afraid of rare, usually nonfatal viruses...Yes, there are real dangers in our world, but we’ve lost touch with the statistical likelihood of these dangers, and as a result, many of us live in chronic fear....[yet] children are also safer than ever now. In England in 1900, 14 percent of all children died. By 1997, that number had fallen to 0.58 percent. While most...

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Pediatric Tuina Massage Basics - Video Course and Guide

Pediatric Tuina Basics

Learn Basic Tuina Manipulations with the Training Video & Guide

Tuina is easy to learn, no special tools are required and it's simple to teach parents.  That's why it's our favorite method for easily stimulating acupuncture points on babies and children. With our 30 minute video and a little bit of practice, you can quickly to add tuina massage to your toolbox and share it with parents so they can use this powerful massage at home, too!

What's...

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Pediatric Acupuncture Basics - Get Instant Access Now

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Improve Your Pediatric Skills in Just One Hour!

We know that you want to improve your pediatric acupuncture skills, but training can be time consuming and costly! But, it doesn't have to be that way. You can get the basic training you need and feel more comfortable treating with Pediatric Acupuncture Basics! Pediatric Acupuncture Basics is an online video training course that teaches you  how to set the stage for success and painlessly treat kids with both needle and...

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