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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!

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Pediatric Acupuncture Basics - Get Instant Access Now

  Pediatric Acupuncture Basics  

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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Could ADHD in Children Really be a Sleep Problem?

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I'm sure you wouldn't be surprised to learn that today most kid's aren't getting enough sleep.  

Reports from the Center for Disease Control point out that today's children get an hour less sleep per night than children did 100 years ago.  Increasingly, today's children are expected to rise early and participate in structured activities most of their day. This leaves less time for homework and downtime, shifting bedtime to later hours. This is even more problematic for teens today....

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Parental Rights and Vaccine Choice by Randall Neustaedter, L.Ac., OMD

Mandatory Vaccinations I've remained relatively quiet about the vaccine controversy, mostly because I feel like parents have the right to choose whether or not they want to vaccinate their children. However, the government is now encroaching on our parental rights to decide what is best for our children. It's time to take a stand and protect our parental rights as well as our right to choose whether to vaccinate our children, based on educated and informed decisions. It's our choice. I don't believe the...

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Red Flags & When to Refer for Pediatric Acupuncturists

Red Flags and When to Refer

One thing I love about acupuncturists is that they're totally committed to their patient's safety. Fear of missing a red flag during a pediatric treatment is a top concern for us.  We want to make sure that we don't miss something important, fail to refer when needed, or be liable for treating a child who should have been getting Western medical care.

When it comes to red flags my catch phrase is, "When in doubt refer out." 

There's no harm in having a child checked out by their...

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Marketing Doesn't Have to Be the M-Word

M is for Marketing Are you ready to see more kids in your practice this year? If you are, then the big question you’re probably asking yourself is how do I get more kids on the schedule?

I can tell you with certainty, there is no shortage of children that can benefit from acupuncture.  With an estimated 7.1 million children suffering from asthma and 9 million children with ear infections annually you could have a full practice just treating these two conditions!

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