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Acupuncture Points for Reducing Fever without Drugs

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Acupoint stimulation offers a safe, effective treatment option for treating a fever at home naturally without medication.

A child has a fever if their temperate is 100.4°F (38°C) or above. Fever of 102°F (38.9°C) and under can generally be managed without medication.

If possible, I recommend avoiding drugs like, Tylenol or Advil, unless a child is in severe discomfort, pain or is delirious. 

Research studies show there is an association between early life intake of...

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Phototherapy to Reduce Stress & Boost Immunity

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Stress is a part of life. 

I’m sure you’ve had a time in your life that was stressful, say an intense deadline for a project. And as soon as you finished your project, you immediately got sick!

It's a universal truth that we’re more prone to illness when life is crazy busy. 

But, we often don’t think of our kids as being stressed until they get a little older and into their teens. However, stress can even affect babies. I can’t think of a more stressful...

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Points to Increase Glutathione Naturally and Boost Immunity

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Parents ask me all the time, "What else can I do to boost my child's immune system?"

Once kids are back in school they're constantly being exposed to germs. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. But what makes one person more vulnerable to germs than others?

The strength of your immune system! 

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) germ theory; germs don’t make you sick.  Rather, your body’s inability to fend off germs and...

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Essential Oils for Back to School by Devon Vernetti, L.Ac.

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Essential oils are an easy, fun and effective way to support our children physically, mentally and emotionally during back to school.

I use these products every day in my home and office and wanted to share five must-have oils to keep your kids happy, healthy and parents sane during the school year!

Top Five Essentials Oils You've Gotta Have in Your Cabinet

1. Ginger

Ginger is an amazing oil to address digestive distress including nausea, stomach upset, vomiting and constipation.

Nerves...

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Rethinking Classroom Parties Part 1: Why We Need to Chuck the Junk Food

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Are you dreading all the junk food your child will eat at class parties and birthday celebrations?  

When my kids were in public school, I was shocked by how much sugar was allowed into the classroom. Treats for every birthday celebration, class party and even for good behavior added up quickly. It was way more junk food than I wanted my kids to eat on daily and weekly basis!  If found myself asking, "What are we teaching kids when every class party involves junk food and sugary...

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Top 6 Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children's Cold and Cough

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As much as we want to prevent our kids from getting sick, they need to get sick then get healthy! That's how our children build a strong immune system. But, that doesn't mean we're powerless to help our kids if they do get sick. Chinese pediatric herbal formulas are another great tool to have in your medicine bag.  

Chinese herbal formulas are incredibly safe and effective.

Their safety record far surpasses that of children's Tylenol and OTC cough medicines and pretty much most drugs!

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Part 1: Exploring the Metal Element

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Have you ever wondered why some kids are more prone to asthma and allergies? Or why some kids cry super easy?

What about kids that are super sensitive and picky about everything from food to shirt tags?

In this video, I’m exploring the Metal Element in Chinese medicine.

It corresponds to fall and is linked to the health of our immune system.

Now more than ever we need to be nurturing our bodies with the right foods, herbs, and acupressure points to have a balanced Metal Element!

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Watch this and you'll never think about germs the same way!

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Are you dreading the cold and flu season? Of course, you want to avoid germs, but maybe you’re concerned about exposing your child to chemicals in hand sanitizers and cleaners?

It’s not like kids make it easy either.

They’re magnetically attracted to every germy, dirty thing. Whether it’s eating food off the floor or sharing a drink with their buddy — they’re going to get exposed to germs whether we like it or not.

But, we have a choice in how we view this...

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When You've hit a Wall with Your Child's Health

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One thing I know about children suffering from illness is that the road to wellness is not always smooth.

At some point, you’ll hit some speed bumps and it will feel like you’ve taken a couple steps back. Or you just hit a wall and nothing is working.

Our worries can turn into an obsession with our child’s health. We can spend late nights searching the internet for solutions or taking them to doctor after doctor trying desperately to find an answer, any answer.

ALL because we LOVE them so...

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Is this food triggering asthma, allergy, eczema or digestive symptoms?

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When it comes to resolving asthma, eczema, allergies and digestive problems, one of the common mistakes that parents make is not trusting that a food is a trigger.

When I talk to Moms most of the time they think they know what their child’s triggers are. They may narrow it down to a few foods.

But, no one wants to unnecessarily remove a food from their child’s diet. Isn’t it enough to reduce a trigger food? And what if the trigger food is healthy? What do you do then? Watch...

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