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Day 5 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Hurray! We made it to day 5, which is all about supporting healthy and natural energy!

Who couldn't use a little more energy? It's a great way to end the reset feeling recharged and ready to go for the holidays!

After have a really tough Day 3 and recovery on Day 4, I'm feeling pretty fabulous here on Day 5!

Stimulating acupuncture points creates balance in the body so don't worry about this point giving a child too much energy. Instead, there's regulating effect created so if you need more...

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Day 4 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 4 is all about boosting our immunity!

 

This is the perfect time of year to give our immune system some extra support. As we gather for the holidays, we share the love and the germs!

Everything is amplified during the holidays - the good and the bad! Also, most of us are eating more sugar and other foods that we limit the rest of the year and this can also affect our immune system.

Regardless of the source, extra stress leaves us more vulnerable to catching a cold or flu.

Make sure...

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Day 3 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 3 is all about supporting the digestive system!

In my opinion, this could be the most important day of the reset. Our energy and vitality are dependent upon the nutrient density of the food we eat AND our ability to absorb the nutrients from our food.

If one or the other goes wrong, we can feel tired, lack stamina, have poor immunity or problems with our digestion.

This time of year our digestive system is easily overtaxed with sweets, alcohol and all the goodies of the holidays. 

I...

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Day 2 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 1 was a smashing success! I felt more relaxed and a lot more energy than I had in weeks! I even got up early this morning and went for a run with my personal trainer (aka my dog Ginger). 

On Day 2 we are now balancing the Fire Element and a couple of associated meridians - Triple Burner (TB) and Pericardium (PC), which helps with emotional balancing. You can learn more about the fire element here.

When a person has a balanced Fire element they experience a variety of emotions,...

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Day 1 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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We loaded our pod yesterday for our move to Idaho!! It's been pretty intense getting ready for the move and I am ready for a reset!

But, I don't have time just yet to do a cleanse or something intense like Whole 30, so I decided to do a 5-day Meridian Reset to balance and open all of the acupuncture meridians or energy pathways.

In Chinese Medicine, when your meridians are blocked or stagnant it creates pain and/or illness.

That's the last thing I need before the big day. Even though...

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Earaches and Ear Infection Home Remedies that Work Even When Antibiotics Don't

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What home remedy can I use for an ear infection that is safe and effective to help avoid antibiotics?

I recently had a 5-year-old patient, Ryder, come in with a ruptured eardrum that required surgery, but before he could have the surgery he needed to clear a recalcitrant bacterial and fungal infection.

The infection had been going about 4 months, but the last 2 months it was chronic, severe, and not responding to antibiotics or antifungal medications. He would wake up in the morning with...

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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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Pediatric Gua Sha or Scraping Massage

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Pediatric Gua Sha, also known as Scraping Massage is one of my favorite techniques to use for kids ages 4 and up. Kids love this technique because it feels so good. It’s great for treating allergies, flu, coughs, colds and fever and most kids respond really quickly, especially when used in addition to regular pediatric acupuncture treatments.

What is Gua Sha, or Scraping Massage?

Don’t be afraid of the name, scraping massage feels really good! Most kids love it...

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