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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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Acupressure for Allergy Eyes

It can be miserable to have itchy, red, irritated or swollen eyes.  You just want to itch and rub which generally makes the problem even worse!  These symptoms are usually caused by allergies, pink eye (conjunctivitis), blepharitis (eye lid infection/inflammation) or styes. I’m going to share with you a few remedies and techniques to help your eyes heal faster so you can stop saying to yourself, “Don’t rub!”

Acupressure Points for Any Type of Eye...

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Acupressure for Styes, Allergy Eyes, Pink Eye and other Eye Problems

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Eyelid Infection[/caption] It can be miserable for all parties when your child has itchy, red, irritated or swollen eyes.  Kids want to itch and rub their eyes which generally makes the problem worse. These symptoms are usually caused by allergies, pink eye (conjunctivitis), blepharitis (eyelid infection/inflammation) or styes. I’m going to share with you a few remedies and techniques to help your child’s eyes heal faster so you can stop saying, “Don’t...

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2 Easy Ways to Beat Stress and Anxiety

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 For many families, social and academic issues related to school are the biggest sources of stress. When under stress, your child may start acting out, become irritable, moody, or start having stress-related symptoms like low appetite, stomachaches, headaches, or difficulty sleeping.  

How Stress Manifests According to the Five Element Types

Every child will manifest the effects of stress differently according to his or her Five Element type. The Five Elements are...

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Acupressure and Massage for Bedwetting in Children - Reader Q & A

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Reader Question:

My seven year old son suffers from frequent bedwetting. He finds it really embarrassing and is afraid to spend the night at anyone else's house. Do you have any suggestions for treating this with Chinese medicine?

A: How to Treat Bedwetting with Acupressure and Massage

In Chinese Medicine, the most common cause of bedwetting is due to an imbalance in the Water element. The Water element corresponds to the kidneys and urinary bladder.  When out of balance, a child...

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Chinese Wellness Massage for Babies and Kids

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Pediatric tuina massage, or Chinese infant massage, has been used for thousands of years in the East to keep kids healthy and treat illness. This type of massage is largely unknown in the West and it is my sincere hope to change that! I want parents and practitioners to learn and use pediatric tuina massage to benefit their own children and then pass down this...

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Acupressure 101: How to do Acupressure on Your Kids

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Have you ever wondered how pressing a point on your body has a healing effect?

For instance, how can a point on your hand treat a headache?  Or a point on your leg can treat digestive problems?  Is it possible that something this simple could be so powerful?  

Your Energetic system

While acupressure may seem strange at first, when you understand the energetic system of your body it all makes sense. What is this energetic system? It’s a foundational concept in one of...

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The Best TCM and Acupressure Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy in the Fall

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 In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn represents the beginning of the Yin Cycle where people and plants begin to slow down and turn inward for the coming winter. It's time to replace routines that served us in the vibrant and warm summer months with those that support our health in the cooler months. The Yin cycle brings about more cold and damp weather and less sunlight. For many kids, autumn can be filled with coughs, colds, asthma and other respiratory...

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