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Healthy Online School Ep. 1: Protecting Your Child from the Negative Effects of Excessive Screen Time

With millions of children learning virtually, it's creating new challenges for parents and kids.


In this episode, I share simple, easy to implement tips to help reduce the impact and relieve:

  • Eye strain and dry eyes
  • Excess blue light exposure causing issues with circadian rhythms
  • Easy set up tips for good posture to prevent pain and headaches
Plus I cover:
  • Acupressure points
  • AcuPatching strategies for eyes, pain, and focus
  • How to set up a  school workstation that supports health...

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Natural Tips to Protect Your Lungs from Smoke & Air Pollution

Those most impacted by the smoky air from the recent wild fires are adults with chronic medical conditions and children. Especially children that have a history of asthma.

Once air quality reaches unhealthy levels we’re all affected to some degree or another.

In this video, I'll share with you simple, daily things you can do to:

  1. Detoxify from smoke
  2. Protect Your lungs
  3. Relieve symptoms like cough, chest tightness

And I’m going to teach you how to do it naturally, in a way that...

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The Emotional Effects of the Pandemic According to the 5-Elements

 

In this video, I discuss the 5-Elements as it relates to how the pandemic is affecting our kids - emotionally and psychologically.

The 5-Elements are a system of correspondences that help us understand the world around us.


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As I go through each Element, see if you can identify any signs that resonate with what you're child is going through.

Once you know what is out of balance, then you can use natural remedies like acupressure, AcuPatching™, herbal medicine, energy...

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Safe Sunscreens Without All the Chemicals That Can Irritate Eczema and Sensitive Skin

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If you're going to be out in the sun for a prolonged period, it's important to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

It's important to help our kids avoid skin damage since even as few as 5 sunburns put us at greater risk for skin cancer later in life. 

But you're probably wondering about all the chemicals in them. 

Are they safe? Especially for babies and kids? 

The Environmental Working Group reports that at least a quarter of the sunscreens they tested would have been...

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Acupressure Points for Calming a Child's Anxiety without Drugs

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Anxiety is increasingly common in children and teens today. Over 4 million children in the United States between ages 3 and 17  are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and many more suffer from anxiety.

According to the CDC website:

When children do not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young children, or when there are so many fears and worries that they interfere with school, home, or play activities, the child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Examples of...

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Chinese Medicine Germ Theory

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Coronavirus (and other pathogens) are scary. COVID-19, in particular, has already killed thousands worldwide and infected over a million.

It's a tragedy that people have lost their lives, and we ought to do everything we can to mitigate its spread.

It's important to follow the health guidelines you receive from your local government officials to help keep yourself and your family safe.

But... in this video, I share a coronavirus perspective you may not have heard.

A piece of the conversation...

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AcuPatching™ = Taking AcuPressure to the Next Level

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AcuPatching™ combines the power of acupuncture point stimulation with the benefits of light therapy in a painless "acupatch" that's perfect for everyday, at-home care.

With a whole line of patches that initiate biochemical responses that promote health and wellness, AcuPatching™ is perfect for people of all ages. Watch this video to learn what AcuPatching™ is, what it does, how it works, and why I recommend it to all my acupuncture patients. 

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Two Powerful Acupoints for Immunity

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In this video, I will teach you two of the BEST, most POWERFUL acupuncture points (or acupoints) for immunity. 

These acupoints strengthen Wei Qi, a similar concept as the immune system in Western medicine, so the body will be better equipped to stay well and fight off illness.

If you do succumb to illness, you can also use these acupoints during your recovery to address post-viral fatigue and lingering respiratory symptoms. 

There are 2 ways to stimulate these acupuncture points at...

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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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