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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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AcuPatching 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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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.

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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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