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…
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 foul-…
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 Tylenol and increased rate…
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!
Every cold and flu season many children come down with a head cold that results in a cough. Coughing can be uncomfortable and downright irritating if it’s strong and persistent or keeping everyone up at night.
Since I originally wrote this post in 2013, I've updated it adding even more tools to help you with your child's cough. So, now we have not just seven, but eight ways to calm your child's cough naturally. Many articles on treating kid's cough naturally focus on things you probably alr…
Sometime last week around 3 a.m. I woke up to the sound of a seal barking. It took a few minutes for me to realize that it was my son coughing.
My next thought was, "Oh boy, here we go again with the croup."
My husband and I are no strangers to croup since my oldest son typically gets it once or twice a year.
The first time he had croup he was about 18 months old and I was just finishing my advanced classes in acupuncture pediatrics. I had studied croup and heard the audio recordings …
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