Conquering Jaw Pain with Acupuncture

TMJ Pain with Acu


5 Tips to Help With TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Many of my patients suffer from TMJ and they are not alone: this pain affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking. It's uncomfortable to say the least and can become a real health concern by promoting stress within the body. Although for some people the pain of TMJ goes away on its own, others develop long-term problems and need treatment to help their pain. If…

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Keeping Kids Hydrated During the Summer Months

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Everyone knows water is a big part of having a happy, healthy summer. Pools, squirt guns, the beach- but many of us may be chronically dehydrated. We may need to drink water more often than we play around with it! Check out these neat tips, tricks and facts from Ruth Mendez at to keep you and your family hydrated in the summer heat.

TIP: When it comes to drinking water, acupuncturists recommend you consume room temperature water to preserve your digestive fire instead of drinking…

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Save Your Summertime Skin!


Support for Summer Skin

Now is the time of year when the sun becomes irresistible. 

As tempting as it is to spend as much time as possible in the warmth of the sun, there are a few precautions to take to protect your skin from harmful rays.

Our skin is the largest organ in the body. It reflects our health and age.

Today, there’s much concern about sun exposure leading to an increase in skin damage and skin cancer. 

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays can increase the production of free…

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Auriculotherapy 101: How Acupuncturists Treat the Ear to Heal the Body


I bet you didn’t know you have a miniature map of the human body in your ear, did you? This “map” contains information which helps acupuncturists diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions including pain, headaches, stress, and anxiety.  

Auriculotherapy or Auricular Medicine is used worldwide to treat hundreds of health conditions, chronic and acute. 

What is auriculotherapy?

You can think of auriculotherapy like reflexology for the ear.  Certain spots on the ear correspond to areas …

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Kids Can Use Nasal Rinsing to Reduce Allergies, Asthma, Congestion and Nosebleeds


 If your child has a runny nose or nasal congestion, doing a daily saline sinus rinse can help tremendously!   With the right nasal rinsing products, even children as young as two can do sinuses rinses. Allergies, head colds, sinus infections, and exposure to pollution or irritants can create havoc in your child's sinus cavity, but using this easy, drug-free technique can  soothe irritation, dryness and expel excess mucus (boogers)!

Saline sinus rinses can help improve:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Po…

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Acupuncture Helps Control Asthma Better in Children and Adults



For some children with asthma, medication isn’t enough to manage their symptoms. And for others, the side effects of conventional treatments are just too much.

If you’re looking for alternative therapies then you should know that acupuncture and acupressure can treat your child’s asthma symptoms while healing the underlying root cause.

Acupuncture and acupressure work to treat health conditions by stimulating the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  

In the case of asthma, acupunct…

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Non-Toxic Chemical Free Lice Eradication by the Lice Wives of Morgan Hill


There's no topic too taboo for us to tackle here at Kids + Love + Acupuncture, especially when it comes to keeping kids healthy without toxic chemicals.  So, today we're talking about lice!  Those little creepy crawlers are SO gross! Yuck!  Just thinking about them makes my head itch!

Did you know that the toxic chemicals in lice shampoos don't work?

It wasn't until I was talking to my friend, Michellethat I this found out.  She discovered this after smothering her child's head in lice shamp…

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5 Tips to Reduce Neck Pain

5 tips to reduce neck pain


Pain in the Neck? Think Acupuncture

Neck pain can be a real problem, especially for those of us spending hours at a desk each day staring at a computer screen.  For some, a history of sports injuries, whiplash, or even the wrong bed mattress or pillow can bring on neck stiffness, tension, and pain. Whatever is causing your neck discomfort you can turn to acupuncture to safely & effectively become pain-free. 

Scientific Evidence for Acupuncture 


Scientific researchers and clinicians have…

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Use the Five Elements to Bring out the Best in Your Child


As parents, we intuitively know our children are unique. 

Even so, it can be quite shocking to have two kids who are complete opposites despite their parentage! Each child has different strengths and challenges and will need a different type of parenting in order to thrive. You may also notice that each child tends to have different health problems. One child may spike a high fever with every illness and your other child has colds that always go into the chest. If your child suffers from a chro…

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Homemade Baby Formula Part 2


 In my last post I talked about why I chose to make my own formula when I was faced with the need to supplement my daughter's nutrition. In this post I'm going to let you know:

  • How to make that homemade formula
  • My tips on making this formula in the middle of the night, while in major sleep deprivation and with a hungry baby needing you
  • How to use this formula and keep breast feeding

Here's how to make your own homemade baby formula:

The homemade formula recipe that I chose is one recomm…

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