VIDEO: Chinese Immunity and 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 powerful tool down to their own kids and grandkids.

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Day 5 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Hurray! We made it to day 5, which is all about supporting healthy and natural energy!

Who couldn't use a little more energy? It's a great way to end the reset feeling recharged and ready to go for the holidays!

After have a really tough Day 3 and recovery on Day 4, I'm feeling pretty fabulous here on Day 5!

Stimulating acupuncture points creates balance in the body so don't worry about this point giving a child too much energy. Instead, there's regulating effect created so if you need more...

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Day 4 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 4 is all about boosting our immunity!


This is the perfect time of year to give our immune system some extra support. As we gather for the holidays, we share the love and the germs!

Everything is amplified during the holidays - the good and the bad! Also, most of us are eating more sugar and other foods that we limit the rest of the year and this can also affect our immune system.

Regardless of the source, extra stress leaves us more vulnerable to catching a cold or flu.

Make sure...

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Day 3 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 3 is all about supporting the digestive system!

In my opinion, this could be the most important day of the reset. Our energy and vitality are dependent upon the nutrient density of the food we eat AND our ability to absorb the nutrients from our food.

If one or the other goes wrong, we can feel tired, lack stamina, have poor immunity or problems with our digestion.

This time of year our digestive system is easily overtaxed with sweets, alcohol and all the goodies of the holidays. 


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Day 2 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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Day 1 was a smashing success! I felt more relaxed and a lot more energy than I had in weeks! I even got up early this morning and went for a run with my personal trainer (aka my dog Ginger). 

On Day 2 we are now balancing the Fire Element and a couple of associated meridians - Triple Burner (TB) and Pericardium (PC), which helps with emotional balancing. You can learn more about the fire element here.

When a person has a balanced Fire element they experience a variety of emotions,...

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Day 1 of the 5-Day Meridian Reset

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We loaded our pod yesterday for our move to Idaho!! It's been pretty intense getting ready for the move and I am ready for a reset!

But, I don't have time just yet to do a cleanse or something intense like Whole 30, so I decided to do a 5-day Meridian Reset to balance and open all of the acupuncture meridians or energy pathways.

In Chinese Medicine, when your meridians are blocked or stagnant it creates pain and/or illness.

That's the last thing I need before the big day. Even though...

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Essential Oils for Back to School by Devon Vernetti, L.Ac.


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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Rethinking Classroom Parties Part 1: Why We Need to Chuck the Junk Food


Are you dreading all the junk food your child will eat at class parties and birthday celebrations?  

When my kids were in public school, I was shocked by how much sugar was allowed into the classroom. Treats for every birthday celebration, class party and even for good behavior added up quickly. It was way more junk food than I wanted my kids to eat on daily and weekly basis!  If found myself asking, "What are we teaching kids when every class party involves junk food and sugary...

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Top 6 Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children's Cold and Cough


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!


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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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