Pediatrics

An Integrated Approach to Caring for Patients with Hyperemesis

May 8, 2022

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Photo of pregnant woman

Raven Lang shares a story about a patient of mine with hyperemesis. I share this story to point out that there are times when a practitioner must realize the limits to what can be done with TCM treatments and that, at those times, it is necessary and prudent to quickly ask for additional help.

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Strengthening Children's Resistance to Illness

August 8, 2021

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Formulas for Kids

As the summer gives way to fall and the lingering challenges posed by the current pandemic remain, we as parents and practitioners are naturally focused on protecting our children's health and well-being. Whether our concerns focus on the usual seasonal illnesses, or more specifically on COVID-19, the foundations of strengthening our children are the same. Naturally, prevention is our first line of defense, and the public safety guidelines already in place bode well for significantly lessening children's sick days from the usual seasonal colds and flu.

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Shonishin for Immune Building

August 6, 2021

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Shonishin Treatment Example

In this video, Raven demonstrates Shonishin for strengthening the lungs. Shonishin is a pediatric method of acupressure, massage, and needling that was developed in Japan and is based upon TCM theories that are 2000 years old. It first came into practice in the 17th century, but in the last 75 years has become the main treatment for children throughout Japan.

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Ear Discomfort in Children

September 27, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Children Ear Ache

An understanding of the unique nature of children's physiologies from the TCM perspective is essential in both diagnosing the specific nature of these clinical pictures, and in putting together an effective treatment strategy. It is also important to distinguish between acute and chronic ear conditions, as these are treated differently.

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Introduction to Shonishin, Pediatric Acupuncture

April 25, 2016

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Shonishin is a pediatric method developed in Japan, which was based upon TCM theories from 2,000 years ago. It first came into practice in the 17th century, but in the last 80 years it has become the main treatment for keeping children healthy throughout Japan, and is respectfully used as a treatment for childhood illnesses. The word Shonishin translates exactly as pediatric acupuncture. Shoni is pediatric, and shin is acupuncture.

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Pediatric Shonishin Case Study: A Full Childhood

April 7, 2016

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

I shall call the child Levi. He first came to me at 21 months of age and stopped coming when he was getting ready to finish high school and already on his way to college. Levi’s mother called me on the phone in January of 1995 and gave me a brief history of Levi’s health. His DOB was in March of 1993. He had already been on antibiotics 8 times for ear infections and his mother was at the end of her rope with following that course of care.

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Helping Children with Autism, a Chinese Medical Perspective

June 21, 2015

Lola Burmeister, L.Ac.

Formulas for children with Autism will vary according to the defining symptoms. A typical pattern in Autism is Shen disturbance and a deficient middle jiao, accompanied by impeded movement of qi and Blood resulting in blocks in the meridians and collaterals, and Liver and Kidney deficiency. 

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Pediatric Acupuncture

August 12, 2013

Raven Lang, L.Ac., O.M.D.

Raven Lang PediatricsShonishin is a pediatric method of acupressure, massage, and needling that was developed in Japan and based upon TCM theories that are 2000 years old.

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