Lifewave Patch Ordering Info
Lifewave patches come in sleeves of 30 and will last you 30-60 days with consistent use. All patch sleeves are retail priced at $79.95 except X39, which retails for $149.95. The BEST and most COST-EFFECTIVE way to order patches is with a wholesale account. This allows you to get WAY lower prices on your patches. Here's how it works:
Wholesale Ordering Options
You can choose from the following options:
Enrollment Starter: one time $25 fee to get access to wholesale pricing, and then buy the sleeves of patches you want.
Bronze Kit: $124.95 one time fee, includes access to wholesale pricing, two sleeves of patches (you get to choose which ones)
Silver Kit: $299.95 one time fee, includes access to wholesale pricing, six sleeves of patches at lowest price (normally $419.94)
Gold Kit: $499.95 one time fee, includes access to wholesale pricing, eleven sleeves of patches at lowest price
From there you will put in your payment and shipping information and it's pretty straightforward. (Don't worry about the question about binary placement for new members, you can just keep whatever it automatically selects. That applies to the business building side of Lifewave).
*Click on the option title to begin the ordering process. Your cart will be pre-filled with X39 patches, but you can add or subtract those and all other patch types until you get exactly what you want. If you need assistance with this process, you can set up a support call via phone by clicking HERE (choose Remote Session, then Lifewave Info Call).
Stress is everywhere, every day. We are learning more and more about the detrimental health effects that result from living under chronic high stress and as a result, more and more people are seeking tools for stress management. If you've ever come in for an acupuncture treatment with me, you already KNOW how acupuncture can melt away your stress. My favorite stress relief tool for those who don't or cant receive acupuncture (due to location, cost barriers, or other circumstances), or those who need additional support in between treatments is a phototherapy patch protocol.
How do phototherapy patches work?
Phototherapy patches are placed acupuncture points to stimulate them for up to 24 hours, which translates to major healing benefits. The patches are wearable technology that use LIGHT to induce biochemical and physiological changes in the body without any chemical or pharmaceutical intervention. For more information on how the patches work, click HERE
Stress Relief Patching Protocol
For this protocol, you need one Aeon patch and one SP6 patch. You'll place the Aeon patch behind your right ear, and the SP6 patch behind your left ear. The Aeon patch helps to reduce inflammation and stress as well as balance the autonomic nervous system. The SP6 patch helps with hormone balance and balances the hypothalamus, which then regulates the autonomic nervous system. Regulating the autonomic nervous system means creating balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic function (fight/flight/freeze vs. rest/digest/heal). Stress keeps you stuck in a sympathetic-dominant state, and this patching protocol helps you to shift out of that state.
Patches can remain in place for 24 hours. Drink a full glass of water before placing your patches, as hydration is very important to their function. Continue to hydrate throughout the day and until you remove your patches (and ideally for the rest of your life - hydration is key for optimal health in so many ways!
How to Order Patches
There are ways to soothe a colicky baby naturally, and acupressure is a GREAT place to start! The powerhouse acu-point shown here is used to regulate and balance digestion, strengthen the digestive organs, and relieve colic pain.
To stimulate the point apply firm, gentle (acu)pressure for 30-60 seconds. In addition to pressing, you can rub the point with small clockwise circles. This can be done several times daily as needed, but should be done twice daily at minimum for therapeutic effect.
For even more benefit, use an AEON PHOTOTHERAPY PATCH on the point. Replace with a new patch every 24 hours until symptoms resolve.
For additional insight and support, click HERE to contact Caitria
I talk a lot with the parents of my patients about breaking the cycle of chronic pediatric illness. I see lots of chronic upper respiratory infections, ear infections, coughs and colds. Here are 3 things I tell parents to avoid doing when their children are sick in order to prevent continued illness.
1) Going into panic mode. This is super common with parents of children who have a history of chronic illness. In my experience, it comes from the parent feeling like they don't know how to help their child, they'll never find answers, or their child will never recover. I am here to tell you that none of those fears are ultimately true. YOU, the parent, are the expert and advocate for your child. It is possible for you to become empowered with knowledge that will help your child return to wellness. That's where I can help. If you are reading this and thinking "yep, that's me", please reach out! There are many ways to work with me
2) Sending your child back to school or daycare too soon. This can be tough because of work schedules, but it truly makes a difference. Children often seem to feel better before the pathogen that caused their sickness has been fully eradicated. Sending children back to school/daycare while their immune system is still working overtime can lead to a backslide into the same sickness or increased susceptibility to other pathogens in their environment. Keep your child home where they can rest and where you can prevent overstimulation, exhaustion, and exposure to other pathogens...which can all lead to another round of illness.
3) Giving your child medications to make them feel better. This one sounds crazy, but hear me out. When a child is sick, the lowest amount of intervention that allows for recovery is BEST. This means doing things that support the body's ability to heal itself, rather than things that suppress or circumvent the immune response. Medications like fever reducers and pain relievers will make your child feel better in the short term, but feeling better won't encourage them to REST. The more energy they expend while sick, the more compromised their immune response becomes. The body is SO smart....there's a reason why sickness comes with symptoms like low energy, body aches, and fatigue. Allow your child's immune system to do the job it was made to do, and they'll be able to make a full and complete recovery.
Note: Western medications can relieve symptoms BUT often will cause pathogens to become trapped in the body. The next time your child's body is under any amount of stress (lack of sleep, high sugar intake, emotional stress, lifestyle/environmental change, etc) that pathogen will take the opportunity to strike again. This is one way that the cycle of chronic illness is perpetuated.
Avoiding these 3 pitfalls will put you on the right track to helping your child get well and STAY well.
Curious about these phototherapy patches I keep talking about? Here's the scoop.
The patches are made by a company called Lifewave. Lifewave patches are wearable technology that use LIGHT to induce biochemical and physiological changes in the body without relying on molecular inputs like pills, drugs, creams, oils, injections, food, diets or lifestyle changes!
Lifewave marries Western phototherapy technology with Ancient Chinese medicine. You can biohack almost any symptom using different combinations of patches on acupuncture points.
Patches work on the bioelectric and meridian systems in the body by sending nutritive healing signals to elevate certain healing peptides & antioxidants that support the body’s natural ability to heal itself
Translation: The patches work like a laser or red light therapy device, except they use the body's own infrared light frequencies and provide CONSTANT stimulation for up to 24 hours (which is MAJOR for healing, FYI). With Lifewave patches on acupuncture points, therapeutic results can be achieved faster AND after receiving guidance from Caitria, you can apply the patches yourself for effective home treatment!!! SO AMAZING!
What can the patches be used for?
What CAN'T they be used for?! Seriously, there is a patching protocol for ALL THE THINGS. Headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, pain, low energy, hormone imbalance, fever, etc.
How long do patches last?
Each patch lasts for 24 hours, at which point you would remove it and replace it with a new one.
How do the patches stick to the body?
The patches are attached to the body via hypoallergenic adhesive. They can also be placed on clothing that is worn during the night (this is particularly helpful with young children).
What’s in the patches?
The patches contain a blend of amino acids, water, stabilized oxygen, and natural organic compounds. None of the materials enter the body (this has been confirmed by more than 70 clinical studies).
Are the patches safe?
Lifewave patches have been registered with the FDA and approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency. None of the materials in the patches enter the body. This has been confirmed by more than 70 clinical studies which can be found on the company’s website. Patches are safe for ALL AGES (they're great for kids!)
How do I know which patches to use?
You can schedule a Lifewave consultation with Caitria via the Connected Healing website (click here to go directly to the online scheduler). In this complimentary consultation, Caitria will help you create a patching protocol specific to the health issue in question.
How do I order patches?
Click here to create a wholesale account with Lifewave and order patches. If you are unsure which to purachase, see the above question.
Do you have questions that this post didn't answer? Email Caitria at email@example.com and ask away!
You won't often hear me recommend cold or frozen items, but fever is an exception. When a child is fevering, you want to be replenishing electrolytes and supplying them with liquids that contain healing elements. Sometimes, a popsicle is just more appealing than a drink. Here's a recipe created by Aviva Romm, an MD, midwife, and herbalist for herbal popsicles.
Lemon Balm Pineapple Herbal Popsicle
2 cups strong lemon balm tea (one handful herbs to 2 1/2 cups water, steeped for 10 minutes)
1 cup organic pineapple juice
Optional: Add 2 T Echinacea tincture and stir well
Have your child eat 1-4 popsicles daily to get their "dose" of medicine.
Here's a silicone popsicle mold that's easy to use.
When kids are sick, one of the biggest concerns is hydration. Often they don't feel like drinking or maybe are struggling to keep things down. This is when dehydration can become an issue. Here are some electrolyte-balancing drinks to try:
1) Coconut water.
Not much of a recipe, is it?! Coconut water is full of minerals and natural sugars to maintain electrolyte balance and proper hydration. In addition to use when sick, this can also be a great day-to day drink for the summer months.
2) Aviva Romm's Electrolyte Drink Recipe
This one is awesome because the ingredients are things you likely already have in the house. Because we all know that the day our kids get sick is the day we have no groceries and no one to run to the store for us, and no way are we dragging our puking kid to the grocery store. This recipe was created by Aviva Romm, an MD, midwife, and herbalist.
6 oz water
2 tbsp PURE maple syrup or raw honey
1 pinch sea salt
2 tbsp lemon/lime juice
1/2 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)
For young children, give 1 tsp hourly, for bigger kids, 1/4-1/2 cup every half hour
3) Super Simple Natural "Pedialyte"
PSA: All you need in order to create an electrolyte beverage is water, sugar, and salt. That's it. It's simple, and can absolutely be accomplished without using chemical additives, artificial flavorings, and
6 teaspoons sugar (organic is best)
1/2 teaspoon salt (sea salt is best)
Depending on age/weight, amount needed to maintain hydration will vary. Dose similarly to Aviva's recipe above.
Acupuncture is a completely individualized method of treatment, so what you experience post-treatment can vary. There are several common responses that I see in the clinic regularly.
This is the most common response to treatment. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, so each treatment builds on the ones before it. Subtle improvement typically begins after the first treatment, but in some situations (typically with more chronic health issues) it can take a few treatments for relief to begin to be felt.
Some people find that after one acupuncture treatment, their symptoms completely resolve. Sometimes the body is so ready to shift, all it needs is a little nudge. While this is less common, it is truly incredible when it happens. I have seen this happen for clients in my clinic with acute and chronic pain, allergies, neuropathy, sleep issues, anxiety and digestive issues.
In certain situations (I most commonly see this with chronic pain and mental health issues) symptoms can become worse after treatment for a short period of time (sometimes just a few hours, but not more than 2-3 days) and then suddenly improve drastically. This occurs as the body works hard to recalibrate and detox after treatment. This is a less common response to treatment, but it does occasionally occur. This response is not “bad” or “wrong”, it is just a reflection of the patient’s current internal environment.
How to maximize the benefits of acupuncture
Follow all of your practitioner’s recommendations regarding diet, herbs/supplements, treatment frequency, and lifestyle shifts.
Hydrate well before and after treatment (and always)
Listen to your body post-treatment and honor what you feel you need
Allow yourself to rest as needed in the days following treatment
We are right in the middle of summer with some HOT days ahead, so it’s more important than ever to prioritize proper nourishment and hydration. Drinking lots of water is a great place to start, but there is more you can do!
Did you know that the water found in fruits and vegetables is more bioavailable and more easily digested than the water you drink from your faucet/bottle/filter? This means that the foods you eat can make a BIG impact on your level of hydration.
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) categorizes foods by their thermic nature. Some foods have a (yin) cooling effect on the body, while others have a (yang) warming effect. So in the heat of the summer when our external environment is very YANG, we need to consume lots of YIN foods to maintain internal balance and health. Ideally, each meal would contain at least one YIN food item to achieve therapeutic effect.
Yin foods tend to have a high water content and contain lots of potassium, like bananas, zucchini, and watermelon. Here’s a list of YIN foods (BOLD ones are extra great):
In addition to consuming YIN foods, it is important to avoid or minimize YANG foods and substances like stimulants (alcohol, caffeine, sugar). If you are a coffee lover or enjoy an adult beverage on occasion, know that you can use the YIN foods to BALANCE out consumption of the YANG items.
Here are some easy meal ideas using YIN foods
There are lots of ways to answer this question...
1) It's magic.
2) Everything is energy. Yes? Yes. Acupuncturists are like conductors of the energy flowing in your body. They use tools (needles, cups, essential oils, microcurrent, bodywork, etc) to balance said energy (which relieves symptoms caused by a state of imbalance). Symptoms of imbalance = literally any physical, emotional, and/or mental health issue that exists.
3) Acupuncture helps the body return to homeostasis, which is where our body would naturally be in an ideal world.
4) Acupuncture can shift the body from sympathetic nervous system mode (stress response) to parasympathetic nervous system mode (rest & digest). It can stimulate production of red blood cells and white blood cells. It can instigate a shift in hormones & neurotransmitters. It can boost the function of the immune system. It can reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase anti-inflammatory cytokines. It stimulates the release of endorphins for pain relief and mood improvement.
Ready to try it yet?