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Acu-Patching for Fever

 

I get questions about fever constantly, and for good reason. Fevers can become serious fast, especially in kids. Chinese medicine looks at a fever as heat (infection/inflammatory response) that needs to be cleared from the body. The points in this protocol are my go-to's for fever because they're great at clearing heat while working WITH the body to address the illness rather than suppressing the body's immune response like an OTC fever medication might. Placing Lifewave...

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Acu-Patching for Cough

Try this simple acu-patching protocol for a child struggling with cough. For best results, begin patching at first sign of symptoms. Patches can be placed directly on skin or on clothing over indicated points (both are equally effective). Patches can be worn for 24 hours, then discarded and replaced with new ones. Hydration is important while patching to optimize results, so encourage water consumption.

Apply a set of Energy Enhancer patches to Lung 1, placing the white patch on the point on...

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Dampness & COVID-19

Dampness is the word Chinese medicine uses for mucus/phlegm, & can also be loosely translated to include inflammation & histamine reaction, depending on the context.

Dampness is heavy, sticky, difficult to expectorate. It can settle in various places in the body, but will often manifest as upper respiratory issues.

We know that COVID-19 is a pathogen that causes severe dampness & fluid accumulation that can invade the lungs and obstruct breathing. It is important to remember that...

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Affirmations to Neutralize Fear

Our words, thoughts, & beliefs are incredibly powerful. They allow us to remain in control of our state of being.

In this turbulent time, affirmations can be helpful to ground into the reality that you desire, rather than the one being played out in the world.


 I am safe

 I trust my body

 My body is smart

 My body is strong

 My body is healthy

 My body is designed to keep me healthy

 I am in control of my thoughts and emotions

 I am riding this wave with...

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How to Order Phototherapy Patches

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...

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Understanding Our 5 Element Nature

5 Element

One of the foundational concepts of Chinese Medicine is the 5 Element Theory. By way of this theory, a person can understand and categorize natural phenomena, health issues, behavior patterns, and relationships. Essentially, 5 Element Theory encourages a person to look to nature to understand themselves and others. The 5 Elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Each one comes with its own set of characteristics and attributes.

 

Wood holds the energy of growth, expansion,...

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When Counting Sheep Doesn't Work...

There is arguably nothing more frustrating for a parent than a child that doesn't sleep well. To me, this is one of the more crucial issues that can arise, because a child needs sleep in order to grow and stay healthy, and a parent needs sleep in order to stay sane and aware. A huge amount of the body's detoxifying and healing occurs during sleep, between the hours of 11pm and 3 am. This is when the gallbladder and liver are most active energetically, releasing bile, making cellular repairs,...

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Simple Steps to Transition Your Baby to Whole Foods

Baby food

Transitioning to whole foods is such an exciting time for baby and the family. It marks a big milestone in life, and is a key part of development. When your baby is ready for food, remember to choose whole foods, preferably organic. The lower the ingredient count, the better. Avoid processed food products whenever possible. The best option for baby food is homemade, and truly this is not as daunting as it may sound. Babies eat small portions, so it’s easy to prepare large quantities of...

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The Truth About Babies Nutritional Needs

Becoming a parent is like getting a high stakes job without any training...to say that it can be overwhelming and stressful is an understatement. It is tough to weed through all the different schools of thought when it comes to health and care, too. I find that two things are true for all new parents.

1) Every parent wants to do the best they can for their child.
2) Every parent struggles to know what “the best” really is, at some point or another.

To help alleviate some of this...

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