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As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, I am passionate about Chinese Medicine and love to share information on alternative medicine and health.  I also have experience as a behaviorist for kids with autism, and like to share tips on how to deal with difficult behaviors.  Hope you find my content interesting and useful.  Thanks for reading!

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by acuhealth
7 years ago
Does Acupuncture Hurt?

When you may remember the experience of getting your blood drawn at the doctor or getting vaccinations.  The truth is that these experiences with needles are nothing like getting acupuncture (thank goodness).  Let me explain why. Acupuncture needles are MUCH thinner than regular needles.  About 40 acupuncture...

Health
by acuhealth
7 years ago
Pica and Children with Autism

Some kids with autism have pica, or the craving for inedible objects.  They may eat paper, dirt, rocks, tree bark, or even things like paper clips and staples.   Pica may be the result of a nutritional deficiency, often iron or zinc. While sometimes kids with autism...

Pets & Animals
by acuhealth
7 years ago
Find Your Lost Cat: 8 Tips

  Losing a pet can be a very painful and worrisome experience.  Having lost (and found) a couple cats myself, I wanted to share what has worked for me.  Post sign on posts within 1 mile:  Include a picture of your pet, a contact number,...

Health
by acuhealth
7 years ago
Trampolines: How They Can Help Kids With Autism

Children with autism need extra sensory input to keep them aware of their body in space.  It is thought that activities such as jumping on a trampoline can help kids with autism have a better sense of being “grounded” and calm.  Also, jumping has the obvious benefits...

Lifestyle
by acuhealth
7 years ago
Applying to Acupuncture Schools

  Choosing an acupuncture school can be a very important and confusing process.  Based on my experience, here are some things to consider when choosing a school that is right for you.  Is the school accredited?  Acupuncture programs are through private schools that specialize in Oriental...

Health
by acuhealth
7 years ago
5 Tips to Prevent Bladder Infections

    Bladder infections, otherwise known as urinary tract infections (UTI), are very common infections.  They can be extremely painful, and not to mention potentially dangerous to your health if left untreated. Normally, there is no bacteria anywhere in the urinary tract (urethra, bladder, ureters,...

Health
by acuhealth
7 years ago
BPA Free Baby Bottles

  BPA, or Bisphenol A, is a chemical that is used in clear plastics and liners for canned goods.  It has been used since the 1960s, and has since been banned in Canada, the European Union, and recently Malaysia and China.  BPA is dangerous because of...

Health
by acuhealth
7 years ago
Kids with Autism and Squeezes

  Kids with autism may have other special sensory needs that other kids don't.  Some kids especially need to have pressure to calm and soothe them.  Having worked with at schools in special needs classroom, as well as in the home and community with kids with...

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