Archive | Pediatric Care

Vaccinations—Chinese Medicine Can Help Support Your Child’s Immune System

Vaccinations have helped reduce infectious diseases that used to be common or even fatal at times among infants and small children. However, many parents often have questions and concerns about vaccinations. It is important to work with your pediatrician, in addition to utilizing natural healing modalities such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, so you can […]

Alternative Care for Children

According to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the rate of chronic health conditions among children in the United States increased from 12.8% in 1994 to 26.6% in 2006, particularly for asthma, obesity and behavior and learning problems.  These statistics are an alarming trend considering that […]

Parents Rejoice: No More Ear Infections

Since I began practicing at Tao of Wellness I have seen my fair share of worried parents and uncomfortable babies and children, families dealing with all the typical issues that bring them to our offices: diaper rash, teething, breastfeeding, and ear infections, to name a few. Each one can run the gamut from being a […]

Acupuncture in the News: Colic

There is good news for parents and neighbors of colicky infants. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden recently published a study showing that acupuncture worked to reduce fussiness and crying among infants suffering from colic. Colic is a condition that affects many infants. It refers to inconsolable crying for more than three hours a day […]

Breastfeeding Can Help Children Enjoy Their Veggies

Babies are much more likely to enjoy eating foods their mothers ate while breastfeeding. Babies actually begin developing a taste for certain foods while feeding on breast milk. Flavors from a mother’s diet can be found in her breast milk and babies are actually able to detect these flavors while breastfeeding. Everyone wants their children […]

Halting the Sugar Roller-Coaster

The media frequently reports on childhood obesity, naming three major culprits: sugar, fats and salt. Let’s focus on sugar. The reality is, most children just love sugar.  Sugar not only tastes good, but the brain requires sugar in order to function. However, for an important reason, consuming refined sugar is detrimental to a little person’s […]

Pediatric Acupuncture Program Helps Children with Chronic Pain

The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)    has announced its collaboration with Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in creating a pediatric acupuncture program to help children manage chronic pain. The collaboration was initiated by Drs. Dao and Mao with their associates at Ivf Acupuncture Services, Drs. Wendy Yu and […]

First Aid Kit for Children

As a practitioner of natural medicine, I am a true believer in naturally assisting the immune system to protect and defend the body against pathogenic attack. I also believe anti-biotics and antipyretics are valuable, life-saving drugs. However, I do not believe in using them repeatedly to fight conditions that can be resolved with natural therapies […]

Dr. Dao’s 10 Ways to Help Reflux & Colic in Infants

Infant colic, a condition notorious for the unrelenting screaming and crying of young infants, is not a new thing. For centuries families have been driven to distraction by the shrieking and crying of their newest members. Commonly parents are plagued by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness as they are unable to sooth their suffering baby’s […]

Sense of Hearing: Enjoy Affection, Stop Ear Infection

It is around 2 a.m. in the morning.  Your child is crying even though you notice the diaper is clean and you have just finished feeding not too long ago. The agonizing scream overwhelms your sense of hearing and strikes a painful cord in your heart string. You then notice that your child is pulling […]