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Natural Fever Management & Precautions

Inspired by recent events with my pediatric patients and their parents I decided to post a blog about how to handle fevers. Fevers are defined as 100.4 F and above. In neurologically normal patients brain damage does not occur with a fever unless it is over 107.6. Untreated fevers caused by infection will stay under 105. High temperatures kill viruses and bacteria and is a sign that the immune system is working, building strength, and fighting. As a natural health care practitioner I advise my patients to let a fever run it's course. Using medication such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can prolong the illness and leave toxins in the body, but are only to be used as a last resort. Here a

Wei Qi Immune Protection

Wei qi rests on the skin as our ever protective layer, warding off colds, germs, and viruses. It can become weak when sleep is continually disturbed, when we are over exposed to the elements of too much wind, hot or cold, we eat bad food, etc. Keeping the wei qi strong is the key to staying healthy, and is thought of as the immune system in Chiense Medicine. Kids and adults having been coming into our clinic with colds and flus all winter long, and now there is a growing concern of the dreaded coronavirus as the first case has been reported in nearby Sacramento County. Jade Screen formula is a wonderful, immune boosting Chinese herbal remedy to take until the flu season comes to a close. I

Yang Metal & Yang Water

The start of the lunar New Year was Jan 25th. This year it delivered us into a cycle of birth, generation and harmony emphasizing water and metal. It also gives us a fresh, new start as it brings us to the beginning of the 12 chinese cycles, while also being a new decade in the western calendar. Now is the time to summon your will power to bring forth the changes you seek to make definite, lasting changes in your lifestyle and health. Water gives peace and calm when balanced and fear when it is out of balance. Metal provides mental strength and clarity, but will be over critical, petty and harsh when it is out of alignment. Depending on your individual BaZi elemental chart, this could be a v

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