Many children have problems of recurrent or chronic nasal congestion. The problem can be due to allergic irritation (such as dust mites, pollen, etc.), dietary factors (such as cow’s milk reactions), or recurrent infections and blockages in the nasal passages. (1)
It is also important to identify potential irritants that either continually trigger the symptoms or hinder the child from recovery, such as airborne irritants, dietary problems, and so on. These different issues need to be carefully examined to see which are relevant to address for the child. If there are airborne factors, cleaning the dust mites and using an air filtering system would help. (2) The same dietary precautions need to be taken. Children in the age range of 7–10 years, who get nasal congestion that often results from sinus infection and may have been treated with antibiotics.
Below is a video of pediatric acupressure which may bring relief to your kids when they have sinus pressure or nasal congestion.
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(1) Birch Stephen, Antón-Shonishin. (2016). Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture A Text and Video Guide-TPS. Stuttgart, Germany.
(2)Dust mite allergy. June 16, 2019. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/diagnosis- treatment/drc-20352178
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Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment that involves using acupuncture to improve skin and fight the aging process. Sometimes referred to as an "acupuncture facelift" or "facial rejuvenation," cosmetic acupuncture often is used as an alternative to surgical facelifts and other conventional procedures said to reverse signs of aging in the skin.
Proponents claim that cosmetic acupuncture can help reduce wrinkles, diminish fine lines, remove age spots, and lift droopy eyelids. Most courses of cosmetic acupuncture treatment involve 10 or more sessions, as well as additional sessions for maintenance of results.
How Acupuncture Works
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture has long been used to improve the flow of vital energy (called qi or chi) throughout the body. This vital energy is thought to circulate through invisible energy lines which are known as meridians.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, health problems occur as a result of blockages in the flow of vital energy. By inserting needles into specified points along meridian lines, acupuncturists aim to restore the flow of vital energy and, in turn, improve health.
How Cosmetic Acupuncture Works
Cosmetic acupuncture is purported to improve skin and act as an anti-aging treatment in part by stimulating the production of collagen (a protein that acts as a major component of your skin).
As you age, your skin's inner layer loses collagen and, as a result, becomes less supple and firm. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that acupuncture can promote collagen production.
Some proponents also suggest that cosmetic acupuncture can help rejuvenate your skin by improving your overall energy.
Although research suggests that acupuncture may offer a number of health benefits (including reduced stress and management of problems like chronic pain and depression), there is currently a lack of scientific studies testing the effects of cosmetic acupuncture.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified practitioner. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, acupuncture may cause serious adverse effects (such as infections and punctured organs) when not delivered properly.
A number of natural remedies may help improve skin and possibly offer anti-aging benefits. For example, ceramides (a type of fat molecule found naturally in the top layer of your skin and used as an ingredient in skin-care products) may protect against aging-related dryness in the skin. In addition, preliminary research suggests that applying white tea to the skin may fight the breakdown of collagen and elastin (a protein that supports skin's elasticity and plays a role in the prevention of sagging). There's also some evidence that natural substances such as argan oil, borage oil, and sea buckthorn may offer moisturizing benefits that could help improve skin.
Traditionally, elderberries have been used to fight off cold and flu symptoms by boosting your immune system. They have high levels of Vitamins A, B, and C. The flavonoids from elderberries have been shown to boost immune systems and have antiviral activity. Combining them with other ingredients like cloves, cinnamon, raw honey, and lemon, it will be a great way to naturally fight the common cold and flu.
For those of you who are interested in making the elderberry syrup, here is a great recipe from "Simply Happy Foodie":
For those who won't be able to make them at home, we now have homemade organic elderberry syrup freshly made per order! Only $8 for 12oz Bottle.
Organic Elderberries, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, Organic Lemon, Organic Ginger, Organic Raw Honey, Filtered Water
**This syrup has raw honey and should not be given to children under 1 year of age.
For Daily Maintenance, Adult 1 tbsp. Children 1 tsp
For Intensive Use, same dosage 2-3 times daily
This product is completely natural and organic. There are no preservatives, so please refrigerate after opening. The elderberry syrup will be good for up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
Elderberry syrup is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
The information here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as
a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Always seek professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider
who knows your medical history with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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