Febrile Seizure Treatment Options for Children

02 Oct 2018
Febrile Seizure Treatment Options for Children

Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizures seen in children, 2-5% of children have a febrile seizure during their childhood. (Christopher, Westermeyer, 2017). Standard western treatment includes fever reducing drugs, antibiotics and anti-epileptic drugs but Eastern Medicine is proving to be a viable and useful option for treatment. Febrile seizures occur when a children contacts and illness such as an infection, cold or rash accompanied by fever. “Since febrile seizures rarely occur after 5-6 years of age, there is a relationship between febrile seizures and brain maturation.” (Tolaymet, Nayak, Geyer, Geyer, Carney, 2015, pg. 6). Eastern Medicine looks at the effects that seizures have on the energy of.

Nutrition and Eastern Medicine Theory

27 Aug 2018
Nutrition and Eastern Medicine Theory

Nutrition Eastern Medicine theory suggests that diet has a direct and profound influence on the health and well being of an individual.  The principles were developed over 2000 years ago and are still relevant to today’s patient. When the digestive system is not working correctly we see more imbalances in a person’s health.  In Eastern medicine we diagnose individual conditions in terms of deficiency, excess, obstruction, outside sources and the influences on yin, yang, qi, blood as well as what channel is being affected for why the condition may exist. Examples of dietary influences on diagnosis can include: Not eating leads to general deficiency of Qi and blood; Overeating obstructs.

Easing Anxiety and Depression with Eastern Medicine

20 Aug 2018
Easing Anxiety and Depression with Eastern Medicine

Anxiety As described by the Mayo Clinic: Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. Sometimes medical.

Thrive Acupuncture of Utah joins forces with Primary Children’s Hospital

27 Dec 2016

Karena Luttmer has been hired as a part time Integrative Medicine practitioner focusing on Acupuncture/Shonshin and Tuina for both inpatient and outpatient children at Primary Chidlren’s Hospital.  If you would like to book with her at Primary Children’s Hospital outpatient please call 801-662-1602.  Note: Up at Primary’s we can bill your insurance company.