Today I am pleased to share an excerpt from a new children’s book ‘Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist’. Written by Samara White, a licensed acupuncturist, and illustrated by her husband, Troy White. I love that this precious book is written and illustrated to appeal to young children, opening their minds to the wonders of Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Meow’s Tip of the Season
This time of year, as the weather is cooler, it can be beneficial to eat warm, cooked foods to strengthen your digestion and keep your belly (also known as your ‘Middle Jiao’) nice and warm. Instead of a cold smoothie in the morning, you may want to try some oatmeal or even congee (rice porridge) with some of the same ingredients you would put in your smoothie but mixed into the porridge. I like apples, pecans, and maple syrup. What do you like to put in your warm breakfast porridge? Feel free to have fun and get creative!
An herbal tea in the afternoon can also be nice to warm you up and get your Qi flowing!
Want to know more about Dr. Meow and what Maya and her friends learn from her on their acupuncture adventure? Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist is a new children’s book about acupuncture & Chinese medicine, teaching children and adults alike about what to expect from a visit to the acupuncturist.
In this book, Maya and her friends, Bobby Bear and Ellie Elephant, go on an adventure together exploring the methods and magic of Chinese Medicine. When Maya gets sick, they visit Dr. Meow, a feline acupuncturist, who demystifies the experience of going for an acupuncture visit. Along the way, she explains concepts such as Qi and Yin & Yang in a fun and friendly manner. The friends leave the office looking at the world in a new light, and Maya feels much better after her treatment.
Samara White, LAc, MAcOM, LMP, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified craniosacral therapist, having graduated from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Samara’s acupuncture and bodywork practice highlights her extensive background in craniosacral therapy, which is a gentle yet powerful modality. Samara offers personalized acupuncture, herbal medicine consults, and craniosacral sessions for adults, infants, and children. You can find Samara at her practice, Counterpoint Wellness, in Seattle, WA. Samara enjoys playing the harp and piano in her spare time, and loves to write. She is excited to continue to writing about the fun and fascinating world of Chinese medicine.