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Doctor-developed therapeutic patches are the first to bring the benefits of transdermal delivery to infants and children

 Dr. May Loo knows the stress and helplessness that young families feel when their baby or child is ill or uncomfortable. As a mother, she experienced the frustration herself when she could not calm the possible gas-induced crying of her firstborn. As a clinician educated in both Western and Chinese medicine, Dr. Loo did not want to give her baby a strong drug (phenobarbital) as was the conventional practice at the time. Instead, she decided to create a home remedy of ground herbs to be placed on the baby’s belly with bandages. The idea worked – the baby calmed down and fell asleep just minutes after application.

Today, after years of extensive research and development, Dr. Loo is making her natural remedies available to consumers everywhere with new Harmony Patches™, a line of products designed to deliver fast-acting, long-lasting natural and safe relief for a cough, cold and gastrointestinal symptoms with none of the drawbacks of oral medications.

“This is a dream safe and non-toxic solution for children too young to swallow liquids or pills, and for families who want to avoid additives often found in oral remedies, such as bicarbonate, citric acid, sugar, and alcohol,” said Dr. Loo. “In addition, ingested formulas take quite a while to be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and even longer to reach and act on the affected area of the body. Seeing your child in pain is unbearable, and as parents, we all want to restore comfort as quickly as we can.”

Because Harmony Patches are applied directly onto the area with symptoms (the chest and upper back for a cough and the belly button or other areas of the abdomen for colic, gas or tummy ache), the ingredients are absorbed immediately and continue to be released into the system for long-lasting relief.

Harmony Patches are proprietary formulae manufactured in the U.S. in an FDA approved facility, using USDA certified organic ginger, chamomile, and fennel. These ingredients have been used for thousands of years across many cultures for the relief of common symptoms, and they have been proven in modern research to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as to be safe, natural and effective for all ages, even infants.

Dr. Loo puts just as much thought into the adhesive used as to the active ingredients. Unlike patches on the market for adults, Harmony Patches for infants and young children use only water-based adhesive that contains no potential skin irritants such as silicon, acrylic, rubber or latex. Parents can rest easy that their children won’t experience any rashes or redness even after hours of wearing a Harmony Patch.

Dr. Loo’s Harmony Patches are also available for adults. SKUs include:

Infant Cough Harmony Patches for 0 to 12 months (6 patches for $24.95); Infant Colic Harmony Patches for 0 to 12 months (6 patches for $24.95); Child Cough Harmony Patches for 1 – 7 years (6 patches for $24.95); Child Tummy Harmony Patches for 1 – 7 years (6 patches for $24.95); Adult Cough Harmony Patches for 8 and up (18 patches for $24.95), and Adult Tummy Harmony Patches for 8 and up (18 patches for $24.95).

Dr. Loo is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and served as Clinical Professor at Stanford University Medical School for 21 years. She is an expert in five schools of Chinese medicine and has been a presenter to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, Dr. Loo has conducted research for the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of several medical textbooks and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China.

Harmony Patches are available at

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