As a parent, you want nothing more than for your child to be healthy.
You may not think of acupuncture as an important piece of your child’s health care. However, it can be an essential alternative therapy to help regain and maintain your child’s health. We can check the overall quality and balance of your child’s Life Energy, called Qi.
Acupuncture for children is becoming an increasingly common treatment for headaches, stomachaches, back pain, depression, and many other frequent health concerns.
What is Qi? Qi is the Life Energy that animates the body and protects it from illness. It flows through a series of pathways called Meridians, and provides nourishment for every cell, tissue, organ, and gland.
In order for a child to thrive and remain healthy, every part of his or her body requires an adequate and balanced supply of Qi flowing through it.
What affects Qi? For now, children are exposed to many stressors. Over time, they build up and can cause problems.
Here are a few that can affect a child’s health :
- Accidents/falls : Children often fall and hurt themselves. Physical trauma blocks the free movement of Qi. This can lead to less adequate nourishment for the body and organ systems.
- Emotions : Children may experience unpleasant situations that affect them emotionally. They can internalize the stress from these situations, and over time, this stress can manifest into various signs and symptoms.
- Environment : Exposure to environmental and chemical hazards can have a direct impact upon a child’s health. This may make them susceptible to things like colds, allergies, asthma and digestive troubles.
- Diet : A diet lacking in proper nutrition can affect organ function and eventually overall health and well-being. Acupuncture helps strengthen and support organs.
If not properly cared for, stressors can lead to an inadequate supply of Qi necessary to nourish and support health. Eventually, your child may have symptoms and signs of illness, disease and pain may appear.
How Does Acupuncture Work? We will begin by taking a full health history. This may include asking questions, assessing the pulses, looking at the tongue and/or abdominal palpation. These are effective diagnostic tools that enable us to obtain a clear picture of your child’s overall health.
If signs of weakness, imbalance or blockage are found, we may use a variety of non-invasive and gentle treatment methods to restore the balance and flow of Qi, thereby facilitating your child’s natural ability to heal. Some of these techniques may include : acupressure, herbs, acupuncture for children.
Acupuncture for children has helped with a wide range of ailments, from headaches to the effects of ADHD, and is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals that many parents do not want their children taking.
An acupuncture checkup could be valuable in determining the present and future health and well-being of your child. Caring for your child’s health with acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective. It’s the perfect way to allow your child to grow and thrive.