As an adult, you know how troublesome an injury or illness can be. We sometimes forget that our children are susceptible to the same ailments. They often do not understand what’s happening or know how to communicate what is wrong. It is not uncommon for kids to come home with:
- Digestive issues
In addition, Kids can experience anxiety when anticipating a new school year or facing a significant life change such as a divorce or the birth of a sibling. They can also become injured while playing sports. Children often come to our practice to receive both Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy.
Acupuncture for Kids
Acupuncture can help children deal with symptoms without heavy medications. It’s an effective alternative for kids with sensitivities to prescription drugs. It is safe when done by a trained practitioner.
Acupuncture supports our own natural ability to heal. It is simple, relaxing and very effective in relieving physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Acupuncture helps to release endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers. Oftentimes children experience great results in a short period of time!
CranioSacral Therapy for Kids
CranioSacral therapy is another option that uses gentle touches that are usually no firmer than the weight of a nickel. The practitioner will touch the head, neck, and back to release restrictions and improve nervous system function. It is frequently used as a treatment and a preventative measure.
It is important to remember that our kids need treatment, too. By helping them heal from injuries and cope with stress, we provide them the tools they need to grow into happy, healthy adults.
Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to learn more and to schedule an appointment for your child.