Many of you who are reading this are aware of the unlimited benefits of getting acupuncture and bodywork on regular basis! However, what do you do with your children when it comes to their health?
Children have very dynamic life and their bodies are rapidly changing. They are under a constant struggle between acclimating to new environments vs. their natural instinct of being who they are. As adults we have a hard time juggling between those factors at times, can you imagine how overwhelming physically and emotionally it can be for your kid?
The truth is – kids suffer from stress as much as adults. The only difference is that they adapt faster and are more flexible. Kids respond to complementary and natural medicine much faster than adults. Their bodies are much closer to their “true nature” and carry less physical and emotional baggage that makes it easier to bring them back to balance.
Kids who participate in after school activities (playing football, gymnastics, etc.) tend to have a lot of physical stress on their body. The demand for high performance at a young age can be hard. During childhood, resources are naturally directed towards growth and development. With Acupuncture or other types of energy medicine it is possible to enhance the body’s ability to recover from injuries, overuse and trauma.
In some cases it is not only physical stress, but emotional stress as well. Kids often feel the need to prove themselves. They may have a hard time fitting in on a team. Working with them on an energetic level will bring their attention to those stress factors. Noticing the discomfort in a nonjudgmental environment will allow them to either relax and just enjoy what they love doing, or become more honest with others about whether they want to participate or not.
Most kids do not like to go to the doctor, it is forced on them when they are usually experiencing discomfort or even pain. These negative experiences have an impact later on in life. Like adults our perception of taking care of our health can come with a negative connotation (such as visiting the doctor). We see kids in our office quite regularly. They are responding very well to the treatments and have a positive experience which makes them eager to come back!
Positive experience on its own, is a great contributor to one’s health to begin with!
Eran reznik Dip. Ac., LMBT.
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