I am asked more frequently about acupuncture for children. Yes, acupuncture is beneficial for kids. They haven’t had years to develop an imbalance and they shift rapidly with just a needle or two inserted and quickly removed.
If you had inhibitions about your first needling experience think about a child’s reaction! And many won’t sit or lie still for even a brief treatment. Much of the work that I do with children utilizes nutrition with the parents, energywork, acupressure, possibly herbal formulas and essential oils, or if they are old enough teaching children techniques to help themselves.
This workbook, My Helpful Healing Touch, A Guide for Empowering Children found its way into my office yesterday and I had to share it. It is a great introduction for adults that want basic information on energywork, but it was created to teach children tools to help themselves.
Children have a natural tendency to touch and I think they intuitively know it is healing. I sometimes work on parents whose children will come over and mirror the work that I am doing on either their parent or a toy. They get it. Some children will mimic each movement or touch on me that I am using on them. A little bit of Simon Says can be a good way to take the edge off of a new situation.
Helpful Healing Touch explains simply and eloquently energy and its flow, sensitivity, energy fields, chakras, feelings, love, breathing, meditation, mandalas, intuition, positive thoughts, and more. I was giggling through the book because this is the majority of the essential techniques I utilize with children and, yes, with you big kids too.
You can order it for the kid in you or the kids in your life!