As a mother of two, I’m very passionate about kid’s health, nutrition, parenting and healthy living. Pediatric practice in Chinese medicine has been well recognized for a long time in China. When Chinese medicine integrated with modern medicine and used appropriately, it can keep kids healthier than ever. This is so important today in US, because children face many more health issues than ever such as allergies, asthma, eczema, obesity, epilepsy, autism and ADD/ADHD!
Kids Love Acupuncture!
Many people think that acupuncture and kids don’t go together. Well, they do! Kids respond very well to acupuncture and often they look forward to their treatments.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected alternative medical treatments in the world. It originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has a proven history of effectiveness. Acupuncture treatments are holistic and preventive, treating the entire person, not just the part that hurts. Chinese medicine utilizes acupuncture needles to access and balance a person’s Qi or vital energy.
From the point view of Western science, acupuncture:
- Stimulate the release of pain-killing endorphins
- Influence the autonomic nervous system
- Stimulate circulation
- Influence the body electrical current
- Influence the release of neurotransmitters; substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain system related to immune reactions