Acupuncture and Massage for Children
Posted by Cecil Horwitz
Typically when our children are sick, we don’t think of acupuncture, Chinese herbs or massage as the first line of defense. The great news is that all three can provide a safe, natural and very effective option for children who may be suffering from colic, ear infectionsand fever.
Colic: This can be so intense for any family to deal with, and although there is much debate as to the cause, acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine can really help to ease and in most cases eliminate the digestive discomfort
Fever and infection: When the immune response is active in children, from an ear infection and the child is experiencing a fever, acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine can work to reduce inflammation and help the body’s immune response so that a quick recovery results.
Because children have not had so many years of stress and poor diets and harmful environment’s, their bodies are very receptive to acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine meaning they often require fewer treatments then adults. We use very gentle techniques when it comes to the treatment of children, some with needles and some with a little tickle machine, but in my experience very few children object to our gentle methods.