My Next TripPosted: May 1st, 2014
Later this month I will be traveling to Boulder, Colorado to attend a workshop on pediatric acupuncture. We will focus on treating children from infancy through ten years of age with needle-less acupuncture and diagnostic tools unique to children.
I have been pleased to see how well children respond to acupuncture as well as their enthusiasm for treatment. Given a choice to receive adult-style treatment with needles or pediatric style with non-insertive tools called shoni-shin, each child knows which they are ready for. Optimizing the child's control and choice during treatment helps me create the best treatment for them.
Kids respond well to more handwork than I use with adults. Children and their parents enjoy learning how to use their hands to nourish and move qi at home.
I am eager to learn more ways to help my younger patients!