No Needle Acupuncture for Kids
When acupuncture is applied to children it is very dynamic. This is because children are actively incorporating new information all the time. Their physiology is primed for change.
When I treat small children in my practice I utilize newer technology that enhances their experience here in my office. This technology enables me to treat the acupuncture meridians (information pathways) without the needle. Instead I use a laser. The laser works in much the same way as the acupuncture needles do. Why then don’t I use the laser on adults, you might ask? Well this is because adult bodies are not the same as a small child’s. The child’s body is turning over new cells at a rate that is much faster than an adult’s body. This enables the child’s body to heal at a rate much more quickly than an adult. In the adult body the information is slower to activate than in the child’s body. In the adult body the change must incorporate many different variables that are not necessarily inherent in a child.
There are, however, specific times when I do choose to treat an adult with the laser. These adults are a little less typical than the average adult patient. These particular adult patients have a more sensitive physiology, meaning that they react more violently to immediate changes in their environment than does a typical adult patient. These patients have, over the years, presented themselves to me as needing a gentler touch than the needle can provide. These patients have what I call a very “fine” outer shield of electromagnetic energy. This electromagnetic energy is something that we all have. Western science now refers to this energy field as the “bio-magnetic field”.