VIDEO: Healing Nature Deficit Disorder in Kids with Sean Guinan
Q: What is Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD)?
A: There are a constellation of symptoms that occur when children and adults are removed from nature. It can manifest as physical, mental, behavioral, emotional, or spiritual issues. Children are affected more so than adults and when deprived of nature throughout childhood it can affect them their entire lives. It is also a “spectrum” disorder with a wide range of severity.
Q: How does a parent know if their child has Nature Deficit …
It's Easier Than Ever to Use Ear Seeds on Kids
One of my favorite tools for adults & kids is auriculotherapy and ear seeds. What I love is that they can have an immediate calming effect on the body. Truly... it's been clinically tested and it's even being used in the army on the battlefield. This is a simple, yet powerful tool and, even better, you can use ear seeds on your pediatric patients! For kids ages 4 and up, I will send them home with an ear seed treatment to support whatever we're working on. I most commonly use ear seeds for:
5 Ways to Heal Nature Deficit Disorder in Children By Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM
By Sean Guinan, L.Ac., MTCM Pediatric Acupuncturist | Educator | Speaker
Children thrive when they’re in contact with nature. Their bodies become stronger, their minds calmer, and their spirits brighter.
Unfortunately for modern children, outdoor unstructured free play is becoming a thing of the past. Today, children spend 90% of their time indoors. Worse yet, the average American child spends over 50 hours every week using some electronic device. In times past children used to spend much…
Acupuncture Protocol for Healing Concussion by Judith Miller and Ruth McCarty
By Judith Miller, MAOM, L.Ac and Ruth McCarty, MS, L.Ac
In the last 6 months acupuncture has gained national attention since the recent release of Will Smith’s movie, Concussion, and when several pro NFL athletes shared their success stories using acupuncture after suffering sidelining blows to the head.
However, concussions are not just occurring among pro athletes, but reportedly 15% of the 300,000 sports related concussions occur in high school athletes and is often unreported or misdiagno…
Acupuncture for Modern Problems: Autism Spectrum Disorder
I recently went back to school at Five Branches University (FBU) and took a pediatric class through their doctoral program. You won't believe this but it had been 10 years since my last class at FBU! I was surprised how much can change and still seem the same.
The class I took was on genetic disorders and pediatrics and was taught by Lucy Hu, L.Ac., MD (China). Lucy has 28 years experience teaching and working with kids. I've never met anyone more dedicated to her craft and her diagnostic sk…
Shen Disturbance: Tips for Nurturing the Shen by Suzy McCleary, DTCM
With a significant increase in the number of children diagnosed with behavioral problems including hyperactivity, ADHD, and autism, acupuncturists are looking for solutions to address the growing concerns of parents. Parents wonder how can they can help their child become more focused, improve their child’s sleep, and reduce hyperactive behavior. Fortunately, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has some powerful tools and ancient wisdom that can help. What really made the TCM wisdom I learned im…
5 Ways to Treat GERD in Infants by Karen Bostock, L.Ac.
People probably ask you all the time what babies and kids need acupuncture for. It seems unthinkable that little babies need to get acupuncture but when a baby suffers from acid reflux, acupuncture can work miracles. A few acupuncture and/or non-needle treatments, along with changes to the mom's diet, can go a long way in resolving the symptoms.
That's why I'm so excited to share this guest blog post by pediatric acupuncture specialist Karen Bostock. This post started out as Karen's helpful r…
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Don't Let Doubt or Fear Stop You From Helping Kids with Autism and ADHD!
Working with kids who have been diagnosed with autism and attention disorders may be daunting at first. But these kids really need you and you are uniquely able to help. Acupuncture stimulates their innate healing mechanisms to facilitate healing along with changes to diet and lifestyle. You can also play a role in reducing the risks factors for autism before conception and during pregnancy!