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Acupuncture Seattle for Adolescents

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Pre-teens, teens and young adults are one of the age groups were acupuncture Seattle works so effectively.  In the United States as in many developed nations, many in these segments of the population suffer from depression, anxiety, anger, sleeplessness and stress due to the way of life people in these countries live; filled with pressure and stress.

In terms of health, adolescents are in their prime and their body tends to heal faster than most age groups.  A body, which has the ability to heal fast usually has the most to benefit from acupuncture because acupuncture works so effectively with people whose immune system is in top shape.  Another reason why acupuncture works extremely well for adolescents is that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that children are pure yang.  Yang in essence is a transformative force and that is what adolescents practically are; transformative bodies.  This age group has the fastest growth spurts and their physiology literally changes by months or even days.  In terms of healing, that is a good thing because as adolescents grow, they also heal quickly.

However, too much of a good thing can have drawbacks as well.  TCM believes that changes entail a smooth energy flow and quick changes can also entail forced adaptations to these changes especially with the environment.  As kids become adolescents, they need to adapt not only to their physiological metamorphoses, they also need to adapt to the increasing stress of school and peer relationships.  Sudden spurts of hormonal growth also entail changes in emotions, energy and desires with emphasis on desire.  This causes in them mental and emotional health issues.  So then, another reason why acupuncture is so effective on adolescents is that acupuncture affects the biochemical mechanism of the brain.

Countless studies have verified that acupuncture stimulates production of endorphins, enkephalins and other beneficial chemicals in the brain, causing a calming effect.  Because of this, acupuncture is an excellent therapy for those suffering from extreme emotions such as stress, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.

This is good news for parents who earnestly want to help their kid’s growing pains in a less radical and safe way, especially when their kid is experiencing anger or depression.  Parents usually are aware of the inherent dangers of medications (side-effects and dependency) and they desire a more natural and less harmful approach to helping their growing child.

The fact is that acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment for anger, anxiety and depression.  It does calm and relaxes the patient and is a very good removal of stress.  In an age were exotic things such as tattoos are all the rage, acupuncture is virtually a novel and cool experience that only helps in making the child healthier physically and emotionally.

Written by Valerie

June 19th, 2011 at 8:16 am