As summer winds down and fall approaches, families are preparing to send their children back to school. Typical school preparations include everything from buying school supplies, shoes and clothes, to checking school and bus schedules. But did you know there are steps you can take to help their physical and emotions transition, as well?
Emotional balance: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia
The start of a new school year can lead to increased anxiety or depression in children as they meet new teachers and learn about new expectations. In addition, ADHD and insomnia also can negatively affect children. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia, agitation, nervousness, poor focus, restlessness, headaches, stomach aches, tantrums, crying, OCD-like behaviors, refusing to go to school, social withdrawal, fatigue, sadness and anger. By restoring balance in your child’s energy, they will feel and function better.
Physical balance: Seasonal allergies, sports/physical injuries
The beginning of school also can have physical influences on your child. As fall nears, environmental changes can irritate children who suffer from seasonal allergies. Symptoms of sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing can all be alleviated with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In addition, as summer sports camps end and fall sports begin, children may begin to suffer from sports injuries including sprains, strains, tears, musculoskeletal issues, concussions, pain, muscle cramping and fatigue. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can treat these conditions to restore your child’s health.
A Touch of Ginger can help your child
Ginger Michels, owner and acupuncturist at A Touch of Ginger, provides drug-free, holistic treatments for physical and emotional conditions. She is experienced working with children and has treated all ages, including infants, toddlers, kids and teens.
Schedule a consultation for your child today. Call or text (630) 299-3464, or click here to schedule an appointment online.