Children’s health, growth and development are supported naturally at Crossings. We use gentle and noninvasive approaches that are designed to restore balance and homeostasis; thus improving children’s capacity to heal from a wide range of conditions, resist illness, and adapt to challenges.
Through the use of child friendly techniques and a pediatric orientation, children can get all the benefits of acupuncture that adults do. Acupuncture and Acupressure are particularly useful in improving organ function; enhancing the immune system; supporting emotional regulation; and strengthening the vitality of the body/mind. This “whole-person” orientation to treatment is highly useful for problems that are difficult to diagnose or affect multiple body systems.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) for Children
SE is an integrated, bio-physiological approach to healing traumatic stress. Based on the observation that wild prey animals, though threatened routinely, are rarely traumatized, it is designed to restore balance and regulation in the autonomic nervous system. It is a safe, gradual way to help survivors develop their natural ability to resolve the turmoil caused by overwhelming events. SE can help children who have had difficult births, chronic or acute illness, invasive medical procedures, those who have experienced loss of a parent, pet or family member through death or divorce, or who have lived through natural disasters.
Pediatric Zero Balancing
Zero Balancing is rooted in Eastern principles of energy and healing. It is a form of bodywork that is particularly kid friendly and effective. It utilizes a light touch on a fully clothed body to support alignment of the body’s structure with attention to energy flow in muscle, fascia, and bone. Zero Balancing relieves stress by supporting internal order and clarity. It is helpful for chronic pain conditions and for maintaining emotional well-being.