Health From The Inside Outside: Treating Children With Chinese Medicine

With Guest: Robin Ray Green

Episode Qi029

Children are full of yang qi and respond quickly to the methods of East Asian medicine. There is a lot of good you can do in using our methods to treat kids, especially in treating some conditions that conventional medicine can only offer symptomatic relief.

Our guest in this episode got started with treating children by working through some health issues with her own kids.

Listen as we discuss the common issues that children present with in the clinic, how to enlist the help of parents, how to help children feel comfortable with needles, and a few things about treating kids that you won’t find in books.
In this conversation we discuss:
  • How Robin started treating kids
  • Common issues that are seen with kids
  • Robin's process of diagnosis and treatment
  • Understanding the child’s five-element nature
  • Many health issues begin around a year old, often based in a spleen issue
  • A shift in the child’s health has a big impact on the emotional state of the parents
  • Treating focus and hyperactivity issues
  • Acupuncture techniques for children
  • Treating teens, don’t treat them like adults
  • Tips for treating kids
Robin Ray Green

As an acupuncturist, author, and speaker it is my greatest privilege to help parents whose children suffer from chronic illness. Teaching them how to use the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine to help their children heal safely and naturally means that many kids can go on to have a normal happy childhood. Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about and it's what inspired me to write my book Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids.
Links and Resources


Robin offers a free course for acupuncturists on the treatment of children.



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