I am often asked about the safety of acupuncture for children. As an acupuncturist trained to treat adults as well as children I can say with confidence that children can benefit from the holistic medicine model and the application of Chinese medicine techniques, which may or may not include acupuncture.
But I have a confession to make. I avoid treating children in my acupuncture practice.
I am lucky because my husband, Peter, is a pediatrician who specializes in energy medicine. And even though I have patients who ask me to see their kids, I politely say, “no, I do not treat kids, because my husband is a pediatrician and his specialty is children.” My patients are always happy to hear this, so it is a win-win.
But the truth is, if I did not share an office with a pediatrician, I would refer to another acupuncturist in my local community who did specialize in treating children. That’s just how uncomfortable I am.
From the conversations I’ve had with other acupuncturists, I know I am not the only one who lacks experience and confidence in working with children.
That’s why I am so happy that Peter Hanfileti, MD (yes, my husband) just wrote a book about treating children with energy medicine! Peter is an excellent practitioner who has an amazing track record treating some of the most difficult conditions in children using acupuncture, acupressure, BodyTalk™, colored light therapy, and othe non-invasive energy medicine techniques.
I proofed his book and I learned a TON just from reviewing it!! It’s called, “Energy Medicine Principles For Parents: A Pediatricians Perspective on How Energy Medicine Can Help Your Child”. (Click on the “New Ebook” button at the bottom of his homepage.)
But I am not the only one gushing about his book. You can read what others are saying on his letter (here) and learn why having this kind of book available to your patients who are parents is so valuable to them and YOU.
In “Energy Medicine Principles For Parents”, Peter covers:
- Energy Distribution – How Your Child’s Energy System Works
- Energy Conservation – How Your Child’s System Protects Itself
- Energy Hierarchy – How Your Child’s System Follows an Intelligent Priority List
- Energy Resonance – How Your Child’s Energy System is in Synch with Yours
- Energy Harmony – How Your Child’s System Fits In With Your Family’s Structure
- Energy Imprinting – How Your Child’s Age Can Imprint Their Energy System
- …And so much more, including practical strategies for parents to address their individual child’s needs
But my favorite section of the book is the Case Studies. That’s because I see the kids who have benefited from his knowledge, skills, and kindness. It always amazes me when I see a young child in our waiting room yanking on his mother’s arm asking, “Mom, when can I come back to see Dr. Pete?” How many children do you know of who look forward to seeing their doctor??
So if you are one of those acupuncture practitioners who lacks confidence in treating children, or you would like to be able to tell parents that energy medicine is a good choice for addressing the complex needs of kids, then go ahead and check out his website and new ebook. As always, you are invited to come back here and tell me what you think.
Lisa Hanfileti, LAc
P.S. For those of you who just attended my live webinar on “The Secret to Online Income, Part 2: Affiliate Marketing With Your Acupuncture Website”, be sure to check out Peter’s Affiliate Program. Does an ebook written by an MD on “Energy Medicine Principles For Parents” bring value to your patients and website visitors? You betcha!
Here’s the link to his website again: