Calm Kids Acupressure
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Calm Kids Acupressure

Part 1
4.4 (40 ratings)
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1,875 students enrolled
Created by Marcy Sproull
Last updated 11/2017
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This course includes
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basics and the benefits of acupressure.
  • Learn and apply acupressure techniques to help kids relax and reduce anxiety.
  • Learn and apply acupressure techniques to help kids sleep better.
  • Learn and apply acupressure techniques to help kids reduce hyperactivity.
  • Learn and apply acupressure techniques to help kids to improve their focus and concentration.
  • Learn and apply acupressure techniques to address digestive complaints.
Requirements
  • Motivation to help your child become healthier.
  • A device which allows you take the course.
Description

Support your child's health in a natural and relaxing way using acupressure! In this course you will learn simple acupressure techniques that you can use on your child to help reduce anxiety, promote sleep, reduce hyperactivity, and improve focus. You will learn the underlying principles of acupressure, the location of acupressure points, and their functions.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for parents and caregivers who would like to help support their children's health; physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 34:07
+ Start Here
4 lectures 08:04

Welcome to Calm Kids Acupressure Part 1.The first point you will learn is called Yintang, which is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows. It is an acupressure point that can help to calm the mind, increase clarity, and promote sleep.

In this course, you will learn easy acupressure techniques that you can use to help  children with anxiety, sleep issues, hyperactivity, and to help improve focus and concentration at school and at home.

The benefits of acupressure include promoting a sense of well-being, calming the mind, enhancing immunity, relieving pain, and improving sleep. The purpose of this course is to teach parents simple acupressure points that you can use to support your children’s health is a painless and relaxing way.


Preview 02:31

Acupressure is based on the same principles as acupuncture, but it is non-invasive, and we don’t use any needles. Acupoints are stimulated by finger pressure, or small tools.  In Traditional Chinese medicine we use acupuncture to regulate the flow of energy and restore equilibrium  to the nervous system and the body in general. 

There are several different theories as to why acupuncture works, but modern research posits that when we cause a tiny injury with an acupuncture needle, we stimulate the body’s own healing abilities. It causes the body to release endorphins and other hormones and chemicals that can bring about a general sense of wellbeing, block pain messages to the brain, and stimulate the immune system. 

 Acupressure is based on these same principles, we are just using pressure on the points, rather than a needle. And this pressure can cause the same type of reaction in the body.

Acupressure involves applying pressure to specific acupoints using your thumb or finger or Oftentimes small acupressure tools. Sometimes, you can even use a toothbrush to lightly brush the area around the point  (this technique works well for points on the top of the head). When applying pressure with your thumb or finger, apply moderate pressure to the point for 30 seconds to a minute.


Preview 02:02

In this lecture we will discuss how to find the acupressure points using a very specific measurement technique.

We can locate acupoints using a specific measurement technique that uses a measuring unit called the cun. It is similar to using the units inches or centimeters, but the concept is different. One cun is equal to the width of the joint on the thumb and this measurement is specific to your own body. One cun for you is probably going to be a bit bigger than one cun for your child, so when you are using this measurement technique, always use your child’s thumb and fingers so that you can get an accurate measurement.

Other measurements include:

1 cun is equal to the width of the thumb joint.

1.5 cun is equal to the width of the index finger and the middle finger when they are placed together.

2 cun is equal to the distance between that middle joint on the index finger, or the proximal inter-phalangeal joint and the tip of the finger.

3 cun  is equal to the distance of the four fingers when they are held closely together.


Finding the Points
02:07

In this lecture, we will discuss precautions and contraindications of acupressure therapy. Specifically, acupressure therapy is not intended to diagnose specific conditions and should not be used to substitute any treatment that is prescribed by your doctor. Other precautions include:

Do not apply acupressure to skin that is infected, burned, or has a rash.

Pressure should be light to moderate, and should not cause pain.

Don't overdo it!

Precautions
01:24
+ The Treatment
7 lectures 26:03

Learn four acupressure points to help to calm the mind and reduce anxiety:

Yintang (Hall of Impression)

Pericardium 6 (Inner Pass) 

Liver 3 (Supreme Rush) 

Heart 7 (Spirit Gate)


Preview 04:54

Learn four acupressure points to help your child relax and fall asleep easier:

Yintang (Hall of Impression)

Heart 7 (Spirit Gate)

Stomach 36 (Leg 3 Miles)

Spleen 6 (3 Yin Intersection)

Promoting Sleep
02:53

Learn four acupressure points to help reduce hyperactivity:

Liver 3 (Supreme Rush) 

Stomach 36 (Leg 3 Miles)

Yintang (Hall of Impression)

Heart 7 (Spirit Gate)

Reducing Hyperactivity
03:40

Learn four acupressure points to help improve focus and concentration:

DU 20 (One Hundred Meetings)

Sishencong (Four Spirit Alert)

Yintang (Hall of impression)

 Stomach 36 (Leg 3 Miles)


Improving Focus
04:25

Learn 5 acupressure points to help address digestive complaints, including upset stomach, abdominal distention, nervous stomach, and constipation.

Pericardium 6 (Inner Pass)

Stomach 36 (3 Leg Miles) 

Liver 3 (Supreme Rush)

Stomach 44 (Inner Courtyard) Triple Burner 6 (Branching Ditch)


Preview 05:39

In this lecture, you will learn additional points to help promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Large Intestine 4

Shen Men

Heart 3

Gallbladder 21

Anmian


Additional Points for Relaxation
03:42
Wrap-up
00:50