This weekend we took the boys down to Disney World for the day. Let’s just say that they day did not start out so well. Jaxon was in a “mood”,I have no idea what started it or why, but he just wasn’t feeling like himself. It seems like he has been having days here and there where he doesn’t want to listen and then when he gets in trouble he is very hard on himself… which in turn leads to even more of a breakdown. Anyway, early afternoon we were sitting at Mama Melrose (they offer gluten free options) for lunch and he just could not get control of himself. He was misbehaving…getting in trouble…then acting out because he got in trouble…getting in trouble again…etc. All of a sudden it kind of just hit me...and I decided to have him come and sit on my lap and I started giving him a massage. I knew that the top of the head was a good point for depression/anxiety/stress so I started there, then I moved on to his back shoulders, wrists, and legs. It worked like magic people…seriously…I was in shock, I’m not even sure why I was in shock because I know in the back of my head how therapeutic pressure ca be.
So, do me a favor, if you have a child with special needs whether it be Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, etc. check out some basic acupressur points and try using them (if your child will let you touch them, I know some are very sensitive to that) when they are having an issue with behavior, whether it be emotional, physical, or both, I am interested to know if this will work well for others!