What a pleasure to welcome my friend and fellow alternative healing & wellness warrior Robin Ray Green to the Shift Series.
Robin is a conscious mom, an acupuncturist, a speaker, educator, entrepreneur and is also the emerging expert on Pediatric Acupuncture.
Her website “KidsLoveAcupuncture.com” is so much more than a website for parents about acupuncture – it is a virtual treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for parents seeking alternative and inspiring wellness routes for their families.
I encourage you not just to visit her website, but to bookmark it, it’s just that good. She has a powerful free resource to help you identify the Five Element Type of your child or children and learn how to best support them all year long.
So much gratitude for Robin joining us here. So excited to introduce you all to this bright light in the healing field.
Lindsay and Robin are talking about pediatric acupuncture.
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m an acupuncturist and herbalist that specializes in pediatrics. I’m a mother of two boys, happily married and live in Morgan Hill. When my son came down with a case of chronic eczema and Western doctors were unable to help I learned how to use Chinese medicine to help children heal. I healed my son and started treating children with chronic illness in my acupuncture practice. I love food, cooking, hiking, biking, reading and playing with my boys.
What is your philosophy on healing or overcoming health challenges.
I think mindset is the most important thing. We have to find the wellness and strengthen we have in the present moment and release ourselves from the story of our suffering so we can be at peace even if we’re sick. Then of course we need to be super kind to ourselves, make sure we get enough sleep, good nutrition and supplements if necessary to support healing. I believe the body was designed to heal itself and that by using acupuncture we can supercharge those innate healing mechanisms.
How have you used adversity in your life to fuel your commitment to balance and wellness?
When my infant son was suffering from eczema it lit a fire within me to find a way to help him heal that supported his body and made him stronger. It brought a lot of awareness that other babies and children were suffering and that Western medicine doesn’t always have the answer. That we need to change our lifestyle, diet and understanding of health to reverse the trends in children’s health. Children are sicker than ever with chronic illness like asthma. Our kids are the first generation expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents.
How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?
Having a morning routine with meditation, inspirational reading and exercise. Being flexible with how this routine will change when life gets busy and not beating myself up when I can’t do it, but instead getting right back on track once things calm down.
What tips do you recommend for your clients dealing with / healing from illness?
Healing doesn’t happen overnight, especially with chronic illness. I help them come to a place of surrender to what is so they can allow the healing process to unfold without the stress, anxiety, anger and frustration that comes from being limited by an illness. I think finding the meaning in the illness makes the journey back to health easier.
If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?
Meditation and mindfulness. I think we can let go of suffering if we can let go of the stories around our suffering.
Robin Green is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and leading expert in the field of pediatric acupuncture. She has over ten years clinical experience using Chinese medicine to help children heal from asthma, allergies and eczema. Her popular kids health blog (KidsLoveAcupuncture.com) reaches over 1 million readers annually. Robin founded the Center for Acupuncture Pediatrics which provides premier pediatric acupuncture training worldwide.