Dr. Heinrich Addleheim of the Kinetic Therapy Clinic says that with regular rocking, “‘the body settles into a natural rhythm that harnesses incredible powers of recuperation and regeneration”.
Get a rocking chair. The rhythm can be calming. Place it in a quiet spot where your child can sit to read.
I’ve seen people bedridden with arthritis who were up and around inside a week after regular use of the rocking chair. It’s not just a piece of furniture, it’s a remarkable medical device!
The latest study “Management of Acute Distress with Rocking Chair Therapy”, funded by the New York State Department of Health, evaluated a method for improving the psychological well being of nursing home residents with severely progressed dementia. The study suggested that the mild exercise of rocking may release endorphins and improve mood as well as reduce pain.