Yes, acupuncture is for kids. Treatments are coordinated with your pediatrician and customized to each child’s temperament and specific needs. All aspects of your child’s health are considered: physical, nutritional, environmental, mental & emotional wellbeing. After a thorough examination and discussion of the child’s health history and current complaint, one or more of the following treatment methods may be used: herbal medicine, pediatric acupuncture, other non-needle techniques, massage and dietary shifts.
Acupuncture for children has helped with a wide range of childhood issues. An increasingly common and recommended treatment option is acupuncture and Chinese medicine because as Mom’s will tell you, it is gentle and safe and works without drugs. For too many issues, drugs don’t seem to work and have unwanted side-effects. Parents are searching for non -drug solutions. Pediatricians share the same concerns especially with the vulnerability of children’s developing body and brain, yet acknowledge that Western medicine is limited in solutions for chronic and recurring issues. I will always consult with your pediatrician regarding treatment and care.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine stimulate and nourish the body’s natural healing resources. Unique to this medicine is the ability to prevent the arising of illness by understanding constitutions and the developmental stage of the child. It also treats the underlying cause of the imbalance as well as the symptoms. This is an effective method of restoring and maintaining your child’s health. Will always consult and work with your pediatrician regarding treatment and care.
Does it hurt? No, and there are other options to needles. Always non-intimidating and gentle the range of therapies include acupuncture, non needle techniques (electrostim pads with low microcurrent) and massage for non needle solutions. Herbal and dietary therapies are integrated into the treatment plans.
Acute and Chronic Conditions that are treated include:
- repeated ear infections
- colic/ picky eaters, newborns and older
- tummy aches,
- Pain, Back, Headaches
- Childhood asthma,
- Skin Conditions:
- Allergies, Food and pollens
- ADHD, emotional issues
- Autism spectrum
- Immune system concerns
- Resolution of prenatal and neonatal care trauma.
- Strengthening the immune system
- Meditation for kids
- emotional balancing