Acupuncture for Kids
Our holistic and gentle approach to pediatric care aims to nurture your child's developing systems to treat and prevent common childhood conditions and cultivate a lifetime of whole health.
At a pediatric appointment we discuss your child's health history to determine the most appropriate treatment strategies, as well as lifestyle and dietary modification as necessary. Depending on the age of the child, treatment may include massage, non-insertive or brief insertive techniques. Much of the time, treatments with younger patients are geared towards parent instruction in techniques to continue at home.
Acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine are natural healing modalities that can help your child develop through all phases of infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, and puberty. For infants and toddlers, non-needle techniques, including tui na massage (Chinese medical massage), enable us to provide gentle, yet effective treatment to support their healthy development. Older children may benefit from the addition of acupuncture or other non-needle techniques, such as cupping or gua sha (a form of light superficial scraping to stimulate the immune system.)
Pediatric Conditions We Treat:
• Preventive care
• Digestive issues (Colic, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS)
• Minor respiratory and ear infections
• Colds and Flus
• ADHD/Behavioral issues
• Sleep difficulties
• Allergies (Respiratory and Food)