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Pediatric Treatments for Children & Infants

In our practice, the goal in the pediatric treatments is to create a learning partnership between practitioner and family. We want to educate and empower parents with options that support their child’s innate potential for well-being.

Our work focuses on the uniqueness of each child. We will formulate a plan that integrates natural and gentle methods to recover balance and stimulate healing.

The use of acupuncture for children is dependent on the severity of the condition and age of the child. Pediatric treatments are brief, lasting a few seconds to one minute, and younger children remain seated on their parent’s lap for treatment. Unlike adult acupuncture, children do not have to sit still, as the needles are not retained. For young children, acupressure, tuina (Chinese pediatric massage) and/or sho-nisin (Japanese pediatric technique) is more appropriate.

Our practitioners are skilled to prescribe pediatric herbal medicines, homeopathy remedies and supplements appropriate for children’s growing bodies.

Dietary recommendations are an important component in the treatment of childhood ailments and is discussed with the parent(s) as part of every treatment.

The ultimate goal is to achieve a state of greater health for the entire family that begins with the choices we make everyday. We are here to support you in making strong, confident, and informed choices.

Common pediatric conditions treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine include:

Digestive disorders

  • Stomach aches
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
Respiratory

  • Cough
  • Colds/Flus
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic phlegm
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
Skin

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Impetigo
  • Hives
  • Chicken Pox
Sleep

  • Insomnia
  • Bed wetting
  • Sleepwalking
  • Lethargy
Constitutional Issues

  • Hyperactivity
  • Learning disabilities, including ADHD
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Failure to thrive
Pre/Post Immunization

  • Immune and digestive system support
  • Side effects of immunization
  • Fever
  • Skin irritations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Behavioral changes
  • Digestive irregularities
  • Changes in appetite
Teens

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Migraine headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Test anxiety
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Sports injuries
Constitutional benefits– Often, a child’s well being shows marked improvement in all aspects of their daily lives. Parents often note that a child’s spirit, happiness, energy, and vitality blossom.