Pediatric Acupuncture focuses on gentle, specialized treatment techniques that children find comfortable and even pleasurable. Dramatic results can be obtained even with very minimal treatment.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that dates back more than 2,500 years. It’s performed by professionally trained, licensed acupuncturists who insert tiny, hair-thin needles through the skin into underlying tissues at strategic points in order to ease pain and treat many diseases.
Parents are usually wary of treating their children with acupuncture because of its association with needles. Children usually do not have a problem with needles, which are not always needed for all treatments.
The specifics of acupuncture treatment (frequency, dosage, strength) depend on the age and condition of the child, among other factors. We believe less is better. Treatments for children are shorter in length. Generally speaking, the older the child, the longer the treatment! Our goal is for your child to live in optimal health so they can fully enjoy their childhood.
Pediatric Acupuncture is used to treat a wide variety of problems, including but not limited to:
- ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- GERD(Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)
- Ear Infections
- Cerebral Palsy
- Excessive Night Crying
- Temper Tantrums
- Night Terrors
- Weak Constitution
- Spinal Bifida
Additional Options Through Herbal Medicine Herbal medicine can be another option for treating children. Herbal medicine has been used for centuries in China and in the treatment of children. Antibiotics are not always necessary. Herbal medicine allows you to bypass the side effects associated with prescription medication when treating chronic diseases.
Regardless of the illness - children's digestive systems need to be treated throughout childhood. The digestive system is the pivot. Offering children a properly balanced diet of mainly cooked vegetables, grains and fruit, as well as fish, chicken, meat and a minimal amount of raw fruits, keeps them in optimum health. One of the most effective ways to treat all childhood illnesses is through diet. If you can change a child’s diet, you can affect their overall health for the rest of their life.