Acupuncture offers a Safe, Natural and
Effective Approach to Pediatric Care.
Too many kids today suffer from chronic inflammatory conditions and sometimes Western medicine isn’t enough! Acupuncture focuses on treating symptoms leading to a safe resolution of illness and preventing illness in the future by stimulating healing and restoring the body’s own resilience. Modern acupuncture treatments are done using painless acupuncture and non-needle treatment techniques, so even children afraid of needles will find the treatments easy and painless and even fun!
In Chinese medicine we believe that each child is unique and we customize each treatment plan to the child’s individual needs. Sometimes generic western treatments may not be able to adequately address the challenges faced by a child and parents may be told they’ll just “grow out of it.” No parent wants to accept such a fatalistic view when their child is suffering!
Parents may also be concerned about turning to powerful Western drugs which may have unwanted side effects, instead turning to other approaches such as acupuncture because it is less invasive and has no unwanted side effects.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture is virtually painless. Pediatric acupuncturists are trained to use a special needling technique using needles so fine they are about the size of a strand of hair. For young children a rapid needling technique is used, where the needle is inserted and immediately taken out.
Non-Needle Options are Available, Too.
Very light and gentle treatments are the root of Pediatric Acupuncture. In-fact there are several non-insertion treatment techniques your acupuncturist may use that are easy, painless and have a similar therapeutic effect to acupuncture. Even when it is recommended, a child is never forced to have treatment and can often even choose what works best for them.
Even Babies Can Get Acupuncture!
Babies and children do not have to be still for a session, techniques are applied and removed allowing for natural comfort and movement.
Children can trust their body to heal from within.
Acupuncture is a great first-step-to-health for children. Not only is it non-invasive, but it can be fun and set the stage for self-awareness and self-healing. Many children ask to come for a treatment when they are not feeling ‘right’ and by doing so they prevent deeper illness and the need for more extreme kinds of care.
Acupuncture can also be used as an adjunct to conventional
Most acupuncturists offer well-visits where they can address health issues before they become a major issue. By positively addressing your child’s health while they are healthy, the emphasis and reinforcement is in wellness, rather than in illness. Well-visits also allow your practitioner to address some of the deficiencies of conventional pediatric care such as nutritional counseling, attention to environmental influences, growth spurts, emotional health and more. Guidance can be provided to parents after the birth of their baby, through breastfeeding and food introduction, as well as during major milestones like starting school, family changes, puberty, and teenage life.
Acupuncture For Children
Kids get acupuncture for:
*Constipation *Tummy Ache
*Coughs & Colds *Ear infection
*Sleep Issues *Sleep Issues
*Body Pain *Emotions