Acupuncture for Pediatric Care

Traditional Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine well-suited for all ages; it’s intended to be “cradle to grave” healthcare. Children often respond more quickly to acupuncture and their bodies correct imbalances relatively easily. The goal of pediatric acupuncture is to assist and strengthen the child’s natural healing capabilities and not to interfere with what his/her body is supposed to do.

ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CAN HELP

Recent studies have shown pediatric acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating chronic pain including pediatric migraine, stress, enuresis (bedwetting), constipation, epilepsy and other neurological disabilities, allergies, and cancer-related conditions. Traditional Chinese medicine can also help with conditions such as colds and flu, head lice, attention and concentration issues, eczema, and insomnia.

Pediatric acupuncturists use special needling techniques and needles so fine that they are about the size of a hair. For young children, a rapid needling technique is used where the needle is inserted and immediately taken out. Babies and children do not have to sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. 

As with adult acupuncture care, other modalities such as acupressure or bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, diet therapy, and mind-body practices might also be recommended.

ACUPUNCTURE IN A NUTSHELL

Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.

ACUPUNCTURE CAN ALSO HELP WITH:

  • Anxiety
  • Indigestion
  • Asthma
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Common cold
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Sore throat
  • Digestive trouble
  • Stress
  • Emotional problems