Keeping children healthy and balanced is important to their development and vitality. Pediatrics has been an area of specialization in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This specialty has stood the test of time for good reason— children respond beautifully to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Pediatric acupuncture is wonderful for so many reasons! A child’s body is in such a rapid state of growth and development that it responds quickly to the balancing effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. And the great news for parents: no unwanted side effects! It’s a great treatment option that can be used as the primary treatment for many pediatric health concerns or used in conjunction with western medical treatment.
Common childhood ailments that are successfully treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine include: colic, reflux, failure to thrive, eczema, asthma, acne, food sensitivities, headaches, allergies, recurrent colds/flu, earaches, weak immune system, diarrhea, constipation, eating disorders, pre and post immunization support, anxiety and depression, bed wetting, behavioral concerns such as ADD/ADHD, autism support, PANDAS, test anxiety, sleep disorders, and sports injury treatment.