Natural Treatments for your Children at our Chicago Clinic
Common childhood ailments that are successfully treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine include: colic, failure to thrive, eczema, asthma, acne, food sensitivities, allergies, earaches, and behavioral concerns such as ADD/ADHD, autism support, PANDAS, test anxiety, sleep disorders, and sports injury treatments.
We know how frustrating it can be to feel like you can't help your kids solve their health challenges.
The great news for parents: not only can we help, but acupuncture and TCM leave 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.
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.
We treat the following conditions:
Failure to Thrive
Weak Immune System
Pre- and Post- Immunization Support
Gas / Abdominal bloating
Nausea / Vomiting
Weight Loss / Weight Gain
MUSCULOSKELETAL / NEUROLOGICAL
Headaches & Migraines
ADD / ADHD
Frequently Asked Questions
What age can kids get acupuncture?
Kids can get acupuncture as early as when they are newborns to address a range of issues such as colic, constipation, failure to thrive, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep issues, rashes/skin problems like cradle cap, newborn eczema, and respiratory issues. We can even work with the child through pregnancy by addressing the mother's health and overally pregnancy wellness.
How quickly does acupuncture and TCM work in kids?
Acupuncture and TCM work quickly in kids, as children's systems are new and haven't been burdened by years of abuse, toxins, and stress. The recovery and turnaround time is fast, and TCM says that resolving a child's ailment by 8-12 years old makes the likelihood of it carrying into adulthood rare. However, it's important to also educate parents and support children's recovery through diet and lifestyle changes.
Is acupuncture good for kids with anxiety?
Yes, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very effective in treating anxiety in kids. While acupuncture techniques like moxibustion, acupressure, and acupuncture can be effective, the herbs are the superstar. Additionally, acupuncture and TCM can be helpful for treating recovery, ear infections, respiratory infections, and other issues in kids.
Is acupuncture safe for children?
Yes, acupuncture is safe for children and is one of the oldest areas of specialization in TCM. We meet children at their comfort level and use techniques like needles, pressure, gua sha, cupping, and taking the pulse. If children do receive acupuncture, they often don't even wake up or cry during the treatment. . However, we always honor a child's 'no' for any treatment modality they aren't comfortable with.
Acupuncture and TCM are not just limited to treating sickness, but can also be used for maintaining overall health and wellness in children.
Can toddlers take Chinese herbs?
Yes, we have special pediatric formulations of Chinese herbs that are premade specifically for children. These formulations can be given directly or incorporated into milk, juice, or a smoothie to make it easier for toddlers to take them. We have a lot of experience in making herbal formulations simple and fun for kids!
What should I tell my kids before their acupuncture appointment?
It's important to let your kids know that acupuncture is a safe and effective way to maintain balance, health, and confidence. For adolescents dealing with issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, harmful self-behavior, test anxiety, ADHD, and sports injuries, acupuncture is a minimally invasive option with no side effects. Plus, kids tend to love coming to visit (especially our sticker drawer!).
Get in Touch
4650 North Rockwell Avenue
(at the Rockwell Brown Line stop)
Chicago, IL 60625
We are open 5 days a week by appointment only.
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm