Acupuncture for Kids

Chinese Medicine has a highly evolved system of pediatric care that can help infants, toddlers, children and teens improve their health without the use of potentially harmful drugs.  Chinese medicine doesn’t treat children like tiny adults.  Rather, it offers a variety of treatment methods and modalities that are unique to the area of pediatrics.  The pediatric modalities we use are shonishin (“show knee shin”) tuina (“twee na”), moxibustion, acupuncture, dietary counseling, and herbal medicine.

Acupuncture for children and teens is becoming an increasingly common treatment for asthma, allergies, headaches, stomachaches, back pain, anxiety, depression, ear aches, respiratory infections, bedwetting, ADHD, autism and many other frequent health concerns.

Acupuncture is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals that many parents do not want their children taking. Increasingly more parents are turning to acupuncture as an effective and necessary method of reestablishing and maintaining health within their children’s constitution.

The Chinese herbal formulas we use are made in the United States and are routinely tested to be free of heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminents.  The children’s herbal tinctures we offer are made with glycerine to mask the often bitter flavors of the herbs, making it much more palatable for children to take.  There are no unpleasant side effects when used as directed.

Here’s a partial list of ailments we could help treat:

  • colds and flu, low immunity
  • digestive problems like colic, “picky” eating, tummy aches, diarrhea, or constipation
  • sleep problems
  • ear infections
  • mood swings
  • seizures, tics, tremors
  • sprains, strains, bruises
  • musculoskeletal problems
  • delayed growth development
  • eczema
  • upper respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis
  • sinusitis, rhinitis
  • food allergies and sensitivities
  • hay fever/allergies
  • growing pains
  • bedwetting

Sonia is absolutely amazing! My 8 year old son’s seasonal allergies were so bad that it was preventing him from focusing in school and playing football…I tried everything, but no improvement. I felt lost and helpless. I started to look into alternative healing. After the very first appointment with acupuncture and aromatherapy, my son was better. After the second appointment, no allergy symptoms. Sonia now helps me, my husband, and my brother. I highly recommend her!