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holistic pediatric medicine

Why We Love Kids

Young patients are full of healing potential and tend to respond quickly to the most gentle treatments. They do not have the long history of traumas, toxicity, or chronic illness to impede their vital force. We’ve seen chronic asthma and bronchitis clear up after just a few visits. In many cases, we can skip needles and use massage techniques called guasha and tui na, tuning forks, and yummy Chinese herbs to treat childhood ailments like ear infections, bedwetting, and the common cold. Of course, plenty of kids are brave and want to experience the sensation of acupuncture! I prefer to call them “taps” in the office to make it sound more appealing for  young ears since kids associate needles with vaccine shots which are much larger needles.

    I feel most comfortable seeing children 5 years and older.  Common ailments improved from holistic pediatric medical care:

    • Colds/coughs
    • Allergies
    • Chronic respiratory issues like asthma and bronchitis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Digestive ailments (abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea)
    • Skin ailments (dermatitis, eczema, acne, hives, rashes)
    • Emotional ailments (anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD)
    • Chronic pain including Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    • PMS or menstrual cramps
    • Frequent nightmares, bedwetting
    • Growing pains
    • Headaches (tension, migraine, migraine with aura)

    “The soul is healed by being with children” – Fyodor Dovstoevsky