From everyday sniffles to tummy aches, acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in China to treat children from 0 to 18 year olds.
Nowadays, as parents become more interested in a holistic approach of supporting their children's health, Pediatric Acupuncture has gained its popularity in the West.
MOST COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS....
...effectively managed with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
How does Pediatric acupuncture work?
Acupuncture for children functions similarly to that of adults in the sense that both use same theories, points and meridians.
The difference in treatment for baby's, toddlers and younger children, is that they overall respond extremely well to acupuncture, be it by a quick in and out needling technique or by using an e-stim pointer and/or Shoni-shin, both of these are needle-free modalities.
Regular acupuncture treatments are administered to older children who can remain still for approximately 20 minutes.
Herbal medicine is sometimes recommended for certain conditions to help support the treatment and get faster results. At Alquimia Wellness, we recommend the pediatric tinctures which allow for the parent to easily administer to the younger children.
Medical Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to substitute any professional medical advice
Regardless of your child's medical condition, it is always advisable to consult first with your child's health care provider before any Complimentary and Alternative medicine treatments.