Treating Kids with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Do kids get acupuncture and take herbs? You bet they do!  Here’s an intro to Chinese medicine for children.  It’s the first in a series of blogs on this topic.

*The beauty of choosing Chinese Medicine as a treatment modality for your kids is that they get better fast! The key is to bring them in at first signs of an issue – or even if they’re overall pretty healthy.  My methods find underlying patterns that have in the past or may in the future manifest in illness.

Here’s a list of common conditions I see kids for:

*frequent colds or flus or early stage of feeling like they’re coming down with something as well asactive colds or flus

*allergies, food sensitivities

*bedwetting/enuresis

*digestive complaints such as tummy aches, constipation, diarrhea, etc.

*anxiety

*failure to thrive

Usually a lot of kids’ common issues involve the digestive system – it’s weak and still developing in kids – especially the little ones!  Having kids in preschool, daycare, and public school makes it really hard to keep them on a healthy diet.  We live in a snack food culture and unfortunately many of the foods kids crave are energetically and nutritionally incompatible with their immature digestive systems.

While food therapy is important, acupuncture and herbs can really heal the imbalances and strengthen the weaknesses to make your kids more robust.

I welcome your questions and comments.  In my next blog, I will go over a couple of the common obstacles parents face when trying to choose whether this approach is right for their kids.

 

 

 

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