With the “go-go-go” attitude of mainstream culture, sometimes it can be hard for kids to slow down enough to find rest. If this is something you are struggling with at home, please know that Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for children can help.
In his article Treating Infants and Small Children with Chinese Herbal Medicine Dr. Fratkin brings attention to the fact that in China, the experience of a young pediatric patient is very dissimilar to those here in mainstream Western medicine. Pediatric medicine in China (as with many pro-Eastern medicine cultures) follows a more natural and non-invasive approach to healing and wellness.
Is Acupuncture for Children Safe?
Many people can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Treatments are individualized to each patient, regardless of age. Acupuncture and TCM look at each individual as a complex and holistic system; therefore can be an incredibly effective treatment for common childhood ailments. In fact, children often respond more quickly to acupuncture than adults.
This makes sense when you consider that in children, there are three systems most commonly affected, those are digestion (spleen-stomach), respiration (lungs), as well as common colds and infections from their building immune system. All three of these are known to benefit from TCM modalities including cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na, acupuncture, and acupressure – all of which are safe, natural, and minimally invasive.
Consider a gentle approach with your children, consider TCM.
If needles are an issue, don’t let that discourage you. TCM offers a great set of modalities above and beyond acupuncture. If you’d like to try acupuncture for children, schedule their appointment today, we will discuss ALL of your options.