Our office treats many children, ranging in age from infants to college age. Acupuncture has proven to be an effective tool for health and wellness in children and very often they only need a few treatments.
While many children do not feel the needles at all, other modalities (acupressure, electrical stimulation, cupping, pediatric herbal formulas, etc.) can be used for children that are fearful of needles. Parents are surprised to observe that children look forward to the treatments.Some of the pediatric health concerns that can be improved with acupuncture:
- Digestive Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Sports Injury
- Type I/II Diabetes
- Menstrual Irregularity
- Chronic Illness and Lowered Immunity
Please note: We do not use needles on infants and children under 6 years of age. Our experience has shown that acupressure, gentle cupping and pediatric herbal formulas work effectively for very young children.