Acupuncture, pediatric massage and herbal medicine are practical approaches to children’s and teens’ health care that focus on treatment of symptoms in addition to resolving the root causes of an illness. Many parents like to use acupuncture and massage first because it is less invasive and has no unwanted side effects. A first visit for children under 13 lasts about 1 hour, and follow-up appointments last 30 minutes.
Pediatric acupuncture is a great way to address a range of conditions such as:
At Six Branches Family Acupuncture, we use a gentle pediatric massage technique called ShoniShin to address all kinds of health issues for children. We also show parents how to use the techniques at home. Daily use of these techniques at home is important for your child’s recovery.
Many children (even babies!) enjoy receiving acupuncture “taps” which are very thin, small needles that are tapped in and quickly removed. For those children who aren’t ready to try taps, we have other tools for stimulating acupuncture points.
Safe, gentle herbal tinctures help your child fight colds, soothe pains from teething and colic, address digestive difficulties and more. All herbal products are third-party tested for safety and purity. We carry tinctures from Kan Herbs Gentle Warriors line, Golden Flower, KW Botanicals, and Blue Poppy Enterprises.
Food is often a culprit when it comes to children’s chronic illnesses. Six Branches Family Acupuncture offers nutritional counseling specific to your child’s condition according to the principles of Chinese medicine.