Acupuncture for Children
Many adults and children fear needles. Given this, the use of acupuncture for kids might not be a consideration. However, an increasing number of parents are seeking alternative methods of treatment for their kids. This is because our conventional medical system is faltering a bit. In many cases, pharmaceuticals can be more harmful than helpful, especially to young children whose brains and bodies aren't fully developed.
Parents are turning to acupuncture because it provides a safe resolution of illness, while also preventing future illnesses. Acupuncture and acupressure stimulate the body’s ability to restore and heal itself. Our bodies are fully capable of fighting off disease and healing injuries when the right tools are provided. Acupuncture is that right tool that not only stimulates the immune system, but also relaxes the nervous system and regulates the digestive and hormonal systems. For your body to heal, all of these things must be balanced.
Many times parents are told by doctors that what their child is experiencing is just “a phase” and he / she “will grow out of it.” In many ways, this is a way of ignoring the real issues at hand. Conventional medicine doesn’t work holistically, addressing the whole body, and parents are usually sent to a dozen different specialists who never really coordinate to find the best treatment for the child. Parenting in this manner is frustrating and financially burdensome, not to mention emotional strain for the child. This is where acupuncture shines; acupuncture can address pain, insomnia, anxiety, and digestive issues all at the same time, and often as early as the first session.
Acupuncture has helped many children with a wide range of ailments, from headaches and digestive issues to pain, allergies, migraines, and fatigue to the effects of ADHD. Acupuncture is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals that many parents do not want their kids to take. Parents are increasingly turning to acupuncture as an effective method of supporting their children's health. If your child is suffering from pain, asthma, ADHD or any other type of ailment, acupuncture might hold the answer.
If you are wondering if acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine could help your child, we encourage you to schedule a New Patient Appointment for them with me. We can talk about your children's specific issues and decide together if this would be a good therapy for your child to try in their healing journey.