We treat children of all ages: from infants to toddlers and school aged children. When a small child or infant comes in we use pediatric tui-na and shonishin techniques to address any concerns for the little one. Children are especially receptive to bodywork so usually acupuncture is not indicated. Instead we use massage and shonishin, which is Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture. It involves tapping on specific acupressure points and massaging the extremities. Sometimes even moxa is used, which is compressed mugwort that is lit in a device and applied over the skin. This is a very gentle warming and soothing therapy that can help with boosting the immune system, alleviating pain, reducing anxiety, promoting sleep, and improving digestion. We also carry a line of herbs specific for infants and children called Gentle Warriors from Kan Herb Company and even carry some formulas from The Herbalist that are made especially for children.
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great helps our children to be healthy with acupuncture.