At Acupuncture by Devon, we love working with kids, particularly as more and more parents are embracing preventative and alternative models of pediatric care. Devon’s passion for helping her patients become parents naturally includes providing care for their children as well.
Treatment of Childhood Conditions
Pediatric acupuncture and supporting modalities can alleviate a number of health concerns in infants and children. These include:
- Abdominal pain
- Allergies and asthma
- Bed wetting
- Cold and flu
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Diaper rash
- Mental and physical development issues
- Sports injuries
Types of Treatments
Pediatric Acupuncture: Depending on the age and receptiveness of your child, a quick insertion acupuncture technique may be used. However, if you and/or your child have concerns about needle therapy, we have a variety of noninvasive techniques that can be used instead.
Aroma Acupoint Therapy: This is a simple and fun non-needle therapy. Applying pure, high quality essential oils to specific acupuncture points can alleviate signs of restlessness, ADHD, ADD, digestive complaints and help to boost the immune system. Great for home care too!
Tui Na and Massage: Touch has a profound effect of the body. Tui Na is an ancient Chinese therapeutic massage that incorporates brushing, kneading, rolling and pressing to facilitate balance and reverses symptoms. We also teach you gentle massage techniques to use at home to continue your child’s treatments. Hands-on treatments are particularly effective in digestive complaints, pain and insomnia.
Laser Therapy and Magnets: Acupuncture points are considered areas of electrical instability; by applying laser light energy (electromagnetic currents) we can activate these points without puncturing the skin. If your child is old enough, we leave the magnets on the skin for several days to continue treatment.
Kinesiotaping: Kinesiotape is a thin, skin like tape that is applied externally with the purpose of re-educating the neuromuscular system, reducing pain, improving circulation and healing and improving functional movement. Taping helps with bruising, swelling, pain, sports injuries and developmental issues in infants.
Herbal Remedies: Herbal formulas are specially designed for a variety of ailments. These preparations work gently, take time to act and are effective and much safer than their pharmaceutical counterparts. Herbal formulas can be particularly helpful for children who have been over-exposed to antibiotics or were born prematurely or via C-section.
Dietary Management: Dietary management is essential for continued relief of symptoms. Children easily suffer from digestive complaints because their systems are not yet fully developed. Increased intake of sugar, cold foods and dairy can result in diarrhea, constipation, colic and much more. We help you understand your and your child’s dietary needs to produce quick and lasting results.
We’d love to work with you and your child. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!