Chinese medicine is a safe, natural and gentle way of addressing many common childhood ailments. From allergies to tummy aches, acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in China to treat children. Pediatric acupuncture is gaining popularity in the West as parents seek more holistic ways of supporting their children’s health.
At YinOva, we always coordinate your child’s care with that of their pediatrician so that you receive the best of both worlds. Our Yinova moms and dads often tell us that they appreciate being able to use our treatments as a first line of defense before resorting to powerful pharmaceutics with their associated side effects.
What is a treatment like? Every acupuncture treatment is designed to fit your child’s needs and suit their temperament. We have several painless treatment options that do not involve using needles, although our acupuncturists are also skilled when it comes to administering acupuncture with little to no sensation. Alternatives to acupuncture include the use of cold lasers, a special cutaneous skin stimulation machine and a Japanese pediatric massage called Shonishin. All of the herbal formulas we use are manufactured especially for children here in the USA. They are selected for their purity and safety.
Some of the pediatric complaints we treat include:
- Acid reflux
- Behavioral issues
- Repeated ear infections
- Sensory integration issues