Pediatric care is one of the oldest specialties in Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors have always understood that the physiology of a child is different from that of an adult and that young people are in need of specialized care.
A young person's body is in a constant state of growth and development, and a child's organ systems are immature and delicate. Traditional Chinese Medicine can help ease many of the physical, emotional, and psychological difficulties associated with maturation by restoring balance throughout these transitions.
Because of their unique and rapidly changing physiology, children are highly responsive to Chinese medical treatment. Using gentle and effective TCM techniques to correct imbalances at an early age helps to set the stage for a lifetime of good health.
Diseases like obesity and diabetes that were once common only among adult populations are increasingly being seen in pediatric populations. Environmental and social factors have also led to the increase of such conditions as food allergies, asthma, eczema, ADD and ADHD among young people. Correcting these imbalances at an early age helps to promote well-being and prevent further health issues in adulthood. Many common conditions which are resistant to conventional medicine respond well to TCM therapy. Chinese Medicine is a safe, drug-free, holistic and curative approach to promoting your child's wellness.
How do you treat children with Chinese Medicine?
Chinese medicine uses massage, herbal medicine, acupuncture, a style of needle-free acupuncture called shonishin, nutrition and/or lifestyle therapies to treat both chronic and acute conditions, as well as to help prevent your child from developing future ailments.
Stephanie takes special care to make sure both child and parent feel safe and comfortable during each session. Children are seen together with their parent(s) with toys available. Pediatric sessions are shorter than adult treatment sessions. Small children can easily be treated while in parents' arms or on parents' laps.
Stephanie encourages parents to take an active role in their child's healing process by implementing dietary and lifestyle changes, utilizing home remedies and by performing easy-to-do pediatric massage techniques at home.
Links to Articles by Stephanie:
Sho-ni-shin Pediatric Acupuncture
TCM Pediatric Massage for Parents and Caregivers: An Introduction
Pediatric Massage Techniques for Cold and Flu Season
Common Pediatric Conditions Treated with TCM:
Flus & Colds
Side Effects of Immunizations
Urinary Tract Infections
Insomnia and Night Terrors
ADD and Hyperactivity
Healing from Surgery
Sports or Traumatic Injury
Support with Cancer Treatment
Links to Articles by Stephanie on
Spotlight on TCM Pediatrics: Inherent Characteristics of Children - An Introdcution