Our integrative approach to pediatric health uses the knowledge of ancient medical traditions combined with our expertise in Western Pediatric care to develop an individualized care plan for each patient. Our providers bring knowledge in the following traditions which allows us to offer the most holistic and natural approach to focus on the source of the disease rather than just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to guide you and your child to a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a noninvasive healing modality that facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal itself by restoring harmony and balance to the entire individual. It is based on balancing the flow of energy (chi) through the body. TCM has been providing children with healthcare solutions for over 2,000 years and is the second-largest medical system in the world currently used by over ¼ of the earth’s population.
Primary TCM methods of treating children include:
Dietary Therapy: Healthy digestion is crucial to the health and well-being of infants and children. Therefore, a proper diet is a very real means of preventing and treating the most commonly encountered children’s diseases.
Chinese Herbal Therapy: Chinese herbs are prescribed in custom formulas using between four to fifteen herbs packaged as a liquid for easy administration to children. Herbal formulations can be quite effective when treating or preventing illness, even when the patient has a history of chronic infections and antibiotic use.
Chinese Pediatric Massage: Chinese pediatric massage (Tui Na) is useful for treating children up to 8 years of age. It can be remarkably effective for treating such pediatric conditions as cough, constipation, chronic abdominal pain, dermatitis, and asthma. It is gentle, safe, and without side effects.
Pediatric Acupuncture: Pediatric Acupuncture (Sho-ni-shin) is a type of acupuncture specifically designed for the treatment of children. It often uses the stimulation of pressure points rather than needles. It has been shown to be effective for the treatment of the following problems:
- Pediatric Pain including Migraines and Tension-type Headaches
- Abdominal Pain including Colic in infants
- Neonatal Pain during or after exposure to painful procedures
- Painful Periods in adolescent girls
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Common Respiratory Problems including Asthma
- Digestive Ailments.