Treating Children with Chinese Medicine
As parents you are faced with many decisions that will shape your child. After all, your child’s health is the foundation of their future! Chinese medicine can naturally assist in building their precious systems. Not only can Chinese medicine help fight the common cold, it can prevent illness and help treat various childhood diseases. When treating children under seven years old, I use a non-needle technique called Shonishin. Derived from Japan, Shonishin involves the use of small tools to stimulate points and brush along the channels. The theory is the same as acupuncture and the focus is to stimulate the flow of Qi, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Common childhood conditions that respond well to Chinese Medicine are:
- Viral infections/ Colds/Flu’s
- Immunological Conditions
- Ear infections
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Digestive Conditions
- Hyperactivity~ ADHD/ADD
- Developmental Disorders
The initial treatment is one hour and consists of an evaluation of the child’s medical history and a treatment.
Since children tend to be “On the go,” treatments take between 15-30 minutes for Shonishin. When treating children older than seven years old or children with more severe illnesses, acupuncture needles may be used to activate the points. This is dependent case by case and the comfort level of the child. This safe and effective treatment is widely excepted and used all over the world. It is also remarkable how quickly children respond to treatment.
As a parent you want the best for your little one! Choose Chinese Medicine as natural solution to help treat and PREVENT common childhood illness!
Yours in Health & Wellness,
Brittany Lark-Schram, Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
Belly Bliss Acupuncturist
Brittany has over 10 years of experience and has treated everything from the common cold to cerebral palsy. She is available at Belly Bliss Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment. For information, please visit our Denver Acupuncture Belly Bliss Website.