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Infants and Children

Pediatric care is one of the oldest Chinese medicine specialties. Traditional Chinese medicine 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. Chinese medicine can help ease many of the physical, emotional, and psychological difficulties associated with maturation by restoring balance throughout these transitions. Chinese medicine uses massage, herbal medicine, acupuncture, needle-free acupuncture, nutrition and/or lifestyle therapies to treat both acute and chronic conditions as well as help to prevent your child from developing future ailments.

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 the young. Correcting these imbalances at a young age serves to promote well-being and prevent further health and wellness issues in adulthood. Many common childhood 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.

Celina takes special care to make sure both child and parent feels safe and comfortable during each session. She encourages parents to take an active role in their child's healing process by implementing dietary and lifestyle changes and by performing easy-to-do pediatric massage techniques at home.

Common Pediatric Conditions Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Candida
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Thrush
  • Teething
  • Vomiting

Respiratory Issues

  • Allergies/Hay Fever
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Fevers
  • Flus and Colds
  • Laryngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis

Infectious Diseases

  • Ear Infections
  • Chicken Pox
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Immunizations and its Side Effects
  • Impetigo
  • Measles
  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections and Urithritis

Sleep Disorders

  • Bedwetting
  • Insomnia and Night Terrors
  • Lethargy
  • Sleepwalking

Dermatological Conditions

  • Athlete's Foot
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

Behavioral Conditions

  • ADD and Hyperactivity
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Exam Nerves
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loss of Appetite

Other Conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Delayed Development
  • Down Syndrome
  • Healing from Surgery
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Sports or Traumatic Injury
  • Support with Cancer treatment

Useful Links:

Ear Infections: Antibiotics Not Necessary
Acupuncture Helps Kids and Teens With Chronic Pain


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