One of the most common questions I get asked is about kids and acupuncture. While all kids respond differently, most enjoy getting acupuncture.
Acupuncture looks a little different for kids. We may choose to do acupressure or shonishin to stimulate the acupuncture points or channels. We may insert a needle and remove it immediately. We may leave it in for a song and then remove it. As kids get older, they can generally tolerate longer periods of time.
Just like adults, we can use acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions in kids, including digestive problems, skin conditions, anxiety and depression, ADHD, and insomnia. We also treat a lot of sports injuries and frequent colds/flus.
My own kids started getting acupuncture very early on, they were a few months old. They ask for acupuncture anytime they are sick.
We can also use Chinese herbal medicine for kids. We carry a variety of Blue Poppy Pediatric Tinctures. The Tender Teeth tincture was a life saver at my house for teething babies. There are also tinctures for cold/flu, upset tummies, bedwetting, and more.
My Visit to the Acupuncturist is a great book to let kids learn about acupuncture
Purple cloud ointment is a favorite
If you have ever thought about scheduling an appointment for your kids, or yourself, now is the time! Schedule online or call the office. We also offer virtual and herbal consultations.