Acupuncture is not only for adults, but for children as well. Because acupuncture aims to balance one’s body naturally and without harmful side effects, it is a great way to keep your children healthy all year long.
Depending on your child’s age, different techniques may be used. One such technique is called Shonishin. Using this style, different tools are scraped or pressed gently along the channels of the body. A non-insertive needle called a teishin may also be used.
When treatment requires insertive techniques, extremely thin acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points on the body, manipulated, and then taken out. The needles do not remain in a child for any long length of time. Chinese herbs are another great way to treat children and can be used for acute or chronic conditions. Acupressure techniques may be used during treatment and shown to the parents so they can continue treatment at home. Nutritional guidelines will also be discussed to promote a healthy lifestyle for the child.