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Acupuncture for Children & Teens

Chinese medicine provides excellent, gentle, and natural options to treat children’s health problems – from newborns to teenagers. All treatments are completely safe and generally pain-free. It is extremely important that children feel safe and respected. All care is taken so that a treatment is free of distress for the child and the care giver.

At Ma’s Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, for children and teens, Chinese medicine is commonly used to treat:

  • Recurrent colds and coughs
  • Skin problems
  • Digestive conditions
  • Asthma, eczema, hayfever
  • Inability to relax
  • Fatigue
  • Emotion
  • Irregular periods, periods pain, cramps 

What kinds of Treatments Are Used with Kids?

Regular acupuncture – gentle needling with tiny needles, usually inserted and removed again immediately.

Herbal medicine – safe and effective herbal remedies to assist children back to health.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the balance of yin and yang is the most important condition for health. Modern drugs have a mostly yin quality. An excess of yin will damage the yang. Some drugs, such as antibiotics, damage the yang energy of the heart. The presence of yang, like sunshine, would let those cold and humid conditions evaporate, enlivening the body again.

Children’s general constitution have abundant yang energy. When children have weak yang and reduced digestive capacity, they tend not to grow as tall, have thin frames, puffy muscles, poor memory, and a tendency to tire easily.

Children can be helped to grow healthy and strong, to develop a robust physical constitution into their adult years. Instead of using modern drugs to cover up the manifestation of illness, thereby eventually weakening the immune system, Chinese medicine goes to the root of the problem. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, children can be healthy and strong. 

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