Pediatric Acupuncture

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You want nothing more than your child to be healthy and happy as a parent. Regular checkups with your family doctor are vital for maintaining good physical health. These visits allow your doctor to detect and correct minor problems before they become major health concerns. 

You may not think of acupuncture as an essential piece of your child's health care. However, preventative therapy is attainable to help maintain and rebalance your child's health.

Acupuncture is a whole-body approach to healing; it takes a holistic and nurturing practice to keep you healthy and content. Inserting fine, sterile needles into acupoints of the body stimulates significant physiological changes that promote healing. Other non-needle techniques are available too.

Acupuncture points activate the body's innate healing abilities acupuncturists call Qi (pronounced "chee"). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness. Qi flows through pathways called channels and nourishes the body's cells, tissues, muscles, organs, and glands. When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, symptoms related to a specific condition may appear. Acupuncture is just one aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); many modalities within TCM may effectively restore the body's natural healing ability.

Most people experience little or no pain when receiving acupuncture-- in fact, many report a deep sense of relief, relaxation, and reduction of specific symptoms and signs. 

From a modern scientific perspective, stimulation of acupuncture points causes the release of many nervous system chemicals in our child's brain, spinal cord, and muscles that help restore the body's ability to heal naturally. 

These internal chemicals provide tremendous health benefits, whether influencing your child's body to heal more quickly or altering how they may be experiencing pain. Acupuncture and TCM's healing and regenerative properties are truly remarkable.

The only way to find out if acupuncture is the perfect fit for you and your family is to give it a try!

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Here are a few stressors that can affect a child's health: 

Accidents/Falls: Children often fall and hurt themselves. Physical trauma blocks the free movement of Qi. Eventually, this can lead to less than adequate nourishment for the body and organ systems. Over time it can build up and lead to specific symptoms and signs. 

Environment: Exposure to environmental and chemical hazards can have a direct impact on a child's health. This may make them susceptible to things like colds, allergies, asthma, and digestive troubles.

Diet: A diet lacking gin proper nutrition can affect organ function and eventually overall health and well-being. Acupuncture helps strengthen and support out-of-balance organs.

Emotions: Children may experience unpleasant situations that affect them emotionally. They can internalize the stress from these situations, and over time, this stress can manifest into various signs and symptoms. 

The information above is provided by Acupuncture Media Works (

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