Children actually respond more quickly to acupuncture treatment than adults. Because needles used for children are extremely thin and not retained but quickly withdrawn after insertion, most infants and children are not bothered by the treatment.
Alternative treatments to the use of needles are Shonishin and Tui Na.
Shonishin uses a specialized tool to gently scrape or rub your child’s skin along specific acupuncture channels.
Tui Na therapy is a gentle therapeutic massage in which specific acupuncture points are manipulated to alleviate common infantile ailments.
- Pediatric treatments are effective for the following conditions:
- Ear Infections
- Common cold & cough
- Infantile malnutrition
- Infantile muscular wry neck
- Neonatal jaundice
- Persistent night crying
- Rashes, Hives
- Regurgitation of milk
(Not all treatable conditions are listed here, please email or call (415) 200 7878 to discuss your specific condition)