Treating Children With Chinese Medicine
by Brittany Schram
As parents you are faced with many decisions that will shape every aspect of your child. After all, your child’s health is the foundation of their future! Chinese medicine can naturally assist in building their precious systems. Not only can Chinese medicine help fight the common cold, it can prevent illness and help treat various childhood diseases.
When treating children under seven years old, it is common to use a non-needle technique called Shonishin. Derived from Japan, Shonishin involves the use of small tools to stimulate points and brush along the channels. The theory is the same as acupuncture and the focus is to stimulate the flow of Qi, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Common childhood conditions that respond well to Chinese Medicine are:
- Viral infections/ Colds/Flu’s
- Immunological Conditions
- Ear infections
- Enuresis (bed wetting)
- Digestive Conditions
- Hyperactivity~ ADHD/ADD
- Developmental Disorders
The first treatment will consist of an evaluation of the child’s current and past medical history. This process usually takes about 20 minutes depending on the complexity of the child’s condition.
Since children tend to be “On the go,” treatments take between 15-25 minutes for Shonishin. When treating children older than seven years old or children with more severe illnesses, acupuncture needles may be used to activate the points. This is dependent case by case and the comfort level of the child. This safe and effective form of medicine is used all over the world and it is remarkable how quickly children respond to treatment.
As a parent you want the best for your little one! Choose Chinese Medicine as natural solution to treat common childhood illness!
Check out little Harper being treated by Brittany. Brittany first treated Harper when she was only 3 days old! Babies can experience a great deal of trauma being born and acupuncture is a great way of getting their little systems in order.