We understand that Parents are looking for viable alternatives for the treatment of common childhood illnesses. Our practitioners use Traditional Chinese Medicine to help children to thrive and be healthy using methods that are safe and effective.
What’s even better, Chinese Medicine is time tested and has been practiced for over 2,000 years. It can help infants to teens. Acupuncture activates the body’s innate potential to heal itself. Beginning these treatments at a young age can benefit your child in countless ways. Whether your child is experiencing acute or chronic symptoms, treatments can enhance their immune system naturally without unwanted side effects and quicken recovery time.
Common conditions that we treat are colds, digestive problems, back pain, anxiety, allergies, behavioral issues, and fevers. Help is also available for a broader range of issues. Depending on the age of your child or adolescent , the acupuncture needles are only retained for a short time and acupressure is often used.
The comfort level of your child directs the treatment plan whether to use acupuncture needles and/ or non-needle techniques to promote healing. Herbal therapy may also be added to the treatment plan depending on the ailment.
Dr. Adrianne Smith is the pediatric specialist at Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness. If you would like to help your child achieve optimum wellness, schedule an appointment today!