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Holistic, gentle and effective are words that come to mind when we think of Chinese medicine and little ones. Infancy, childhood and adolescence are times of change, development and growth, which come with a variety of obstacles and challenges. These health concerns can very often be resolved with minimal intervention. At  Lotus Acupuncture, we tend to take a minimally invasive approach to working with your children, and offer needle-free options if they are needed.

Traditional Chinese Medicine works to balance and support the healthy development and growth of children and teens with the consideration of three vital factors:  growth and development, the digestive system, and teen hormones. The theories of Chinese Medicine are founded on the principles of yin and yang.  Kids are full of yang energy and exactly what they do is grow, change and transform. Thus,  TCM will be beneficial to provide balance and stability while our children go through their different stages of childhood. 

Chinese Medicine will benefit children's:

~Immune support





~Teething pain

~Ear infections


~Post Anti-biotic Syndrome



~Thrush/ Mouth ulcers

~Insomnia/ Night terrors





~Sports injuries






The most common disorder that is seen in infants is  febrile and digestive disorders. Infants grow so rapidly that they develop a hyperactivity of yang or metabolic fire. This weakens the relationship between yin and yang energies in the body and this is also one of the main reasons why infants have such high tendencies towards running fevers, why a child’s sickness is often worst at night, and why there is restlessness during developmental changes.  Additionally, a child’s digestion is innately weak up until the age of 5 or 6.  The food accumulation turns into dampness and heat accumulates which then lead to colic, ear infection, asthma, eczema and more. In many cases, the root problem comes back to indigestion and weak gut.


After the ages of 5 years old a myriad of things occur and children continue to grow and develop rapidly. A broad spectrum of health obstacles can present at this time, which include eczema, respiratory infections, allergies, asthma, hyperactivity, night fears, enuresis, insomnia, reflux, diarrhea, constipation and stomachaches. In the treatment of allergic, asthmatic, and infectious conditions Chinese Medicine works to build up the immune system and supports organ health.  For digestive issues such as chronic stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting or colitis it is important to regulate the transforming and transporting of food and nutrients. Night fears and enuresis are often tied to an under-developed kidney system and with can be supported with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. 


As one goes through adolescence, change occurs  quickly. Along with physical growth, also come

increased stress, peer relationships, and  hormonal changes, which make for interesting

transformations in the body, hormones and emotions.  Many teens will experience stagnation of  

blood and qi, hormone imbalance and emotional swings  which leading to common disorders as anxiety, depression, and anger. Acupuncture is able to effect brain chemistry by increasing the production of endorphins and other feel good chemicals in the brain which creates a calming effect. For young women, the transition into menstruation can be a difficult one with painful periods, irregular flow, pms, digestive complications, mood swing, anxiety and depression.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas will be helpful to regulate cycle, balance hormones and calm the mind without the use of Western drugs.


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