Children's Health

Acupressure & Acupuncture for Children

Acupoint stimulation promotes the body's natural healing ability and helps improve function. Some of the therapies that help with this are the following:Hands

  • Acupressure
  • Acupoint massage
  • Acupuncture, using hair-thin needles

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupoint stimulation is believed to help regulate flow of energy throughout the body.

Acupressure

Acupressure is when a health care practitioner uses manual pressure on the patient's skin at the location of an acupuncture point instead of an acupuncture needle. To apply the light pressure, the practitioner may use his or her finger or a therapy specific tool of some kind. Acupressure is a wonderful treatment choice for children of all ages.

Acupoint Massage

Acupoint massage is when a health care practitioner uses fluid massage motions on the skin of the patient over acupuncture point locations. This gentle massage therapy is loved by children of all ages and is easily taught to parents for care of the child at home.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into the skin of the patient's body at specific acupuncture points location. Acupuncture in the integrative medicine clinic is usually painless and comfortably received by children ten years and older.

Acupuncture influences three areas of health care: 1) promotion of health and well-being, 2) prevention of illness and 3) treatment of various medical conditions.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained in western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. 

Traditional Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is performed by a practitioner trained in Traditional Chinese and/or Japanese Medicine. They are not western medical doctors, but may be Oriental medical doctors or practitioners with a master's degree in oriental medicine or acupuncture and have a state license to perform acupuncture on their patients.

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