Once parents become aware of how TCM can benefit the entire family, they often wonder when their child should come in to see their practitioner. Many people seek out TCM treatments when there is a problem that is not resolving promptly or not responding to conventional medicine. But did you know "maintenance" treatments can begin monthly with your child starting at birth?
Of course, this office visit is not going to look the same as acupuncture for adults which involves insertion and retention of needles. With pediatrics, needles are inserted and promptly removed. Treatments also include pediatric massage called tuina which is something parents can learn to do at home. Guasha is yet another modality which can circulate qi and blood and support homeostasis.
TCM works well for the following pediatric ailments: