Pediatrics

Treatment Methods
for Children

Acupuncture is typically associated with using needles, and the consensus might be that kids and needles don’t mix. While many children are perfectly fine with needles, the field of acupuncture includes a variety of treatment methods not involving the use of needles that are highly effective when applied to children. Massage by hand or with pediatric hand tools, vibrating point activators, tuning forks, suction cups and moxa are some techniques used to affect acupuncture points in place of needles. Chinese medicine developed this specialty during the Song dynasty (960-1279). At that time, Chinese doctors recognized the differences between children and adults in diagnosis and treatment and adapted their methods to treat children.

As an additional tier of treatment, Chinese herbal formulas are prescribed to treat many conditions and illnesses affecting children. Balance Point Health uses safe herbs, and Brian would never prescribe any herbal medicine that he hasn’t given or would not give to his children.

Sports Injuries in
Youth & Teens

Student-athletes continually face an ever-increasing competitive, physical, mentally and emotionally demanding environment.

Children and teens in sports can benefit from acupuncture because of its profound effectiveness in treating pain, injuries and stress while enhancing overall focus and performance.

Pediatric Sports Acupuncture is a safe treatment for children and teens because it is:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Fast-acting
  • Low-risk
  • Non-invasive
  • Drug-free
  • Virtually painless

In addition to treating physical conditions, Acupuncture educates and brings awareness regarding digestive health and nutritional therapy.

Today, Acupuncture is used as a treatment for many ailments affecting children, including:

Asthma

Colds & Flu

Poor Appetite

Allergies

Colic

Poor Digestion

Bedwetting

Vomiting

Acne

Bronchitis

Diarrhea

Anxiety

Chronic Cough

Constipation

Stress

Autism

Attention Deficit Disorder

Improved Concentration and Focus for Enhanced Academic,
Athletic and Artistic Performance

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