Pediatric Acupuncture & Cupping
Do you want to help your child overcome health challenges and achieve optimal wellness? Do you want to find a natural and gentle way to treat your child’s physical, mental, and emotional issues? Do you want to boost your child’s immune system, energy, and resilience?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need pediatric acupuncture and cupping.
Pediatric acupuncture and cupping are two of the most effective and safe modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They are used to stimulate the body’s own healing abilities, balance the flow of energy (Qi), and harmonize the functions of the organs and systems.
At Acupuncture by Johanna, we offer professional pediatric acupuncture and cupping services that are tailored to your child’s unique needs, preferences, and comfort level. Our certified pediatric acupuncturists have years of experience and training in working with children of all ages.
We use child-friendly techniques that are painless and fun. We use tiny acupuncture needles called “taps” that are inserted briefly or not at all. We also use non-needle tools such as laser acupuncture¹, microcurrent, shonishin, or acupressure. We use gentle cupping that creates a suction effect on the skin without leaving any marks or bruises.
Pediatric Acupuncture and Cupping Benefits
Pediatric acupuncture and cupping can help your child with:
- Pain relief: Acupuncture and cupping can reduce inflammation, relax muscles, and release endorphins, the natural painkillers of the body. They can help with headaches, stomachaches, earaches, sprains, injuries, and more.
- Allergy relief: Acupuncture and cupping can strengthen the immune system, clear the nasal passages, and relieve itching, sneezing, and coughing. They can help with seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema, and food sensitivities.
- Digestive support: Acupuncture and cupping can improve digestion, metabolism, and bowel movements. They can help with constipation, diarrhea, colic, reflux, nausea, and appetite issues.
- Emotional support: Acupuncture and cupping can calm the nervous system, regulate the hormones, and enhance the mood. They can help with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, autism, and behavioral problems.
- Growth and development: Acupuncture and cupping can promote healthy growth, development, and learning. They can help with sleep quality, concentration, memory, creativity, and confidence.
We make sure that your child feels safe, relaxed, and happy during each session. We also educate you on how to support your child’s health at home with diet, lifestyle, massage, or other home remedies.
Don’t wait any longer to give your child the gift of health and happiness. Contact us today to book a free consultation and discover how pediatric acupuncture and cupping can transform your child’s life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pediatric Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been adapted for children. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to balance the body’s energy, promote healing, and improve functioning.
Yes, many scientific studies and reports show that pediatric acupuncture relieves symptoms and pain from illness, surgery, and chemotherapy. The American Academy of Pediatrics found that acupuncture was safe and beneficial for children when performed by an experienced and certified practitioner.
Children of all ages may benefit from acupuncture, from infancy to their teenage years. Children heal faster than adults; this relatively non-invasive treatment promotes the body’s natural healing abilities and stimulates the central nervous system.
Acupuncture targets the body’s pressure points specific to the related injury or ailment. Childhood illnesses, injuries, and even surgery recovery change as they age; however, acupuncture alleviates symptoms for many issues. They include: Colic, Constipation, Sleep disorders, Bedwetting, Digestive issues, Anxiety, Muscle and joint pain, Sports injuries, Headaches, Relief from nausea and vomiting, and more.
While pediatric acupuncture still uses specialized sterile needles inserted into pressure points, there are some fundamental differences between it and adult acupuncture treatments. For instance, the needles are only 1/15th the size of the adult version and are left in for significantly less time, depending on the child’s age.
Cupping therapy is generally safe for many conditions. You may experience a warm, stretching sensation, but the procedure should not hurt. If you feel pain, your practitioner should reduce suction or end the treatment.
Yes, Pediatric Acupuncture and Cupping can often be used together in a treatment plan. The combination of these two therapies can provide a more comprehensive approach to treating a variety of conditions.