Pediatric Acupuncture Edmonton

By Published On: July 12, 2021Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, Edmonton

Looking for a safe, natural treatment that addresses your child as a whole in order to get to the root cause of what is ailing them? Pediatric acupuncture may be for you!

What does acupuncture do for kids?

Acupuncture offers a safe and effective approach to pediatric care. It is a gentle and supportive way to regulate the nervous system in order to address many issues that children are experiencing, many of which can be related to the effects of stress. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment for restoring balance in the body, stimulating its own natural abilities to heal and gets to the root cause of what is ailing them. This means that acupuncture can successfully treat a wide range of health concerns, making it more and more sought after by parents, for their children.
Afraid of needles?

Is your child afraid of needles? No problem! Acupuncture treatments don’t just consist of needle techniques. An alternative to needles, is acupressure, which can also be used to stimulate specific points in the body to bring about healing. Other modalities include cupping, gua sha, and the placing of ear seeds (a little sticker that has a seed on it that they wear home to help stimulate specific points, up to a week later!), which are also painless and highly effective treatments in pediatric acupuncture. However, if your child is comfortable with a few needles, they can rest easy knowing that extra tiny needles are used. Your child can also feel free to bring something with them to their appointment for comfort or a distraction.

Parents can now get excited about adding acupuncture to their children’s health care as it offers individualized treatment plans that are much less invasive and don’t involve medications that tend to have some nasty side effects. Pediatric appointments are also often shorter, and flexible in their delivery, so the child won’t get too restless.

Did you know that children as young as 6 months old, can safely receive Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture?

Some Examples of What Pediatric Acupuncture Can Treat:

  • Mental health issues
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • ADHD/Autism
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Nightmares
  • Upset stomach/Digestive issues
  • Eczema
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Body pain

Here, at Red Leaf Wellness, we consider all aspects of a child’s health and wellness and are committed to excellence. Curious to learn more about how your child can benefit from Acupuncture?

Call 780-633-7538 or book an appointment online today!