Babies, toddlers, and children under the age of 12 are treated with Japanese style Shonishin (“show-knee-shin”) acupressure tools rather than needles. Tuina, a Chinese medical massage is also very useful for treatment of children. Many of the techniques can be taught to parents to be done at home daily to sustain results of treatments in the clinic. Nutritional suggestions are also given to families to help solve the underlying problems in many conditions rather than simply masking symptoms. As children transition in age or become more accustom to treatment, small needles may be used but are not left in as they are for adult treatments.
30 – 45 min.
This includes an in-depth intake with parent or guardian and child if able, followed by a Japanese style Shonishin treatment, any dietary suggestions, and instruction for easy to do at home care if applicable.
Follow up treatments
20 – 30 min.
Brief intake of changes since last visit and opportunity to answer questions or concerns, followed by a Shonishin treatment, any dietary suggestions, and instruction for easy to do at home care if applicable.
Pediatric initial visit $50
Pediatric follow-up visit $30
Childhood conditions commonly treated
◾Acute muscle sprains/strains
◾Immune system boosting
◾Musculoskeletal pain (“growing pains”)
◾Nightmares and sleep problems
This is by no means an all inclusive list, just a few examples of issues that many children deal with. Please feel free to contact me to discuss other specific questions you may have about your child.
Save money and time from unproductive doctor’s visits for what Western Medicine may consider routine childhood illness that kids eventually mature out of. See results from a visit to Seasons of Balance rather than just suffering through life while your kids “outgrow” a childhood problem.