Pediatric Acupuncture

Acupuncture for children is one component of holistic pediatric health care and has been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics to safely help kids feel better.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years in China and other parts of Asia, to treat a wide variety of common childhood illnesses. As acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have gained acceptance and popularity in the United States for adults, it is only natural that we look to these safe and effective treatments for our children as well. Today’s children face a wide range of health concerns as the incidence of allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and food sensitivities are on the rise, despite increased access to health care. Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer a cost effective and safe alternative to masking symptoms with life-long use of pharmaceutical drugs. By addressing each child as an individual whose body is out of balance, we look to the root cause of these imbalances, using a variety of gentle therapies to stimulate your child’s body to heal itself.

Laura finds great joy in treating babies and children with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She believes that each child is unique, with their own individual needs that must be addressed to regain and maintain optimum health and wellness. Often this individuality can be overlooked in the western medical setting and generic treatments often fail to address your child’s personal challenges. By working within a holistic model and utilizing gentle methods to obtain lasting results, Laura strives to create trust and partnership with your family and child that ultimatiley lead to a state of optimum health, and creating a strong fondation for life long well-being.

Although acupuncture and herbal medicine are not a substitute for western medical treatments when they are warranted, they do make a great addition to a child’s overall medical care. At Solana Family Acupuncture, we recommend pursuing treatment that is the least invasive and offers the fewest unwanted side effects before resorting to powerful drugs which may come with undesirable side effects.

Laura uses gentle acupuncture, non-needle techniques, and herbal medicine to treat a wide variety of common childhood ailments. The most common conditions that we treat in children are:

  • ​​Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Colic

  • Earache/ Infections

  • Cough

  • Colds/ Flu

  • Congestion

  • Sinus Infection

  • Eczema

  • Rashes

  • Infant Reflux

  • Stomachache

  • Teething

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Conjunctivitis/ Pink Eye

  • Chronic Illness

  • Sleep Problems

  • Failure to Thrive

  • Emotional/ Behavioral Issues