Kids respond really well to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Treating children for things like reflux, eczema, recurrent throat and ear infection, colic, coughs and sleep problems I have seen wonderful drug free results.
A childs energy is very dynamic as they rapidly grow and develop, this means much of the “treatment” can comprise of advice on food and life habits with some massage.
If a problem is more entrenched or very acute I will use acupuncture, (very small fine needles for a very short time, depending on the childs age), and/or some herbal remedies to re-establish balance and return them to health.
Inherited problems are considered part of the childs constitution and would include things like failure to thrive, frequent colds and some types of asthma. In such situations treatment is more long term and is focussed on reducing symptoms and strengthening the child to make the most of their life.
Remarkably some conditions considered lifelong may be cured or symptoms reduced to a point where they disappear as the child strengthens around the onset of puberty.
As the father of three robust and, in my opinion, beautiful children I can attest to the benefits of raising kids using TCM treatments and natural philosophy.