AdolescentsThe transition from adolescence to adulthood is a momentous physical, mental, and emotional shift. As the body rapidly matures, new, intense thoughts and feelings can be awakened. Adolescence is a time when a child’s independence begins to assert itself and higher levels of self-awareness develop. Because the person a child transforms into during adolescence becomes the blueprint of who he or she will be as an adult, it is of vital importance to promote positive physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns while still young. These positive patterns can have lifelong effects.

Adolescence is a time of great clinical significance because old childhood diseases begin to phase out and new diseases may appear. If the child is constitutionally weak, support with acupuncture and herbs can be of invaluable benefit to a child going through the changes of puberty. Even if the child has been healthy for most of his or her childhood, excessive academic, social and extracurricular pressures can detrimentally affect a teen’s transition into adulthood. Emotional strain can lead to headaches, stiff muscles, asthma and psycho-emotional disorders. For young women, this strain can lead to endless cycles of painful and irregular periods. Physical and mental taxation can weaken the child’s core strength and lead to persistent fatigue, and back and knee pain. Any lingering health problems from childhood can worsen, persist, and create a host of other health problems in adulthood.  At Five Seasons Healing, Sharon can offer care and advice to parents and young people to help foster a healthy and happy teen.

Common Adolescent Conditions Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

Behavioral and Psycho-Emotional Conditions

Digestive Conditions

Respiratory and Immunological Conditions

Infectious Conditions

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Gynecological Conditions

Skin Conditions

Miscellaneous Conditions