Infants and ChildrenPediatric care is one of the oldest Chinese medicine specialties. Traditional Chinese medicine doctors have always understood that the physiology of a child is different from that of an adult and that young people are in need of specialized care. A young person’s body is in a constant state of growth and development and a child’s organ systems are immature and delicate. Chinese medicine can help ease many of the physical, emotional, and psychological difficulties associated with maturation by restoring balance throughout these transitions. Chinese medicine uses massage, herbal medicine, acupuncture, needle-free acupuncture, nutrition and/or lifestyle therapies to treat both acute and chronic conditions as well as help to prevent your child from developing future ailments. Diseases like obesity and diabetes that were once common only among adult populations are increasingly being seen in pediatric populations. Environmental and social factors have also led to the increase of such conditions as food allergies, asthma, eczema, ADD and ADHD among the young. Correcting these imbalances at a young age serves to promote well-being and prevent further health and wellness issues in adulthood. Many common childhood conditions which are resistant to conventional medicine respond well to TCM therapy. Chinese medicine is a safe, drug-free, holistic and curative approach to promoting your child’s wellness.

At Fives Seasons Healing, Sharon has years of experience working with children as an educator and health practitioner. She has clinically trained in pediatrics with leading experts in China and the US. Sharon takes special care to make sure both child and parent feels safe and comfortable during each session. Herbal medicine formulas are from herbal companies that assure the highest quality of pesticide- & chemical-free herbs. Herbal medicines are easy to administer orally with a medicine dropper either directly or with juice or water, and the dosages are adjusted for babies and children. Sharon is trained in needle-free ‘acupuncture’ as an alternative to treating the sensitive child. Sharon encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s healing process by implementing dietary and lifestyle changes and by performing easy-to-do pediatric massage techniques at home.

Common Pediatric Conditions Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Digestive Disorders

Respiratory Issues

Infectious Diseases

Sleep Disorders

Dermatological Conditions

Behavioral Conditions

Other Conditions