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Acupuncture for children is just one aspect of holistic pediatrics.  Holistic care focuses on the principles of health, wellness and safe resolutions to illnesses. Little Owl Medicine is dedicated to integrating treatments and modalities that utilize natural methods to stimulate healing, recover balance and support the body’s own resilience.  Acupuncture follows this by encouraging the body to heal.  When you stimulate the body and the body’s energy in the correct way, healing can occur naturally.  The body wants to be in balance.  Acupuncture works to encouraging that to happen.  With age old techniques that have been modified and refined for over 2,000 years, it is safe and effective. 

Pediatric Acupuncture for Healing & Prevention in Children of All Ages

Pediatric acupuncture at Little Owl Medicine successfully treats chronic and acute illnesses in children of all ages, often without needles. Our treatment also helps prevent illnesses in your family members.

Infants and children respond quickly to acupuncture and the special techniques designed for children. These techniques include massaging your child by hand and using various tools to gently tap, rub, or press the body to help the entire energy channel. Needle use is minimal and when needles are used, they are in the body a short time.


Both Shonishin and Pediatric Tuina utilize channels or meridians that flow within our bodies.  These modalities help to balance these channels by encouraging the energy, or, “Qi” to flow in the proper direction. Treatment may also help build up energy, disperse it, or move it from an area if needed. Because children’s body systems are immature, they are in the most “yang phase” of their life.  These energy channels are not completely formed until a child reaches the age of 6 or 7. Pediatric acupuncture helps your child grow properly, heal issues and resolve problems by balancing or filling the energy channels.

Acupuncture can be used very successfully to treat children of all ages.  Infants and children respond very quickly to acupuncture and there are special techniques designed to specifically treat children. 


Conditions We Treat with Pediatric Acupuncture:

  •  allergies

  •  sinus congestion

  •  respiratory issues like asthma

  •  frequent colds

  •  sleeping issues and enuresis (bed wetting)

  •  insomnia, nightmares, night terrors

  •  ADD, ADHD, Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), behavioral issues

  •  anxiety, anger, fear

  •  digestive issues, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, constipation

  •  skin issues, rashes, eczema, cradle cap

  •  reoccurring ear infections

  •  teething pain

  •  body pain, growing pains

Young adults and pre-teens also experience benefit from acupuncture for many issues including:

  • sports injuries and strains

  • menstrual issues and problems, painful period, heavy or light period, PMS, emotional or behavioral difficulties,

  • digestive disorders

  • skin issues, acne

  • stress, anxiety, fear, anger

 Check with us if you don't see the condition that you are looking for to see how we can help you, your child, or your family.  

Call today to schedule an appointment or for a free 20 minute consult


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