Natural Support for a Healthy Start!
Health starts before conception, but the early years of life are also important for long-term vitality. That’s why I am committed to helping people of all ages – including children and adolescents - to get rid of annoying symptoms and prevent the development of chronic disease. There is no better time than now to make sure your children are healthy and prepared for the future.
Ensuring optimal nutrition for babies and children is also very important. Using traditional diets in combination with the unique needs of your child, I’ll help you to find the right diet for you and your family, including the proper ratios of micro and macronutrients. I know it can be challenging to work through all the diet information out there, but I can help you to find what you’ve been looking for.
I offer a number of adjunctive services and well child exams. I also offer vaccination consultations and nutrition consultations. My treatment approach for babies and children focuses on safe, effective natural therapies. As I am not licensed as a pediatrician, I will work with your pediatrician or other healthcare providers as needed. See below for a list of conditions I commonly treat.
- Problems with nursing or feeding
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood disturbances, behavioral problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma
- Skin abnormalities and rashes
- Digestive symptoms
- Well baby and child exams
I have also been trained in supporting children through non-invasive acupressure and meridian therapy. Even children can have disruptions in the Qi flow within the body. However, acupuncture (needling) is usually not required to support appropriate Qi flow in children. Instead, non-insertive techniques can be used to help with symptoms disease. Non-insertive techniques include the utilization of non-invasive tools to access acupuncture points and meridians on the body in a gentle way to rebalance the Qi flow. Most children respond very well to these techniques.
Adolescents & Teenagers:
Changes during puberty are rapid and confusing. Many adolescents and teenagers feel uncomfortable talking about health concerns (especially sexual issues) with their parents. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where teens and adolescents can feel free to discuss their concerns. I can help with all types of complaints including mood swings, dietary issues, resources for teens and families, and more. I also provide physical exams for school and sports.