Acupuncture For Babies
Digestion is the cornerstone of babies’ health. If it is blocked by wind, they cry. If they have colic, they cry. If they want more milk, they cry.
Acupuncture can be a tremendous way of regulating a baby’s digestion to avoid trapped wind and give a true sense of hunger. Many babies respond quickly to this kind of treatment, especially if they have strong constitutions.
Babies can also be prone to fevers. Acupuncture has a great tradition of releasing fevers in babies, which may be preferable to using pharmaceutical drugs. When treating a baby in this way we always ensure that the necessary medical help has been sought.
Similarly, teething can cause fevers to arise. Acupuncture treatment seeks to sooth these fevers and settle the often difficult process of teething.
Strengthening the immune system is another concern for babies and young children, especially if they are prone to recurrent colds, coughs, glue ear or have experienced vaccinations.
Please feel free to discuss with us how acupuncture treatment, dietary advice and herbal medicine can help in these circumstances.
© George Cooper/Katherine Allen 2008