There are several therapies in Traditional Chinese Medicine that can be used for pediatric care such as: acupuncture (smaller needles and tacks), laser acupuncture, cupping, and tuina massage. Let’s talk more about tuina massage. . . .
In China’s Hospitals, specifically the Pediatric Department, there are Tuina Doctors. Tuina is a medical massage consisting of various techniques for children and even adults. In TCM a child’s energy system (e.g. meridian development) is different than an adult’s energy system and so the tuina techniques are also different. Below are three brief videos on how tuina massage can help children experiencing certain health conditions.
Video 1: Pediatric Tuina Massage for Diarrhea
Pediatric Tuina Massage for Constipation
Pediatric Tuina Massage for General Wellness
Acupuncture for Children
There are small needles that can be used on children and there are tack needles that are even smaller.
Laser Acupuncture is an option when children are afraid of needles.
Cupping helps restore blood and oxygen flow in the tissues. It’s good for stress relief such as physical or emotional stress.