Pediatric Acupressure-Therapeutic Tuina Massage


What is Pediatric Acupressure ?

Pediatric acupressure, sometimes also called pediatric tuina massage, is based on Chinese medicinal theories of yin and yang, five elements, and viscera and meridians.  It uses various methods to stimulate acupoints to unblock the meridians and promote qi and blood circulation.

What Ages of Children Are Suitable for Pediatric Acupressure?

Pediatric acupressure (pediatric tuina massage) is suitable for all ages of children.

For very young children (under 3 years old), a special pediatric acupressure will be applied.  Some particuar methods such as gentle hand holding, lifting, pinching, kneading, etc will be used.  It’s a very natural and safe method to help the young children to adjust the physiological and pathological changes through the strength and skills of hands to achieve the purpose of treatment.

For children above 3 years old, some combination techniques will be used.  Depending on actual ages and situation, some regular acupressure method with possible cupping etc might be used.  These are suitable also for adult meridian/ acupoint tuina massage.

What Kinds of Problems Can be Treated by Pediatric Acupressure?

Pediatric acupressure is a type of therapeutic tuina massage treat various health problems of all age children. Some typical problems treated include but not limited to the following:

Respiratory system: fever, cold cough, flu, asthma, nose congestion, pneumonia , rhinitis, sinusitis,  chronic bronchitis, sore throat , allergy etc

Digestive system: vomiting, anorexia, stomachache, diarrhea, constipation,thrush, molars, mouth smell, snoring,  obesity, appendicitis, bowel movement function disorder, diabetes, anemia, etc

Head and Face:  ear issue (pain,infection, hearing), eye issue (dry, itchy, pain, red and swelling, eyesight), mouth sores, nose congestion, facial stiffness/facial paralysis, facial convulsion, headache, migraine, neck issue etc.

Urinary system: lower back pain, urination disorder, bed wetting or uncontrollable urination / enuresis, urine tract infection, enuresis,

Circulatory system:  chest tightness or fullness,  cold limbs (feet and /or hand), irregular heart beat/Arrhythmia, fast heart beat/or too slow heart beat

Skin issue:  eczema,  urticaria, skin infection

Sports or Car Accident Injury:  any pain, bruise, poor circulation, concussion, etc

Others (including emotional): autism, ADHD, grow taller, better thinking, boost immune system (good for general immune problem or special treatment such as cancer issue).  ANY COMPLICATED ISSUES that your doctors tell you incurable.

 

Who can Perform the Pediatric Acupressure?

A licensed professional can perform the treatment, who can be an acupuncturist or massage therapist, as long as he or she is good at the overall Chinese medicine theory diagnosis and the various acupressure techniques.

Currently we have one practitioner Ms Ruth Liu who offers pediatric acupressure.  You can click here to check her credentials, work hour, location and price before your book the appointment.

Pls. use online form to book your appointment or simply call 416-800-7417