Holistic healthcare IS for the whole family from birth to adolescence and beyond. Consider safe, effective and non-invasive solutions to help your children heal, naturally.

pediatric shoni shin tools and tiger warmer

pediatric shoni shin tools and tiger warmer

Parents are eager to be involved in their child’s healthcare and understand the importance of preventative medicine. Healthy nutrition, body awareness, self-care strategies, and at-home remedies are great ways to get started on the right track to wellness.


At 8branches, we provide support and guidance to parents, because caregivers play the most significant role in their child’s health and well-being. To lead by example, will develop positive associations and habits that will last a lifetime. Good health is a result of positive habits and practices, so help your child get a head start today!

Chinese Medicine puts a special emphasis on supporting the digestive system in children and, as with adults, the priority is placed on creating better internal balance. In children, the main areas of treatment are:

  • Nutrition
  • Acupuncture (generally, ages 5 and older)
  • Acupressure/Shoni Shin/Tui Na (non-needle techniques)
  • Whole Food Supplements and Herbal Medicine (including moxibustion)

With such an abundance of qi, little ones have a tendency to respond quite quickly to treatments and can benefit with often fewer, shorter treatments than adults.

Both needle and non-needle techniques are used to treat many conditions in children, such as:

  • Allergies
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Ear Infection
  • Cough
  • Colic
  • Chronic Illness
  • Irritability/Moodiness
  • Digestive and Elimination Issues
  • Bed Wetting

In addition, Chinese Medicine is a perfect complement to conventional medications that many children take to reduce the harsh side effects. Researchers across the country are continuing to see the benefits of the use of acupuncture in children.

For more information on pediatric acupuncture and why kids love acupuncturehere.

Psychology Today writes about Pediatric Acupuncture with some really great sources, read more.

“Acupuncture’s capacity to help babies and children cope with the enormous challenges of adapting to their new environment, of growing and remaining healthy, is profound. Indeed, one of the great pleasures of treating young children is the prospect of helping to set them right at such a pivotal point in their lives, when being on the wrong track could set in motion a series of events and interventions that could have negative consequences for the rest of their lives.” – from Treating Pediatric Sleep Disorders By Ron Hershey, L.Ac.