Oriental Medicine has a highly evolved system of pediatric care that can help infants, toddlers, children, and teens improve their health without the use of potentially harmful drugs. Oriental Medicine doesn’t treat children like tiny adults. Rather, it offers a variety of treatment methods and modalities that are unique to the area of pediatrics.Read More
My pediatric holistic health and wellness talk was a huge success at Milestones Preschool! I was able to raise $$$ for the school as well as raise awareness of the power and effectiveness of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) for pediatric health care needs.
Parents loved the hands-on portion of my Iyashi Touch protocol (a type of pediatric TEAM massage I teach my families), and I could see their children were curious and eager to have some of these tried on them that night. I had feedback from one parent the next day that her daughter made sure that she had her special toothbrush just for her :-)
Parents also asked a lot of great questions regarding my holistic nutrition talk. I loved being able to see how engaged they got with the information, how their minds were turning, reassessing where they were in their dietary approach to their children. It really thrills me when I see that lightbulb go off in people, and that's why I love teaching, both to the public as well as to my students at Yo San University. Imagine, families starting to eat healthier and implementing massages on their kiddos, changing the future of our children's health, just from empowering educational talks. I love that I can make a difference in this world, one child, one family at a time.
I'm also excited to share that the director has asked me to come back to do more talks on pediatric healthcare and nutrition, so be on the look out for future classes!
Thank you everyone for who attended!
Hi Moms and Dads,
Did you know Pediatric Asian Medicine (PAM), is an excellent adjunct for conventional pediatric care? Asian Medicine is a complete medical system - which also includes pediatrics - in continuous practice for over 2000 years. Compared to conventional pediatric medicine, which is only about 150 years old in the way it is practiced today, Chinese Medicine was already talking about unique characteristics of children physiology as early as 400 BC. There were already significant numbers of pediatric texts by the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) in China.
The practice of pediatrics continues very actively today, with hospitals in China that specialize in Chinese medicine pediatric care, hospitals that combine both conventional and traditional medicine, and private Chinese medicine doctors practicing Chinese pediatric medicine. In Japan (as in my clinic), there are specialized pediatric acupuncturists that practice only shonishin, a non-needling acupuncture system, in clinics and in their private home offices.
There is a growing number of pioneering acupuncturists here in the States that are getting into pediatrics, including myself, because we know it is a much needed area that can address many aspects of pediatric care that cannot be addressed in conventional medicine. It is our focus to promote the principles of wellness, health and resolution of illness. Our strength is in viewing the body as a whole, disease prevention, recovery of health after an illness, and addressing conditions that are chronic and/or subclinical. This means conditions like colds and flu, eczema, asthma, "picky eating," slow development, tantrums and emotional instability, food sensitivities, lack of concentration, and so forth. Where western medicine would prescribe antibiotics, psychiatric drugs or steroidal creams – or worse yet, say “nothing can be done”, we Physicians of Asian Medicine prescribe Food as Medicine and dietary modifications, exercises, herbal prescriptions, heat therapy, pediatric massage and acupressure/acupuncture for illness resolution and disease prevention.
Want to try PAM for your child? Contact me! Let's see how I can help you.
For those who are ready to bring your child in for a holistic pediatric wellness visit at Iyashi Wellness, I have some Pediatric Frequently Asked Questions that will help to facilitate a smooth and stress-free first visit for you and your child.
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