Healthy children, happy parents
We all want our children to thrive, so they can grow up healthily and happily. If they are content, we are too. It’s upsetting if our young ones are not doing well. From the moment of conception, an incredible transformation takes place. From two cells, a human grows.
Pre-Natal is the time from conception to birth. It is calculated from the last day of a woman’s period to the child coming into this world. It’s the time of pregnancy. Please see our flyer on Women’s health and pregnancy.
As the baby (0 -12 months) is born, it grows rapidly and during the progression may face various challenges. At around the 6 month mark, the baby is entering the process of weaning, at the same time is exposed to new foods, is lifting itself up, might get vaccinations and be exposed to infectious diseases whilst it is still rapidly growing. During this time, some of the following conditions may arise:
- Recurrent colds
As a toddler (1 – 3 years), your child will start to speak and become aware of their individuality. They now enter the “terrible two’s” that could have some fiery and feverish exchanges between you as a parent and the young growing individual that is your child:
- Random fevers with and without swelling of glands
- Multiple colds
- Recurrent ear infections
- Respiratory synctial virus (RSV)
- Hand-Foot-Mouth disease
- Fifth disease (slapped cheek syndrome)
- Step throat
As your child develops further, attends pre-school and then school and reaches 7 years of age, childhood decisions become less and the immune system strengthens. They do now also become aware of emotions separate from themselves, they begin trying to control these emotions:
- Insomnia and anxiety
- Inherited conditions such as eczema, allergies and asthma
And finally the transition from childhood to puberty and adulthood is a time where additional conditions can develop.
- Glandular fever
- Hormonal imbalances
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
Acupuncture in combination with Chinese herbal medicines can offer much support in any of those phases of growing up. We look at each individual person and prescribe according to their very own situation. Our experience is that children usually do very well with the support of both acupuncture and tailored herbs.