Ask the Acupuncturist: Acupuncture for Kids and Teens?

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We are often asked whether we treat kids and teenagers. The answer is yes! Many kids and teens love receiving acupuncture, and it’s a great way to treat a variety of ailments. We commonly see kids and teens for headaches, stress, menstrual issues, skin conditions, depression, respiratory ailments, colds and flus, concentration problems, and much more.

One of the best parts about treating younger folks is that they grow up knowing that they can use acupuncture as one of their go-to healthcare tools. We have some patients who have been coming here since they were teenagers, and now that they are adults, they continue to use acupuncture to help them with whatever challenge they are facing.

If you are thinking about acupuncture for your child or teenager, the most important thing to remember is that they must be willing to try acupuncture. We want everyone to have a good experience, and we won’t treat anyone who doesn’t want to be here. But if they are ready and willing to try it out, and are able to sit still and quietly without supervision, we would love to treat them!