for maintaining health, improving growth and development
At ALQUIMIAkids a variety of
treatments are available in ofer to effectively address your
The type of treatment depends on the child's age and tolerance. Infants, toddlers and
children up to approximately age 12 will benefit.
The techniques are non-invasive and provide a gentle stimulation to acupuncture
points and its pathways to alleviate the severity of the child's current
symptoms, as well as strengthen their overall constitution.
Because children are quite sensitive, they respond quickly. When
treatments begin immediately on the onset of symptoms, the more likely
the condition can be controlled. This will help keep it from becoming
a deeper issue which can lead to problems later in life.
By treating the conditions with a combination of
acupuncture, massage, diet and lifestyle changes, your child
has a greater chance of becoming a healthy adult.
Specifically designed for babies and children up to approximately age
six, the treatment consists of the use of small tools that are held carefully over the
the acupuncture points or brushed gently along the acupuncture pathways using
Pressing, Rolling and Tapping techniques.
See the article on Shonishin.
Pediatric "Tui Na" massage
Different from western infant massage in the way that it is more
specifically designed to be therapeutic rather than simply for relaxation
purposes. The massage techniques are applied to specific reflex zones
on the limbs and torso of the child. Tui Na directly stimulate indiviidual
organ systems, eliminates pathogens and activates the immune system.
A handheld device locates the acupuncture point and sends small
pulsations to activate it. Children tend to find this technique somewhat
This treatment is used on children who are receptive to this modality.
It involves the insertion of very small hair-thin needles to specific
points on the body. It helps move the blockages that are causing the
Frequently asked questions
Can I be in the room with my child?
Parents are encouraged to be present with their child during the treatment.
Infants especially can be held in their parent's arms during treatment.
How many sessions will my child need?
Depending on the condition, the technique is most effective when
given at least once a week until the symptoms are alleviated. Once
the condition is managed, treatments may continue on a limited protracted
basis to prevent recurrence. Preventatively, parents can bring their
child for monthly "tune-up" treatments. It is traditional for children
to have monthly preventative treatments to keep immune system healthy.
How long is each session?
Working on the principle of "less is more" and depending on the age, the
initial visit can last from 30-50 minutes, which includes a 10-20 minute treatment.
Follow-ups can last up to 30 minutes starting with a few questions and a brief
reexamination to determine your child's progress, following by the treatment for
* Regardless of your child's medical condition, it is always adviseable
to consult your child's pediatrician prior to any Complimentary and Alternative
Medicine (CAM) treatments.