Pediatric and Teen Wellness

Acupuncture, holistic and herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies for your babies, young children and teens is a gentle natural method of healing.

Between birth and the adolescent years children are growing through their most rapid phases of development.   My goal is to support both parent and child through these rites of passage with natures tools to ground and center them throughout the transitions.   I look to the rich tapestry of centuries old wisdom found in Traditional Chinese Medicine — 5 elements, taoism, and other traditional wisdoms to design a health and self-care plan to fit the uniqueness of each individual that seeks my services.

Pediatric Tui Na (pronounced twee nah) is an ancient massage technique for children which aids their bodies in expelling pathogens, and helps to build strong immune systems.  Read more about Charlotte’s services in this specialty.

As children’s immune systems grow and develop, the proper diet and nutritional support is of major importance. Children’s growing intestinal systems (integral to immune function) are adapting to new foods and the tendency to eat a lot of food to keep up with their rapid growth rate —acupuncture, acupressure and herbal medicine help support children in maintaining healthy digestion in order to experience deep nutritional benefit and stay in a balanced state.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine a healthy strong digestive process is integral to the rest of our organ systems functioning optimally–it all starts in the gut!  What better time to assure this process is optimal then in childhood — good habits last a lifetime!

Acupuncture is not used as often as Tui Na, acupressure and herbal medicine for children up to 7 years old; however from 7 years on, at times needles are inserted and removed in a very gentle fashion – to provide extra support.  See testimonials.

Professionally prescribed Herbal Medicine and Nutrition is gentle and yet very effective for children of all ages.

Some of the common issues addressed with young children include:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Allergies, asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Bed wetting
  • Common colds and other viruses
  • Colic in infants
  • Digestive issues
  • Ear aches and infections
  • Immune building
  • Sensory Issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Sports Injuries


Teenagers love and benefit from acupuncture in many ways.  Acupuncture helps balance male and female hormone cycles, and when teens are first navigating new hormone fluctuations it can feel intense for both teens and their parents!  Acupuncture helps teens unwind and relax, supporting them in the intense demands of the middle and high school years. And teaching them lessons in self-care and reflection at an early age . . .  Read Acupuncture for Teens Blog

Here’s a personal acupuncture account from Isabel Luecke, a talented teen writer who visits my clinic and would like to share her experience with our peeps:

“It was just the other day that, suffering from both writer’s block and the carpal tunnel that was the symptom of not having writers block, that I went to get acupuncture. This had not been my first visit and, unless I suddenly end up living solely in a survivalist bunker, it will not be my last. I use acupuncture to treat everything from colds to skin blemishes, to re-inspire and relax. It is truly something that I whole-heartedly recommend for people of all ages.”

Gracie, age 13 who also comes regularly for acupuncture says . . . “I have been going to Charlotte for acupuncture for a few months to work on relaxation for anxiety. I like it because it is relaxing and helps me get a grip on life.  It doesn’t hurt at all.  I love it!

Acupuncture And Herbal Medicine helps teens:

  • Balance hormones
  • Learn a strong and steady pattern of  slowing their bodies down,  letting go to rest, breathe and unwind when needed — good self care habits!
  • Unwind from Anxiety, Stress, Depression
  • Feel more balanced and prepared for the many challenges of the teen years
  • Overcome Allergies
  • Boost Immunity during flu and cold season
  • Clear up Pimples and Acne
  • Overcome Musculoskeletal aches and pains, and recover from sports injuries
  • Recovery from illnesses
  • And much more!

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