Pediatrics is one of the oldest specialties within Chinese medicine and dates from the beginning of the first millennium. Traditional Chinese medicine (called TCM) has been providing solutions to children’s health problems with various modalities (herbal medicine, acupuncture, Chinese massage and dietary therapy)
Because children’s bodies are immature and therefore inherently weak, they are susceptible to diseases that affect the lungs such as colds, coughs, allergies and asthma and the spleen (or digestive complaints) such as colic, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, and stomach aches.
Pediatric massage, or Tui Na, can be highly effective for treating commonly encountered pediatric diseases such as cough, constipation, chronic abdominal pain, dermatitis and asthma. It is gentle, safe and without side effects. Chinese pediatric massage is specifically designed to prevent and treat pediatric disorders and uses specialized techniques and pressure points that are particularly beneficial for children.