Treating Children

Here at Cragmore Clinic we treat children with acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and Shonishin


Characteristics Of Children in Chinese Medicine

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), children are not just miniature adults, they are still developing and growing they are  “works in progress.”

Just as it takes time for children to learn to walk and talk, their digestive and immune systems needs time to mature. It is observed that until the age of five or six a child’s digestion is still developing. It is for this reason that Chinese medicine places so much importance on diet and nutrition as it relates to the overall health of the child. It is believed that great care should be exercised in controlling a child’s diet to help foster good digestion and nutritional habits.


Common Conditions Treated:

Respiratory problems: Asthma, coughs, colds, chest infections, throat and ear infections, virus

Digestive problems: Constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, colic, picky eater.

Failure to thrive

Preparing a child for their vaccinations: It is good to keep the child’s immune system strong especial when they are going for their vaccinations.

Sleep problem: Brocken sleep, nightmares, bedwetting

Emotional and behavioural: Hyperactivity, fear or anxiety, ADD & ADHD

Skin conditions: Diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis, acne and impetigo


The Treatments:


Nutritinal Advice

Shoinshin (No needles)



Herbal Medicine