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Pediatric Acupuncture Specialist

Nirvana Naturopathics

Lana Moshkovich, DACM, L.AC

Chinese Medicine & Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner located in Deerfield, IL

You’re not alone if you’re searching for alternative therapies to support your child’s health and wellness needs. Acupuncture is one of the primary treatments in traditional Chinese medicine and has been used to treat many health issues for more than 2,000 years for people of all ages. Lana Moshkovich, DACM, L.Ac, at Nirvana Naturopathics in Deerfield, Illinois, provides pediatric acupuncture to treat common pediatric conditions and promote overall wellness and well-being. To learn how pediatric acupuncture can benefit your child, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Pediatric Acupuncture Q&A

What is pediatric acupuncture?

Pediatric acupuncture is one of the many services offered for children at Nirvana Naturopathics. In traditional Chinese medicine, good health is dependent on the flow of energy, called qi, through various channels, called meridians, throughout the body. If the qi is weak or blocked, it may manifest itself as a disease or physical symptoms. 

Acupuncture involves inserting tiny, sterilized needles into specific areas of the body to restore energy flow, alleviate symptoms, and treat disease. 

What conditions benefit from pediatric acupuncture?

Many childhood conditions benefit from pediatric acupuncture. Dr. Moshkovich uses the treatment to help with conditions like:

  • Colic
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections or ear pain
  • Stomachaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression

Dr. Moshkovich is an experienced Chinese medicine and naturopathic physician who determines the best treatment for your child after an evaluation. Pediatric acupuncture is safe for children of all ages, including infants. 

Does pediatric acupuncture hurt?

No, pediatric acupuncture doesn’t hurt. Your child may feel a mild tingling sensation during insertion of the thin needle, but little to no pain. Once the needle is in place, your child shouldn’t feel it at all and may even experience a sense of calm and relaxation. 

What happens during a pediatric acupuncture evaluation?

Dr. Moshkovich understands the fear and anxiety children have about needles. Before starting any treatment, she spends a lot of time with you and your child to improve comfort and trust. 

During your child’s initial evaluation, she reviews their medical history, health concerns, and wellness goals.

Based on the information gathered during your child’s evaluation. Dr. Moshkovich develops a personalized pediatric acupuncture treatment plan that includes where she plans on placing the needles. She reviews the plan with you and your child before starting treatment. She explains why she’s placing the needles at various points on the body and how it helps. 

Dr. Moshkovich provides as much detail as possible about your child’s acupuncture treatment to ease any anxiety and fear.

How many pediatric acupuncture treatments are needed?

Dr. Moshkovich creates personalized pediatric acupuncture treatment plans based on your child’s symptoms and diagnosis. She may suggest weekly acupuncture sessions for 4-6 weeks and then monthly treatments thereafter. 

Each session takes 30-60 minutes.

For a natural approach to managing your child’s health and wellness, contact Nirvana Naturopathics by phone or online to learn more about pediatric acupuncture.