Pediatric Oriental Medicine (POM) – is a complete system of medicine developed, refined, and practiced over thousands of years in Asia’s top clinics and hospitals. POM is based on the same theories as those practiced by acupuncturists and oriental medical doctors on adults, but the diagnostic methods and treatment techniques are modified for the immature physiology, active nature and increased susceptibility to external influences inherent to children. For thousands of years POM has advanced with the knowledge that children are not simply little adults as their small body’s systems are not yet fully developed. Just as Western medicine has doctors that specialize in treating children, Chinese medicine also views Pediatrics as a specialty.
Pediatric Oriental Medicine (POM) is the application of the principles of Chinese medicine to the immature physiology of children utilizing ancient and modern treatment techniques including; Herbal Medicine, Chinese Pediatric Massage (Tuina), Chinese Dietary Therapy and Nutritional Counseling, Acupuncture, Heat Therapy, Cupping, Breathing and Relaxation Techniques.
Commonly Treated Pediatric Disorders
- ADD and ADHD
- Colds and Flus
- Coughs (Chronic and Acute)
- Developmental Delays
- Digestive Complaints (Constipation, Diarrhea, Decreased Appetite)
- Ear Infections
- Failure to Thrive
- Food Sensitivities and Allergies
- Sleep Disorders
- Sore Throat
- Speech Disorders
- Visual Disturbances and ONH