Chinese Medicine focuses on preventing disease and maintaining good health as much as it focuses on treating illness. This concept is of great importance for living a happy and healthy life and ideally, this journey begins during childhood.
It is often regarded as normal for children to experience frequent illness which is considered as ‘immune building’, but why would we think being sick as a child is normal when being sick as an adult is not normal? In Chinese Medicine theory, adult health issues are often associated with the history of childhood illnesses.
Chinese Medicine as an adjunct therapy aims to improve children’s immunity and assist in reducing the frequency and duration of illness during childhood. Treatments include dietary therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine and in some cases acupuncture.
The strength of Chinese Medicine for children lies in its unique view of the child’s physiology. Chinese Medicine views each child individually and focuses on the underlying cause of the problem as well as the presenting symptoms.