Pediatric Tuina Massage
In our result-oriented society, the abusive use of medicine, especially antibiotics has become very common. Based on her years’ of clinical experience, Ruth developed a unique style of AcuTouch Baby Tuina to promote children’s physical wellness through gentle strokes and reduce the need for medication. Symptoms of common ailments such as eczema, recurring flu and coughs, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, colic, night crying can be alleviated via non-invasive Tuina massage.
Besides, pediatric Tuina is also being used extensively and proven effective in treating complicated infantile conditions such as congenital muscular torticollis, cerebral palsy, infantile anorexia, asthma and Tourette Syndrome in many TCM(traditional Chiense medicine) hospitals in China.
When Ruth sees a child in her clinic, she would always teach the parents AcuTouch baby Tuina. She believes that there is huge energy hidden inside the tiny body of a child and the only thing we have to do is to ignite the engine and then direct the energy flow. In order to help more parents take an active role in the physical and mental development of their children, Ruth put together her experience into an easy-to-use manual and publish the book “Soft Touch of Tiger Moms”. The e-version of the book is available in both Chinese and English.
Inside the book you will find:
12 sets of 5-minute combos catering for different health needs
· On-the-go tuina massage techniques that allow you and your baby massage anywhere, anytime
· Step-by-step and delightful pictures instructions
· QR code to view free demonstration videos on YouTube
· Explanation on Chinese Qi and meridian system and how baby tuina massage works
Parents are more and more concerned about turning to powerful Western drugs which may have unwanted side effects, instead turning to other approaches such as acupuncture because it is less invasive and has no unwanted side effects.
For some chronic and recurring conditions, acupuncture combined with tuina massage offer a more effective resolution to pediatric care. It focuses on treating symptoms as well as preventing illness in the future by stimulating healing and restoring the body's own resilience. Acupuncture for kids is virtually painless. Ruth is trained to use a rapid and painless needling technique where fine needle is inserted and sometimes immediately taken out. Babies and children do not have to sit still for more than a few seconds at a time.
Kids get acupuncture for:
Cough and colds
IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
What does a kid's treatment look like?
After a thorough examination and discussion of the child's health history and current condition, one or more of the following treatment methods may be used:
Herbal medicine (Oral/External application)
AcuTouch Tuina Massage