How can Chinese medicine help your child?
Holistic Medicine For Children Of All Ages
Help your child overcome common pediatric complaints and feel calm, joyful, and focused with our unique blend of needle or needle-free laser acupuncture, gentle nutritional support, and easy-to-follow dietary coaching.
And it works in conjunction with conventional medicine as well as other therapies you might already be doing.
Your Child + Our Skilled, Specialized Holistic Care
= STRENGTH, RESILIENCE, JOY
YOUR CHILD - Strong & Resilient
The ability for children (and adults, for that matter) to meet life’s challenges and grow into the amazing people they are destined to be is predicated upon TWO very important qualities – STRENGTH and RESILIENCE.
Our process – which is 100% natural and works in conjunction with other (including conventional) therapies – leverages a precise combination of nutrition, targeted supplements (if necessary), and needle or needle-free, painless laser acupuncture for a PROVEN and POWERFUL way to build resilient and strong immune, digestive, and sensory systems.
Our skilled approach to natural pediatric care helps your child overcome
these and other common issues:
Colic & Other Bowel Issues
Eczema & Skin Rashes
Sensory Processing Disorder
Why Our Holistic Pediatric Treatment
Works So Well…
We address the root cause
Our process includes finding and treating the actual root cause of your child’s condition. This is why so many adults over the years have found relief with our therapies, even though other therapies did not work. We are helping the children of our community achieve optimal health while overcoming chronic conditions that do not respond as well as we would like to conventional treatments.
Guides and awakens your child's natural healing abilities
Your doctor may have told you that you have to live with your child’s condition and/or the treatment options they offer are as “good as it gets”. That’s OK, it just means they have run out of ideas. That’s where WE come in. We help you with natural interventions that strengthen your child’s immune, nervous, and digestive systems to bring them back to a state of strength and resilience – like nature meant them to be.
We help you help your child
There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there about what to do in terms of diet, sleep, lifestyle, emotions, and other aspects of your child’s health and well-being. Our approach is to SIMPLIFY and bring CLARITY to the situation so you feel less stressed and worried and your child is not overburdened with difficult, overwhelming changes to diet and routine.
We stay focused on the results you want
At Gainesville Family Wellness, you will not get a pushy agenda or feel pressured into doing ANYTHING. We ALWAYS take your input and goals into account and formulate a plan that is designed to get results with the LEAST amount of resistance possible. It’s how we have become the leader in Natural Women’s Healthcare in Gainesville, and we’re doing the same with the children.
We focus on how your child FEELS - not just the numbers
While everyone else is looking at pieces of paper with numbers, and not listening to you – WE focus on YOUR CHILD, your goals, and whether or not you are seeing progress in your child’s mood, behavior and other symptoms.
Is your child calmer? Is he/she sleeping more soundly? Are the symptoms and signs that concern you starting to resolve? THAT is OUR focus. NOT more expensive, unnecessary lab tests.
Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction
Stress is often a key component in pediatric issues, and that stress not only affects your child, it affects you as well. We do not ignore this, we can teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation both for yourself AND your child, which supports healing and wellness for the entire family.
Our Process Is Simple
Free Initial Consultation
At your free initial consultation you will meet with your clinician to discuss your child’s case, including their medical history, any medications they’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS.
We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.
& Treatment Plan
Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your child’s symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of the issue and devise a specific treatment plan.
Their first treatment will be performed at this time (if desired), and you will be given a printed treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions to help your child start feeling better FAST.
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You will return with your child for once-weekly visits for 1 to 3 months to ensure close support as your child begins to feel positive shifts.
We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results.
As Things Stabilize
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Initially you will come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then your child will no longer need regular treatments.
We will be here in case you ever want to bring your child in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care Of
Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work.
So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.
We Know How Important Your Child's Health is to You!
Common Questions & Answers
About Our Natural Pediatric Treatment Program
Does it hurt?
Many kids are leery of needles and naturally want to avoid the pain of a shot or blood draw. We totally understand!
Fortunately, pediatric acupuncture is completely different than a shot! Because acupuncture needles are so different than hypodermic needles, we call them “taps.” Taps are hair-fine pediatric needles that create a virtually painless experience.
The term “tap” references the rubbing and tapping that is done to desensitize the point before we rapidly tap the needle in. Most kids are pleasantly surprised with how easy and painless acupuncture is. We recommend avoiding the terms needle, prick, pin, or pokey when talking to your child about acupuncture.
Is acupuncture required or are there other options?
We have many different treatment options for children, so acupuncture is optional. On the first visit, we will show your child what “taps” are and ask if they’d like to give it a try. When most kids see how easy and fast it is, they’ll try it.
However, it’s most important for us to build trust with your child. So, if your child is still reluctant, we can switch to non-needle techniques like shonishin, acupressure, ear seeds, magnets or a special Chinese pediatric massage called tuina (pronounced twee-nah).
Non-needle techniques have a similar therapeutic effect to acupuncture and can be effectively used instead. We find that, in most cases, once we build trust and rapport with a child, they will eventually try acupuncture.
Will I have to spend a lot of time bringing my child in for treatments?
Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits that last no more than 30-60 minutes. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.
Can natural medicine REALLY help my child?
Absolutely. Your child’s body is capable of healing itself, especially when it has the nutritional support and specialized natural therapies we offer to help it get back on track. We’ve seen this firsthand in clinic over and over.
Will I have to subject my child to some kind of horrible, super-restrictive detox or elimination diet?
Absolutely NOT. Our program is all about setting you up to succeed. We find the 2 or 3 “key leverage points” in your child’s diet and work on those. No impossible to follow meal plans or detoxes here.
How long will it take to see results?
With children it is very common to see a shift after the very first treatment. Treatments powerfully stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes. And, a relaxed, calm nervous system is a precursor to healing on ALL levels.
What are my child’s chances of success?
Results vary, of course. That being said, over 60% of our patients report significant improvement within 4-6 weeks. However, your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.