Why Acupuncture  for children?

Can help many different things. Many of the same reasons adults seek acupuncture apply to children. Children also experience anxiety, pain allergies, sleep issues, etc. 

Acupuncture is a safe, minimally invasive resource for kids, just like for adults. 

When people think about Acupuncture they may envision needles. That is not necessarily the case. It can be done on people as young as infancy to school age/adolescence and beyond. Needles, Acupressure, Shoni-shin, cupping, craniosacral are all methods/acupuncture medicine/tools used in acupuncture – check with Adrienne how to say this more eloquently/accurately

At SuNu we work with the client to make a very Individualized treatment plan, for kids this can look very different depending on their needs. 

Why do millions of parents bring their children to chiropractors every year?

Most people think of going to a chiropractor when they are in pain or discomfort. Some realize that by removing stress from the body, chiropractic can help with other health conditions.

A pediatric chiropractic’s purpose is to remove stress from your child’s body allowing the natural healing power of the body to heal itself. This is best taught by thinking of our bodies as the environment. You can’t pollute any part of our environment without polluting every aspect of our environment. When you have stress stored in any system of your body, it affects every system of your body … your nervous system, digestive system, immune system, etc.

This is accomplished first, by analyzing the spinal column and related structures for balance and proper function. Where the spinal column is found to be functioning improperly, the Doctor of Chiropractic performs precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.

Using his/her hands and/or specialized instruments to gently and specifically correct those abnormal areas, doctors of chiropractic assist the spine and cranium to regain their intended state of balance and the nerve system is freed from stress.


Pediatric Chiropractic Care at Sunu

Important things to know/how to prepare for your child’s first visit:

    • Intake
    • Parent can be in the room, also doesn’t have to be depending on the age
  • The patient (child) is in charge – Our practitioner is committed to created a safe space for healing where the child has control, autonomy and permission to be themselves to share what they want/need. Whatever that might be. A treatment may or may not include any needling – it may just offer time and space for the child to show up as themselves before any “treatment” occurs. Eventually treatments may change and evolve. 
  • The child will be addressed directly and empowered to be curious and ask questions in order to create a deeper understanding and connection to/with their own body. This is a valuable tool to develop and use into adulthood and beyond. 
  • Offering a child a safe, supportive environment within which to be themselves and learn ways to manage pain, stress, big feelings in general is beyond beneficial. Whether that includes needles/treatment or not. 

To set up pediatric chiropractic care for your little one, book with an appointment with one of our International Pediatric Association certified practitioners. Dr. Liz and Dr. Cait at Linden Hills, or Dr. Susan, Dr. Annie, or Dr. Courtney at our Minnetonka location.