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My child-specific training includes coursework in pediatric chiropractic and cranial manipulation, childhood neurobehavioral disorders, pediatric visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and shonishin.  I completed an acupuncture internship at the Children's Hospital of Orange Country, under the direction of Ruth McCarty, DACM.   I have also received Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP), the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) Certification Program

Babies and Children

I joyfully treat babies and children!  

Babies:

 

My work begins with a thorough exam. When I examine babies, I respect their space, so it often looks as though we are playing. In actuality, I am assessing the function of the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. I check for primitive reflexes that should be present at the newborn stage, examine the cranial bones and the spine, and assess the baby’s overall tone. 

As a chiropractor, I use gentle touch to restore proper alignment in the head and spine.  Craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation are often incorporated into my work.  The kinds of issues that inspire parents to seek my help  with babies include digestive concerns such as colic, reflux and constipation, nursing challenges, torticollis, birth trauma, and motor issues. I frequently support babies who have had tongue-tie revisions, and those with cranial issues.

Children and Teens:

My work with children also begins with an exam, which includes the spine and cranium, posture, and neurological function. Concerns that I address include physcial injuries and growth pains, bedwetting, anxiety, headaches, pain, frequent colds or illness, and allergies, to name a few. 

Special needs children are welcome. 

Chinese Medicine also has something to offer my smallest patients. As an acupuncturist, I may use needles (when appropriate), but can also use acupressure, shonishin, laser, gua sha, cupping, and moxa to improve health and vitality.

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