Paediatric Tuina is a non-invasive massage on specific acupuncture points/areas to treat and prevent certain paediatric illnesses in children. It is gentle, tailored to the needs of each individual child and is aimed at restoring the body’s function. It also helps to stimulate growth and brain development in addition to boosting the immune system.
Before the massage, our registered TCM physicians will carry out history-taking to understand the child’s medical condition and lifestyle to derive at a diagnosis. Thereafter, they would formulate a prescription of the different specific acupuncture points/areas and its respective tuina technique which is customised for each child before executing the treatment. Each session should last for about 20-30 minutes depending on the child’s age, physiology, type and severity of medical condition.
Paediatric Tuina is commonly used to treat various respiratory diseases such as the common cold, persistent cough and phlegm; digestive conditions such as poor appetite, constipation, diarrhoea, colic pain etc. Paediatric Tuina is also able to boost overall general health and the immune system, making it suitable for wellness and health maintenance purposes. It is most effective for children between 6 months to 6 years of age.