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A Natural, Comprehensive Healing Center
in San Rafael, CA (415)485-5834  Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish (Web)

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We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries
Digestive & Stomach Disorders
| Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions
Lyme Disease
| Cardiovascular Diseases

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Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss

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Promoting Children's Health with Chinese Medicine

acupuncture treatment on children for sports injuries
Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac. administering non-painful acupuncture treatment for an ankle sports injury

For thousands of years Chinese medicine has been proven to successfuly treat children’s ailments. This form of healing has a deep understanding of the physiology of children and the continual growth and development of their organs. For example, according to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), before the age of six, the digestive system, consisting of spleen and stomach, is inherently vulnerable, which can result in a deficiency of the vital energy of the body. This deficiency can lead to an accumulation of food matter in the stomach and intestines, weakening the immune system. Indigestion is one of the main causes of many childhood illnesses, such as ear infections, asthma and stomachaches. Ironically, when a child has an ear infection, western medicine often administers antibiotics which further weakens the digestive system and opens the child up to more illnesses that require additional antibiotics. Antibiotics can be useful but should be used as a last resort.

The child’s diet, especially during treatment, is very important for good health and preventing disease.
Some key points to keep in mind are:

• Excess sweets damage the spleen
• Eat a proportion of food that doesn’t overtax the system
• Eat a variety of foods within all the taste categories (sweet, sour, salty and bitter)
• Have minimal iced drinks or ice cream
• Eat high fiber foods

When children are overfed or eat the wrong foods, their stomachs become congested and distended, making digestion difficult. This congestion also creates excess phlegm, constipation, irritability, anxiety, headaches, sleeplessness and lingering streptococcus. It prevents the transportation and transformation of food into vital energy for good health.

In our practice, we work towards bringing the child back to his or her innate well being with the use of acupuncture, hot stone herbal treatment (especially good for pneumonia, bronchitis or for those children who have needle-phobia), hot herbal packs and Chinese herbal patches (especially useful for injuries). The Chinese herbs we use are of the highest quality, are pesticide-free and chemically tested. They are easily administered in juice or water.

Children are more resilient than adults and their conditions change rapidly. They usually don’t require many treatments and only a few thin needles are needed for optimal results.

Pediatric Conditions Treated In Our Clinic

Orthopedics

Sports injuries (football, soccer, ballet, gymnastics, baseball, tennis, volleyball, basketball)
Neck, back & joint pain; ankle sprain or strain
Juvenile arthritis
Post-surgical trauma (to reduce swelling and pain for quicker recovery)
Head injury (concussion)

Digestive Disorders

Chronic and acute abdominal pain
Constipation and/or diarrhea
Nausea

Skin Conditions

Acne
Rosacea
Eczema
Psoriasis

Respiratory

Asthma
Allergies/Hay Fever
Bronchitis and coughs
Laryngitis
Sinusitis

Urinary Conditions

Bed wetting
Urinary tract infections
Urethritis

Other Conditions

Depression
Nightmares
Anxiety
Sleep disorders
Headaches

acupuncture for abdominal pain due to chronic or acute conditions
Acupuncture treatment combined with infrared light for abdominal pain

Acupuncture and chinese medicine for abdominal discomfort and constipation



Acupuncture for Children, ankle sprain and pain
Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac. preparing ankle sprain with an herbal linament for acupuncture treatment
acupuncture treatment for a sports injury from gymnastics and ballet

Acupuncture Treatment on Childs ankle

chinese herbal patch to promote healing of the tendons, muscles and ankle joint
Chinese herbal patch to promote healing of the tendons, muscles and ankle joint

 

Acupuncture Herbal Center Partial List of conditions treated About

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Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bell's Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
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Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

Clinic
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