Acupuncture is a gentle, effective, safe and drug-free way to help your child heal from acute as well as chronic illness. It can make a huge difference in your child’s life and wellness.
At Portland Healing Space, we have excellent treatment for children and infants. Our primary pediatric acupuncturist, Sivan Dirks, LAc, skillfully caters to a child's comfort level with both her treatment style and soothing demeanor. This means having open, forthright conversations about acupuncture and its benefits, while fostering a sense of bravery and trust in the process. Pediatric patients are treated using a variety of care techniques, including acupressure and non-insertive pediatric tools. Depending on the age and condition of the child, the thinnest needles may be used, if the child allows it.
If you are interested to learn more about pediatric acupuncture, or "tapping," we would love to answer your questions! Acupuncture can make a huge difference in your child's life. It's essentially painless, yet even the bravest of kids sometimes need to test out other techniques before they are ready to try taps. We have lots of information for parents who want to know what to expect, the benefits of treatment, and how to approach tapping with honesty, courage and support. Sivan is available for appointments on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Portland Healing Space is a family-friendly health resource, and many of our practitioners treat children. We offer a variety of modalities, including: pediatric acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and beyond!