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Pediatrics services offered in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY


Everyone deserves to feel great, including kids. That’s why many residents of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, bring their kids to see licensed acupuncturist Gina Pierre, LAC, at  Ommmango Wellness. Booking a pediatrics visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page, so don’t delay. 

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is an area of medical practice focused on providing preventive and acute health care to children. Patient ages range from birth through adolescence. Children see their pediatric practitioners annually for preventive health services and on occasion when an unexpected injury or illness arises. 

Ommmango Wellness offers natural treatment options for children as well as adults. The practitioners who provide these services enjoy working with kids and understand that little ones require more time and attention. 

These services are not intended to replace ongoing preventive pediatric medical care. Rather, they exist to help children experiencing pain, mental health challenges, and other health and wellness issues. Many kids come to the practice at the recommendation of their pediatric practitioners. 

How does acupuncture factor into pediatric care?

Acupuncture is an excellent fit for many pediatric concerns. Research shows that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for children, including infants. Treatments have shown results for little ones who have digestive issues. Gua sha and massage can also be beneficial. 

Older kids often find acupuncture helpful in managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Some of the other pediatric health concerns that might benefit from acupuncture include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Stress linked to medical treatments (procedural stress)
  • Epilepsy
  • Constipation
  • Neurological conditions
  • Allergies
  • Postoperative vomiting

If your child is experiencing a serious health issue, speak with your pediatrician about how acupuncture might play a role in their treatment plan. 

Is acupuncture safe for kids?

When performed by highly skilled professionals, acupuncture is safe and effective. The needles used in the treatment are solid and very thin. Needles are not used again, so your child receives a sterile set during each treatment session. 

All acupuncture carries a small risk of side effects, most linked to the needle insertion. At Ommmango Wellness, the highest safety standards are followed to minimize the risk of bleeding, bruising, and infection. 

Be sure to share your child’s full health history with Dr. Gina Pierre before starting with acupuncture. Include a list of any medications and supplements and an overview of any health issues. 

When you’re ready to try acupuncture, booking a visit is fast and easy whether you connect online or by phone.