Pediatrics & Teens

We love supporting the health of children and teens with Chinese medicine- a safe, gentle, and natural way to address common childhood and adolescent ailments.

Treatment For Children & Teens

Kids and teens have specific energetic needs- they are not simply “mini-adults”.  All our treatments are designed to fit their unique constitutions and temperaments.  We have painless treatment options that do not involve needles, special pediatric sized needles (called “taps”), and herbal formulas manufactured for children.  Non-needle techniques, such as laser or microcurrent, have a similar therapeutic effect to acupuncture and can be equally effective.  Our experienced doctor of Chinese medicine has perfected the techniques of pediatric acupuncture and routinely treats children for cough, allergies, asthma, fever, eczema, constipation and more.  With natural healthcare, we can pull children out of the “wellness gap” and help them to thrive holistically. 

Pediatric Herbal Formulas

The herbal formulas we use are all manufactured specifically for children.  Chinese herbs are effective at dealing with tummy aches, digestion issues, coughs, stuffy noses, ear infections, fevers, and more!

"Taps" and more

Most kids are very comfrotable with “taps” but for the more sensitive children we offer the following non-needle techniques: acupatching, gua sha, shoni-shin, cupping, laser, and microcurrent.

Tweens & Teens

The focus for children over 8 is to help their bodies and energetic systems establish a healthy rhythmn.  Around this time a big hormonal shift is occurring which can be a huge adjustment for their energetic pathways (meridians) which begins to show in emotional and physical symptoms.  We can help tweens and teens with such ailments as hormonal shifts, irregular periods, acne, anxiety, depression and more.

Pediatric & Adolescent Care

We take the health of your children & teenagers seriously.  We strive to maintain a comfortable, stress-free environment in which to receive treatment.  When we create a treatment plan, we keep in mind that each child is unique and deserves an equally unique approach to their healthcare.  Pediatric acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years in China and is gaining popularity in the West as more parents seek out holistic treatments for themselves and their children.



Constipation, diarrhea, colic, tummyaches.


Bedwetting, insomnia, night terrors.


Anxiety, depression, problems caused by social pressures, academic strain, and nullying.


Ear infections, common cold, viruses, runny noses, low immunity.


ADHD and other behavioral problems in children.

Respiratory & Skin

Asthma, allergies, eczema, acne.

Have a question? Reach out!

Eastern Bench is a reputable wellness clinic in the Salt Lake area with a specialty in natural fertility and IVF support.  We are very dedicated to providing high quality holistic care to our clients.  To set up an appointment, please call (385)279-2410 or request an appointment online. We offer free 15 minute consultations to those who would like to learn more about our treatment options.  Please contact us by submitting this form if you should have any additional questions.


What is pediatric acupuncture?

Pediatric acupuncture is a safe, effective, non-pharmacological treatment for children of all ages.  We customize our treatment plans to what you and your child are comfrotable with.  We use special pediatric needles called “taps” as well as offer non-needle techniques.  Pediatric acupuncture treats the whole child, reduces the need for medications, and heals the root cause of the child’s condition.

How young can a child be to receive acupuncture and herbs? Do you treat babies?

We welcome babies, children, and teenagers.  Even newborn infants can receive treatment.  With newborns, we often will use laser or massage for their treatments.

Do children have to get acupuncture? 

Babies and young children have delicate energy which circulates just under their skin.  So for this reason, they often don’t require needles to get the desired response.  We use tuina, laser, shoni-shin,  microcurrent, or acupatching as ways to treat children without needles. 

What are the benefits of acupuncture for children?

There are a number of benefits of acupuncture for children. These include:

  • Strengthening immune system.
  • Alleviating digestive issues such as constipation, loose bowels, and IBS.
  • Treating sinus infections and headaches.
  • Providing allergy, cold, and congestion relief.
  • Improving ear infections, ear pain, and clogged ears.
  • Improving bronchitis, asthma, and cough symptoms.
  • Alleviating pain caused by growing, sports injuries, broken bones, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Providing relief for stress, anxiety, and sleep issues.
  • Establish a strong balanced hormonal system.
  • Enhance sports performance and prevent long term, chronic injuries.

What is Shoni-Shin?

Shoni-shin is a Japanese non-needle treatment.  It means little children needle and uses small tools that are brushed along energetic pathways to stimulate the flow of energy.  It is very gentle and most children find it quite comfortable.  Often results are achieved with very light stimulation.  

What is Acupatching™?

Acupatching ™ is a proven method to balance the energetic pathways and the autonomic nervous system by using Lifewave ® phototherapy patches on acupuncture points.  It is a great treatment option for children and sensitive adults because the patches can be placed on the clothing and still achieves the desired results.

Can children take herbs? What if they taste yucky?

Yes, absolutely!  Children of all ages can take herbs.  We modify the formula to protect their digestion and the dose is reduced based on their weight.  Some methods to help your child take the herbs are to hide them in an UNFAMILIAR juice and to have a positive attitude about them. Normally we discourage juice intake but it happens to be a good delivery system for herbs so it’s ok for this purpose.  The attitude of the parent or caregiver goes a long way in getting the child to accept the herbs.  If your child says they taste yucky, you can agree but also say they are helping them feel better.

Do you offer virtual wellness consultations for children and teens?

Yes! During virtual wellness visits we will do a very thorough intake and get all the information needed to create a treatment protocol for your child. Discussing their health concerns will help us determine the root cause of your child’s issue and help you develop a custom healing program. You can book these visits here.

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1345 E 3900 S, Suite 102
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