Crystal was an easy going baby, until she hit the 6 month mark and her gums began bothering her. Her teeth hadn’t yet erupted through but they were causing her (and Mom & Dad!) a lot of discomfort. She had become fussy and irritable. Mom tried to comfort her by nursing her more frequently but there was no relief.
On their first visit, Catrina, her mom, mentioned that Crystal seemed more uncomfortable after eating and that her breath had turned a bit sour recently. I noted the pediatric vein on her index finger, her red gums and her discomfort when I lightly palpated her tummy. All these signs indicated food stagnation and heat.
After a gentle treatment of pediatric tuina massage and Shonishin, I recommended an herbal formula and a gum-soothing oil of chamomile and cloves steeped. Crystal’s diet also needed attention. They changed to simple, bland foods such as rice porridge, steamed veggies and soups and avoided too many sweet, starchy or dairy foods like bread, cookies and cheese. When they came in the next week for their follow-up visit, both Catrina and Crystal were smiling. Her irritability was gone and everyone was sleeping well and enjoying life again!
Crystal continues to come in once a month for pediatric Lunar Treatments and remains healthy and happy.
For an individualized healing program for your child and info on Lunar treatments, contact Dr. Sally at 831-295-6327. 320 River Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060