Holistic Pediatric Care

Visit our office for Safe, Natural, and Effective Solutions for Your Child’s Illness

Did you know that kids LOVE acupuncture? And that getting your kids to take natural herbal medicine is easier than you think. We educate parents on preventative measures but also have a range of alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses that are common in children.

Here's some of the conditions we treat:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergies and asthma
  • ADHD
  • Bed wetting
  • Colic
  • Cold and flu
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Diaper rash
  • Earaches
  • Headache
  • Mental and physical development issues
  • Sports injuries
  • Teething

What will the appointment entail?

This will really depend on your child's comfort level and receptiveness to the different treatment types. In our office, we will use whatever your child is ready to receive. This will shift as trust is built. Here are some of the modalities we'll use:

Acupuncture: We use the tiniest needles available for acupuncture. They are the dark blue Seirin type where I use a quick insertion and removal technique. Retention times vary, but this will build as your child feels more comfortable. If acupuncture is not an option that is best for you or your child, we have many other non-invasive therapies available. 

Therapeutic Essential Oil Application: Kris Gonzalez, L.Ac. is a certified Aroma Acupoint Therapist. She uses a variety of oils on specific points according to your child's constitution and presenting pattern at the time of the appointment. To learn more about this effective modality visit Snow Lotus Aromatherapy.

Food Therapy: After the initial consult and finding out your child's Five Element Constitution, we'll be able to give individualized food and dietary guidelines specific to your child. We also give recommendations on foods to add or remove according to a presenting pattern. To learn more about your child's Five Element Type click here.

Kid-friendly Herbal Remedies: We have a wide range of natural herbal remedies available for many childhood ailments. They are extremely gentle but effective. Some of the brands we trust are Gryph & Ivyrose, Golden Flower Children's Formulas, Blue Poppy Pediatrics and Gentle Warriors by Kan Herbs.

We also have pediatric cupping, gua sha and tui na massage services available. 

Holistic Pediatric Care - Kris Gonzalez Acupuncture in Santa Barbara

My son Atticus getting acupuncture when he twisted his ankle.

Kris Gonzalez Acupuncture
5290 Overpass Road Unit 131
Santa Barbara, Ca 93111

Email: kgacuheart@gmail.com

Mon & Fri 9-2pm