Integrative pediatric care offers a comprehensive approach to health and disease in children and adolescents that focuses on the whole person and emphasizes the important relationship between nutritional health, lifestyle, environment and emotions.
Children are especially sensitive to the various influences that determine how they grow mentally, emotionally and physically. This very sensitivity also makes them extremely responsive to integrative therapies aimed at identifying and treating the underlying causes of illness to optimize health and prevent disease.
At the Samueli Institute, our integrative approach to health makes use of the many available and appropriate tests and treatments to address common childhood health issues. These include general and traditional labs as well as specialty labs and diagnostics to test for food allergies and sensitivities, digestive issues including malabsorption, microbiome, epigenetics, environmental toxins and allergens and more.
Pediatric conditions that can be treated:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Birth trauma – long or difficult labor
- Coughs, colds and flu
- Earaches and ear infections
- Feeding issues including breastfeeding
- Hormonal changes (i.e. growing pains, menstrual issues)
- Immune health
- Learning disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders
- Plagiocephaly (misshapen head)
- Skin problems and rashes
- Sleep issues
- Sprains (ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow)
- Torticollis (wry neck)
Our providers offer a variety of integrative services for children:
- Naturopathic medicine services/integrative pediatric care
- Osteopathic manipulative treatment
- Nutritional counseling
- Breastfeeding/lactation support
- Massage therapy
Why Choose Us?
Our providers work closely with families and collaboratively with pediatricians and other members of the care team to ensure that each child receives the safest and most effective treatments. We emphasize the principles of healthy living and encourage active participation as we take the time to educate families while offering new perspectives and expanded options for the treatment of many conditions common in pediatric patients. Our treatments include evidence-informed, safe and effective natural medicines including diet and nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle modification and stress management.