Nan Acupuncture Therapy Centre

Nan Acupuncture Therapy Centre
Nan Mah C.M.D. Dr. Ac

1368 McPhillips Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Phone: (204)633-6195

Infant Massage

Baby MassageInfant Massage has a history of over a few hundred years in China. Baby massage is a highly specialized practice. It treats baby:

  • colic
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • bed-wetting

and many other baby illnesses without any medication or needles.

Nan MahSince baby's acupressure points are different from adult, and their bodies grow so quickly; baby massage is more effective for a baby who is under three years old.Nan is specialized in Baby Massage. She has over 15 years of experience.

Nan graduated from Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine University in China in 1984 and began her practice in Guangdong Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the same year. In 1987, she received her Baby Massage Training in Shandong Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital from the famous Acupuncturist, Sun Cheng Nan. She set up the first and the only one Baby Massage Clinics in the Guangdong province and successfully treated many children. She was interviewed by the Guangzhou Daily and her story was published in the paper. Under her professional care, 98% of her baby patients were treated successfully.


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Traditional Chinese practice of infant massage comes to Winnipeg
Victoria doesn't exactly have stress-induces muscle knots or shoulder tension, but like most seven month olds, she often gets gas. Really bad gas. Which is why she goes for massage. Baby massage.
Now infants, malleable little moppets that they are, may appear to not even have muscles. But wht they do have, according to Nan Mah, doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, is some 300 baby-specific acupuncture or pressure points (Adults have around 400).
Applying pressure to, or massaging, those points, Mah says, promotes the flow of "chi" or energy. And blood though this meridian system to restore harmay and balance to the baby's body and treat ailments such as colic, constipation, diarrhea, cold and flu and generally boost the immune system- without drugs.
"For colic, I massage the liver points (on the idex finger)," she says, "About 200 rubs."
Baby massage is no New Age health kick, but rather a highly specialized pediatric practice in China with records dating back to 1368.
Still, Mah, who opened her Acupuncture Therapy Centre at 1368 McPhillips St. las January, says it is virtually unknown in the West and just now being rediscovered as a medical specialty in China, Where family members traditionally passed on the skill.
Mah, who came to Canada 10 years ago, set up te first and only baby massage clinic in Guang-don province back in the mid-80s.
Back to Victoria, who, during her half-hour massage, is now looing very relaxed indeed.
The process begins with the diagnosis- checking pulses (on a baby, it's the fingers) and skin colour.
"Chinese medicine is based on balancing head and cold in the body," Mah explains. "I either put heat in or take it out." For example, too much heat results in diarrhea while too much cold causes constipation.
Babies are not massaged with oil like adults, but with baby powder.
Gently tugging the ears aids infant slumber, Mah says, while rubbing pressure points on and around the nostrils treats a runny nose. And rolling the soft folds of fat on a baby's back, like forming a pizza crust, stimulated T-cells and boosts immunity.
Back to Victoria's gas.
Mah demonstrated the gentle, circular massage of a baby's belly - clockwise for constipation; counterclockwise for diarrhea (It apparently works for adults too.)
"You can actually hear the gases coming out while you're doing the massage." She says. Which likely explains Victoria's happy gurgles.
Read more about baby massage.

Nan Acupuncture serves the Winnipeg, Manitoba area. Call the Nan Acupuncture Clinic at (204)633-6195 to book an appointment for a Infant Massage.


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Shingles Shingles Migraine Headaches Migraine Headaches Sports Injuries Sports Injuries
Knee Pain Knee Pain Allergies Allergies Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic Neuropathy

 

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Nan Mah
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Doctor of Acupuncture


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