Infant Care

Infant Care at Isthmus Wellness is recommended to ensure years of optimal health for your little one. Our time-tested therapies facilitate healthy transitions through the many phases of infancy. Oriental Medicine has been nurturing babies to health and happiness for thousands of years. Clients repeatedly tell us that their baby’s who received infant care at Isthmus Acupuncture are happier, have better digestion and sleep longer.

Our gentle and holistic approach to infant care to patients of all ages and states of health. We recommend infant care for all traumatic births, structural imbalances and premature babies. Parents are taught therapeutic massage and acupressure techniques for home use to encourage optimal development.  When appropriate, herbal supplements are incorporated in the treatment.

Common Conditions for Infants

  • Colic
  • Excessive spitting up
  • Constipation
  • Lack of appetite
  • Obstructed tear duct
  • Cradle cap
  • Diaper rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Ear infection
  • Jaundice
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Common cold
  • Baby acne
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Failure to thrive

Premature Infant Care

Premature infant care at Isthmus Wellness is advised to begin as soon as baby and mom are ready to leave the home.  If you live in the Madison area, special arrangements can be made for the pediatric practitioner to come to you.   The beginning days of an infants life create the foundation of wellness for years to come.  The time-tested techniques of acupressure and massage are safe and effective.   The holistic therapies employed ensure optimal development of your premature newborn.  The practitioner will show the parents simple massage techniques to be performed routinely.  The nurturing techniques are very comforting to babies and promote bonding.   We will work with you based on the needs of your newborn to create a treatment plan which will optimize your baby’s wellness.

Acupressure increases body weight in premature infant, study shows

Massage therapy boosts immune system of pre-term infants, study shows


Information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or be a substitute for regular medical care. We encourage you to discuss all therapies with your primary care doctor before making any changes in your health regimen.

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