Traditional Chinese Medicine in Pediatrics

Identify imbalances through the lens of TCM to enhance treatment plans for your young patients.


Many practitioners with only 100 hours of acupuncture training may shy away from treating children with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); however adding these treatment into your toolbelt will only accelerate the healing done in your office. This course is designed to open the possibilities of how to treat children in the TCM lens and how to identify imbalances in their bodies to best formulate a TCM treatment plan.


  • How to understand children in the TCM Model

  • The necessary steps in taking a detailed TCM history for children

  • How to define characteristics of the five elements in children: wood, fire, earth, metal and water


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Guest Instructor


Dr. Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, MsAc, LAc, CACCP, Cert MDT

Dr. Kris Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association’s. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014. She has completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric and is a trained post-partum doula. She also successfully completed training to become a practitioner in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. She teaches continuing education to healthcare practitioners of all types on the topics of acupuncture, dry needling, pregnancy, nutrition, and pediatric care. She has also earned a certification through the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). She has served the ACA Acupuncture Council in all positions over 10 years and is presently helping the ACA Pediatric Council coordinate their Diplomate program.