treating Teens

Jennifer Monin - Treating Teens with Acupuncture

I enjoy teaching teens about using food as medicine and sharing recipes which incorporate herbs into daily life.  Self care is an act of self love, and there is no better time to learn this than as an adolescent.  If we can establish healthy rhythms and a consciousness about what we put into and on our bodies, we are creating a strong foundation for years to come.  

I work with teens to improve: 

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Acne
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • Drug and alcohol addictions
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Headaches
  • Eating disorders
  • Irregular menstrual cycles/ severe PMS
  • Compromised immunity
  • Sports Injuries
  • Digestive disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Research has shown that regular acupuncture sessions positively impact the long-term outcomes for teens being treated for a range of conditions and disorders.

    Every month I experienced painful cramps before my period. I would sometimes miss school because the pain was so bad. Out of desperation I tried acupuncture and Jennifer helped me so much. My pain is gone and my periods are finally normal. Acupuncture changed my life.
    — Oona (Teen)
    My son was a client of Jennifer Monin during his basketball season senior year. I initially asked Jennifer to work with his immunity as he always become physically depleted, then quite sick during the season. Not only did my son not get sick, but he thoroughly enjoyed being worked on. He found it “amazing and relaxing”. I also really liked her advice to him around sleep and diet, as he certainly listened better to her as he did to me - his mother. I would definitely recommend Jennifer work on any student athletes as a way to both boost their immunity in the midst of intense activity and to teach young adults the profound effects of self care.
    — Rebecca (Mother of a teen)