TCM Pediatrics: Identification of Children in the 5 Element Model for Better Treatment Options

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Because communication with children can be overshadowed by parental wants and desires, learning to effectively observe a child and obtain pertinent history in the TCM model is crucial in best treatment practices for children.  At the end of this course the acupuncturist and chiropractic acupuncturist shall be able to assign one of the five major elements diagnostically to the child.  This will ease in treatment strategies for the practitioner but also help the parents, teachers, and other providers of care for the child with work and socialization; allowing the child to achieve a more healthy and harmonious existence within both their body and environment.  Safety procedures will also be discussed in how to explain procedures to parents, how to handle needles, laser and tui na procedures for the children.

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Learning Objectives

  • Learn and assign one of the five major elements diagnostically to the child
  • Discuss and learn treatment strategies to help the parents, teachers, and other providers of care for the child
  • Review safety procedures on how to explain procedures to parents
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Acupuncture Risk Management (AP-RM)
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Kristine Tohtz, DC/LAC

Dr. 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 Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture (CCA) of which she sat on the board over 8 years in various positions and now helps coordinate educational efforts for the group as President Emeritus. 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.

In April 2009, Dr. Tohtz also completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association ( She is a certified placenta encapuslator though Placenta Benefits, certified in Mercier Therapy (visceral manipulation for pelvic pain, trauma and fertility enhancement), and is a trained post- partum doula. She teaches not only to physicians for continuing education on the topics of acupuncture, pregnancy and pediatric care, but she also teaches to various organizations such as Shine Chicago (a fertility awareness group) and Resurrection Health Care’s “Thinking Out Loud”. She has appeared on WGN radio discussing health issues and is an international lecturer for the Global Women Co.

As a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, Dr. Tohtz uses yoga and meditation as a part of her treatment options for patients. She is also a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotherapy to assist with such issues as IBS, stress reduction, fear and phobia treatment and smoking cessation.

The combination of all of these healing arts is paired in a unique way for each patient for their optimal treatment, rehabilitation and general stress management. So that she may offer the most cutting edge treatment options for her patients, Dr. Tohtz attends numerous continuing education courses in rehabilitation, yoga, nutritional therapies, comprehensive evaluation of blood work, acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation, Chinese medicine and body work in various forms to name a few. She is currently working toward her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 Acupuncture Risk Management (AP-RM)


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