One of Six Fishes specialties is the treatment of children with Chinese Medicine

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 children have allergies asthma, ADHD and autism? According to Chinese medicine, children are treated as if they are simply “mini-adults”. Kids have their own energetic concerns and should be treated in a way that honors their development, Our experienced team treats children with routine complaints such as cough, allergies, fever, asthma, eczema, constipation as well as complex neurological and immune disorders.

Young children are dependent upon their family and community for love, nutrition, guidance and support. We think it’s important to treat the whole family. We have a holistic approach, working with the parent(s) to help them nurture their children. We find that children benefit the most when the parents or caregivers are also nurtured.

The practice of Chinese medicine for children and adults includes attention to diet and nutrition, as well as the basics for good health; clean air, exercise, and restful sleep to nourish and restore the Qi. These are important for everyone, but the treatment recommendations are different for children because they are rapidly growing and changing.

Founder Cara Frank has even created a line of pediatric formulas called “Six Fishes Little Fish Formulas” to address some of the most common complaints experienced by children. 


  • Cough
  • Allergies
  • Runny and stuffy noses
  • Fevers
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Constipation
  • Digestive disorders
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Neurological disorders
  • Immune disorders
  • Poor appetite
  • Failure to thrive and growth delay
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Emotional instability
  • Hormonal disorders


I have been going to see Cara for years now. I had been going for a while when I found out my son had allergies. He was about 7 years old at the time. The pediatrician wanted to put him on a few different medications. I was not comfortable with having him take all of these everyday. I took him to see Cara and he went to a series of appointments with her till we found out what triggers his allergies. He liked going to see her and would always ask when he was going back to see her again. She was so great with him! He now takes a concentrate formula that Cara prescribed for him everyday. I can always tell if he does not take his medicine. It works perfectly for him.

— Michelle.H.