Acupuncture is the last thing that most people think about for their child’s health.
I’d like to dispel some of those myths today so that more families can feel free to
explore this alternative therapy.
Acupuncture is an alternative therapythat involves puncturing the skin with very
fine needles in specific areas of the body. The therapy is based on the theory that a specific form of energy flows throughout the body and travels in channels known as meridians.
The study by Dr. Lin involved 243 children ranging between 6 months and 18 years of age. These children had sought acupuncture therapy for back pain, headaches,stomach-aches and other chronic complaints that had led to them being absent from school. The children involved in the study rated the pain they experienced asbeing an eight out of 10, with 10 being the worst pain imaginable.
Recent research suggests that acupuncture may also be of benefit to children with amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. Acupuncture for children has helped with a wide range of ailments, from headaches to the effects of ADHD, and is a safe alternative to pharmaceuticals that many parents do not want their children taking. Increasingly more parents are turning to acupuncture as an effective and necessary method of re-establishing and maintaining health within their children’s constitution.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture for kids is virtually painless. Pediatric acupuncturists are trained to
use a special needling technique using needles so fine they are about the size of a strand of hair. For young children a rapid needling technique is used, where the needle is inserted and immediately taken out. Babies and children do not have to sit still for more than a few seconds at a time.
You can use Acupressure Belt Kids Massager as well for your children, this can beused at home while they are sitting, watching TV or during nap time.