National Institutes of Health reports that millions of adults have used acupuncture to treat variety of conditions from low-back pain to insomnia. However, many are not aware that pediatric acupuncture is on the verge of becoming mainstream treatment for childhood illnesses. National Health Interview Survey in 2007 revealed that 150,000 children in the U.S. used acupuncture.
You may wonder, how does exactly acupuncture work? In Chinese and Oriental medicine theory, pain and
Acupuncture is totally safe for kids. Unlike those big needles used for shots and drawing your blood, acupuncture needles (AKA: “kitty whiskers” in my office) are very very thin. I usually rub the area of skin before sliding a “kitty whisker” in, so the kids are mostly feeling the sensation of me rubbing their skin.Nonetheless, if you have never had acupuncture, it may be hard to be convinced, AND even harder for you to tell your kids it’s alright and painless.So what I can o