The Benefits of Acupuncture for Children




Alhim/Shutterstock.com

Acupuncture for children and teenagers is becoming an increasingly common treatment for headaches, stomachaches, back pain, depression and many other frequent health concerns.

       A study into the effects of acupuncture for children was conducted by Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., an anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric pain management at the Boston-based Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital. It involved 243 children ranging between 6 months and 18 years of age.

       Lin’s yearlong study found children that had received acupuncture therapy reported less pain, on average, than before treatment, rating their average pain as a three out of 10, as opposed to an eight out of 10 before they started. They also reported increased school attendance, improved sleep and increased participation in extracurricular activities.

       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 reestablishing and maintaining health within their children’s constitution.

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine teaches acupuncture, massage and herbology at campuses in San Diego, New York and Chicago, including a new doctoral program. For more information, call 866-276-0717 or visit PacificCollege.edu.  

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Better Bio-Communication for a Youthful Outcome

Hawk Eye Health, helps people both look and feel young by keeping an eye on their health.

Communicating with Our Hormones

This workshop will teach you about the body’s glands and how to locate, assess and apply techniques to the reflex areas on the hands and feet using essential oils, energy centers and emotional pathways to harmonize and balance hormones.

New Diagnostic Test Finds Imbalances

Study Yoga at the Temple of Kriya

This eight-month program gives students more time to absorb and apply information, leading to greater retention. The small class size allows for greater individualized feedback and attention.

Future Science on Display at Psychotronic Convention

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Campbell Expands Legal Practice in Naperville

We aim to make the clients feel comfortable. We recognize when they come to see us they may be going through stressful situations.

Self-Help Memoir Published by Arizona Massage Therapist

Don’t Just Breathe, a self-help memoir that is entertaining, motivational and funny, was recently released by author John Graziano, a massage therapist for cancer centers in the Tucson area.

Women’s Fall Retreat with Mushrooms

The coordinators of the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference will present Mycelium Mysteries: a Women’s Mushroom Retreat, on September 28, 29 and 30, in Almond, Wisconsin.

Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. Workshop on The Four Agreements

His philosophy focuses on living a happier, fuller and more meaningful life without conflict, guilt or shame, in which we are free to express ourselves without fear of being judged by others and to love and accept ourselves just the way we are.

Support Our Sustainable Farmers’ Markets

Guests will savor a handcrafted welcome cocktail and multi-course meal featuring farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, organic, grass-fed meats, Illinois wine and more while overlooking the Fox River.

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Children

Acupuncture for children and teenagers is becoming an increasingly common treatment for headaches, stomachaches, back pain, depression and many other frequent health concerns.