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Category: Acupuncture and Children

Treating Babies With Acupuncture

Sticking babies with needles may not strike you as soothing, but you’d be surprised! Acupuncture is used to treat babies and older children, often with great success. Acupuncture for babies uses far fewer needles and the needles are not left in place as they are with adults. Chinese Medicine also offers other alternatives for babies: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 14, 2018

A Chat With Rebecca Avern About Pediatric Acupuncture and Her New Book

I’m very excited to share that I have been working on creating videos, where I talk with some experienced and interesting acupuncturists who are leaders in our field. This video is the first of many to come. To see more videos and previews of conversations, click here to check out my youtube channel. Rebecca Avern is a: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 2, 2018

Tips from Dr. Meow In This Exciting New Children's Book About Chinese Medicine

Today I am pleased to share an excerpt from a new children’s book ‘Maya & Friends Visit the Acupuncturist’. Written by Samara White, a licensed acupuncturist, and illustrated by her husband, Troy White. I love that this precious book is written and illustrated to appeal to young children, opening their minds to the wonders of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 11, 2014

Children and Acupuncture

One question that I am asked occasionally is, “Is acupuncture safe for children?” The simple answer is ‘yes’, but you certainly want to take your child (and yourself) to a well trained practitioner and someone who has experience working with children. Here is a small study that examined acupuncture with children, investigated the cases in: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 9, 2011

Chinese Medicine Is Not Just For Grown Ups

Children can benefit from both acupuncture and herbs. If your child is afraid of the needles there are other ways to stimulate points and the herbal remedies can be a healthy option. Last year a good friend of mine did a guest post on herbal alternatives for children. and just recently I published a post: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 27, 2010

Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Offers Young Patients Acupuncture

This year ScienceDaily reported that Rush Medical Center, here in Chicago, is offering acupuncture to their pediatric patients with chronic illnesses. These treatments are part of a study to find out how acupuncture might help reduce pain in children and increase their quality of life. The acupuncture is used to relieve pain, nausea and fatigue.: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on September 7, 2010

10 Posts For Stressed Out Parents

This was my last post of 2009 for the blog Hopeful Parents. I thought some of the readers here might enjoy it, let me know what you think. I went back through my blog and selected the 10 posts that I believe will be useful to the readers of Hopeful Parents. I wish all of: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 18, 2009

Chinese Medicine a Healthy Alternative for Kids

This article is From Healthy.net Even healthy children are extremely vulnerable to common viruses, allergies and illnesses. Antibiotics are used more and more frequently for childhood ailments, but one problem with this is the possibility of overuse. Bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics when this form of medicine is over-diagnosed or becomes too common. Western: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on April 13, 2009

Acupuncture Used to Help Children With Cancer

Finding Ways to Help Children With Cancer From The New York Times By TINA KELLEYPublished: November 20, 2008 For the past year, Alexa Weitzman, 29, has worked as a research coordinator, licensed acupuncturist and chef at the Integrative Therapies Program for Children With Cancer at Columbia University Medical Center. She comes to the job with: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 26, 2008

Acupressure Calms Children Before Surgery

Science Daily and UPI (10/2008) both reported a University of California/Yale University study that concluded that acupressure treatment applied to children undergoing anesthesia noticeably lowered their anxiety levels and made the stress of surgery more calming for them and their families. The UC Irvine anesthesiologist, Dr. Zeev Kain and his Yale University collaborator Dr. Shu-Ming: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on October 15, 2008