Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Brigham City UT

If you're on pins and needles about your child's health, you should consider taking her to an acupuncturist for ear infections, stomachaches, allergies, fevers, or even attention'deficit disorder.

Florence Mcneely
(435) 654-2421
171 N 100 W
Heber City, UT
 
Brigham City Arthritis Clinic
(435) 723-5500
984 South Medical Drive
Brigham City, UT
 
Vonk Harold MD
(435) 723-5500
984 Medical Drive Suite 3
Brigham City, UT
 
Carey Deyoung Lloyd
(435) 734-2433
980 Medical Dr
Brigham City, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Carey Deyoung Lloyd
(435) 734-2433
980 Medical Dr Ste 2
Brigham City, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Child Douglas D MD Board Certified Radiologist
(435) 723-9700
1930 South Highway 89
Brigham City, UT
 
Lloyd Carey D MD
(435) 734-2433
980 Medical Drive Suite 2
Brigham City, UT
 
Brigham Pediatrics
(435) 734-2433
980 Medical Drive Suite 2
Brigham City, UT
 
Avocet Medical Imaging
(435) 723-9700
1930 South Highway 89
Brigham City, UT
 
Carey Deyoung Lloyd, MD
(435) 734-2433
980 Medical Dr Ste 2
Brigham City, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kid-Friendly Acupuncture

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By Beth Jacobsen

If you’re on pins and needles about your child’s health, you should consider taking her to an acupuncturist for ear infections, stomachaches, allergies, fevers, or even attention-deficit disorder. The kid-sized needles—they’re about the width of a human hair—don’t hurt, but to help allay what seems to be a universal fear of needles, acupuncturists often start by demonstrating on themselves, mom, or even a pet. Usually, the parents do the panicking. “Most children don’t even know needles are being used,” says Ellen Silver Highfield, a Harvard-affiliated acupuncturist at Children’s Hospital in Boston. “I have pictures of smiling 5-year-olds with needles in them.”

Even so, many acupuncturists choose to forgo the needling altogether, and instead offer these poke-free approaches.

Acupressure.
This method uses manual pressure instead of needles. A 2003 study found that it was more effective than medication for treating bed-wetting.

Shonishin.
A noninvasive Japanese version of acupressure for children, shonishin uses metal tools to gently tap, rub, and scrape the body while stimulating acupuncture points without penetrating the skin. “When done consistently, shonishin effectively strengthens your child’s immune system,” says Tara Faith Brockman, LAc, who holds monthly shonishin clinics.

Laser Acupuncture.

Low-intensity laser beams take the place of needles.

Electro-Acupuncture.

A pen-like device delivers a warm, tickling sensation—using ultra-low levels of electric current—to traditional acupuncture meridians.

Author: Beth Jacobsen

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