Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Humboldt TN

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.

Warner Benjamin Dunlap
(731) 784-5065
1629 E Main St
Humboldt, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dunlap Warner B MD
(731) 784-5065
1629 East Main Street
Humboldt, TN
 
Dixit Ashwin MD
(731) 668-1199
26 Stonecreek Circle
Humboldt, TN
 
Warner Benj Dunlap, MD
(731) 784-5065
PO Box 424
Humboldt, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson-Madison Cnty Gen Hosp, Jackson, Tn; Methodist Le Bonheur Health Ca, Jackson, Tn; Humboldt General Hospital, Humboldt, Tn

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James William Hoppers Jr, MD
(731) 422-0330
Milan, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1979

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Joglekar Shirish MD
(731) 668-1199
26 Stonecreek Circle
Humboldt, TN
 
Dr. Warner Benj Dunlap
(731) 784-5065
PO Box 424
Humboldt, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bali Indu MD
(731) 668-1199
26 Stonecreek Circle
Humboldt, TN
 
Dr. James William Hoppers Jr
(731) 422-0330
Milan, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Neblett John W MD
(731) 410-2367
24 Physicians Drive
Jackson, TN
 
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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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