Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Paducah KY

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.

Mudd- Jeffrey M PSC MD Faap - Fax
(270) 442-0309
2400 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Mudd Jeffrey M MD Faap PSC - Nurse & Dr Assistance
(270) 443-7534
2400 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Internal Medicine Group
(270) 441-4200
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 201
Paducah, KY
 
Metcalf James A MD
(270) 441-4400
225 Medical Center Drive
Paducah, KY
 
Grubbs John E MD
(270) 441-4400
225 Medical Center Drive
Paducah, KY
 
Purchase Neurology PSC
(270) 441-4400
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 402
Paducah, KY
 
Brigance W Harry PHYS
(270) 442-3539
2603 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
 
Louis George Forte, MD
(270) 527-4900
6035 Kentucky Dam Rd
Paducah, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1982

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(270) 575-0079
2601 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
 
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(270) 442-3539
2603 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
 
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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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