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.

Dr. Louis George Forte
(270) 527-4900
6035 Kentucky Dam Rd
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mudd Jeffrey M MD Faap PSC - Accounting & Billing
(270) 443-9507
2400 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Shumaker James L MD
(270) 442-6161
1532 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY
 
Hicks Mike Ccc-A
(270) 575-0079
2601 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
 
Meriwether Robert P FACS
(270) 441-4444
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 401
Paducah, KY
 
Dr. Kayla Gill Mason
(270) 443-7534
2400 Broadway St
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. William Melton Bruce
(713) 526-6443
1228 High St
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Infectious Diseases Associates PLLC
(270) 444-9889
2601 Kentucky Avenue Suite 103
Paducah, KY
 
Clarke Jeffrey S MD
(270) 442-3647
1920 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Richardson Gay B MD
(270) 441-4444
225 Medical Center Drive
Paducah, KY
 

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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