Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Ripley 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.

Medsouth Healthcare P C
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Hunt Joe W MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Gambro Health Care of Tipton County
(901) 475-0410
107 Tennessee Avenue
Covington, TN
 
Dr. Deborah L Beasley
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Covington Urology Clinic
(901) 476-2621
1995 Highway 51 South Suite 104
Covington, TN
 
Magee Robert W
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Murray Wayne D MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Porch Laura E FNP
(901) 476-0043
901 Highway 51 North
Covington, TN
 
Covington Pediatrics
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN
 
Dr.Jimmie Beasley
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp Tipton, Covington, Tn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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