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.

Magee Robert W
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Hunt Joe W MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Dr. Deborah L Beasley
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Deborah L Beasley, DO
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1990

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Natarajan Shankar MD
(901) 476-0043
901 Highway 51 North
Covington, TN
 
Murray Wayne D MD
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Medsouth Healthcare P C
(731) 635-4741
202 Tucker Avenue
Ripley, TN
 
Covington Pediatrics
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN
 
Porch Laura E FNP
(901) 476-0043
901 Highway 51 North
Covington, TN
 
Jimmie Lee Beasley, MD
(901) 476-1155
1998 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Memorial Hosp Tipton, Covington, Tn; Methodist Health -Le Bonheur, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Covington Pediatrics

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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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