Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Slidell LA

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.

Owens Robert E MD
(985) 646-4400
1850 Gause Boulevard East Suite 301
Slidell, LA
 
Dr. Eduardo J Hernandez-Moreno
(985) 781-7337
1430 Lindberg Dr
Slidell, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

The Urology Center
(985) 649-6660
1150 Robert Boulevard Suite 350
Slidell, LA
 
Dr. In-Sian V W Pouw
(985) 781-7337
1430 Lindberg Dr
Slidell, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Becker Michael J MD
(985) 641-5558
659 Brownswitch Road
Slidell, LA
 
Glotfelty John-C PA
(985) 639-3777
Ochsner Clinic
Slidell, LA
 
Victor Vincent Pouw
(985) 781-7337
1430 Lindberg Dr
Slidell, LA
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Lagarde Gina MD
(985) 639-3755
Ochsner Clinic
Slidell, LA
 
Sheryl Lynn Rowland, MD
(504) 646-1226
1400 W Highway 190
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1986

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Houser Martin MD
(985) 641-5558
659 Brownswitch Road
Slidell, LA
 
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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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