Kid-Friendly Acupuncture Tuscumbia AL

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.

Acupuncture Center
(256) 446-6607
2155 Lime Kiln Rd
Muscle Shoals, AL
Industry
Acupuncturist

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Tennessee Valley Ear Nose & Throat Clinic PC
(256) 381-6673
323 North Montgomery Avenue
Sheffield, AL
 
Long F Allen MD
(256) 386-7040
421 Cox Boulevard
Sheffield, AL
 
Lockette Jason MD
(256) 314-6673
1120 South Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL
 
James Carolyn Crnp
(256) 386-4300
1100 South Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL
 
Lerena Wade Yielding, MD
(256) 766-8161
314 N Main St
Tuscumbia, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1989

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Holcomb F Larry Dr
(256) 381-5510
1015 South Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL
 
Valley Regional Cancer Center
(256) 383-5211
1110 South Jackson Highway
Sheffield, AL
 
Dr. Kanuru Srihari Das
(256) 386-4300
1100 S Jackson Hwy
Sheffield, AL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Agustin G Rivas
(256) 386-4151
1120 S Jackson Hwy Ste 304
Sheffield, AL
Specialty
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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