#ACUPUNCTURE FOR PAIN IN CHILDREN AS WELL AS ADULTS…

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Acupuncture is a well known treatment for different types of pain, and something I have used a lot in the past. Unfortunately I found that it’s a bit like taking a drug for a long time, in that my body just stopped reacting to the treatment but that doesn’t mean I won’t try it again another time.

Meanwhile NYR Natural News  wrote in their December issue that ‘Treating children with chronic pain can be complex, due to kids’ vulnerability while they’re growing and the fear of causing long-term effects. To make matters worse, studies into the therapeutic options for treating children’s pain is limited’.

‘Angela Johnson, MSTOM, MPH, practitioner of Chinese medicine of Rush’s Cancer Integrative Medicine Program, led a recent study that found that acupuncture may be a safe and effective add-on integrative medicine treatment for chronic pain in children. Results of the study were published in Alternative and Complementary Therapies‘.

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Acupuncture Awareness Week is  – 2nd March – 8th March 2015

Acupuncture Awareness Week, supported by the British Acupuncture Council, aims to help better inform people about the ancient practice of traditional acupuncture. With 2.3 million acupuncture treatments carried out each year, acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies practised in the UK today. Yet many people only discover acupuncture as a last resort despite its widely recognised health benefits.

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