Pediatric Acupuncture Research

Research supports acupuncture and Chinese herbs for children’s issues such as reflux, migraines, chronic pain, autism, surgeries and integrated health care. These studies highlight the benefits of acupuncture and alternative therapy for children and adults. Highlighted studies focus on pediatrics. The Medical Acupuncture Journal focused an entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture. Here are a few PDF links to the research that they reviewed:

 The Medical Acupuncture Journal focused an entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture. Here are a few PDF links to the research that they reviewed:

 
Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia

“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”
 

Acupuncture as an Anesthetic Adjuvant for Pediatric Orthopedic Patients- A Pilot Study and Protocol Description

“Acupuncture was associated with smooth postoperative courses, including low levels of pain and nausea, and relatively rapid recovery from anesthesia and surgery. In patients who underwent other procedures without acupuncture intervention, the addition of acupuncture was associated with improved recovery profiles and decreased pain. Patients’ and parents’ satisfaction was high. There were no side-effects of the perioperative acupuncture.”

 

Preschool Wheezing- An Acupuncture Approach

“acupuncture elicits quick responses to treatment by reducing the severity and frequency of wheezing soon after the therapy starts”

 
The Treatment of Pediatric Migraine with Acupuncture
Pediatric Ashi-Point Care- Helping Children Explore Therapeutic Discomfort

“Manual methods may be sufficient to treat Ashi-points, but acupuncture is known to be effective for this, and the treatment setting enables the opportunity to introduce acupuncture to children. Introduction of acupuncture, even conceptually, may be informative in and of itself, and it can provide valuable insights into a patient’s condition.”

 
Integrating an Acupuncture Service at an Ivy League University Student Health Service

“Acupuncture service in a college health setting was well- received by students and could be replicated in other college health centers.”
 

Pain Relief in the Pediatric Population
Acupuncture as Part of a Pediatric Pain Clinic

process of establishing an integrative pediatric pain clinic that includes acupuncture therapy in a children’s hospital
 

Acupuncture for Pediatric Conditions- A Narrative Review
 
Acupuncture for Sickle Cell Pain Management
 
Acupuncture for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Perioperative Conditions

“many of the studies reviewed demonstrate the benefit of acupuncture in the perio- operative setting”
 

Acupuncture in Pediatric Academic Health Centers- A Blueprint for Integration

“Pediatric acupuncture can be a vital addition to holistic integrative care for children in an academic center”

 

Adjuvant Acupuncture for Youth with Sickle Cell Pain- A Proof of Concept Study
Auriculotherapy- Alleviating Pain and Distress in Neonates in the Intensive Care Unit
 
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1165271-acupuncture-helps-stanford-intensive-care-infants/
 
https://chinesemedicalclassics.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/autism-as-a-shao-yang-disorder-a-chinese-medicine-perspective/  An article discussing Chinese Medicine perspective and diagnostic method for treatment of autism 
https://chinesemedicalclassics.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/autism-as-bai-he-bing-%E7%99%BE%E5%90%88%E7%97%85-a-chinese-medicine-perspective/  An article discussing Chinese Medicine perspective and diagnostic method for treatment of autism 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4790408/  An study that discusses the use and benefits chinese formulas and individual herbs have on depression, anxiety and poor sleep quality. 

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