Acupuncture Longevity Clinic

More than 25 years of experience

In Pasadena & North Hollywood

Pamela Miller, L.Ac.

Acupuncture • Chinese Herbal Formulas • Homeopathic Medicine

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Acupuncture for Acupuncture and Chinese herbs for Children at Heal Medical Arts.Children

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years as the primary healthcare system for the whole family. So children have been getting acupuncture for a long time.

In 1991, a mummy was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps that was thought to be an early acupuncturist. The mummy was over 5,200 years old and had tattoos on the acupuncture points on his legs and a bag of medicinal herbs. The classic acupuncture text, “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine,” was written 4,700 years ago.

Acupuncture for Children

A study of 43 children's hospitals in North America revealed that one-third offered acupuncture services. 
Research indicates:

  1. A large number of children are being referred for acupuncture

  2. Acupuncture is generally acceptable to parents

  3. Parents are happy with the results of acupuncture

  4. This contradicts the mainstream notion that children are afraid of needles and that parents may not want to subject them to additional stress and pain.

In our clinic, we use needles, cupping, infra-red, Shonishin (no-needle Japanese pediatric acupuncture), vaccaria seeds, and other appropriate techniques to achieve maximum results. Children also get herbs and homeopathic medicine as needed. Children are usually compliant, although sometimes a little demanding—insisting on this or that procedure once they know what is available.

In addition to the usual conditions of pain and digestive issues, some common childhood/teenage problems are also helped with acupuncture:

  • learning difficulties

  • shyness

  • restlessness

  • emotional problems

  • bedwetting

  • hyperactivity

  • weight loss

  • cancer support/prevention

  • height maximization

Chronic Pain Study on Children

Kemper and colleagues conducted a retrospective qualitative examination of 47 children and adolescents, aged 5–20 years, referred for acupuncture for a variety of chronic pain conditions. Treatment strategies included needles (98% of children), moxibustion or heat (85%), cupping (26%), and magnets (26%).

 Results revealed that 67% of patients and 60% of parents described the acupuncture experiences as positive or pleasant. In addition, 70% of patients and 59% of parents reported that treatment was helpful in alleviating pain. Despite methodological limitations, this study revealed a high degree of acceptability among patients and parents, as well as pain-reducing benefits associated with acupuncture.

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