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The Peterson Group: Can Acupuncture Be Used Successfully On Your Child?

By April 4, 2016 - 8:26pm

The Peterson Group CAM and Integrative Medicines is convinced that acupuncture is not dangerous for kids. The organization greatly supports alternative medicines and considers acupuncture as a powerful technique to take care of some illnesses in addition to chronic pain and other disorders.

It is clear that there are several study findings on this kind of traditional Chinese medicine, its effectiveness was proven by some experts while others don't support this practice. Modern American acupuncturists have already been through rigorous training, safety certifications and standards before becoming licensed, making them dependable professionals. In most cases, unqualified practitioners are the main reason why some studies indicate that acupuncture is not actually effective and safe for kids. On the other hand, The Peterson Group firmly believes that effective treatment using acupuncture can be provided by competent and qualified practitioners.

If the child is afraid of needles, there are also other non-needle ways to stimulate the acupuncture points. Since they don't penetrate the skin, this sort of method is not going to give some pernicious effect on your child's body. In particular, this technique is popular for toddlers and infants who are often afraid of needles and ended up crying during a treatment.

Acupuncture needles will not be kept in the body for kids under age 8, they are quickly tapped in and promptly taken out. Advise your kid to remain still for a few seconds throughout the procedure. To prevent any dangerous impact on the kid, the needles are made smaller and are added superficially to the skin.

Kids might feel a short sensation of discomfort during the insertion of the needle, but it usually lasts for only 1-2 seconds, so there's nothing to be worried about. Swelling at the needle site and temporary bruising seldom occurs because of the special techniques used in pediatrics. Lastly, The Peterson Group wants you to make sure that the professional you choose is licensed to guarantee the safety of your kids.

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The Peterson Group is a non-profit organization with an aim to create awareness to the public on the wide spread of alternative medicines and its incorporation with evidence based medicines that have been used in substitute for scientifically based medicines.


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