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Pediatric Patients With Chronic Pain Look To Acupuncture

February 16, 2010 by  

Pediatric patients with chronic pain look to acupuncture As part of a new study to analyze the effects of acupuncture on reducing pain and increasing the quality of life in children, doctors from the Rush University Medical Center are now offering pediatric patients access to the ancient Chinese therapy to alleviate the negative side effects associated with many chronic illnesses.

The Children’s Hospital at Rush has begun offering acupuncture therapy to children between the ages of 5 and 20 who are experiencing pain, nausea and fatigue caused by intensive therapy for health problems.

Researchers have reported a lack of treatment options for youngsters experiencing consistent pain. Separate studies have indicated that nearly 70 percent of pediatric patients dealing with severe pain do not experience adequate relief using conventional therapies.

"Many children with chronic or acute health issues turn to complementary or integrative approaches after all other conventional treatment options are exhausted," said Angela Johnson, Chinese medicine practitioner at Rush.

"Parents should be aware that integrative therapies like acupuncture can be helpful from the onset of disease and can have a tremendously positive influence on a child’s quality of life," she added.
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  • http://www.personalliberty.com/news/pediatric-patients-with-chronic-pain-look-to-acupuncture-19609231/ James A Graham

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  • http://www.instant-painrelief.com/category/Blog/ Girl Gone Healthy

    If that can help kids who have chronic pain, then that’s great. Although, before partaking into acupuncture, parents and guardians should choose wisely. Make sure that it’s a certified pracitioner and know the dangers and risk of infection if and when the needles have been contaminated with other diseases.

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    Well. Not really what I expected, but you have created me think about this subject from an additional perspective. Good job.

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