How do you explain acupuncture to a child?

BE HONEST WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT WHAT THE VISIT IS FORIf your child is old enough to understand what is going on with their body, explain to them why they are coming in for an acupuncture visit. Let them know you’ll be discussing their problem with the acupuncturist.

What is the history of acupuncture?

The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China. It was first mentioned and recorded in documents dating a few hundred years before the Common Era. Earlier instead of needles sharpened stones and long sharp bones were used around 6000 BCE for acupuncture treatment.

When was acupuncture invented?

The ancient practice of acupuncture started in China approximately 3000 years ago. The first documentation of acupuncture that described it as an organized system of diagnosis and treatment is in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which dates back to 100 BCE.

What is the youngest age for acupuncture?

How old does my child need to be to receive acupuncture? Infants as young as 3 weeks old can undergo acupuncture therapy.

Can children benefit from acupuncture?

A baby can receive acupuncture treatments from birth and continue them all through childhood. Their is no fixed age to start to benefit from acupuncture and traditionnal chinese medicine which in some cases can minimize the need for medications and more invasive medical interventions.

Can acupuncture help kids with anxiety?

In the waitlist group, MASC-self (P = 0.022; effect size 0.4), MASC-parent (P = 0.048; effect size 0.75) and HAM-A (P = 0.007; effect size 1.21). Conclusions: This study provided promising results on the potential use of acupuncture to treat children and adolescents with general anxiety.

Is acupuncture good for toddlers?

Is it OK to shower after acupuncture?

After acupuncture, massage, cupping and/or any other type of body work, you should not take a shower or go swimming for 12-24 hours. This allows the treatment to remain in the body undisturbed.

Do and don’ts after acupuncture?

Avoid multitasking during your treatment. You must not –at any cost- move your body when the needles are in. Do not go to your treatment on an empty stomach or after indulging in a heavy meal. Do not take too much physical, emotional, or mental stress upon yourself after the treatment.

Can a 10 year old have acupuncture?

The same principles apply for children as they do for adults, however, children only need a quick in and out insertion of the needle rather than pins being left in for 10-15 minutes. The needles are fine and quick and the child hardly notices them at all.

Where was acupuncture first practiced in the world?

The acupuncture has been practiced in China for more than 3000 years and was spread to Europe and American from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The history of acupuncture research was initiated in the eighteenth century and developed rapidly since then.

Are there any studies on acupuncture for children?

A study into the effects of acupuncture for children was conducted by Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., an anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric pain management at the Boston-based Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital. The study by Dr. Lin involved 243 children ranging between 6 months and 18 years of age.

Who was the emperor during the time of acupuncture?

The most significant milestone in the history of acupuncture occurred during the period of Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor (approximately 2697-2597?). In a famous dialogue between Huang Di and his physician Qi Bo, they discuss the whole spectrum of Chinese Medical Arts.

How many volumes are there in the Book of acupuncture?

The text is twelve volumes and describes 349 acupuncture points. This book is noted to be one of the most influential texts in the history of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Acupuncture experienced great development during the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-649 A.D.) dynasties.