This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture.
Here are a few PDF links to the research!
“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”
“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.”
“acupuncture elicits quick responses to treatment by reducing the severity and frequency of wheezing soon after the therapy starts”
“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.”
“Acupuncture service in a college health setting was well- received by students and could be replicated in other college health centers.”
process of establishing an integrative pediatric pain clinic that includes acupuncture therapy in a children’s hospital
“many of the studies reviewed demonstrate the benefit of acupuncture in the perio- operative setting”
“Pediatric acupuncture can be a vital addition to holistic integrative care for children in an academic center”