Acupuncture and acupressure (which involves non-needling), are helpful for many child and adolescent health issues including: Stomachache, Headache, Pain due to injury, Attention difficulties, Nausea and vomiting, Earache, Colds, Sleep problems, Bed wetting, Stress, and Dermatological issues
Both of my children actively utilize acupuncture in conjunction with their primary medical care received by their pediatrician. Acupuncture does not need to be as scary as it may sound and has become much more common in children's hospital settings in the United States.
In addition to acupuncture, our clinic offers a Japanese form of treatment, known as Shonishin, which focuses on a gentle, specialized non-needling technique for children that stimulates specific points on the skin intended to fortify the child's vital energy systems to help the body's natural healing process.
In the last 10 years, the efficacy of acupuncture in children has been found in research literature, particularly for nausea and pain. Additionally, the use of acupuncture for medial issues such as colic, ADHD and allergies have become more common.