Many pediatric fevers need to run their course, followed by rest and replenishment. This is the key to building a strong immunity so essential for life.
Acupuncture can treat “Back to School” back pain – caused by heavy backpacks, poor posture and stress – helping kids of all ages.
Oriental Medicine has been treating children for centuries, and as it turns out, pediatrics is one of the medicine’s best specialties.
Two out of every three children face an ear infection by age two. Here are some tips on how to treat and prevent ear infections.
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Pediatric Medicine: Research & News
Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope In Terrible Times (NPR) – August 5, 2019
Acupuncture for pediatric pain: The trend of evidence-based research (Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine) – August 17, 2019
Results and Conclusions: Acupuncture treatment is well supported to be effective treatment for pediatric procedural pain, infantile colic, adolescent pelvic pain, and headaches under specific intervention methods. Click to read
Acupuncture for kids deemed safe by pediatricians (CBS News) – 2011
After reviewing 60 years of research, the American Academy of Pediatrics has given acupuncture the green light, reporting that the practice is “generally safe for children when performed by appropriately trained practitioners.” Click to read
Study finds acupuncture effective treatment for chronic pain in children (Science News) – 2015
A recent study shows that acupuncture may be a safe and effective adjunctive integrative medicine treatment for chronic pain in pediatric patients. Click to read
Acupuncture Improves Outcomes For Children With ADHD (HealthCMI) – 2016
Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the efficacy of biofeedback treatments and is also effective as a standalone therapy for children with ADHD. Click to read
Back to Basics
Have you heard the buzz about “dry needling” lately? Read on to learn more about the differences between dry needling and acupuncture and what this means for you.
What makes acupuncture work better for some than others? We’ll go over three keys to a successful treatment so you can get the best results possible.
Acupuncture is just one part of the whole medical system of Chinese medicine. Explore the world of TCM.
There seems to be an ongoing conversation that one must “believe” in acupuncture–as if it is a religious-based healing or its complementary opposite, voodoo–for it to be effective.
Find an AcupuncturistThe practitioners listed in Acupuncture Buzz are board-certified and state-licensed with a master’s level degree in Chinese medicine, at minimum.
October Spotlight: Pediatric Medicine
Raven Lang, LAc, O.M.D.
Raven Lang was one of the first homebirth midwives in California. In 1970, she founded the Santa Cruz Birth Center, the first birth center in North America. Two years and fifty births later she wrote Birth Book.
In 1972 Raven immigrated to British Columbia, where she helped organize and run the first birth center in B.C. Six years later, she returned to California and founded the Institute of Feminine Arts, the first non-medical school for midwifery in North America.
In 1982 Raven began her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and apprenticed with Dr. Miriam Lee, a nurse midwife from China and one of the first licensed acupuncturists in California. From 1982 to 2012 Raven practiced in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in women’s medicine and pediatrics.
Raven left her practice in 2012, and continues to teach subjects as diverse as the politics and history of women’s health, parenting, the science and art of obstetrics, and pediatrics.
Dr. Marc Sklar, DACM, LAc, FABORM
Marc Sklar is a founding principal of the Reproductive Wellness Clinic in San Diego California.
He has extensive experience and expertise in treating and resolving the causes of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss with classical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines.
A culmination of studying world religions and ancient healing techniques, combined with extensive world travel, gives Marc Sklar a unique understanding of the human body and spirit.
A Doctor of Acupuncture, Board Certified Herbalist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner, and President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), Sklar approaches his patients with an open mind, compassion and a medically integrative perspective.
Zoe Culbertson, LAc
Zoe is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Massachusetts.
Zoe’s approach to healing is informed by her close understanding of Japanese culture, gained through 13 years of living and studying in Japan. A certified practitioner of Shiatsu, Zoe completed Shiatsu training in Tokyo at the Kimura Shiatsu Institute; in the U.S. she spent four years assisting Kiiko Matsumoto, a world-renowned Japanese acupuncturist.
Zoe has completed training in mindfulness, meditation, qi gong and yin yoga and teaches workshops that combine movement, yoga, acupuncture, meditation and bodywork. She has worked with All Care hospice, using guided meditation along with acupuncture to improve quality of life and ease suffering in both the mind and body.
In addition to running her private practice, Sea Side Family Acupuncture, Zoe founded a program providing acupuncture, bodywork, Tai Chi and Qi Gong to the Uphams Corner Elderly Services Program, an integrative PACE program for low-income high-needs elderly patients in Boston.