Needleless acupuncture is a treatment therapy that uses tools such as tuning forks, cold lasers and TENS point locators to stroke, rub or press the kid’s skin producing gentle stimulation sensations. Generally, acupuncture entails the use of fine needles to puncture the skin on various parts of the body. But since most kids are needle shy or even sensitive to needle piercing, needleless acupuncture comes to their rescue.
This therapy is based on an ancient theory that specific forms of energy (qi) flow throughout the body through channels known as meridians. If the energy fails to flow as expected,different illnesses such as headaches, backaches and stomachaches are likely to occur. Therefore,acupuncture is done with the belief that it helps restore the energy flow, which in turn restores good health.
This form of acupuncture that does not use needles was first used in China before the Japanese adopted it in the 1700s and named it Shonishin, meaning children’s needle. Some people use the term Shonishin to refer to needle-free acupuncture. RAVIVA Healing Center, South Florida, is one of the modern centers offering this therapy.
Kids and especially young infants, are sensitive to pain, making it hard to find an appropriate treatment option that suits them. However, with this needle-free acupuncture, your kid will not be exposed to any pain. Our skilled acupuncture practitioners are always ready to attend to your kid’s health issues. We use various tools such as cold lasers and tuning forks to stroke, tap or rub your kid’s body- a painless therapy with magical results.
Since most life-long diseases begin at an early age, we help you identify them and administer the right therapy to counter their effects. Treating ailments when the children are still young makes them manageable and reduces the risk of greater problems as they progress into adulthood. Additionally, introducing this painless therapy to children at a young age helps boost their immunity, reducing the potential risk of contracting ailments. We tailor our therapy options as per the needs of your child.
Like adults, kids are also prone to body pains resulting from headaches, backaches, muscle strains or stomach aches. Acupuncture incorporates the aspects of massaging and body tapping, which are well-known pain remedies. Besides, it initiates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers in the body. Therefore, it is an ideal pain management technique.
Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D, an anesthesiologist dealing with pediatric pain management at a Boston-based children’s hospital, conducted a study regarding acupuncture and pain management. His study consisted of 243 children between the ages of 6 months to 18 years who were seeking acupuncture for various pain issues. Before the study, the children rated their pain at 8/10, with 10 being the worst pain. After the acupuncture therapy, they later rated their pain at 3/10. This was quite an improvement and the children could go back to school and participate in extracurricular activities. This study lasted for one year