Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pediatric Japanese Acupuncture

The Latest Research Reported, "Acupuncture Is Safe To Children Too".
I don't really use facial acupuncture for kids,
but still occasionally do.

The latest research was organized by University of Alberta and published in an academic journal of AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), "Pediatrics".
The research confirmed, "Acupuncture is sage to children too".

New York Times reports,
There were researches about adverse effects of acupuncture for adults, but there were no researches for children before.
The latest research shows the chance to receive serious adverse effects by pediatric acupuncture is approximately 5 of 1,000,000 treatments.
That is roughly same as adults'.

Now a day, acupuncture is one of the most common alternative medicines in U.S.
About 3,000,000 people receive the acupuncture practices in each year.
Lately, the number of pediatric acupuncture practices is increasing.
It is assumed about 150,000 children received in 2007.

University of Alberta organized the results of adverse effects of children from 37 international surveillance data.
168 out of 1,422 children (including teenagers) had minor adverse effects.
Very rarely serious problems were occurred.
Further those cases had other reasons such as practitioners/acupuncturists did not observe safety standards.
12 cases of muscular damages were occurred from 1983 to 1989 in the same clinic in China.

Harvard Medical School performed a research for efficacy of acupuncture practices of youths in 2000.
Most of patients responded, "Acupuncture practices were helpful".
Often, needle alike tools are used for babies.

My impression:
What are you talking about, NOW?(゚_。)?(。_゚)?

Do NOT make last minutes cancellation as,
"Sorry. My son had sick!"

Please come together.
I can take care both of you.
And do NOT forget, "Terra is a physician".

ミ★(=^・・^)v Thanks!!★彡

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