Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds

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Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds

Post by Tee on Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:05 am


By ANAHAD O'CONNOR

According to a large new study in the journal Pediatrics, the short answer is yes — in the hands of a trained practitioner. The study, the first large-scale systematic review on the safety of pediatric acupuncture, found that about one in 10 children had experienced mild side effects, like bruising and pain and numbness at the puncture site. More serious side effects, like infections and nerve impairment, were rare.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/acupunture-is-safe-in-children/

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