This video was taken when I visited Japan. She is 2 years and 4 month old, who has eczema and runny nose.
[Acu Note] A Case of Stomachache for over a year due to unknown cause (Pediatric Acupuncture)
A 9 years old girl came to my clinic with her mother. She had had experienced stomachache all the time for more than a year. She had taken various kinds of tests in the hospital, but the cause of the stomach ache was unknown. She had had gall stones accumulated in her gall bladder, so they were removed, but the stomach ache didn’t change at all. Because the doctor in the hospital recommended to try acupuncture, she came to my clinic.
When I pressed around her navel, there were some tender points.
I gave her Pediatric acupuncture twice a week.
Her condition was up and down, and the stomachache came and went for a while.
At 14th treatment, she reported that her stomach ache became one tenth and the pressure pain around her navel, which had never gone away, disappeared. So from the 15th treatment, I made the frequency of the treatment once a week.
At 22nd treatment, her stomachache completely disappeared and after that, she didn’t complain about stomachache at all.
At 27th treatment, confirming that her stomachache didn’t come back, the course of the treatment for her stomach ache ended.
It led to good results that she had continuously had my treatments trusting my acupuncture.
What I did during the course of the treatments was mainly Pediatric acupuncture(Video), the treatment placing a round-tip needle on the pressure-pain points around her naval and giving her homework placing a penny and a rolled aluminum foil on marked acupuncture points.
Her mother wrote about her treatment, so please read it by clicking here.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from acupuncture but we were desperate...
My 9 year old daughter had been in and out of the hospital for gastro issues. After a year of constant pain in her belly going up as high as 6-7 on a scale of 1-10, Boston Children’s hospital recommended we try acupuncture. At this point we were desperate... I googled Pediatric acupuncture and found Ichiro.
I found out that the pediatric treatment is painless due to the type of tool used with a rounded tip. Who would have thought. Ichiro would give my daughter homework every week... a taped piece of penny and another one with aluminum foil on specific areas. I was skeptical at first.
Yesterday was my daughters last treatment... I could cry of joy!! My daughter is pain free!!! It took about 3 months for her to get here but Here we are!!!!
Pediatric Acupuncture (Video)
[Acu Note] A Case of a girl who can’t fall asleep due to nervousness (Pediatric Acupuncture)
A 7 years old girl visited my clinic with her mother because she couldn’t have fallen asleep with nervousness thinking too much before going to bed for about 2 months.
When I checked her neck and shoulder area, the area was tight. Before giving her the pediatric acupuncture, I shook her body from her legs laying her on her back, but her chest and above were not shaking so much due to the tightness.
I touched her neck and shoulder area with a round-tip needle to loosen the area in addition to the pediatric acupuncture and finished the first treatment.
When she came for the second treatment, her sleep was improved and when I shook her body from her legs, her chest and the above was shaking a little, but her neck was still tight.
After the second treatment, the tightness around her neck was gradually loosened up. When I gave her 3 more treatments, I ended the course of the treatments for her sleep and nervousness since she could sleep well and the tightness in her chest and the above disappeared.
It seems like this was the case that the nervousness caused the tightness in the chest, neck and shoulders, resulting in difficulty of falling asleep.
The patient was 9 years old girl. She had been to my clinic for other health issues, but one day she came with her right ankle pain. She hurt her right ankle a few days ago, but she didn’t know how it happened. The inside of her right ankle hurt when she walked or just stood.
Laying her down on her back, I checked her ankle. There was heat around ankle bone. When the ankle was twisted inward and outward, and was flexed downward and upward, she felt pain inside of her ankle.
After general pediatric acupuncture treatment, I checked her right ankle for painful points with pressure. There were 5 painful points and I tried to relieve the pain, but a few points remained painful. Then when she stood up, her ankle still hurt even though it was a little better.
When she came to my clinic 2 days after the last treatment, her ankle still hurt. She went to see a doctor and took X-rays, but there was nothing wrong.
When I checked her ankle for painful points with pressure, there were no painful points around the ankle bone but 2 painful points on the ankle bone. After general pediatric acupuncture treatment, I gave a little strong vibration with a tool called Dispersion needle to the painful points on the ankle bone, and then asked her to stand up. She said her ankle didn’t hurt. She went home without an ankle support brace she had been wearing when she had come.
When she came back 4 days later, she didn’t feel any pain in her ankle even if I pressed around her ankle and there was no heat around the ankle.
This was a case that a tiny hairline crack on her ankle bone was suspected, which didn’t show up on X-rays, but Dispersion needle was as effective for this kind of cases as I had experienced before.
The patient is a 6 years-old girl.
She sometimes comes to my clinic with symptoms like sleeping problem or stuffy nose. This time she has had dry and rough skin around her left wrist for a few weeks. She also has 5 bug bites on her legs which are red and swollen. According to her mother, she got the bug bites the day before.
I gave her pediatric acupuncture treatment shown in the video of Pediatric Acupuncture.
In addition to Pediatric Acupuncture Treatment, I touched around the area of rough skin with a round tip needle. For the swelling due to bug bites, I tapped around each bug bite with another round tip needle to remove heat.
When she came to the second treatment, the swelling and redness around the bug bites were all gone. The roughness around her left wrist decreased. So I gave her pediatric acupuncture and only additional touching needles on the rough skin around her left wrist.
On the third treatment, the roughness around her left wrist was almost gone except only a part of it so that I gave her the same treatment as the second one and ended the treatments for the rough skin.
I think the rough skin around the wrist was caused by the weakness of her Lung energy because she had signs on Lung related acupuncture points, though she didn’t have any cold-related symptoms.
In the case of adult, I usually use heart therapy called moxa for bug bites, but tapping around bug bites was as effective as moxa for pediatric treatment.
Reference: Pediatric Acupuncture at Cozy Acupuncture in Salem, MA
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