“Do you treat Children’s condition?”, or
“How old the child could be got acupuncture?” or
“Do you think it is safe doing acupuncture in baby?”
I always reply–children at any age could be got acupuncture, acupuncture is very safe in children, and most important–acupuncture is more effective in children than adults due to children’s physiological characteristics.
For acupuncture in children, we have more confidence because:
(1) Dr.Fan had special apprenticeship with Dr.Su, Shang-yi,when he was a TCM student during 1981-1986 in Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Dr.Su was very famous in pediatric acupuncture, and saved many children’s life, esp. for those in danger condition stayed ICU of Nanjing Municiple Hospital at that time, such as Respiratory failure or Circulation failure.
(2) Dr.Fan has young patients almost everyday, he has accumulated much experience.
Recently, Dr.Fan treated a 8 weeks old baby, Alexandria.Z. with Accide Reflux and Laryngomalacia. Before the treatment, baby had milk spill out of mouth, acide reflux, which caused hard of breath, sometime, breath stopping with face pulple, baby bowle movement also had difficulty, she push stool or gas a lot, which also cause milk spill out of mouth. Only after 2 times’ acupuncture, the baby has improved significantly. No longer milk spill out of mouth, no longer strugle with the breath, and very calm and no more strugle with pushing the gas or stool.
Here, we show a picture of the baby A.Z.with Dr.Fan.She is very calm.
Baby A.Z. eight weeks old is my youngest patient, our oldest patient is 92 years old, with lower back pain.