The Treatment of Breathing Problems in Children with Acupuncture
Breathing problems can be a common issue in children, often caused by respiratory infections or allergies. While traditional treatments such as inhalers and medications can be effective, some parents are turning to alternative therapies such as acupuncture to alleviate their child’s symptoms. In this article, we will explore the potential benefits of acupuncture for children with breathing problems through the experiences of acupuncturist Shai Davids and two of his patients.
Case Story 1: Six-year-old Sarah
Sarah had been experiencing asthma-like symptoms for several years, despite regular use of inhalers and other medications. Her mother, concerned about the side effects of long-term medication use, sought out alternative therapies and decided to try acupuncture. Shai began treating Sarah with a combination of acupuncture and cupping therapy. After several sessions, Sarah’s symptoms began to improve. Her breathing became easier, and she no longer needed to use her inhaler as frequently. With continued treatment, Sarah’s symptoms continued to improve, and she was able to participate in physical activities without experiencing shortness of breath.
Case Story 2: Four-year-old Alex
Alex had been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and had been experiencing frequent coughing fits for several months. His parents had tried several medications with little success and were hesitant to continue using them due to side effects. Shai began treating Alex with acupuncture, focusing on points related to the lungs and respiratory system. After several sessions, Alex’s coughing fits became less frequent, and he was able to sleep through the night without waking up due to coughing. With continued treatment, Alex’s symptoms improved even more, and he was able to return to his normal activities without being hindered by his breathing problems.
In conclusion, acupuncture may be a useful alternative therapy for children with breathing problems. However, it’s important to work with a trained and licensed acupuncturist and to also seek medical advice from a pediatrician or respiratory specialist. With the right combination of traditional and alternative therapies, children can find relief from breathing problems and lead a healthier and happier life.