There is a new method parents can use to treat respiratory issues, asthma or even repeated ear infections in children. This new way is actually thousands of years old. Juli introduces us to child acupuncture.
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Audra Lowe: There is a new method that parents can use to treat respiratory issues, asthma or even repeated ear infections in children. This new way is actually thousands of years old. Juli introduces us to child acupuncture. Female Speaker: Ian come in here with me, let’s pocked you up here like that. Female Speaker: It’s not uncommon for mom Laura Lopata to take daughters Emma and Ellidi to see licensed acupuncturist on the same day as a pediatrician appointment. Laura Lopata: He’ll look and he’ll say you know its some unspecified virus show that over and whatever two or three hours late I had an appointment with Jill we take to. That’s a virus and it’s called half-in half-out and this is how we are going to treat it and literally with in the treatment the color starts coming back in to there cheeks. Jill Blakeway: Found a little flag, leave it for just one minute and then we pull it out. We treat children for wide range evolvements. We start with a little baby’s with colleague and we where often surprised by treat babies with acupuncture. It’s just too very tiny needles they barely feel it and for a lot of moms it is the solution. Have you been this on flue season have you had a cold? Female speaker: Yeah I had one a couple of weeks ago. Jill Blakeway: And how you are doing recovering? Female speaker: Better. Jill Blakeway: Better, that’s great. Do you have cough still? Female Speaker: No Jill Blakeway: Not really. We also treat respiratory issues, asthma, repeated ear infections. Chinese medicine can be wonderful therapy today infections, and a lots of children get into the cycle where they end up taking antibiotics over and over again. Chinese medicine can offer interrupt that cycle. So we’re going to give you a little boost today it’s what we can do again booster immune system, we are going to boost your -- as we say in Chinese medicines, so that you can do what you are doing. That we always encourage people to see that pediatrician clearly, the pediatrician is that for immunization and is that for serious issues rapidly changing issues and Chinese medicine is more useful things that are chronic long-term and slow changing. Female speaker: That helped a lot. Jill Blakeway: Then -- wonderful, the staff is wonderful you see how comfortable the space is. We try and make this as unintimidating as possible. We have child will probably sit and chat for a while. Do you have school? Female speaker: Yes -- Jill Blakeway: We don’t talk about needles, we talking planting the flag and we talk about particular machine. Emma doesn’t really like needles, so Jill uses the tickle machine device that electrically stimulates the skin. They are making the effects of the acupuncture needles. Female speaker: Well there is a tickle machine and that it’ll have some scientific name, which I have no idea what it is, but it the tickle machine helps to I don’t know how it helps either, but it helps a lot. Female Speaker: Jill says she relies on a good relationship with her young patients and parents and to help here treat children Jill Blakeway: With children I rely much more on my observation and less on there reporting, of course -- can’t tell you what's going on. Children often don’t have the recovery of the insight into their body is to explain and how they are feelings. Look out when we use the tickle machine on you, is that make you love? because it’s tickly, does it so good, what it is feel like? Female speaker: Tickle it. Female Speaker: Laura says she seen definite changes in her kids since they started acupuncture. Laura Lopata: There are more grounded. They are calmer and Emma especially now she is ten is able to say you know mom I kind of feel this anger is willing up inside me, I think I need an appointment with Jill. Female speaker: If I feel like angry a little bit like sometimes, it helps I don’t know how, but it helps. Audra Lowe: And for more health information and important for you an

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