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Does acupuncture help in managing my child's chronic pain?

It's difficult to do effective research studies on acupuncture. It's also difficult to recruit children for research studies. Because there aren't many studies, it makes it hard to predict how your child will respond. Many specialists who treat children with chronic pain think that acupuncture can be extremely helpful. There are very few side effects and many children seem to feel better with the treatment. We always think of acupuncture involving needles, but if your child is afraid of needles, the acupuncturist can use other methods like acupressure to make your child feel more comfortable. 

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