Acupuncture Therapy

  • Category:

    Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Acupuncture, Comfort.

  • Type of Document:

    Treatment Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Ambulatory, Cancer pain, Chronic, Disease related pain, General, Palliative, Post-operative.

  • Author:

    Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA

The purpose of this policy is to provide acupuncture therapy to children, adolescents and young adults in a safe, consistent and comfortable manner. Acupuncture therapy describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques which may include needle insertion, manual needle stimulation, digital pressure, massage (tuina), magnet application, electrical stimulation, laser stimulation, cupping and use of heated herbs like mugwort (Moxibustion).