Treating acute pain with Chinese medicine

Mao Shing Ni, PhD Doctor of Chinese Medicine, shares advice for parents on how Chinese medicine can help treat pain in children and what the treatments are for treating your child's pain
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Treating acute pain with Chinese medicine

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I would say most people know acupuncture by its pain relieving properties. This is also where we get most of our patients. In fact, we have a program through our university in Children's Hospital, where we treat children's chronic pain. There's all kinds of pain that we see in kids, ranging from broken arms and legs and things like that. My daughter just recovered from a broken elbow from snowboarding, right? So we treated that very effectively to help reduce pain and promote healing. Acupuncture can drive, specifically, calcium into the bones. So in this case, it really helps heal broken bones. In the case of muscle pain. We can reduce inflammation due to muscle spasms. Then we have pain like migraines. Kids have migraine headaches. That's a vascular problem. In other words, your vessel is in a spasm and it's causing a blockage and pressure will rise because of that. You can also regulate the smooth muscle which lines the blood vessel. You can relax to get the blood flowing again. Acupuncture is effective for all varieties of pain.

Mao Shing Ni, PhD Doctor of Chinese Medicine, shares advice for parents on how Chinese medicine can help treat pain in children and what the treatments are for treating your child's pain

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Mao Shing Ni, LAc, DOM, PhD

Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Mao Shing Ni, also known as Dr. Mao, is a bestselling author, doctor of Chinese Medicine and an authority on integrative nutrition.  He practices with his associates at the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica and Newport Beach, California, specializing in family medicine, women’s health and pediatrics. Dr. Mao is the co-founder of Yo San University in Los Angeles where he trains healthcare professionals in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  He is a highly sought after speaker and has been featured in numerous media including the NY Times, Dr. Oz, The Doctors and PBS radio.  Dr. Mao writes as a Health Expert on Yahoo and Huffington Post.  For more information on his best-seller, Secrets of Self Healing, log onto taoofwellness.com.

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