The Benefits of Treating Children’s Chronic Illnesses with Chinese Medicine
A growing number of children in the United States suffer from chronic illnesses. According to a 2011 health survey funded by the U.S. government, 54 percent of children have one or more chronic health condition. Some common ones include asthma, ADHD, autism, and food allergies.
Many parents are turning to a more holistic medicine like acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help treat their child. Today we hear from a licensed acupuncturist about how this ancient practice can help children heal more naturally.
Nancy Bierma is a licensed acupuncturist in Minnesota. She is a clinical supervisor in the acupuncture teaching clinic at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She also practices at Woodwinds Natural Care Center and has been in private practice since 1998.