Children’s Emergency Room Now Offers Acupuncture to its Patients


Children’s Mercy hospital in KC Missouri is now offering what is referred to as “Battlefield acupuncture” to its patients to help relieve pain and anxiety.


Acupuncture has been proven to relieve pain and with more and more people looking for an alternative for pain relief that isn’t a pill, acupuncture is a great solution.


Acupuncture can treat a multitude of illness and symptoms:


  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache

  • Hypertension, essential

  • Hypotension, primary

  • Induction of labor

  • Knee pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain

  • Malposition of fetus, correction

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Renal colic

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Sprain

  • Stroke

  • Tennis elbow


These are just a few of the diseases, symptoms or conditions that acupuncture can help with.


Amy Anderson and Maggie Holmes with KCTV news 5 covered this story about Mercy Hospital- see the full article here:


Children’s Mercy Hospital offers patients acupuncture to help ease pain

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