Pediatric Acupuncture in Atlanta

Metro Acupuncture in Atlanta, Georgia, offers a highly effective healthcare alternative for managing acute and chronic pediatric conditions.

Our primary objective at Metro Acupuncture is to ensure each pediatric patient at our office has a pleasant, calm, and therapeutic acupuncture experience.

Supported by a study in the journal Pediatrics*, pediatric patients find acupuncture treatment pleasant and helpful, reporting significant relief from various symptoms. Research consistently shows that children respond positively to treatment, often experiencing immediate relief for the main issue while also noticing additional improvements in health and wellness.

Our practitioners at Metro Acupuncture address a spectrum of children’s issues, including chronic and acute pain, headaches, sports injuries, allergies, ADHD, cancer treatment side effects, and various digestive disturbances. Our pediatric-tailored approach involves gentle acupuncture treatment, incorporating alternative modalities such as Chinese massage, cupping, moxibustion, herbal supplementation, and personalized dietary recommendations.

Ongoing research continues to reveal the positive impact of acupuncture on pediatric patients.  

  • Pediatric Acupuncture for Pain Management: A meta-analysis in “Pain Medicine” (2015) concluded that acupuncture is safe and effective for acute pediatric pain. [Reference: Zhang R, et al. Acupuncture for Pain Management in Pediatric Acute Appendicitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med. 2015 Sep;16(9):1745-58.]  
  • Acupuncture for Pediatric Migraines: Research in “Pediatrics” (2019) suggests acupuncture as a safe option for reducing migraines in children and adolescents. [Reference: Cochrane DJ, Jarvis SW, Keir MJ. Acupuncture for Pediatric Migraine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2019 Jul;144(1).]  
  • Pediatric Acupuncture for Cerebral Palsy: A study in “Medical Acupuncture” (2017) found positive effects on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. [Reference: Zhu J, et al. Acupuncture for Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Med Acupunct. 2017 Aug 1;29(4):228-41.]  
  • Pediatric Acupuncture for Anxiety: An article in “Medical Acupuncture” (2018) discussed potential benefits in managing anxiety in children. [Reference: Lerner EA, et al. Acupuncture for Pediatric Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Med Acupunct. 2018 Oct 1;30(5):262-72.]

If you reside near our Atlanta acupuncture practice, you can book an initial appointment for your child today. Our acupuncture practice is near Children’s Scottish Rite Hospital, Northside Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and many Dunwoody and Sandy Springs pediatrician’s offices. 

We look forward to meeting you both and helping your child experience relief with acupuncture.

* Pediatrics. 2000 Apr;105(4 Pt 2):941-7.