Norton Children’s Acupuncture

Norton Children’s Acupuncture, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offers acupuncture for children and teens with a wide range of conditions, from anxiety to chronic pain and migraine. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy, often used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.

What Kinds of Acupuncture Are Available?

Acupuncture is a complementary treatment for many different conditions. This means acupuncture does not replace medical treatment but works side by side with medical treatment to alleviate pain or discomfort.

Acupuncture and other pain management therapies are offered to children through a variety of methods:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Auricular (ear) acupuncture
  • Classic needle acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Electroacupuncture, a form of acupuncture that uses a small electric current
  • Gua sha (scraping)
  • Heat therapies
  • Herbal supplements
  • Ion cord current transfer
  • Low-level laser therapy, a form of acupuncture that uses a cold laser
  • Moxibustion, the burning of a mugwort (moxa) plant near the skin
  • Stretching therapy

Conditions That Acupuncture Treats

Acupuncture can treat pain associated with almost any condition, but common conditions that our pediatric acupuncture specialist sees include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal migraines
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety, including anxiety related to test taking and sports
  • Back pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Joint pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Nausea from chemotherapy
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Tinnitus

Collaboration With UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Our providers offer highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

The Norton Children’s Difference

The care your child needs is close to home at Norton Children’s. With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

  • Norton Children’s Hospital – The region’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Norton Children’s Hospital also has one of the largest Level IV (highest level) neonatal intensive care units in the country.
  • Numerous regional outpatient centers and extensive pediatrician and pediatric specialist offices throughout the area.
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital – The only women’s hospital in Louisville, providing care dedicated to the needs of women and children.
  • Norton Children’s Medical Center – A unique regional outpatient facility designed “Just for Kids,” bringing pediatric care to northeastern Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery through Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation

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