Acupuncture Services at Norton Children’s
Norton Children’s 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 offered to children through a variety of methods:
- Auricular (ear) acupuncture
- Classic needle acupuncture
- Electroacupuncture, a form of acupuncture that uses a small electric current
- Ion cord current transfer
- Laser acupuncture, a form of acupuncture that uses a cold laser
- Moxibustion, the burning of a mugwort (moxa) plant near the skin
Conditions that acupuncture treats
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal migraines
- Anxiety, including anxiety related to test taking and sports
- Back pain
- Bell’s palsy
- Chronic pain conditions
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Migraine headaches
- Neck pain
Collaboration with UofL Physicians for your child’s care
We work with providers from UofL Physicians to provide 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 specialistoffices 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 University of Louisville, 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 & Vascular Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, 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 will be home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (expected completion in 2019).
- Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
- Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
The Louisville area has seen a huge jump in respiratory syncytial virus(RSV) bronchiolitis in recent months, which could spell trouble for the holiday season. Since September, Norton Healthcare has diagnosed about 200 cases of the […]Read Full Story
Children often don’t have the vocabulary to describe an abnormally fast or irregularly-beating heart. They may describe vague chest symptoms, a fluttering or racing heart or skipped heartbeats. They may say, “My heart is beating […]Read Full Story
Holiday giving season is officially upon us! There are plenty of ways you can support children who need your help. Donations to the not-for-profit Children’s Hospital Foundation support Norton Children’s Hospital and may be tax […]Read Full Story
Walter L. Sobczyk, M.D., pediatric cardiologist with Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, has treated hundreds of children born with life-threatening heart abnormalities. Thanks to advances in surgery and treatment over […]Read Full Story