I have never had acupuncture, certainly never thought of it as a solution for my son.
My little boy has chronic constipation (yes, I am going to talk about embarrassing, but very real poop problems). He has been too the ER numerous times, admitted to the hospital, & just missed a trip to stay at Kapiolani Medical Center on Oahu with severe stomach pain, nausea, & vomiting. All of this due to constipation. I have tried 4 different pediatricians all with the same results: i.e. drugs that do not work. I have tried diet changes the best I could when it is a very picky & stubborn eater, and it is not circulation as the child never sits still (very active).
And then I picked up a brochure on Acupuncture & all the crazy stuff it can help! Yes I came across an alternative solution. So here we go, my husband & I brought him to the acupuncturist Brooke at Kauai Therapy & Wellness who was going to somehow manage to stick him with little teeny tiny needles (a child who is not greatly fond of needles or sitting still). But miracles do happen. Not only did she manage to get my little boy to comply, but he felt NO pain or discomfort!!
So the story gets better.
We left & I felt ambivalence to this doing the trick – just about as much as I had in the bottles of liquids & powders the Pediatricians prescribed. I felt though it was worth the try.
My son was on the toilet 4 hours later. Yep. I know it helped as he did his weekly poop yesterday i.e.; this was 2 days in a row!!!!
Moral of the story, think outside of the box, try out alternative therapies : No Drugs or Surgery could be your solution too!
~Happy Kauai Mom