Go Ahead And Stick Needles In Your Kids

A new study has determined that acupuncture is safe for children, which is great because there's nothing kids love more than being poked all over with needles. Actually, only 168 of 1400 kids in the study had "a mild adverse reaction, such as crying or pain" — those troupers! While this should reassure parents who are wondering if the procedure is safe, there are a few caveats. Dr. Raymond Pitetti says you should probably not let anyone put a needle into your child's heart, spinal cord, or brain.

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