Occasionally, as a last resort, we may use acupuncture needles in the case of persistent illnesses, with the consent of parents as well as their child. Interestingly, since the acupuncture needles are so thin (unlike hospital needles), children often find that they are not only quite painless, but rather very intriguing. And those who have had traumatic experiences with needles are able to heal through their fears through the painless acupuncture experience. Most often, however, the other healing modalities we offer work very well. Visit the Acupuncture section of our research archives to read more about this ancient healing art.