As a grandparent, I think about children and their health. As a health writer, I research and ask questions on topics I’m concerned about and questions I think my readers will be interested in also. Acupuncture and children is one of those topics.
Dr. Henry Zhon-Hong Lee is the President of the American Acupuncturist Association. He is also an NCCA DPL. Herbalist. Along with these accomplishments, he has degrees in Eastern medicine from Traditional Chinese Medical College, and in Western medicine from the Beijing Medical College. While practicing Western medicine in China Dr. Lee specialized in neurology and psychiatry. He is also a member of the World Acupuncture Organization. Dr. Lee has had many years of training; this along with an exceptional ability to tailor treatments to each individual patient has made him a sought after expert in his field.
I’ve known Dr. Lee for a number of years and I am in a very fortunate position to ask this acupuncturist extraordinaire questions about children’s health. His success rate with numerous disorders and diseases is quite impressive and he has graciously allowed my questions on children’s health.
Question 1: What is the most important thing parents can do for their children?
According to Dr. Lee parents need to make sure their children eat healthy. This means eating natural foods and avoiding processed foods. The American diet is full of processed foods. He also recommends that children be given as little sugar as possible, preferably, none. Processed foods and sugar weaken the immune system.
Question 2: What are the most common illnesses or disorders that you treat in children?
Dr. Lee was quick to respond with digestive problems, poor eating habits and lack of appetite, along with stomach pain. These are the three most common problems. Next, would be asthma, chronic bronchitis, a weak immune system, Autism, and Tourette Syndrome.
Question 3: Do you treat babies?
Dr. Lee does treat babies, but he does not use needles on children under 3-years-old. He uses a machine similar to a TENS machine. This is a machine with wires; at the end of the wires are pads. He attaches the pads to various spots on the baby or toddler’s body. The machine then sends very slow doses of electrical impulses to the pads.
I’ll be asking Dr. Lee other health related questions regarding children’s health and that of adults. So, stay tuned.
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