Neo-natal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a condition affecting babies who have been exposed to drugs in utero. It causes terrible and wide-ranging symptoms from general distress and crying, poor sleep to tremors and seizures. Exciting research has shown that non-invasive acupuncture techniques can reduce symptoms and really support these babies. Please click here to a link to the research.
Acupuncture for Neo-natal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
I wanted to alert both practitioners and patients to the wonderful work of Mel Koppelman and others who set up evidence-based acupuncture.org. Mel has led the move towards documenting evidence that supports the effectiveness of acupuncture. She also helps to make sense of research and guides non-researchers like me in interpreting it correctly. This is incredibly important work, and enables practitioners to talk to their patients, or to acupuncture-sceptics, in a language that they will relate to. Here is a link to part of an interview Mel did with Jenny Dubrowsky (www.tcm007.com).
Mel Koppelman talking about evidence-based acupuncture: