Use of Acupuncture in an Infant with Restlessness and Agitation
AbstractAbstract: Background: We are reporting here about a 3-month-old boy with a history of failure to thrive, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and neurological misbehaviour including hypotension in body muscles, who was found to have screaming attacks, agitation and restlessness. Methods/Results: Body and ear acupuncture was used both as supporting and integrative therapy to reduce the phases of restlessness and screaming and, simultaneously, the use of hypnotic drugs, as well as to improve the baby’s thriving. Conclusions: Our case has proved that standardised ear and body acupuncture applied by trained acupuncturist paediatricians is a helpful non-pharmacological treatment tool. While acupuncture is typically used in the outpatient setting, it can equally be used in the inpatient setting, as exemplified by the positive outcome of the presented case. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Murg, K.; Raith, W.; Urlesberger, B. Use of Acupuncture in an Infant with Restlessness and Agitation. Medicines 2018, 5, 55.
Murg K, Raith W, Urlesberger B. Use of Acupuncture in an Infant with Restlessness and Agitation. Medicines. 2018; 5(2):55.Chicago/Turabian Style
Murg, Katharina; Raith, Wolfgang; Urlesberger, Berndt. 2018. "Use of Acupuncture in an Infant with Restlessness and Agitation." Medicines 5, no. 2: 55.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.