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February 20, 2005

Pain In Children

It has been long believed that children feel pain differently than adults do. Until as recently as the 1970s, many doctors believed children felt less pain and retained no memory of it. Unfortunately, this is not true.

But only recently have doctors begun to get serious about the problem of chronic pain in kids—even though millions of children suffer from juvenile arthritis, cancer, Fibromyalgia and other extremely painful disorders.

Kate Dunitz, 16, was plagued by chronic pain following surgery in 2004, and was prescribed a mix of healing Iyengar yoga, craniosacral massage, art therapy and hypnotherapy. The clinic also uses acupuncture, meditation and relaxation exercises.



Posted by linda at February 20, 2005 3:52 PM

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