Colic study stirs debate on acupuncture

Colic, marked by excessive crying by an infant for more than three hours more than three days a week may need medical treatment. A new study has shown that acupuncture, done with mild pressure may help reduce pain and calm the infant’s GI system. Although studies are promising, some experts say there isn’t enough evidence acupuncture helps and suggests soothing techniques and omitting cow’s Milford from the infant’s diet

Key Takeaways:

  • Baby keeps crying? A new study says acupuncture might help if other options fail
  • Swaddling, soft sounds, rocking, removing cow’s milk from the diet also might help
  • The efficacy of acupuncture in infants has been a prickly debate among experts

“Colicky babies who received acupuncture in the new study appeared to cry less after treatment than those who didn’t receive acupuncture”