Medical Acupuncture for Ear, Nose & Throat Problems
After nearly 30 years of successfully treating many problems associated with pediatric ear, nose & throat conditions, Dr. Ochi began searching for a better way to reduce pain and discomfort caused by corrective surgeries needed to treat these conditions.
During his search Dr. Ochi found that integrating Medical Acupuncture during surgery could greatly reduce post operative pain and shorten recovery time for his pediatric patients. Continuing his training to become one of the only pediatric ENT specialtists in the United States board certified in both ENT as well as Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Ochi is able to incorporate the healing & pain relieving aspects of eastern medicine into his San Diego ear, nose & throat practice.
How Does Medical Acupuncture Work?
During your child’s ENT procedure Dr. Ochi can perform acupuncture techniques while your child is under anesthesia to help reduce your child’s postoperative pain and shorten recovery time.
Acupressure techniques, which are similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles, can also be used to relieve different ear, nose & throat symptoms. Dr. Ochi has found success using acupressure to relieve pain in children - especially helpful if the child is refusing or not tolerating pain medication. Allergy suffers may also benefit from accupressure treatment to help reduce or eliminate their dependency on long term allergy medications.
If your child is suffering from an ear, nose & throat problem, Dr. Ochi may be able to incorporate medical acupuncture into your child’s treatment to relieve pain and reduce medications. Contact Children’s ENT of San Diego to schedule an appointment today.
Tonsils & Adenoids
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Ochi has successfully treated children with a wide range of tonsil & adenoid problems. Find out how your child can benefit from a visit to Children’s ENT of San Diego.
Ear infection is the #1 diagnosis made by pediatricians in the world. Dr. Ochi can prescribe an integrative course of treatment to relieve pain & help eliminate the infection quickly & completely.
Baby Tongue Tie
Tongue Tie is a common condition affecting infants that often makes breastfeeding difficult or nearly impossible for new mothers. Take a brief survey devloped by Dr. Ochi to see if your baby has tongue tie.
By incorporating acupuncture & acupressure techniques, Dr. Ochi can provide pain relief & reduce the amount of medication needed when treating your child's ear, nose or throat condition.