But since most unwanted effects were mild, the Academy said it had been okay if kids were to check it out – that is, if parents could convince them. Children hate needles – period, Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, director of the pain and palliative and integrative medicine plan at the Children’s Hospitals and Treatment centers of Minnesota, told the Huffington Post. It takes some convincing. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and traditional Chinese theory suggests needle placement helps balance the body’s energy stream, called qi. Acupuncture is used to treat headaches, migraines, back again and joint pains, cramps, and chemotherapy-induced nausea. Estimates show 150,000 U.S. Children undergo acupuncture each whole year.Lo, M.D., Thuli Mthiyane, M.Sc., Joseph Odhiambo, M.D., Evans Amukoye, M.D., Boubacar Bah, M.D., Ferdinand Kassa, M.D., Alimatou N’Diaye, M.D., Roxana Rustomjee, M.D., Bouke C. De Jong, M.D., Ph.D., John Horton, M.D., Christian Perronne, M.D., Charalambos Sismanidis, Ph.D., Olivier Lapujade, B.Sc., Piero L. Olliaro, M.D., Ph.D., and Christian Lienhardt, M.D., Ph.D. For the OFLOTUB/Gatifloxacin for Tuberculosis Project: A Four-Month Gatifloxacin-Containing Routine for Treating Tuberculosis Shortened antituberculosis treatment regimens are anticipated to improve individual adherence to treatment, thus favoring better case administration and disease control and minimizing the chance of drug resistance.1-3 The 1st indication that fluoroquinolones had the potential to shorten tuberculosis treatment was from an observational study in India4 in which ethambutol was replaced with ofloxacin.