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6650 WEST 44TH AVENUE Wheat Ridge, CO 80033   

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6650 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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413-883-5174

Welcome to Moving Points Acupuncture and Wellness. Moving points is an office based and mobile acupuncture practice run by licensed acupuncturist Lee Entel Hurter.  Treatments may include different styles of acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping. Moving Points is dedicated to providing client-centered, trauma-informed, body-positive, and harm-reduction based treatments.

Moving Points is committed to offering treatments to  people who have never received acupuncture before, as well as to seasoned clients. Treatments are available for children and adults and cater to the individual client’s needs and desires.

Pregnancy/postpartum, or Children

Who We Treat

Pregnancy/postpartum, or Children

Lee Hurter

Acupuncture helps support women through pregnancy and delivery. Common conditions include breached baby, labor induction, support during labor, conditions with too little or too much breast-milk.

Even children can get treatment! We offer gentle, needle-free style of acupuncture called shoni-shin which children love and can be used with a range of physical, emotional and behavioral issues.

Curious if Acupuncture can help?

Call for a free phone consult. Treatments are available throughout the Denver Metro area. (413) 883-5173

Acupuncture for Kids: A surprisingly effective choice

Article from Cleveland Clinic

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/02/acupuncture-for-kids/

Acupuncture has surprising advantages for kids with health problems. One of the biggest? Few side effects. “A lot of kids are medication-sensitive, and acupuncture doesn’t have the side effects of medication,” explains Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Benjamin Katholi, MD.

Another advantage is fewer doctor visits. “We can address multiple symptoms in a single treatment just by different point selection,” says Dr. Katholi.

More than a pain reliever

Acupuncture’s use in children and adolescents has mirrored the technique’s rising popularity among adults. A study of 450 children from birth to age 17 who had acupuncture found the technique to be safe in the hands of well-trained practitioners.

Many think acupuncture is just for pain. It can encourage the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. But acupuncture helps children and teens with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Reflux, nausea and stomach pain
  • Bone and joint pain
  • ADHD
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Bedwetting
  • Drooling

Getting to the point

In acupuncture, local, regional or global (body-wide) points are selected to achieve different effects. “You can stimulate some of these points or you can calm them in order to reduce certain symptoms,” says Dr. Katholi.

This is done by:

  • Gently inserting needles
  • Using laser stimulation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Acupressure (gentle massage of points)

One step at a time

If children are reluctant to try needles, Dr. Katholi is careful to explain that acupuncture needles are different from the needles used to draw blood. They are hair-thin and nearly painless.

“We can introduce acupressure as the first option for things that might be too painful or anxiety-provoking,” he says. Dr. Katholi actually teaches kids acupressure therapies they can use on themselves at home.

Laser acupuncture can help children who are extremely sensitive to needles. “When things calm down a little bit, we can introduce needles for greater effect,” Dr. Katholi says.

A complementary treatment

Acupuncture doesn’t replace traditional medical treatment, says Dr. Katholi. “Acupuncture can’t treat everything; if you have diabetes, you still need insulin. If you have seizures, you still need epilepsy medications. So there’s a place for both.”

He finds acupuncture especially helpful in treating children and teens with complex conditions such as brain injuries or chronic pain. “Using acupuncture has been very rewarding,” says Dr. Katholi.