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The use of laser acupuncture for the treatment of neurogenic pruritus in a child – a case history
  1. Anthony Stellon, general practitioner medical acupuncturist
  1. Dover, UK, stellon{at}


    This report describes the successful treatment using laser acupuncture of a six year old girl with neurogenic pruritus of the abdomen. It is the first case report of neurogenic pruritus treated by laser acupuncture. The main advantage of using low energy laser, as opposed to acupuncture needles, to stimulate points, is that low energy laser causes little or no sensation, which is particularly useful when treating children.

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