Beyond Medications

We also use non-medicine pain therapies to help your child with pain and stress. These complementary therapies can be used alone or with medicine, depending on your child's needs:

  • Activities like imaginative play and everyday routines give kids a chance to focus on things beside pain and discomfort. 
  • Aromatherapy uses the essential oils of certain plants to promote relaxation and healing.
  • Biofeedback is assisted relaxation training that teaches child to monitor and reduce pain.
  • Breathing techniques help children relax and provide distraction from pain.
  • Guided imagery uses visual images, music and positive thinking. This reduces pain and promotes relaxation and healing.
  • Infant/pediatric massage helps to relax and comfort babies with a loving touch. These are special types of massage designed for infants and young children.
  • Micro-current point stimulation uses ultrasound stimulation of nerves and muscle to help prevent and control pain.
  • Music therapy helps children express moods and feelings. It can help a child relax and focus on something besides pain.
  • Pet therapy
  • Physical therapy uses methods like heat or cold therapy.
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) uses stimulation of the skin to relieve pain by interfering with nerve signals.
  • Therapeutic touch helps children relax and reduces anxiety.