Acupuncture for Children

Babies and children respond extremely well to acupuncture. Paediatric acupuncture is gaining in popularity because of its safe and effective approach to treating illness. Many parents want to break the vicious pattern of repeated antibiotics that often do no more than mask the symptoms before the illness returns stronger than ever. Acupuncture seeks to treat the underlying cause of an illness and restore health naturally.

It is because children respond so well that needles (or ‘tickly pins’, as one 8 year old patient refers to them!) are often not necessary. Massage and acupressure are commonly all that is required. If needles are used, usually only 2 – 4 will suffice and are only inserted for seconds. Furthermore, with a special needle technique and lots of distraction, they do not even notice the needles.

Moxa is another wonderful treatment. This is a method of gently warming specific acupuncture points. It is non-invasive, feels wonderful and is very effective.

Children are sensitive to their surroundings and vulnerable to any unusual conditions in their lives. Food that is hard to digest, temperature changes, new school or childcare, trouble with siblings etc. can easily cause imbalances that if unresolved can quickly develop into health problems.

Babies & Toddlers


Babies & Toddlers

Children


Children

Teenagers


Teenagers