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You’re never too young for acupuncture!

Baby Hand - paediatric acupunctureAs a gentle holistic treatment, traditional acupuncture is suitable for all ages, including babies and children, and in fact I have a particular interest in treating children. I have a Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture, and have studied with Julian Scott, one of the world’s most respected paediatric acupuncturists. I currently have a number of children, the youngest of whom is just 15 months old, regularly coming for treatment. Acupuncture can work really quickly in children – one parent recently said “I found that acupuncture treatments almost had an immediate effect on [my child’s] health and emotions…she is like a different child”.
Combined with other related therapetuic techniques, such as acupressure and massage, acupuncture is very safe and effective – and despite the occasional reluctance of older children (and their parents!) to contemplate needles, once they’ve had one treatment, most children are perfectly happy to return and actually find the sessions enjoyable. Acupuncture needles are extremely fine – no bigger than a human hair – and insertion is quick and painless. Also, needles are not retained when treating children, so that the actual needling part of the session is over in seconds!